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.

Feb
27
2.27.20 Faith at work, homeschool laws, and The Olasky Interview

Megan Basham talks to HSLDA president Mike Smith about legislation his organization's tracking this year; Katie Gaultney reports on the increasing interest in chaplain programs in corporate America; and on The Olasky Interview, WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky interviews National Right to Life Committee president Carol Tobias. Plus: Commentary from Cal Thomas, a preview of Listening In, muting Mumbai’s incessant honkers, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
26
2.26.20 Washington Wednesday and World Tour

On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher and Megan Basham talk to Thomas Miller from the American Enterprise Institute about the bipartisan effort to end surprise medical billing; Africa reporter Onize Ohikere reports on international news on World Tour; and Paul Butler visits the Southern border to find out how pastors are ministering in a dangerous place. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, the shot of a lifetime, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
25
2.25.20 Dating during election season, and polygamy in Utah

Megan Basham talks to WORLD’s Harvest Prude about how America’s political divisiveness has affected dating and relationships; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on the effort to decriminalize polygamy in Utah; and on our occassional series Notable Speeches Past and Present, Senator Josh Hawley talks about the future of the tech industry. Plus: commentary from Ryan Bomberger, a miraculous fall, and the Tuesday morning news.

Feb
24
2.24.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details oral arguments in a case involving arbitration between international companies; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher reports on the latest economic news; and Paul Butler recalls significant dates from the past on History Book. Plus: commentary from Trillia Newbell, fiddling through surgery, and the Monday morning news.

Feb
22
Effective Compassion, Episode 8: Sunrise

In the midst of political wrangling, thousands of small non-profits keep working to fight poverty and homelessness across the country. But what does that look like at ground level? Anna Johansen takes a closer look at the homeless communities of south Austin and talks with pastor Mark Hilbelink about how Sunrise Community Church became a sought after social service agency. Effective Compassion is a production of WORLD. Learn more at wng.org.

Feb
21
2.21.20 Culture Friday, Call of the Wild, and Word Play

On Culture Friday, Megan Basham talks to John Stonestreet about recent debates over the value of the traditional family model; Megan also reviews the new film adaptation of the Jack London classic, The Call of the Wild; and George Grant ferrets out some dictionary fakery on Word Play. Plus: an on-duty date night, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
20
2.20.20 International adoptions and cowboy traditions

Anna Johansen reports on Bethany Christian Services’ recent decision to stop facilitating international adoptions; Mary Reichard talks to Steve West about a case involving immigration activists hailed as a win for religious liberty; and Sarah Schweinsberg visits a ranch in Arizona to learn why a father is so determined to teach cowboy traditions to his children. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a knockoff becomes a masterpiece, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
19
2.19.20 Washington Wednesday and World Tour

On Washington Wednesday, Jamie Dean reports on President Trump’s small but growing appeal among some African American voters; Africa reporter Onize Ohikere reports on international news on World Tour; and Paul Butler remembers the contributions of education pioneer Betsey Stockton. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, a taxi-driving hero, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
18
2.18.20 Child poverty, online privacy, and The Olasky Interview

Mary Reichard talks to Jason Thacker about using photos posted online to build a database of criminal suspects for police; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on the shrinking rate of child poverty; and Marvin Olasky interviews economist Vito Tanzi. Plus: commentary from Kim Henderson, hockey sticks in short supply, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
17
2.17.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details oral arguments in a case about repeat offenders before the Supreme Court; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher reports on the latest economic news; and on History Book, Paul Butler remembers significant incidents from the past. Plus: commentary from Les Sillars, animals helping animals, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
15
Effective Compassion, Episode 7: Compassionate Conservatism

In 1999, George W. Bush launched his presidential campaign as a Compassionate Conservative. Many of the policies he advocated came straight out of the playbook of 19th century poverty fighters. Soon, compassion tactics from 200 years ago were shaping national politics... and drawing criticism from all sides. This episode is about 19th century compassion versus D.C. politics.   Effective Compassion is a production of WORLD. Learn more at wng.org.  

Feb
14
2.14.20 Culture Friday, Created Equal, and Matt Redman

Newlyweds quarantined on board the Diamond Princess talk about their memorable first Valentine’s Day as a married couple; on Culture Friday, Megan Basham and Nick Eicher talk to Trevin Wax about the Church of England’s affirmation for Biblical marriage; Megan reviews Created Equal, the new documentary about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; and Myrna Brown talks to worship leader Matt Redman about why he first started writing praise music. Plus: one brave reporter, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
13
2.13.20 Curtailing China’s influence, and a life-long love story

Jill Nelson reports on Beijing’s attempt to spread Chinese propaganda at U.S. universities through Confucius Institutes; Mary Reichard talkst to WORLD’s June Cheng about how churches in China are ministering during the coronavirus outbreak; Kim Henderson tells the love story of a couple celebrating what will probably be their last Valentine’s Day together; and Warren Smith talks to Michael Youssef on this week’s preview of Listening In. Plus: commentary from Marvin Olasky, a corn field proposal, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
12
2.12.20 Washington Wednesday and World Tour

On Washington Wednesday, Megan Basham talks to Cedarville University professor Mark Caleb Smith about political fundraising and campaign spending in the 2020 election; Africa correspondent Onize Ohikere reports on international news in World Tour; and Myrna Brown spends a morning with a woman who ministers to dementia patients with comfort food. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, ticketed for talking and riding, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
11
2.11.20 School choice, ethanol waivers, and transgender regret

Mary Reichard talks to American Federation for Children president John Schilling about President Trump’s school choice proposal; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on why farmers are frustrated by the Trump administration’s ethanol waivers to oil companies; and Walt Heyer explains the danger of slapping a transgender label on a mixture of mental health problems. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a piece of history in an unexpected place, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
10
2.10.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book

On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard details the oral arguments in a patent dispute at the Supreme Court about snaps; Nick Eicher reports on encouraging economic news on the Monday Moneybeat; and on History Book, Paul Butler recounts the start of the Negro National Baseball League. Plus: commentary from Trillia Newbell, a bat tornado, and the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
8
Effective Compassion, Episode 6: Finding a Niche

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.

Feb
7
2.7.20 Culture Friday, Still Mine, and Ask the Editor

On Culture Friday, Mary Reichard and Megan Basham talk to Trevin Wax about the Super Bowl halftime show; Megan reviews Still Mine, a film about lifelong love that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day viewing; and Marvin Olasky answers listener questions on Ask the Editor. Plus: a Florida brewery reunited a woman with her long-lost dog, and the Friday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
6
2.6.20 Curtailing conservative judges, and loving kids in crisis

Anna Johansen reports on a fight over church property in Eastern Europe; Katie Gaultney explains what’s behind an effort to prevent federal judges from belonging to one of the most influential, conservative legal groups in the country; and Kim Henderson meets a children’s home director who’s worked to share Christ’s love with families in crisis for 30 years. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, Perdita gets a new home, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.

Feb
5
2.5.20 Washington Wednesday and World Tour

On Washington Wednesday, Nick Eicher talks to WORLD’s Jamie Dean about fallout from the Iowa caucuses debacle and her recent cover story on Pete Buttigieg; Africa reporter Onize Ohikere reports on international news in World Tour; and Sarah Schweinsberg meets a former Christian school janitor with a unique talent. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz, a puzzle of a picture, and the Wednesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.