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May 25th, 2017 - The most expensive school board election in American history and setting boundaries

Sarah Wedel reports on how the outcome of a school board election could change the Los Angeles school district. Plus: Marvin Olasky addresses journalism students' questions on knowing how to report on difficult moral, social, and political issues.


May 24th, 2017 - White House Wednesday and learning about the limits of human objectivity

On White House Wednesday, a report about the White House headache over the Russia probe. Plus: Marvin Olasky talks to the students at WJI about the problems with objectivity.


May 23rd, 2017 - Rethinking America's prison systems, the man trying to lead a new Protestant Reformation in southern Europe

WORLD Magazine's Jamie Dean on rethinking America's prison systems and options for non-violent offenders. Plus: A conversation with Kosta Milkov, the founder of the Balkan Institute for Faith and Culture.


May 22nd, 2017 - Legal Docket and learning what it means to be Christian journalists

Today, Mary Reichard will discuss oral arguments dealing with President Trump's blocked executive order on immigration on the Legal Docket . Plus: an introduction to the World Journalism Institute in Sioux Center, Iowa.


May 19th, 2017 - Culture Friday, a Star Trek-inspired medical device, and Alien: Covenant

John Stonestreet on Culture Friday discusses how Americans have embraced moral relativism on a new level. Plus: Megan Basham reviews the newest installment in the "Alien" franchise.


May 18th, 2017 - Sen. Mike Lee talks Afghanistan policy, companies promote STEM

The state of religious freedom in Indonesia. Plus: Cal Thomas on the UK's health system.


May 17th, 2017 - White House Wednesday and a Christian apologist fights for his life

A conversation with White House judicial adviser Leonard Leo about President Trump's task of reshaping the federal courts. Plus: Andre Seu Peterson on having a moment-by-moment faith.


May 16th, 2017 - Young-earth geologist vs. the National Park Service, Mr. President, stop the insults

Speculation over a new FBI director to fill the vacancy created by the presidential firing of James Comey. Plus: an interview with author and pastor Trevin Wax.


May 15th, 2017 - Legal Docket, a new offensive against ISIS in Syria, and the WORLD Radio History Book

Mary Reichard reports on the right of the accused to an effective defense in a death-penalty case. Plus, WORLD correspondent Jill Nelson reports that a new offensive against ISIS may be driving allies apart.


May 12th, 2017 - Culture Friday, uplifting language, and the history of Mothers Day

Today on Culture Friday, John Stonestreet talks about MTV's gender-neutral acting award and how some liberals are drawing the line. Plus, Phil Boatwright on how the good use of language in films is becoming increasingly rare.


May 11th, 2017 - Loving kids from hard places, illegal immigration and labor shortages, and why Google wants your health information

New legislation aims to provide critically needed labor and sharply reduce illegal immigration. Plus: Government statistics show that close to 600,000 children are in foster care because of abuse or neglect. Susan Olasky reports on how to be welcoming and loving to kids in foster care.


May 10th, 2017 - White House Wednesday, learning the circus arts, and the next thing

Today on White House Wednesday how President Trump's recent executive order protects religious liberty and what still needs to be done. Then, if you've ever wanted to run away with the circus, some schools in Seattle might offer your chance.


May 9th, 2017 - Montana's special election, faith leaders, law enforcement, and inner city violence

A report on the Big Sky state's special election, the struggle to explain and fight violent crime in Baltimore, and Cal Thomas on the difference between words and actions.


May 8th, 2017 - Legal Docket, the French election, the Monday Moneybeat, and the WORLD Radio History Book

France rejects Marine Le Pen and refuses to follow Britain on the way out of the European Union. Also today, the Supreme Court considers the rights of the accused in a murder trial. On our money beat: Jobs growth and a stronger economy signal possible interest-rate hikes at the next meeting of the Fed. Later, our weekly look into the history book.


May 5th, 2017 - Culture Friday, at the movies, a changing of the guard

Today's news and a conversation with John Stonestreet about President Trump's less-than-robust order on religious liberty; plus: Megan Basham reviews Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and more.


May 4th, 2017 - Getting the story, the 66th annual National Day of Prayer, the people vs. the press

Today's news and a conversation with WORLD reporter June Cheng about her most recent story on how while China got more aggressive against foreign influence yet suddenly released an American held in jail there for two years; plus: an address from Tony Evans at the National Day of Prayer, commentary from Cal Thomas, and more.


May 3rd, 2017 - White House Wednesday, a new treatment for soldiers with PTSD, relationship not religion?

Today's news and a war or words in Washington over who won this week's trillion-dollar budget deal; plus: a report from northwest Montana about a new treatment for soldiers with PTSD, commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, and more.


May 2nd, 2017 - Cashing in, a dangerous world for worshippers, the pro-life plight in the Democratic Party

Today's news and a report on the battle over pro-life Democrats; plus: a conversation with the commissioner of the USCIRF about a new report on religious liberty around the globe, commentary from Cal Thomas, and more.


