Mary Reichard

Mary is co-host, legal affairs correspondent, and dialogue editor for WORLD Radio. She is also co-host of the Legal Docket podcast. Mary is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and St. Louis University School of Law. She resides with her husband near Springfield, Mo.

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Coronavirus questions and answers

Health | WORLD’s medical correspondent fields inquiries from listeners and readers
by Mary Reichard & Charles Horton, M.D.
Posted 4/24/20, 03:46 pm

For a special episode of The World and Everything in It, WORLD medical correspondent Dr. Charles Horton answered questions from WORLD readers and listeners about the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s the conversation he had with host Mary Reichard, along with those questions and answers.

Regular readers will recognize your name. But tell us where you’re from and what life is like for you right now. 

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Institute on Religion & Democracy

Denominational divide

Churches | The United Methodist Church is heading for a split, leaving lots of questions
by Mary Reichard
Posted 1/10/20, 02:39 pm

On Jan. 3, a group of leaders in the United Methodist Church crafted a proposal to divide the denomination into separate liberal and conservative communions.

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The Slants

Seeing eye to eye

Race Issues | Why an Asian American band took its controversial trademark battle to the Supreme Court—and how its frontman saw humanity in others
by Mary Reichard
Posted 7/18/19, 03:31 pm

In 2013 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied an Oregon punk rock band’s request to trademark its name, “The Slants,” on grounds it disparaged Asian Americans. The band, led by California native Simon Tam, appealed: He says its goal was to reclaim the term from racial slurs and “inject it with pride.” In 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the trademark denial violated the First Amendment and granted the band’s request. Since then, Tam has written a memoir and started a foundation to help Asian American artists.

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