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.

Culture Friday, and Solo: A Star Wars Story

On Culture Friday, Trevin Wax discusses difficult questions stemming from school shootings, the Royal Wedding address, and the fall of Paige Patterson, and Megan Basham reviews the latest Star Wars installment.

A Southern Baptist leader falls, and building a wedding business

Sarah Schweinsberg reports on the Paige Patterson controversy, J.C. Derrick discusses changes at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and Jim Henry reports on concerns over China's use of U.S. surveillance technology. Plus: Susan Olasky visits a wedding business in Virginia.

Washington Wednesday, and What Do People Do All Day?

Kent Covington talks with data analyst John Couvillon about the lay of the land six months ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, and Kim Henderson reports from Caseyville, Mississippi about a green thumb who's made a name for herself growing herbs.

A foster care alternative, and the declining U.S. birth rate

Maria Baer profiles a family offering a safe home for kids in crisis, Sarah Schweinsberg reports new figures showing a declining birth rate in the United States, and June Cheng discusses a conflict between the World Health Organization and Taiwan.

Legal Docket and the Monday Moneybeat

Mary Reichard analyzes a Supreme Court case involving the IRS and stock options, Nick Eicher reports on a pre-emptive ceasefire in the looming trade war between the United States and China, and Paul Butler discusses the founding of a new Protestant denomination 280 years ago.

Culture Friday, and PBS Masterpiece Theaters Little Women

John Stonestreet discusses California's Healthy Youth Act and a brewing theological controversy, and Megan Basham reviews a new version of Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women. Plus: George Grant highlights some clichs to avoid.

DACA drama in Washington, and electric planes

Jim Henry reports on a rogue GOP effort to resolve the DACA dilemma, Emily Belz discusses how advocates for the poor are pushing for bail reform amid the prison reform debate, and Michael Cochrane details an alternative to driving and expensive airlines.

Washington Wednesday, and indoor farming

Kent Covington and Mindy Belz discuss the implications of the U.S. Embassy moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and Sarah Schweinsberg visits an indoor farm in rural West Central Minnesota, a growing trend in urban areas with little access to farmland.

Two different takes on sex ed, and forgiveness after the Vietnam War

Sarah Schweinsberg reports on the Trump administration's move to restore funding for sex ed programs that emphasize risk avoidance, and Mary Reichard talks to Jill Nelson about an attempt in California to prevent parents from opting their children out of sex ed classes that discuss gender issues. Plus, Paul Butler brings us the story of one woman's journey from pain and hatred to forgiveness and healing after the Vietnam War.

Legal Docket, and the Monday Moneybeat

Mary Reichard analyzes Supreme Court cases dealing with political maps and respect for foreign laws, Nick Eicher reports on a big loss for the Postal Service, and Paul Butler highlights notable dates in history.

Culture Friday, and Megans Movie Night

John Stonestreet discusses American culture's angry men who feel entitled to unearned intimacy, Mary Reichard interviews Drew Zahn about Iowa's new protections for the preborn, and Megan Basham recommends a film for Mother's Day. Plus: Editor in Chief Marvin Olasky on why WORLD reviews R-rated movies.

Defeating ISIS, and helping the homeless

Jim Henry reports on the effort to defeat ISIS, and Mindy Belz reports on American pastor Andrew Brunson's second trial in Turkey. Plus: Susan Olasky reports on an approach to helping the homeless in Dublin, Ireland.

Washington Wednesday, and women in farming

Kent Covington dives into the latest news at the Environmental Protection Agency, and Sarah Schweinsberg reports from Minnesota on the growing number of women farmers.

Title X funding changes, and The Olasky Interview

Sarah Schweinsberg reports on how the Trump administration is changing who gets family planning funds, and Mary Reichard talks with the president of Summit Ministries about why that ministry is pulling out of California. Plus: Marvin Olasky discusses poverty-fighting in America's heartland with James Whitford.

Legal Docket, and the History Book

Mary Reichard analyzes a Supreme Court case testing treaties made with Native Americans in the 1850s, Nick Eicher reports on the unemployment rate, and Paul Butler with notable dates from this week in history.

Culture Friday, and church segregation

John Stonestreet discusses Cecile Richards' retirement from Planned Parenthood, Megan Basham reviews 11AM: Hope for America's Most Segregated Hour. Plus: WORLD News Group CEO Kevin Martin helps mark WORLD Radio's 5-year anniversary.

An adoption battle in Kansas, and a Thai elephant sanctuary

Lynde Langdon and Mary Reichard discuss Kansas legislation to protect faith-based adoption agencies, Jim Henry reports on social media censorship, and Jill Nelson reports from an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Washington Wednesday, and Marine deployment

Kent Covington talks with Rich Goldberg about the latest on the Iran nuclear deal, and Kim Henderson reports from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, about one mother's experience as her marine son deploys overseas.

Residential rehab, and the Classic Book of the Month

Jill Nelson reports on drug rehab centers springing up in residential neighborhoods, Sarah Schweinsberg covers the health of U.S. public and charter schools, and Jenny Schmitt discusses Ireland's looming abortion referendum. Plus: Emily Whitten with May's Classic Book selection.

Legal Docket, and the Monday Moneybeat

Mary Reichard analyzes a Supreme Court case weighing how much power the president has to make immigration law, and Nick Eicher reports on economic growth. Plus: Paul Butler with notable happenings from this week in history.