The World And Everything In It


The World and Everything in It

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It’s like NPR from a Christian worldview is a common listener description of our daily news podcast The World and Everything in It. Psalm 89:11 inspires our program title: “The heavens are Yours; the earth also is Yours; the world and all that is in it, You have founded them.” It says something about the breadth of news coverage on the program, but also its depth — with biblically objective journalism at its core. Each day’s half hour starts with a fast-paced news summary, followed by longer stories, interviews, and reports from WORLD journalists, as well as thoughtful commentary and original feature journalism reported from the field. Hosted by Mary Reichard and Nick Eicher, The World and Everything in It will enhance your morning commute or any part of your daily routine.

Jan
23
1.23.20 Forgiving medical debt, and redeeming sin-filled buildings

Anna Johansen visits a church in Illinois that is raising money to pay off medical debt for struggling families; Mary Reichard covers the latest on the discrimination case against Christian bakery owners in Oregon; and Maria Baer reports on one man’s effort to redeem property once used for sinful exploits in Toledo, Ohio. Plus: a preview of this week’s Listening In, a money-saving navigation error, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Jan
22
1.22.20 Washington Wednesday and World Tour

On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to Henry Olsen about the first day of arguments in the Senate impeachment trial; on World Tour, Africa reporter Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and Les Sillars tells the story of a baby born alive after an abortion. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, a mountain of tires, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Jan
21
1.21.20 Refugee resettlement, and school security

Sarah Schweinsburg reports on the different approaches to refugee resettlement taken by reliably Republican states; Laura Edghill reports on the increasing use of facial recognition software in school security systems; and Michelle Schlavin visits the only sealing wax plant left in the United States. Plus: commentary from Marvin Olasky, a surprise resale shop find, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Jan
20
1.20.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details a case involving a big traffic jam and federal property fraud; on Moneybeat, Nick Eicher breaks down the latest economic news; and on History Book, Paul Butler recounts important dates from the past. Plus: a notable speech from Martin Luther King Jr., retiring at 102, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Jan
18
Effective Compassion: Episode 3: From the Stacks to the Streets

From the team that brings you The World and Everything in It: Effective Compassion is a new podcast exploring American poverty-fighting. WORLD journalist Anna Johansen reports on what’s really working in the fight against poverty and how thinking biblically aids in the restoration of human dignity. Hosted by WORLD Radio features editor Paul Butler, this program is made for people who want to elicit real change because they know true hope. Effective Compassion is a production of WORLD. Learn more at wng.org.    

Jan
17
1.17.20 Culture Friday and Dolittle

On Culture Friday, Nick Eicher and Megan Basham talks to Southern Baptist Convention president J.D. Greear about the controversy he sparked when he suggested Christians should practice “pronoun hospitality”; Megan Basham reviews Dolittle; and Myrna Brown tells the touching pro-life story behind Selah’s song “I Will Carry You”. Plus: Cheetle and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Jan
16
1.16.20 Global persecution, and sharing the gospel at Disney

Jill Nelson reports on why U.S. troops could soon be leaving Africa despite an increase in jihadist vilence; Megan Basham talks to Open Doors CEO David Curry about the 2020 World Watch List of Christian persecution; Sarah Schweinsberg visits a church in Florida ministering to Disney cast members; and Warren Smith interviews Josh Bales on this week’s Listening In preview. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a woodland prankster, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Jan
15
1.15.20 Washington Wednesday and World Tour

On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to Mindy Belz about how the crisis in Iran is reshaping U.S. policy in the MIddle East; on World Tour, Africa reporter Onize Ohikere reports on other international news; and Myrna Brown visits a Georgia doctor doing international medical missions in his backyard. Plus: two rulings from the Supreme Court, commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, the Grandpa Express, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Jan
14
1.14.20 Dividing the UMC, and paid family leave

Mary Reichard talks to Mark Tooley about the proposal to split the United Methodist Church into separate liberal and conservative denominations; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on the debate over how to give employees access to paid family leave; and J.C. Derrick talks to scientist Michael Behe about how discoveries in the field of genetics undercut conventional evolutionary theory. Plus: commentary from Andrée Seu Peterson, a toilet paper pyramid, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Jan
13
1.13.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details a dispute over who’s responsible for cleaning up industrial pollution on private land; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher reports on a perfect decade of jobs growth; and on History Book, Paul Butler notes important dates from the past. Plus: commentary from Trillia Newbell, hitting the twin lottery, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Jan
11
Effective Compassion, Episode 2: Homer and HOBO

