May 11, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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Inside the Benghazi hearing, Boy Scouts on a tight rope, and immigration reform and border security, plus a special look at a group that honors mothers who place their children for adoption

Benghazi hearing, Boy Scouts, Obama administration backs off Tyndale case, BraveLove honors birth mothers, immigration reform, border security, Cal Thomas on state of news media, Pentagon and proselytizing, markets and economy, Notable Speech by Senate Chaplain Barry Black, Mother’s Day movies, cultural commentator John Stonestreet, VE Day anniversary, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Whistleblowers expose facts about Benghazi terrorist attack

Mindy Belz is the editor of WORLD Magazine. For more, read her article on the Benghazi testimony. 

WORLD News Group D.C. correspondent J.C. Derrick attended the Benghazi hearing last week. Read his account here

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Hour A, Segment 2

Boy Scouts in the balance

Obama administration backs off Tyndale suit

WORLD News Group vice president Warren Smith has been following the Boy Scouts of America as it considers a change in its policy on homosexuality. You can read his article “Scouts in the balance,” published in the May 18 edition of WORLD Magazine.

Tyndale House Publishers is one of 59 organizations/individuals fighting the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare that requires employers to provide contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization in their employee healthcare plans. Tyndale was granted a preliminary injunction in November 2012. The Obama administration had appealed the injunction, but dropped the case last week. Tyndale will not have to abide by the mandate as its case moves forward in court.

For more, read this article by WORLDmag.com managing editor Leigh Jones. 

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Hour A, Segment 3

BraveLove: Transforming the perception of birth mothers

BraveLove is a non-profit that seeks to honor birthmothers and educate people about what adoption really is and how it works. The organization uses social media and its website to share videos, profile birth mothers, and run open letters and testimonies of adoption.

Marissa Cope is on the board of BraveLove and works with Heroic Media, a pro-life group that uses media to “connect women with hopeful alternatives to abortion and build a culture of life.” 

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Hour A, Segment 4

Immigration and war along the border

Kent Covington is a senior correspondent for The World and Everything in It

Sylvia Longmire is a retired Air Force Captain and former Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. She is the author of Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars.

Angela Kocherga is Belo Border Bureau Chief for KHOU in Houston, Texas where she covers the southwest border and interior of Mexico on television and online.

Alex Nowrasteh is the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Cal Thomas: Would things go better with Koch?

Commentator Cal Thomas is America’s most widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent article on which this commentary is based. Following him on Twitter: @CalThomas

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Hour B, Segment 1

Silencing religious expression in the military?

Market and the economy: Bad news in Europe may be good news for U.S. investors

Steve Jordahl is a reporter for The World and Everything in It.

For more, read "Religious battle lines" by WORLD Washington Bureau Chief Edward Lee Pitts.  Also read "Rear admiral vows to continue sharing his faith" by J.C. Derrick.

Warren Cole Smith is vice president of WORLD News Group and regularly covers business and economic news. Read his weekly finance column “Dollars and Sense.”

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Hour B, Segment 2

Notable Speech: Senate Chaplain Barry Black at 2013 National Day of Prayer 

This segment features an address by Senate Chaplain Barry Black from this year’s National Day of Prayer Observance at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Before becoming Senate chaplain in 2003, Barry Black served as Chief of Chaplains for the United States Navy, where he held the rank of Rear Admiral.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Home video screening room: Classic films honoring moms on Mother’s Day

Film reviewer Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. He is also the author of Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

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Hour B, Segment 4

Cultural commentator John Stonestreet

Anniversary of VE Day

Commentator John Stonestreet is a Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and host of The Point, a daily radio feature on worldview and culture.

Steve Jordahl is a reporter for The World and Everything in It

VE Day, also known as Victory in Europe Day, was May 8, 1945. It was considered the formal end of Hitler's war. 

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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book

May 14, 1787—Delegates begin gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution.

May 14, 1948—The independent state of Israel is proclaimed as British rule in Palestine comes to an end.

May 13, 1981—Pope John Paul II is shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter's Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca.

May 10, 1908—The first Mother's Day observance.

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