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
21
2.21.19 Flagging interest in foreign languages, and creative cancellations

Leigh Jones reports on the surprising downturn in college students studying foreign languages; Michael Cochrane explains President Trump's executive order on Artificial Intelligence; and Paul Butler highlights creative ways school administrators have called off school. Plus: a preview of Listening In, and commentary from Cal Thomas.

Feb
20
2.20.19 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and saving organs

Mary Reichard and Henry Olsen discuss the implications of President Trump's emergency declaration to fund the border wall; Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and Sarah Schweinsberg visits a man who dedicated his life to restoring pipe organs. Plus: commentary from Janie Cheaney.

Feb
19
2.19.19 Protecting children, and the truth about late-term abortions

Kim Henderson reports on a church on the Gulf Coast creating change in the foster care system; Mary Reichard talks with an obstetrician about high risk pregnancies and new legislation on late-term abortions; and Sarah Schweinsberg reports on welfare reform efforts by the Trump administration. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas.

Feb
18
2.18.19 Legal Docket, and History Book

Mary Reichard explains a Supreme Court case considering whether a federally owned corporation can be sued for a deadly boating accident; Nick Eicher reports on the national debt; and Paul Butler covers notable dates from this week in history. Plus: commentary from Les Sillars.

Feb
15
2.15.19 Culture Friday, and Vanity Fair

Nick Eicher talks to Russell Moore about revelations of sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches. Brigitte Sylvestre discusses memorial services for the victims of the Parkland shooting last year; and Megan Basham reviews a new adaptation of a 19th century classic. Plus: Word Play with George Grant.

Feb
14
2.14.19 Blasphemy laws in Pakistan, and the Harvard Music Lab

Jill Nelson reports on hundreds of Pakistani Christians behind bars and efforts to curb blasphemy laws; Michael Cochrane explains a new Harvard research project; and commentary from Trillia Newbell. Plus: a preview of Listening In.

Feb
13
2.13.19 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and rage rooms

Mary Reichard explains a legal dispute at the Supreme Court involving the Establishment Clause; Mindy Belz reports on international news; and Anna Johansen visits a place where people are blowing off steam. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz.

Feb
12
2.12.19 Recruiting soldiers, and protecting children

Sarah Schweinsberg reports on efforts to attract more military recruits; June Cheng discusses the Chinese government crackdown on Christian missionaries in the country; and Kim Henderson reports on foster care and homelessness among children on the Gulf Coast. Plus: commentary from Andre Seu Peterson.

Feb
11
2.11.19 Legal Docket, and History Book

Mary Reichard explains a Supreme Court case dealing with copyright law; Nick Eicher reports on the state of the stock market; and Paul Butler covers notable dates from this week in history. Plus: commentary from J.C. Derrick.

Feb
8
2.8.19 Culture Friday, and Secretariat

John Stonestreet and Nick Eicher discuss the State of the Union address; and Megan Basham recommends a film about the colt that won horse racing's Triple Crown. Plus: Myrna Brown talks to a third-generation member of a gospel quartet from Nashville.

Feb
7
2.7.19 Fracas in Caracas, and African Methodist Episcopal church history

Jamie Dean explains the ongoing unrest in Venezuela; Leigh Jones reports on a new Trump administration policy to drive down the cost of healthcare; Sarah Schweinsberg visits the first African Methodist Episcopal church. Plus: Marvin Olasky on why Christians should not rant.

Feb
6
2.6.19 Washington Wednesday, and fighting traffickers

Nick Eicher talks with Cedarville University professor Mark Smith about the State of the Union address; Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and Kim Henderson reports the first of a three-part series on battling human trafficking on the Gulf Coast. Plus: commentary from Janie Cheaney.

Feb
5
2.5.19 Perilous journeys and the Classic Book of the Month

Onize Ohikere describes the journeys of African migrants search of a better life; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on mandatory public service; and Emily Whitten recommends two classic books for February. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas.

Feb
4
Legal Docket, Monday Moneybeat, and History Book

Mary Reichard explains a Supreme Court case dealing with Native American rights and the conflicting rights of states; Nick Eicher reports on the latest jobs report; and Paul Butler covers important dates from this week in history. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz.

Feb
1
2.1.19 Culture Friday, and Brexit

Nick Eicher and John Stonestreet discuss pro-abortion legislation being introduced state by state and the consequences of 'bowling alone;' Megan Basham reviews a film about the origin of Brexit; and Marvin Olasky explains how to nominate a ministry for the Hope Awards. Plus: the anniversary of Buddy Holly's death.

Jan
31
1.31.19 OxyContin controversy, and overdose deaths in America

Charissa Crotts explains a lawsuit against the makers of the painkiller OxyContin; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on another reason for the declining life expectancy in America; and Marvin Olasky interviews national security expert Will Inboden. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas.

Jan
30
1.30.19 Washington Wednesday, and What Do People Do All Day?

Mary Reichard interviews the U.S. surgeon general about his recent vaping advisory; Nick Eicher and Mary Reichard report on international news; and J.C. Derrick profiles an ICU nurse. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz.

Jan
29
1.29.19 Pushing euthanasia, and Chinese missions in Africa

Jenny Lind Schmitt explains a religious freedom victory in Bulgaria; Sarah Schweinsberg reports on a bill in New Mexico to legalize physician-assisted suicide; and Susan Olasky reports from Shanghai, China, on a Chinese missionary to Africa. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas.

Jan
28
1.28.19 Legal Docket, the Moneybeat, and History Book

Mary Reichard explains a Supreme Court case considering the question of who has ultimate responsibility for prescription drug warnings; Nick Eicher reports on the economic cost of the government shutdown; and Paul Butler covers important dates from this week in history. Plus: commentary from Les Sillars.

Jan
25
1.25.19 Culture Friday, Tidying Up, and Word Play

Nick Eicher and John Stonestreet discuss pro-abortion legislation in New York; Megan Basham reviews a popular Netflix show encouraging viewers to get organized; and George Grant explains the origins of mail. Plus: your listener feedback.