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 the 2018 Emmy awards

Nick Eicher and John Stonestreet discuss Christian disaster relief, Megan Basham reviews the 2018 Emmy awards. Plus: Word Play with George Grant.

U.S. refugee numbers, and The Olasky Interview

Mindy Belz discusses the Trump administration's new cap on U.S. refugees, Kristen Flavin reports on the ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and Marvin Olasky talks with the founder of Harvest USA, John Freeman. Plus: commentary from J.C. Derrick.

Washington Wednesday, and teaching children to play

Nick Eicher discusses the Texas Senate race with Professor Brandon Rottinghaus of the University of Houston, and Susan Olasky visits a playground that's teaching children to play. Plus: commentary from Janie Cheaney.

Florence's wake, and surveilling students

Jamie Dean reports on Florence relief efforts, and Sarah Schweinsberg covers an abortion decision in Missouri that is bringing an important Supreme Court ruling into focus. Plus: Michael Cochrane explains how improving technology in schools is raising privacy concerns.

Legal Docket, and the Monday Moneybeat

Mary Reichard discusses the discrimination suit against Harvard University, Nick Eicher reports about new economic data showing the economy still humming along, and Paul Butler covers important dates from this week in history. Plus: commentary from Andre Seu Peterson.

Culture Friday, and Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Nick Eicher and John Stonestreet discuss a study evaluating rapid-onset gender dysphoria, and Megan Basham reviews the new film on the faith story of Louis Zamperini. Plus: listener feedback.

Green Rush: Part 3, and The Olasky Interview

Mary Reichard and Jim Long discuss the involvement of Big Tobacco in the push to legalize marijuana, and Sarah Schweinsberg reports on the rising number of STD cases. Plus: Marvin Olasky talks with Summit Ministries president Jeff Myers

Washington Wednesday, and evangelizing Mormons

Nick Eicher and David Bahnsen discuss the lessons to learn from the financial crisis 10 years ago, and Sarah Schweinsberg reports on a Utah ministry helping Christians learn how to evangelize their Mormon neighbors. Plus: commentary from WORLD founder Joel Belz.

Remembering 9/11, and the shortage of doctors

Kristen Flavin reports on the growing death toll in the wake of 9/11, Laura Finch discusses what's behind the mysterious entity called 'Q-Anon,' and Leigh Jones reports on the decreasing number of doctors in America. Plus: Kim Henderson tells the story of a man scheduled to be on Flight 11 but wasn't.

Legal Docket, and the Monday Moneybeat

Mary Reichard discusses the California proposal to make it against the law to get help controlling unwanted same-sex attraction, and Nick Eicher reports on the August jobs report. Plus: Paul Butler covers notable events from this week in history.

Culture Friday, Jack Ryan, and Kavanaugh protesters

John Stonestreet and Nick Eicher discuss the dignity of work, Mary Reichard talks with an eyewitness to the Kavanaugh protests, and Megan Basham reviews a new Amazon series. Plus: Editor-in-chief Marvin Olasky explains how to be a better writer.

Unrest in Nicaragua, and Philly's 'Birds of Pray'

Mindy Belz reports on Nicaragua's political troubles as tensions grow, and Sarah Schweinsberg covers changes to the government oversight for gene experimentation and therapy. Plus: J.C. Derrick and Rob Maaddi discuss the Christian culture of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Washington Wednesday, and singing Samoans

Mary Reichard discusses the confirmation battle over Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Paul Butler reports on the craft of clock repair, and commentary from Janie Cheaney. Plus: Samoans who sing while firefighting.

Liberty University controversy, and the Classic Book of the Month

Nick Eicher and Charissa Crotts discuss the Liberty University story causing a stir among evangelicals, Susan Olasky reports the second part of her story about the flu pandemic in 1918, and Emily Whitten recommends a classic book for September. Plus: Paul Harvey on why God made farmers.

Legal Docket, and the Monday Moneybeat

Mary Reichard explains eminent domain and a possible fix in the Senate, Nick Eicher reports on consumer spending, and Paul Butler covers notable events from this week in history.

Culture Friday, and The Hundred-Foot Journey

John Stonestreet and Nick Eicher discuss the response of Pope Francis to the sexual abuse charges within the Catholic Church, and Megan Basham recommends a film about cultures clashing in the kitchen. Plus: the 100th birthday of a radio legend.

One year after Hurricane Harvey, and speech and debate camp

Leigh Jones reports on recovery efforts in Houston one year after Hurricane Harvey, and June Cheng explains how the Chinese government is subjecting a minority group to extreme surveillance and persecution. Plus: Anna Johansen reports on students applying lessons learned in speech and debate.

Washington Wednesday, and the 1918 flu pandemic

Nick Eicher and Henry Olsen discuss the investigations around President Trump, and Susan Olasky reports on the flu pandemic that affected one-third of the planet's population. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz.

A looming EpiPen shortage, and the Viking flight

Sarah Schweinsberg reports on the looming EpiPen shortage, and Julie Borg discusses a new study that may explain the disappearance of Vikings. Plus: the 55th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech.

Legal Docket, and remembering John McCain

Mary Reichard breaks down the Supreme Court decisions with the most far-reaching implications, Kristen Flavin reviews the life of John McCain, and Nick Eicher reports on a record-setting bull market. Plus: Paul Butler covers notable events from this week in history.