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9.13.21 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book
"The world and everything in it has made possible by listeners. Like us my name. Is steve schmidt and i live in saint anthony minnesota crew. The ministry formerly known as campus crusade for christ in the us. I ought to listen to this podcast riding my bike to work. I hope you enjoyed today's program. Good morning today. The economics of president biden's vaccine mandate. That's ahead on the monday money. Beat also today legal docket one woman story of overcoming blindness and becoming a high level attorney plus the world history book twenty years ago fears of biological terrorism to the whole front and those concerns over anthrax in florida after one man died from the illness and his coworker was contaminated. It's monday september thirteenth. This is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm mary reicher and dawn. Nick eicher good morning time now for the news with kent covington. Republicans are pushing back against president biden sweeping vaccine mandates. Gop governors swiftly denounced. The requirements and vowed to sue and private employers. May do so as well. Arkansas governor asa hutchinson told nbc on sunday. The this is an unprecedented. Assumption of federal mandate authority that really disrupts in divides the country. He said he believes the mandates will be counterproductive but surgeon general. Dr murthy said the new mandates are appropriate to be clear they requirements at he announced or not sweeping requirements for the entire nation. These are focused on areas where the federal government has legal authority to act. Critics disagree calling it federal overreach. The mandates could impact one hundred million americans including workers with any company that has more than one hundred employees. The biden administration declassified in fbi document on the anniversary of nine eleven that sheds new light on support given to to saudi hijackers. The document details contacts. The men had with saudi associates and the united states leading up to the september eleventh attacks. But it does not provide proof that senior kingdom officials were complicit in the plot. The sixteen page document was a summary of an fbi interview. Done in two thousand fifteen with man who had frequent contact with saudi nationals. In the united states who supported the first hijackers to arrive in the country. Victims families have long sought the records as they pursue a lawsuit in new york alleging that saudi government officials supported the hijackers. Gop congressman tony. Gonzales commented on the report sunday. There's no doubt that saudi nationals Help plot l. execute this terrible act on september eleventh. What level that dipped into the saudi government. I still i still think is murky but one thing that isn't murky is the taliban and how al qaeda they harbored also over the weekend al qaeda leader. I'm an also hurry appeared in a video marking the twentieth anniversary of the nine eleven attacks months after rumors spread that he was dead and intelligence group called site that monitors jihadist websites said. The video was released on saturday in. Its al-zawahiri praised al qaeda attacks including one that targeted russian troops in syria in january site said also while hurry also noted the us military's withdrawal from afghanistan. After twenty years of war of that does not necessarily prove the video was recent as withdrawal plans. Were in place earlier this year. Democratic senator joe manchin said sunday that he is a hard no on president biden's three and a half trillion dollar spending plan reiterating his opposition. He noted that the federal government has already pumped more than five trillion dollars into the economy. Since the start of the pandemic we have done an awful lot. And there's still an awful lot of people that need help. But you have eleven. Million jobs aren't filled right now. Eight million people are still unemployed. Something's not matching up. Don't you think we ought to hit the pause and find out that from cnn state of the union at an evenly divided senate. Democrats cannot pass the spending package without mansions. Vote he told. Nbc's meet the press that he also has concerns about the plant itself. He said those include the lack of guardrails and the called for spending on social programs. I think that if you're going to make sure they were helping our children. Let's make sure that children are getting the best benefit of that. Let's make sure that a a guardian or a parent is doing everything they can to nurture that child and given the resources they do it. But if you don't have any work requirements there's no means testing on so much of this it makes sense to me. He also said while he supports raising corporate taxes to a degree. He's concerned that tax hikes as outlined in the proposal would make america less globally competitive the west virginia senator said he might support a spending plan in the one to one and a half trillion dollar range but definitely not three and a half trillion. I'm helping ten and straight ahead. A supreme story of perseverance loss a historic supreme court nomination as is the world and everything in Ooh it's monday september thirteenth twenty twenty. One thanks for listening to the world and everything in it. good morning. i'm mary record. And don nick anchor time now for legal docket this past week legal docket. Podcast gave us an inside peek. At what it's like to work as a law clerk for a supreme court justice we talked with five clerks about what goes on when the court is not in session. Well that's right. i keep thinking you know. Some kid is going to listen and become a lawyer. Because of these podcasts well one of those law clerks that we profiled has quite a remarkable story. Her name is laura woke. That's w. o. L. k. and. She's blind the first woman law clerk with that disability and today we'd like to tell you more about her story and to do that we welcome by co host on the legal docket podcast. Jenny rough hygiene. Hi nick hi mary. I agree you know. Laurel woke does have quite the moving personal story. I'll begin at the beginning. She was still just a baby when she lost her eyesight to cancer. Listen to this. I am completely blind. I don't have any vision at all. And it's been that way. Basically since i was fifteen months old Ahead of type of retinal cancer. So i probably had some vision before. I lost it all but i don't have any visual memories or anything like that. It's not so easy for a person who can say to understand what it's like to not be able to see so the biggest thing that i think people misunderstand is that if you're blind your kind of just floating around in space she says it's not like that at all. Some people think that if they don't have vision they probably don't have a good sense of where they are in the world. Oh how could. I get from my front door to the bus. Stop like i would know where anything was on the way to point eight appointee but actually the way our brains work is. Your spatial map is there. It's just that if you have vision. That visual information is layered on top of it. But if if you took it away like if you went blind tomorrow it would obviously take some adjusting to but you would still be able to create like a image in your head of what your house looks like or what your office looks. Like and things like that or street. Your neighborhood woke is a runner. She runs to stay in shape and clear her mind. That my raise a question in your mind as to how she does that. If you're blind and you're running you basically just you can use anything like i use a landlord. Actually it can be that basic and you and a sighted person just hold opposite ends of it and as you run they give you verbal cues about turns or maybe if there's a choppy sidewalk or something like that it's one thing to learn how to move through the world without site but it seems like a pretty difficult thing to go to law school and become a lawyer so many obstacles. She grew up reading braille and using a very elementary version of a talking computer and now through the course of my lifetime have watched like this complete transition of technology. Where now you can. Have you know thousands of books on kindle or an iphone or you know it's