Vol. 36, No. 8
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Border backtracking

Immigration | The U.S.-Mexico border isn’t open, but a migrant surge and a mishmash of messages and policies have created another crisis

Playing politics

Sports | Major League Baseball’s foray into voting law debates

Refugees’ gambit

| Top chess players from Iran are seeking asylum elsewhere, following a long history of chess talent using international events to escape persecution at home

Hope after a pandemic

Coronavirus | Following a year of coronavirus lockdowns, illness, and death, Americans rejoice at a vaccine and little steps back to normal living

Courting Christians

Israel | In Israel’s battle to form a coalition government, the spotlight turns to ethnic Aramean Christians long overlooked by Jewish politicians

The World and Everything in It is an Apple Podcasts top 100 News program delivering essential headlines, field reporting, interviews, and expert analysis every weekday. Hear original coverage such as a weekly overview of every Supreme Court case, biblical cultural analysis, and key international stories.

4.13.21 Alternatives to Amazon, pro-life Poland, and baking with a purpose

Leigh Jones reports on the creative ways authors are finding to break Amazon’s near-monopoly on book sales; Jenny Lind Schmitt reports on support for unborn babies in Poland; and Bonnie Pritchett meets a baker in Austin, Texas, who whips up sweet confections for children with disabilities. Plus: commentary from Steve West, admission rescinded, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from The Master’s University, in Southern California, standing firm on Christ & Scripture for 94 years. New programs and scholarships available. More at masters.edu. From Wilberforce Weekend. A world class event from The Colson Center that explores your God-given calling and his restorative work in the world. May 21-23. More at wilberforceweekend.org. And from Too Busy To Flush- a podcast of real-life husband/wife conversations on kids, family, faith, and whatever else comes to mind. toobusytoflush.com

Listening In goes beyond talking points by providing in-depth conversations with newsmakers and thought leaders. This weekly, half-hour program adds candor to personal stories and perspectives.

A conversation with Rich Stearns

This week, hear Warren Smith's conversation with the former president of World Vision, Rich Stearns.

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