Sarah Schweinsberg

Sarah is a reporter for WORLD Radio.

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The COVID-19 chasm: The pandemic hits the heartland

Coronavirus | Middle America is seeing spikes in cases and the exhaustion of fending off the virus
by Lynde Langdon, Sarah Schweinsberg & Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/30/20, 12:08 pm

The COVID-19 tracking graph for Sedgwick County, Kan., looks like the steep incline at the beginning of a roller coaster. The city of Wichita and its surrounding county went from 143 active cases on June 1 to 2,442 on July 28, according to the Sedgwick County Health Department. By the third week of July, the percentage of people testing positive had soared to 12.8 percent from less than 2 percent on June 1, and the county’s top physician reinstated a ban on gatherings of 15 people or more.

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A pandemic of anxiety

Health | The COVID-19 lockdown has taken a heavy mental toll even on some who are physically healthy
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 4/28/20, 11:52 am

Three weeks ago, Guy Lyons had just enjoyed a late breakfast. He sat down on the couch with his phone and began scrolling through unanswered emails when his phone rang. It was his elderly neighbor, Mr. Earl, as the block called him.

Guy and Mary Lyons had moved into their diverse, lower-income neighborhood in North Little Rock, Ark., 11 years ago because they wanted to minister to neighbors like Mr. Earl. Over the years, they’d grown close to the retired police officer through neighborhood barbecues and driveway conversations. 

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Liberty and justice for all

Religious Liberty | Will religious liberty survive?
by Marvin Olasky & Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 11/21/19, 01:39 pm

Four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of same-sex marriage. Despite the closeness of the vote and faulty reasoning in the majority decision, that battle (unlike the 47-year battle concerning abortion) seems to be over—for now. 

Persevering pro-life counselors outside abortion businesses contribute to some last-minute changes of heart, but pro-Biblical-marriage counselors are not standing outside city halls and wedding chapels pleading with same-sex couples about to make their vows.

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