just been totally transformative woke says that for her. The practice of law is a vocation. Work that she's called to do in law school at notre dame. She took classes from then professor. Amy coney barrett now of course justice barrett statutory interpretation. Was one of those classes woke. Says that class was intimidating but to this day also the most helpful right. There's more than one way to interpret a law written on the books and the fact that one person interprets the words differently than another. That's the cause of many legal disputes. Statutes can be interpreted roughly within three main categories. One is textual ism. How would a reasonable person understand. The words second proposed is a good vocabulary term for the day proposed looking to what the purposes of the statute are and you should be interpreting the text in light of the goals of the statue and things like that a focus on the spirit of the law instead of the letter more policy oriented than the semantics based approach of textualist and thirdly dynamic interpretation you actively can update a statue over time. It's the least adopted view. Yeah that approach applies present day social political and legal context to the statute as a lawyer. It's good to know not only how you interpret statutes but how others do too. I learned just how people who interpret statutes differently than. I do how they think. And so when you're reading or if you're arguing in front of a judge who thinks differently than you do. You're not just sort of trying to convince them that they're wrong but just like having a better understanding of white principles matter to them or white values that they are considering when they're interpreting statute after law. School woke clerked for two years in the federal court of appeals and then in two thousand nineteen. She got one of the most elite hard and fund jobs in the legal profession for young graduates. A clerkship with justice. Clarence thomas. She's the second blind person and the first blind woman to clerk for a supreme court justice. The previous blind cleric was in two thousand eight in one sense not too long ago in another sense ages ago so technology now moves very very fast and so it can be the case that you have a system that works and then all of a sudden one day the the app updates or the whatever software updates and now everything is completely inaccessible again. Those types of access barriers. They're still very prominent like especially in. The law was traditionally pretty open to folks who are blind traditionally open to the blind school law. Think of trials trials used to be about ration- and it was the skilled you know lawyer who stood up and told the story and and you know and now it's like you have the graphics and the power points and the all of these things and that's just a product of our changing world but all of those things can hose access barriers to someone who has the same exact skill as a sighted person but they might they might not be able to access the software because of problems in the design of software. So i think that's just really important for anyone who cares about inclusion of disabilities to bear in mind woke says justice. Thomas was one of those people at i. Do think justice thomas. He is a really great example of that. You know he knew that. I could perform the functions at a clerk needed to perform if anything came up. That was an access barrier issue. He made it very clear. It was not a reflection on me. He understood that it was something beyond my control and something that we would need to work together to fix. And when she clerked for justice thomas she used her running time to draft work and puzzle through legal problems in her head. So there is a lot to process and to have your mind wrapped around and when i was running a lot of it was sort of planning out in my head. Especially if you're working on you know drafting an opinion. How can i write this in a way that will make sense. Or how can. I organized my thoughts in a way that that will make sense to someone who doesn't know anything about the case or sometimes you would just need to step away and you turn to something else. And then all of a sudden like the answer clicks in your mind walk has a good sense of who she is. And who's she is. She has a strong faith in god. She says her faith affects what she does in the broadest sense. I think the law has a lot of things that transfer very well. Over to my faith you know you often take oaths to uphold the constitution or you have duties to your clients. Use that basically these promises. And i think that my faith helps me to approach those with the appropriate level of gravity and to make sure that when i'm serving as a counselor or a an attorney adviser i really am it from a place of service with an understanding that i've i've given some of my word that i will do these things and i need to be. I need to treat that with honor and and do the right thing. That's this week's legal docket and a teaser for the next legal docket. Podcast the case of the foul mouthed. Cheerleader took her case for free speech to the supreme court. 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Yeah it's kind of like tech support you know they ask you that insulting question. Did you hit the off button. Maybe investigators found a strong possibility of that very thing that someone accidentally press the button because the plastic guard was missing. That normally covers the new york governor. Kathy hokuto ordered a full review of operation control centers to fix potential weaknesses. And i'm pretty sure here's one. The government can do on the cheap order. Some new plastic covers for the buttons. It's the world everything next up on the world and everything in it the monday money beat financial analyst and adviser. David johnson joins us now as he does regularly on mondays for our weekly conversation and commentary on markets and the economy. David good morning. Good morning to be with you. Well hey i need some help here off the top david a lot of Sort of smallish economics stories last week but nothing really stood out. I couldn't discern what the true big story was of the week. What was your sense of it. Oh i do think even though it has such a big political overtone and obviously is connected all the cova stuff but i think even economically this move by the bite administration on vaccine mandates on thursday night of last week will prove to be the big economic story of the week it also was a modestly challenging week in the stock market each day saw a bit of downward pressure. It wasn't anything substantial. So then you get down to what took place thursday night and the idea of executive branch of government using osias and enforcement mechanism deal l. to mandate vaccines for any company over one hundred employs. Why do i say it's a economic story. Imagine people listening have different opinions on the subject. My point is that economically the executive branch utilizing explicitly regulatory discretion. This abusively has no limiting principle and economically employers that now have to price in to the way they think about their business the fact that not just a particular local agency or a regulatory body or something that they have proximate kind of accountability over but that the white house the president united states has this kind of authority. The enforcement mechanism is going to be wild. potentially the cost to businesses will be wild. I imagine there won't be as much because it will be so much noncompliance and fraud and just all kinds of you know really unexpected outcomes from it but my point being this invites of level of uncertainty into a period of time in the job market where. It's the last thing it needs. We're living in really interesting times. Well david i read a handful of stories on the mandate last week. And i came across several and i grant this is anecdotal but several business owners quoted in stories suggesting that they're a bit relieved to have government. Be the bad guy here. They have wanted to require vaccinated workforce but they didn't want to be the bad guy now they can say hey. My hands are tied here. You've got to get the vaccine. Government says so so the economics of something like that studying the trade offs. David you have the heavy hand of government here but isn't