May 25, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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Memorial Day weekend edition, a Christian response to disaster, and Senate Committee passes immigration bill, plus movie reviews and commentary from Cal Thomas

Immigration bill passes Senate committee, IRS official invokes Fifth Amendment, Oklahoma tornado damage, culture talk with John Stonestreet, high school students fighting modern slavery, BSA votes to end ban on homosexual scouts, Supreme Court to vote on prayer in government meetings, Cal Thomas on President Obama commencement address, Rep. Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Obamacare, IRS, and Benghazi, market and economy, Notable Speech by Ronald Reagan, Phil Boatwright on John Wayne, State Dept. religious freedom report, IRS abuse of power nothing new, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Immigration bill passes Senate Committee

IRS official invokes Fifth Amendment

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

The immigration bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, but WORLD News Group D.C. correspondent J.C. Derrick writes that it’s still a long way from becoming law. 

Jim Henry is a reporter for The World and Everything in It. 

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Hour A, Segment 2

Oklahoma tornado damage, recovery and cleanup

Culture talk with John Stonestreet: A Christian response to disaster

Deadly tornados ravaged Oklahoma Monday. For more on disaster relief efforts, read “Storm troopers” by WORLD Magazine news editor Jamie Dean.

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

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Hour A, Segment 3

Ghana Rock 2013: High schoolers fighting modern slavery

Ghana Rock is a benefit concert in Charlotte, N.C., led by high school students. All proceeds go to City of Refuge Ministries to rescue child slaves off the shores of Lake Volta in Ghana, West Africa. 

This year’s concert, on Fri. May 17, featured Jordan Connell and Phil Wickham. Students raised more than $30,000. 

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Hour A, Segment 4

BSA votes to end ban on openly homosexual scouts

Supreme Court to vote on prayer in government meetings

Warren Cole Smith is Vice President of WORLD News Group. For more on the decision by Boy Scouts of America to end their ban on homosexual scouts, read his article “A ‘sad day’ for Scouting.”

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case about whether prayer in public meetings is constitutional. For more, read this article by Emily Belz. 

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Cal Thomas: President Obama’s inspirational speech

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

Interview with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.): Obamacare, IRS, and Benghazi

Markets and the economy

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) is a second-term member of Congress and a former Air Force special operations pilot, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

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: President Ronald Reagan at a 1987 memorial service for crew members of the U.S.S. Stark

This speech features President Ronald Reagan at a memorial service for the crew members of the U.S.S. Stark in Jacksonville, Fla. on May 22, 1987. 

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Hour B, Segment 3

Home video screening room: Remembering John Wayne

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

State Dept. religious freedom report

IRS abuse of power is nothing new

This week, the State Department released its report on the state of religious freedom around the world. You can read that full report here.

Jim Henry is a reporter for The World and Everything in It

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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book

May 26, 1521—Martin Luther is declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Edict of Worms.

May 26, 1868—The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal as the Senate falls one vote short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction.

May 28, 1937—The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.

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