May 1st, 2017 - Legal Docket, the Classic Book of the Month for May

Today's news and when a lie is a lie or not enough of a lie to matter; plus: Emily Whitten recommends "Knowing God" by J.I. Packer, this week in history, and more.


April 28th, 2017 - Culture Friday, a new stage play about Chuck Colson, popular birthdays

Today's news and John Stonestreet on the Democratic Party leader saying, in effect, no pro-life candidates allowed; Plus: WORLD Radio's Paul Butler reports from Chicago on the new stage production that tells the story of the fall and the rise of Chuck Colson, an offbeat report from Albin Sadar about the most popular birthdays, and more.


April 27th, 2017 - Sizing up the presidential-election runoff in France, the president and the press, talking right

Today's news and Two main issues have led French voters to reject the traditional leadership; plus: President John F. Kennedy addressed the American Newspaper Publishers Association in 1961, commentary from Cal Thomas, and more.


April 26th, 2017 - White House Wednesday, pro-lifers take the offensive in the battle over euthanasia, finding the right words

Today's news and the president haggles with Democrats on a budget deal ahead a looming government shutdown; plus: a report about the battle over euthanasia in New Zealand, commentary from Joel Belz, and more.


April 25th, 2017 - March for Science, human-rights advocate Katrina Lantos Swett, the police vs. the PC police

Today's news and the not-so-veiled ideology behind the March for Science; plus: an interview with Katrina Lantos Swett, the president of the New Hampshire-based Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, commentary from Cal Thomas, and more.


April 24th, 2017 - Legal Docket, the Monday Moneybeat, the road ahead for self-driving cars

Today's news and legal analysis of the banner religious liberty case of the term at the Supreme Court; plus: a report on business and the economy, California soon may give the green light to completely autonomous self-driving cars on public roads, this week in history, and more.


April 21st, 2017 - Culture Friday, the home-video screening room, Friday feedback

Today's news and the cultural impact of a legal case involving a state program to help make school playgrounds safer; plus: Phil Boatwright recommends a classic-Western double feature, comments from listeners, and more.


April 20th, 2017 - Declaring war on international criminal gangs, the evolution of the American baseball stadium, and what's next with North Korea?

Today's news and the Trump administration presses ahead with plans to combat illegal immigration and human trafficking; plus: a report about how stadiums are becoming entertainment complexes, commentary from Cal Thomas, and more.


April 19th, 2017 - White House Wednesday, a conversation with former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, owning it

Today's news and President Trump's resolve is put to the test in Syria and North Korea; plus: former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn on making the federal government less dysfunctional, commentary from Cal Thomas, and more.


April 18th, 2017 - Getting the Story, reform the tax code, getting married on a budget

Today's news and a conversation with WORLD reporter Mary Jackson about the growth of surrogacy; plus: a report on the challenge of keeping down costs when planning a wedding, commentary from Cal Thomas, and more.


April 17th, 2017 - Legal Docket, the Monday Moneybeat, the WORLD Radio History Book

Today's news and legal analysis of a case involving bad legal advice; plus: a report on business and the economy, remarks from the newly installed CIA director on leakers of classified information, historical happenings in mid-April, and more.


April 14th, 2017 - Culture Friday, 13 Reasons Why, a Scripture reading for Good Friday

Today's news and a conversation with John Stonestreet about the life-changing reality of the gospel; plus: a review of a new Netflix show based on a popular young adult novel, a reading from John 19, and more.


April 13th, 2017 - Executing the guilty and innocent in Arkansas, the race to replace Tom Price, the right-to-repair movement

Today's news and Democrats continue to pin hopes on winning House seats in special Congressional elections; plus: a report on the right-to-repair movement, a response to manufacturer moves to use software to prevent unauthorized tinkering, commentary from Cal Thomas, and more.


April 12th, 2017 - White House Wednesday, surviving the Cambodian killing fields, Wednesday of Holy Week

Today's news and the Trump White House retrenches on a tax overhaul plan, hoping to get more GOP members of Congress on board; plus: a Christian view of the Cambodian killing fields, a reading for Wednesday of Holy Week, and more.


April 11th, 2017 - Defining priorities in Syria, the Middle East's siren call, Tuesday of Holy Week

Today's news and a report about the fallout from the U.S. missile strike in Syria; plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a U.S. Senator addresses The Gospel Coalition, and more.


April 10th, 2017 - Legal Docket, the Monday Moneybeat, the WORLD Radio History Book, Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week

Today's news and oral arguments in a murder case in which justice may have been misserved, plus: a report on business and the economy, this week in history, and a reading from John 11 and 12 for the beginning of Holy Week.


April 7th, 2017 - Culture Friday, a comedy tonight, Friday feedback

Today's news and a conversation with John Stonestreet about the NCAA's moral inconsistency on repeal of the North Carolina restroom law; plus: Phil Boatwright talks about whether older comedies would still appeal to today's audiences, comments from listeners, and more.


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