the tradeoff maybe that cove it goes away more completely and more quickly and we get on with normal life. How do you analyze something like that. look i i do think that you'll get vaccinated people out of this to some degree. But then there's trade offs economists said. There's no free lunch. And i've decided to write a book by that name. What's the trade off here. I think you'll get more people vaccinated. And that is what what i want. I don't mind at all saying to our listeners. I'm vaccinated all of that. I also by the way. Nick and this may be somewhat controversial. But i have no problems with employers who mandated the vaccine to the extent that it is their company and they have that right to do it and i have to be consistent in my application free exchange. I think the employer would have had a right but you're bringing up an interesting point employers. Who wanted to do it but didn't do it. And now can say okay. Why can rely on the mandate of the government to get away with it now. The the trade off is that it further debates the distrust of government it further exacerbates the split. That's taking place. There are a substantial amount of non-vaccinated people that are still not going to get vaccinated. They're digging in their heels so we are living in times where civilly and socially there is a great deal of unrest and that rift has been getting worse. Not better for about five years. I think this is going to make that worse. And that hasn't economic cost to. This is something. I've been arguing for for some time. I wanted more people vaccinated but did not want mandates because i wanted persuasion and human empathy argument in friendship and conversation to make the case not mandates and unfortunately they're going about it in a way that i think is going to get more people vaccinated but also going to further divide the country and that has all kinds of tolls and one of them is economic before we go. We're still watching. The big government spending drama in washington. Play out many many moving pieces to all of that still but you have started. I know thinking about the economic impact of the related tax increases to pay for some of it. Is it worth at this point walking through that before we go today david. The economic impact the negative economic impact from this bill is going to come down to the size of the spending because it isn't like well let's say they decided to spend two trillion and not three and a half and i think that's very likely the number becomes between one and two. I think mansion and cinema have set this thing up to cut the bill in half at that point then if they decide to pay for half of it with taxes or a quarter of it with taxes the biggest economic issue is that we raise the size of government and therefore you inevitably decrease the size of the private sector and that crowding out of the private sector. The percentage of gdp of the economy represented by government is the problem. That is what put because it is less productive. You then have a less productive workforce you have less productive engines in the economy less innovation so forth and so on and so the size of the package will matter the vast majority of this spending is pure transfer payments. There is very now the infrastructure. Bill has some things that are more productive in their orientation around the infrastructure of the country broadband and water and rayo and highway and things like that. But for the most part this larger spending bill is social spending. There isn't an economic productivity that's associated with it there's just simply a cost that currently exists. It gets moved to somebody else. That's why we call it a chance for payment. As far as where i think. The biggest economic costs will be born in tax increases as a supply-sider and one who believes so deeply in capital formation in investment as a means of boosting productivity. Anything you do attack something you get less of it so if you tax more of investment you get less of investment national savings is what has impacted by a bigger government by just definitional okay. It's a tall aji. You haven't got savings when you have more government spending. You cannot have investment without savings. That's where investment dollars come from savings dollars so the less savings you have. The less investment and the less investment you have the less economic growth and so i am concerned about the size of government concern about the size of spending and then i wanna get concerned on what they might do some of the tax stuff but we really just don't have clarity for me to get overly worried there and we have bigger fish to fry financial analyst and adviser david johnson. He writes dividend cafe dot com. That is your monday money. Beat today david. Thank you appreciate it. They said well before we move along today. I want you to know about world. Watch debuted last summer. We are in season two right now and we're working hard to get this product in front of as many families as we can families with young people at home maybe in a homeschool context maybe as a supplement to classrooms. It's an excellent ten minute daily. 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Just click on that and follow the instructions. And i think you'll be glad you did. Today is monday september thirteenth. Good morning this is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm nick junior. And i'm mary record next up the world history book today unwelcomed deliveries a woman joins the nation's highest court and the first publication of the gray lady. Here's senior correspondent katie golden. Well different folks will end up on different sides of the debate over whether today's first milestone is one worth mentioning. The new york times was born one hundred and seventy years ago when it was published as the new york daily times on september. Eighteenth eighteen fifty. One it's long been regarded as the country's premier newspaper but claims of liberal bias have marred its reputation in recent decades fox news host. Sean hannity conspiracy theories. They're russian lies misinformation propaganda all to help the democrats and they failed miserably. One example of its left wing tendencies. The paper hasn't endorsed a republican party. Member for president since dwight d eisenhower in nineteen fifty six but its origins were altruism. Stick enough henry jarvis raymond. A journalist and politician joined forces with binker george jones to found the paper. They sold that first issue for just a penny and they put forth a sort of mission statement to explain where the times was coming from rouge. You'll be conservative. And all cases where we think conservatism essential to public good and we shall be radical in everything which may seem to us to require radical treatment and radical reform. We do not believe that everything in society is either exactly right or exactly wrong. What is good. We desire to preserve and improve what is evil to exterminate or refer moving from the paper known as the grey lady to another lady the first woman to become a us surpreme court justice. It's been forty years since the senate judiciary committee unanimously approved. President ronald reagan's appointment of sandra day o'connor to sit on the nation's highest court. That happened on september. Fifteenth nineteen eighty-one during my campaign for the presidency. I made a commitment that one of my first appointments to the supreme court vacancy would be the most qualified woman that i could possibly find. Now this is not to say that. I would appoint a woman merely to do so. O'connor cut president reagan's attention as a judge in a republican elected official in arizona. Analysts considered o'connor swing vote though she most frequently aligned with the courts conservative block the topic of abortion put o'connor in the hot seat during the confirmation process pro-life groups expressed their discontent believing she wouldn't overturn roe v wade. During the hearing o'connor answered senator strom thurmond questioned about her personal views on abortion candidly. My own view in the area of abortion is that i am opposed to it as a matter of birth control or otherwise. The subject of abortion is a valid one in my view for legislative action. Eleven years after her confirmation the issue of abortion did land on her docket