From the team that brings you The World and Everything in It: Effective Compassion is a new podcast exploring American poverty-fighting. WORLD journalist Anna Johansen reports on what’s really working in the fight against poverty and how thinking biblically aids in the restoration of human dignity. Hosted by WORLD Radio features editor Paul Butler, this program is made for people who want to elicit real change because they know true hope. Effective Compassion is a production of WORLD. Learn more at wng.org.

Jan
10
1.10.20 Culture Friday, and a review of 1917

On Culture Friday, Mary Reichard and Megan Basham talk to Kyle Mann, editor in chief of The Babylon Bee, about boundaries for comedy and satire; Mary Reichard talks to Daniel Cox about his new research on the reasons fewer young people are going to church; and Megan Basham reviews the new war film, 1917. Plus: Marvin Olaksy answers your questions about WORLD’s editorial decisions, an unusual cataract surgery, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Subscribe to Effective Compassion.

Jan
9
1.9.20 Venezuelans in Peru and new online privacy rules

Sarah Schweinsberg visits Peru to learn about what life is like for Venezuelans trying to escape oppression back home; Mary Reichard talks to Jason Thacker about California’s new regulations for online privacy; and Michelle Schlavin visits a home that once offered refuge to people traveling the Underground Railroad. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, flying taxis, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Jan
8
1.8.20 Washington Wednesday and World Tour

On Washington Wednesday, managing editor J.C. Derrick talks to former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats about his time in the Trump administration; in World Tour, Africa reporter Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and Bonnie Pritchett visits a small town in rural Louisiana recovering from a flood. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, Let me out!, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Subscribe to Effective Compassion.

Jan
7
1.7.20 Iran’s internal witch hunt, and rethinking organ donation

Marvin Olasky talks to George Friedman about the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and what it might mean for U.S. policy in the Middle East; Anna Johansen reports on changes U.S. lawmakers want to make to the nation’s organ donation system; and Emily Whitten makes her first Classic Book recommendation of the new year. Plus: commentary from Kim Henderson, a tumbleweed storm, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Subscribe to Effective Compassion.

Jan
6
1.6.20 Legal Docket, the Moneybeat, and History Book

In Legal Docket, Mary Reichard unpacks the oral arguments in the latest Supreme Court case involving Obamacare; in the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher details the latest economic news; and in History Book, Paul Butler remembers important dates from the past. Plus: commentary from Megan Basham, proposal photos gone wrong, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Subscribe to Effective Compassion.

Jan
3
1.3.20 Culture Friday and The Aeronauts

On Culture Friday, Nick Eicher, Megan Basham, and John Stonestreet talk about church security amid recent attacks on religious gatherings; and Megan Basham reviews The Aeronauts. Plus: music to celebrate the coming of Epiphany, a hospice baptism, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Jan
2
1.2.20 Prison reform in Oklahoma and Bible reading resolutions

Anna Johansen reports on criminal justice reform efforts in Oklahoma that are setting prisoners free; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on the shortage of truck drivers; and Jenny Rough explores why it can be so hard to keep those Bible reading resolutions. Plus: a preview of Listening In, commentary from Cal Thomas, porch piracy, and the Thursday morning news.

Jan
1
1.1.20 Washington Wednesday, and World Tour

On Washington Wednesday, J.C. Derrick talks to Senator James Lankford about his annual Federal Fumbles report; in World Tour, Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and Kim Henderson meets a woman ministering to children in Vietnam through physical therapy. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, a precious package, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Dec
31
12.31.19 Translating the Bible, and The Olasky Interview

Nick Eicher and Mary Reichard give an update on WORLD’s December giving drive; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on efforts to translate the Bible into every language in the world; and Marvin Olasky interviews former U.S. Inspector General Brian Miller on The Olasky Interview. Plus, Les Sillars comments on the closing of the Newseum, a live-action Christmas ornament, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.