and it turns out those pro-life groups were right. She didn't move to overturn roe. With two of her fellow justices. She co authored. The lead opinion in planned parenthood. V casey that case arose from challenge to a pennsylvania law that would have required spousal notice prior to an abortion among other stipulations ultimately the supreme court's ruling reaffirmed. A woman's right to get an abortion. But it did give states newspaper. -tunities to impose limits more landmark decisions followed including bush v gore where o'connor sided with the majority in two thousand five connor announced her plans to retire to support her husband. Does he battled alzheimer's disease. Samuel alito took her place on the court in january two thousand six and will close with a brief reminder of the terror country faced after the september eleventh attacks. This time in the form of bioterrorism now to the whole front end. Those concerns over anthrax in florida after one man died from the illness and his coworker was contaminated. The f. b. I. has taken over the investigation. It's been twenty years since the first mailing of anthrax letters from trenton new jersey on september. Eighteenth two thousand one those letters targeted members of the media and to democratic. us senators each mailing contain. Just one gram of powdered spores about the amount of sugar and sugar packet. Dr ali khan worked in emergency preparedness for the centers for disease control in an informational video. He talked about why terrorists find anthrax. A desirable weapon. Anthrax is the most likely agent to be used in a biologic attack. It only takes a small amount to infect a large number of people it's inexpensively grown from just a few spores and can be easily engineered to be drug resistant. The words accompanying the powdered substances carried further threats. Nbc's matt lauer read the contents of some letters sent to media outlet. This is next take penicillin now. Death to america death to israel allah is great in total twenty. Two people became infected and five of them died government. Investigators suspected a. us army medical researcher. Bruce ivins of carrying out the attacks ivan's committed suicide in two thousand and eight when he learned the fbi plan to file criminal charges against him. Doubts remain around whether items acted alone. That's this week's history book. I'm katie golden tomorrow. Vaccine mandates will impact some of the reaction to the president's sweeping regulation. And we'll take you to california voters. There are deciding whether governor gavin newsom remains governor that and more tomorrow. I'm nicotine and mary record the world and everything in it comes to you for world. Radio world's mission is biblically objective. Journalism that informs educates and inspires. The bible says fear not for the lord has redeemed you. He has called you by name. You are his gone out in grace and peace
7.20.21 Gender in Illinois, Christians in Cuba, and 2021 Hope Awards
"Where all everything in law is made possible by listeners. Like me i. mari bourgeois from birmingham alabama. And i listened to well. I hope you enjoy today's program. Good morning a push to teach. Lgbt approved sex. Ed curriculum two kids as young as five is finally getting the attention of parents. Go to your school boards. Ask them to opt out of health altogether. So this garbage is map taught in your community also today a roundtable discussion with three world reporters about this year's hope awards for effective compassion plus the church in cuba in time of revolution. Talk with the pastor. Who's from their de okay. If this is going plenty of fickle. It's tuesday july twentieth. This is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm mary reicher. Dante hiker good morning up next can covington has today's news. The biden administration and western allies formerly blamed china on monday for a massive hack of microsoft exchange email server software. President biden said monday understand. It is that the chinese government on like the russian government themselves under protecting those who are doing. Maybe men accommodate even being intelligence agencies say chinese government affiliated hackers have also targeted victims with ransomware including in the united states with demands for millions of dollars. President biden said the investigation is ongoing and the united states has not announced any new sanctions against china. Being while the us department of justice announced charges against four chinese nationals acting us attorney for the southern district of california randy grossman the indictment alleges that three of the four defendants were intelligence officers with china's ministry of state. Security or m s. They implemented the alleged cyber attacks through front companies in order to conceal the government's role the elicits game. The european union and britain also called out china the e you said cybercrimes linked to chinese hacking groups of targeted governments political organizations and key industries in the european union. The biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the guantanamo bay detention center for terror suspects monday. World's kristen flavin has more the administration released. Its first gitmo prisoner. Us officials sent abdulatif nassir back to his home country of morocco. The us government detained nassir nineteen years ago but he was never formally charged. The obama administration launched the effort. Shut down the detention center in cuba but it had trouble resolving the remaining few dozen cases including finding secure sites to send some of the detainees in announcing nassar's transfer the pentagon cited a review boards determination. That holding nassir was no longer necessary for us. National security. nassir arrived monday in. Morocco took him into custody and said they would investigate him on suspicion of committing terrorist acts reporting for world. I'm kristen flavin. Speaking at the white house on monday president biden pushed back against republican criticism of his massive spending plans. Democrats are crafting a three and a half trillion dollar bill with new spending on social services education and family programs among other things that will be in addition to roughly one trillion dollars in bipartisan spending on senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell said the plan is all the more irresponsible in the light of rapidly. Rising costs in america and groceries. I've gotten more and more expensive. The president acknowledged growing concern over rising inflation. But he said it's temporary. Andy argued that trillions in new spending will help raising ways without raising prices. That won't increase inflation. It will take the pressure off of inflation. Give a boost to our workforce which leased to lower prices in the years ahead of republicans maintain that massive spending can only make inflation worse. Democrats intend to push the new spending bill through the senate using the budget reconciliation process without any gop votes leader. Chuck schumer says. He'll push to advance the bill later this week. More olympic athletes have tested positive for cova nineteen at the olympic village in tokyo. Among the latest test. Positive was kara. Eaker alternate on the. Us women's gymnastics team. It was a so-called breakthrough. infection has the eighteen year old eager was vaccinated two months ago. A growing list of athletes and others are testing positive ahead of the pandemic delayed olympics. Eager is the first american on that list. Dr brian mccloskey chairs and independent panel of medical experts for the summer olympic games and he told reporters what we're she is what we expect it to see essentially i if i saw all the tests that we did. We're going to be negative. Wouldn't bother doing the test in the first place. The personal coach for both eager and fellow olympic alternate leeann. Wong confirmed the positive test on monday. Eager and wong are now both isolating the nation's largest wildfire towards more dry forest in oregon monday. Marcus kaufman is a spokesman. With the oregon department of forestry he said the bootleg fire continues to spread the eastern edge of the fire has been pretty much growing Every day you know between five ten thirty even forty thousand acres destructive bootleg fire is burning in south central oregon. Just north of the california border. It grew this week to an area about the size of los angeles firefighters. Monday had to retreat from the flames for the ninth consecutive day due to erratic in dangerous fire behavior. They pulled back as flames jumped containment lines and pushed into new territory. At least sixteen. Major fires are currently burning in the pacific northwest calverton. Straight ahead ideology lessons in illinois. Plus this year's hope award finalists. This is the world and everything in it. A it's tuesday the twentieth of july twenty twenty one. Glad to have you along for today's edition of the world and everything in it. Good morning. i'm mary and i'm nick. Eicher first up. Today's sex education in illinois now just a note to parents no surprise. The story might not be appropriate for the youngest listeners. So if you have kids around might not be a bad idea to go ahead and hit the pause button on your device and then come back later. Last month the illinois general assembly passed a bill requiring comprehensive sex ed for students as young as five senate bill eight one eight forces illinois schools to teach sex education in accordance with the national sex education standards or not teach it at all but these national guidelines include some problematic topics to say the least world intern josh schumacher reports. Becky swan is among a growing group of parents. Speaking up at local school board meetings against senate bill eighteen sexually grooms young children by introducing sensitive and inappropriate topics introduces topics. Many youth would be uncomfortable discussing and is therefore a form of sexual harassment. The bill requires that the sex education classes taught in illinois schools. Both public and private conformed the national sex education standards now. Those standards are essentially a set of guidelines requiring what information teachers in a given grade range half to teach to their students know. What kind of information does that include. David smith is the executive director for the illinois family institute. The national sex. Ed standards would require boys and girls in grades three to five to. Here's one explain. Common human sexual development including masturbation described the potential role of hormone blockers on young people who identify as hands. General mind you. This is grades. Three to five. Smith says the bill builds on previous legislation that required comprehensive sex education for grades six through twelve now. This new bill extended all the way to kindergarten and it says the kids should learn to define and explain between six gender transgender gender non binary gender at sponsor and gender identity explain the gender expression gender identity exists along a spectrum and defined sexual orientation differentiate between sexual orientation and gender identity. Illinois's the first day to require conformity to the national sex education standards in this way but to others colorado in washington adopted similar standards in two thousand nineteen and twenty twenty respectively senate. Bill eight eighteen creates an all or nothing dilemma for illinois schools either. The schools teach health and sex. Ed classes in accordance with the national standards or they don't teach it at all and there's another thing that conserves as problematic the national guidelines could get updated at anytime the future unlikely they will when that happens illinois. Schools will have to start teaching whatever the latest update includes and representative. Avery born says that that means parents will have even less control over. What is taught in. Sex education classrooms. We're delegating all authority to an unaccountable national group. That could change these standards at any given moment with no check at the state level or at the school level lawmakers representative marcus evans who supported the bill. Say that it's necessary to ensure students get fact based information is. Bill is about keeping our young people safe and healthy by giving information to make good decisions to protect themselves. This bill is about arm and student with the information and skills from trusted sources to be healthy and informed decisions but representative. Tony mccovey says the emphasis on safety is redundant. She says kids in illinois. Schools are already learning those principles today. Small children are learning about bullying today. They are learning what a good touches verse. A bad touch they learn about health and safety are children. Learn about consent. David smith with the illinois family institute says the state's education system has bigger problems to focus on than sex education reform minds you the proficiency rates in english language arts math in science fall way below fifty percent in many of our schools in so johnny and salary can't read write or do arithmetic. But they're going to be expected to be able to identify in define what cisgenders this is. Kind of ludicrous governor. Jay pritzker will have sixty days to sign bill. Eighteen into law once it arrives at his desk now. Smith expects that pritzker will approve the measure. But he's still encourages parents to voice their objections goto and then to opt out of health classes altogether so this garbage is not taught in your communities. And that's exactly what parents like. Becky swan failure to pass. A resolution can only mean they agree with the sexualization of young children. Jeanette ward is a former school board member for the u. forty-six school district in elgin illinois. She says that this grassroots activism against the bill is both encouraging and along needed. Step in the right direction. I actually am heartened by the response that that people are actually starting to pay attention in my time on the school board i was. I was saddened by the lack of participation by god fearing people so at the very least. I'm heartened that people are starting to pay attention. I'm josh schumacher Coming up next on the world and everything in it. Christians in cuba pastor alexis peres left havana for a visit to the united states one week before protests erupted earlier this month he watched from miami as the uprising spread around cuba and the government tried to silence cries for freedom over the weekend. The communist regime rallied thousands of its own supporters and the dictator. Miguel diaz canal incited mobs to turn against their countrymen. He gave a speech on tv. That blamed the united states for the chronic shortages power outages and the lack of vaccines that provided the spark for the protests. World's onis ao. He kerry recently spoke with pastor. Peres about what's fueling the opposition and how it's affected the church and cuba. Pastor alexis peres had no idea when he left home. That trouble was brewing. That has been some guy knows the movement before has been try to walk for this to happen in q. People like you are as people who are working for that but what is bette. Unique of this move with the happened deals start last sunday. He's a was expelled news. But the spark that eventually ignited the protests began burning months ago. So we were from minas to the limbaugh we disclose so it means that the economy is doing very well at that point it got worse very works with the to have some lack of all basic seems to survive then despite the border closures corona virus started to spread so right now we have breaking like everything in the right before the of cases you on the some eastern uh Collapse of that. I mean like emily mall. They that the The blackouts inky sad with temperatures soaring into the nineties. That was the breaking point for many cubans. A is a tropical country so this wearing summer right now so this is really hard to do. Without electricity there they blackouts. Were there quite was the last drop These olympic yours winter. This the looking for a free long asking for many or things. Following the protests government forces reportedly arrested at least one hundred cubans. Some of them pastors. But this in that though. I think that the majority of christie. Let's have been involved in that. So that's why they out to get those battles because immediately the bus to go to the mall threat you if you will. I mean a lot of members will do so. I think that the golden is that the the battles became lisa local leaders in the social movement. But i think that have taken I mean the brush in that way and the not really really def- protesting against the government says church leaders earned encouraging protests. But they are speaking out against the government's attempts to stop them The goldman the gold. The violence in cuba on the are trying to. I mean they didn't want to send the army Do people so they go to fight. You dressed. The army is civil growth. That that's that's pretty noble in cuba peres says most christians wouldn't be sorry to see the government fall if it comes to that. Cuban government is not good dirges so have been a lot of religious. Do we of birth occasions. Nothing another uso. It is it is difficult to be incident you we don't have all been That the you places but they gordon. He's always trying to limit it. What judge of. That'd be hard. So i think the muslim the christian they are there okay. We happening blend of the government. I would say that most of the because we have been suffering though most of the reason ocean juba. We don't think that we should be involved in these guy move violin events. I'm trying to think over a government. So within that we need to way god pray be makers on the guts to do but peres says. This is new territory for most christians including church leaders. Brain thing to do is to inform our people. We're not used to these kathy. Do i mean. I'm forty years all i how. She always living in cuba on the first in my life. These happening you so. We're not used to react to these. How well how. Well we do. I mean we are even fearing out. We are bringing. We have looked for wisdom on. How do they will all of this. So i think thin. That's willing to live from this. I think the chairs to be ready for future. Because i think they will go in the future in these these which will be relieved that the thing that the better we right now. He's i mean we're now how to react to these how to have people in the middle of these how to be peacemakers how to denounce what to be announced like you know the gorman going to balance between cubans that but also foolish all of the government authority this. I think we are lending thing that the muslim we are. Getting right now is we need to do so. Preparation studied the phone. These really for what coming at the end of our conversation. I asked passed up peres. What the wider church could do for believers in cuba thing. We need wisdom really player. That's a win good. He's also. I mean as to be able to help people for us to be able to keep originals days. Keep do the walk reporting for world. I'm on easy or he. Carry additional support comes from alliance defending freedom dedicated to protecting god. Given rights including helping ministry leaders navigate religious freedom issues free legal guide available at ministry e book dot com Woman in georgia recently found something under her bed that most people would find a little bit unsettling somewhat even call it terrifying. Trish wilshire of augusta. Georgia told television station. J b f dead. I thought it was a piece of the florida. I went to reach. And yeah it wasn't a piece of fuzz under each lift. A and i think all that hollering provoked even more movement in total. You ready for this eighteen. Snakes were under the bed she would go on to explain. Her good husband was able to capture them. Mama snake and seventeen babies and relocate them out of here to a creek nearby turns out. They were relatively harmless garter snakes but still fuzz or no fuzz. You do not want to find this kind of stuff slithering under your bed. Slithering don't forget it. It's the world and everything in it. Today is tuesday july twentieth. Thank you for turning to world radio to help start your day. Good morning. i'm nick and mary record coming next on the world and everything in it. Effective compassion every year world recognizes a handful of nonprofit ministries serving on the front lines of poverty fighting those ministries are nominated by world readers and listeners. We call it our annual hope awards well as it did seemingly everything cove it forced us to improvise a bit so we narrowed our emphasis this year. To just one region. The west coast world set three experienced reporters visit seven different organizations and after spending time on the ground with founders volunteers and the people they help our team narrow the list down to four finalists each will receive at least some prize money. But you get to choose the organization that wins the grand prize. Ten thousand dollars voting is now open at w. n. g. dot org slash compassion. This weekend you can hear from each ministry in a special hope awards episode of the world and everything in it but today the reporters who worked on this project. We'll tell you about the process. Hi i'm body. And i'm just south of houston texas a. M sarraj weinsberg. And i'm in the salt lake city utah area. I'm sophia lee. And i live in the great city of los angeles sarah. Uso fia have done These road trips before for the hope awards and got to travel to a lot of different ministries over the years. What was never done this together. We've done hope award visits before but never together so this was kind of a i. I think for each of us. How did that play out for you guys being able to do your jobs. You know it was nice going into it together because we do come from very different vantage points experiences. We notice different things at certain times and we could come back together and say what did you hear. I heard this and compare stories that we're hearing and it just doubles our efforts and broadens the perspectives. We gather. yeah. I mean i will aim is the same to get good facts and details but because of medium is different. I'm gonna be asking a lot more detailed questions to get specific details that can put into print whereas sarah sometimes look around she disappeared. And what did you go. She went to get sound. She's chasing the bursch chasing. The scurr isn't a chicken does to get the sound and think she actually helped me be more aware of that but also i think the hottest thing for me was keeping silent kind of discipline that i had to learn working with the podcast people. That's been hard. Yeah i loved having sophia there because she would ask questions that i didn't think of as soon as she adds something like. Oh why didn't i think of that. She that point some of the information. We're trying to get sarah because you've done this radio and for magazine as well. What are the three elements that make a ministry and effective ministry and therefore candidate for the hope awards three letters. Cps challenging personal and spiritual and they were identified by our editor in chief. Marvin alaska over years of studying poverty-fighting and what leads to effective compassion and the challenging means the ministry doesn't just do handouts. They're not just giving things away. They're asking something of the people there helping in return whether that's their time Following a program money in some cases Certain behaviors offering that human dignity of believing in them to give something in return and then there is the personal which means this is not just broad solutions. Blanket solutions this is very tailored for the culture. The specific situation the neighborhood the city. It's very adaptable. To the specific problem. The ministry is trying to address and then spiritual and we don't just mean you know talking about broad vague spiritual concepts mean very specifically introducing people to jesus christ disciple ing them Getting them in the word really holistically approaching their emotions and spiritual and Souls not just their physical circumstances. So that's what we're looking for. When we go into the ministries. Also between the three of us we went to seven different ministries sophia. You're the only one who got to go to all seven. Can you kind of give a big picture of what those ministries were and the communities that they were seeking to help one thing. I really loved about these nonprofits. That we visited was that It really started with someone completely auditory. An ordinary person saul need in the community because the live in that community and they decided to do something about it and they start at small and then god kept open and things grew out of stem seeing a need and meeting god while living amongst them and and i think that was really striking to me. They're just doing what god called them to do. Right there in that neighborhood and that little community and it may not see. Mike is having an impact on the big stuff that gets on the nightly news but they persevered they keep doing because that's what they're called to do and that was that's encouraging as is. Just really encouraging. What are some closing ideas that y'all have our what stuck in your mind. Well i just wanted to play a clip. This is from joe. Lynn degrassi and she is the founder director of west side ministries in turlock california. The biggest challenge is keeping the decision to stay and not leave. I think it's really important that no matter what we stay here and we continue to do. What god's us to do it regardless of what happens and that struck me as a young millennial a weekend warrior who loves to get around and have independence. I just what we're missing out on when we don't Go deep in our churches in our communities getting involved in ministry building relationships. I walked away from visiting these ministries. Just realizing i want more of that in my own life next awesome. So it's going to be honest. I think i had allowed cynicism to creep into my heart. So when i was looking at this world when i was looking in my city and when i was looking at the body of christ i could see things that are broken things that needed to be and then i went on this trip and what i saw was so humbling and so convicting any basically flashed my cynicism away and what i saw was ordinary average christians who love jesus and hawaii who who are doing the act of loving others daily in their lives without any accolades without media attention. Christians being sought enlighten this world and people being transformed by the love of christ and by the love christians. I needed to see that because to be completely honest. I think i was becoming self-righteous angry and it was a moment of this deep humility that god brought me to so it gave me hope and ironically we doing the hope awards and i needed that. Hope that full vision and hope of what the gospel can do. World's sarah schwartzberg lee and bonnie pritchett to learn more about each of the hope. 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I can't bring much to the table but one thing's for sure i've got the prettiest tomato plants around their vines are long in lovely with dainty green tendrils wrapping themselves around stakes. Like nobody's business. The dogs top out at a good eight inches above my head and the leaves well. They are clearly outstanding as far as leaves go unfurled symmetrical bug free. So what's the problem. I didn't really know there was a problem until my husband pointed it out. Maybe he didn't notice it either until my father-in-law arrived for sunday lunch. Bearing gifts nice remarked fingering the bag of firm. Ripe better boys. They were perfect. Specimens of tomato is city the next day my husband pointed out mine. Aren't you managed to do so in an understated way. But i knew something was coming when he was talking to our sun referred to me as your mother. It's good when they do that. So the papa grow tomatoes. Our son asked piling hunk of red juicy nece onto a plate. of course my husband answered him. Your mother only grows decorative tomatoes. Usually decorative is a pleasant adjective. But i got his drift. Mines aren't very much fruit. There mainly consumers of dirt space rain in my infrequent hoeing attempts but they look good in my question proof production. I later did some research. I wanted to nail something down fruit or vegetable. Well it turns out. Nobody really knows is such a debate. That tomato lovers wants took the controversy all the way to the supreme court in eighteen eighty seven. The united states held imported vegetables to a tariff rate of ten percent fruit and contrast arrived on our shores tariff-free so the tomatoes identity crisis have financial implications eventually leading to the supreme court decision knicks versus heddon that declared the tomato drum roll. Please a vegetable. The honorable assembly came to this conclusion using the popular definition. That classifies vegetables by use since tomatoes are generally served with dinner not desert. They were labeled as veggies authorities in europe however deduce differently on that continent. The tomato is classified correctly botanically speaking as a fruit die hard botanist take it even further. They place tomatoes in a fruit subset berries so it boils down to this to determine your tomatoes stance. You either have to go botanical gastronomical. Got it and i guess. The whole decorative tomato plant thing really boils down to something else to an expectation of good. Fruit is right and reasonable. Just looking apart may mean an axe lies ready at the route. I'm kim henderson tomorrow. Billionaires in space what might that mean for the rest of us who were not billionaires in the years to come plus washington wednesday and world tour that and more tomorrow i'm knickebocker and mary record the world and everything in it comes to you from world. 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8.24.21 Boarding school probe, and Christians in Afghanistan
"The world and everything in it is made possible by listeners. Like us my name is mark. Feltus and i live in fort wayne indiana along with my wife and three children. I served my community as a commercial and industrial electricity. I hope you enjoy today's program. Good morning a federal investigation into boarding schools. For native american children is underway can. Stir up a lot of the motion. Lotta anger bitterness. But now let's bring he'll also today. The latest from afghanistan world senior editor. Mindy bells is here. Plus attribute to overcome irs specifically athletes with disabilities weird. Why are they the weird ones and world commentator. Kim henderson on sweet summertimes gone by. It's tuesday august twenty fourth. This is the world and everything in it from listeners. supported world radio. I'm mary reichert. Candy nick eicher. Good morning up next. Kent covington past the news. The us military reported its biggest day yet of evacuation flights out of afghanistan on monday. National security advisor. Jake sullivan told reporters at the white house. In the last twenty four hours alone twenty eight. Us military flights have evacuated approximately ten thousand four hundred people from kabul pentagon spokesman. John kirby said the faster pace of evacuation was due in part to coordination with taliban commanders on getting evacuees into the airport but other reports suggest taleban fighters are deliberately hindering evacuation efforts and deadly violence continues to block many desperate evacuees. Seven people died in a stampede of people trying to get into the airport earlier this week and kirby on monday confirmed limited helicopter rescue missions in kabul said. American troops are leaving the airport quote on occasion to carry out rescue missions delivering civilians to the airport. He also said the white house has not ruled out extending the evacuation mission beyond the august thirty first deadline. If there needs to be a discussion about extending that timeline. Then we absolutely will have that discussion at the appropriate time with commander-in-chief but the taliban are warning of a response if us forces extend their stay in kabul. The fda has granted it's full approval to the pfizer corona virus vaccine acting fda. Commissioner dr janet woodcock said to make vaccines available sooner. Government officials cut red tape but they did not cut corners. Public can be confident that this vaccine meets the fda's gold standards for safety effectiveness in manufacturing quality that we require for an approved product else. Care workers have administered more than two hundred million doses of the pfizer shots under emergency use authorization but the vaccine now has the. Us food and drug administration's strongest endorsement. That makes the united states the first country to give it full approval. The authorization covers used by people age. Sixteen and older. It comes cove in nineteen cases continue to surge in hospitalizations increase mostly among the unvaccinated visor. Ceo dr albert borlase said he's hopeful that the announcement will give some unvaccinated americans more confidence in the shots. I think that's why is an important milestone. I think will unlock some of the more. Skeptical minds to do the vexing. After the number of people getting shots hit a low in july the vaccination rate is rising again more than half of the. Us population is fully vaccinated. Search crews in tennessee are still digging through shattered homes and tangled debris looking for about a dozen people still missing at a flood ravaged part of the state record breaking rain over the weekend ascent floodwaters gushing through rural tennessee killing at least twenty two people. Grand gillespie is the police and fire. Chief of waverly tennessee. our search efforts are still underway. We have cruise The last couple of days that have been working along the banks and in the neighborhoods looking for victims rainfall more than tripled forecasts in shattered the state record for one day rainfall triggering the flash floods on saturday. The humphreys county sheriff's office facebook page filled with people looking for missing friends and family and go fund me pages asked for help for funeral expenses for the dead including seven month. Old twins swept from their father's arms as they tried to escape and the death toll in haiti continues to rise. As relief crawls forward world kristen flavin reports haiti's civil protection agency has upped the death toll from a powerful earthquake to more than twenty two hundred. Nearly three hundred fifty people remain missing relief. Supplies are still taking a very long time to reach those in need part of the problem. Gang roadblocks and vehicle hijacking forced aid groups to deliver supplies by helicopter this week. Haitian gang leader. Jimmy sherzer made a facebook video offering a truce and aid to the parts of the country. Hardest hit by the seven point. Two magnitude quake cherishes said in the video quoting here the jeanine revolutionary forces and allies will participate in the relief by bringing them help. We invite all compatriots to show solidarity with the victims by trying to share what little there is with them but his is only one of many haitian gangs and a previously reported gang. Truce produced little impact reporting for world. I'm kristen flavin. New york now has a new governor. Andrew cuomo officially resigned his office just before midnight last night. Komo's democratic lieutenant governor. Kathy hoke will is now the governor of new york on his way out the door cuomo took one last. Swipe at the state investigation that led to his ouster when government politicises allegations and the headlines condemn without facts. You undermined the justice system and that doesn't serve women and it doesn't serve men or society. Eleven women accused him of sexual harassment. And the state probe found those complaints to be well-founded cuomo continues to refute the findings of the investigation. He announced his resignation earlier this month. After state lawmakers made clear that they would impeach him unless he stepped down. I'm can't helping and straight ahead. Documenting abuse at government schools for native american children. This is the world and everything in it. It's tuesday the twenty fourth of august. Two thousand twenty one so glad to have you along for today's edition of the world and everything in it. Good morning. i'm mary reicher tend. I'm nick eicher first up today. Acknowledging the past for about eight decades beginning back in the late nineteenth century the governments of and the united states sent native american children away from their families to boarding schools officials believed that separating children from their tribes would help to assimilate them into the respective national cultures. The schools were often poorly built poorly hated and unsanitary. This past summer several canadian tribes began looking for the remains of children who died while attending these schools. They found three sides with unmarked graves. More than a thousand graves. Those discoveries have spurred some american tribes to begin their own search for remains and the us government says it will help world's sarraj weinsberg reports. Jeff yellow al grew up on the black feet reservation in northwestern montana. He had a big family but he loves spending time with his two grandmothers. More than anyone else to myself. I need to die before them. Because i don't know if i could live with it on my life one day. When he was about ten he sat with one grandmother in her living room. She was poor. Her house didn't have a foundation or electricity. She asked him for a foot massage. So sort persinger feet. What are these and she does. Bunions issue was when i was in boarding school in genoa. There was some that would try to run away and she goes in what they did was. They took shoes that were too small for us and forced us to where them so we couldn't run and so she goes might feet ended up getting these big bunions with that federal authorities sent jeff yellow alice grandmother to a federal boarding school in genoa nebraska. When she was just a little girl. His grandmother also went away to a boarding school along with her brothers and sisters. She died nearly thirty years ago and yellow. Al isn't sure which school she attended but she had vivid memories which say that would wait by the door and we would be whispering to each other and they would. They would come in and beat us for speaking our own language. Deb haaland heads the department of the interior. She's the first native american to lead the department in june holland ordered an investigation into the lasting consequences of residential boarding schools. It will also identify the location of student. Burial sites some burial locations are already known this summer the remains of nine native children at a boarding school in carlisle. Pennsylvania returned to the rosebud. Reservation in south dakota samantha. Williams is a historian who specializes in native american boarding schools. She says starting in the eighteen sixties. The federal government opened about seventy boarding schools across the country. The guiding idea was killed indian to save a man which is to basically move anything indigenous about these children and force them to accept the type of white culture and customs and values that were being taught to them day to day. Life for the schools was regimented. Students learned english attended religious services and got vocational training. Chris cranberry leads sacred road ministries on the yakima reservation in washington state. He says trauma from the boarding school still affects native american communities today. I think that the boardings will move was part of a one two punch that decimated native people in the us and probably candidates who the first punch was being confined to reservations. The second punch was having their children taken away and so now they didn't know their family members They didn't speak their language. They didn't know their culture. And it created in my opinion it created a an identity crisis some former boarding schools are now doing what they can to help. Native american children and communities he'll saint joseph's indian school opened in nineteen twenty seven in chamberlain. South dakota a catholic order operated it outside the federal boarding school system but the school used similar assimilation techniques until the nineteen fifties. Paul aumont handles public relations for the school. He says today. The school provides a free education for nearly two hundred native american students and now oman says the school is trying to teach children their native lakota language so we do language classes in the native tongue in we encourage. You know all the type of thing. Oh my god says the school had already started to publicize it sometimes difficult history and it welcomes the federal probe as another opportunity to dig into its past onward and so we want to be very honest with our history but also allow for the nuance of what the truth is and so we're starting to kind of address. It work here on clothes. Heads chief a native american evangelism outreach ministry. His paternal grandparents both attended a boarding school in ontario. Canada clause says the federal investigation is a chance to acknowledge the passed on a broad scale. But he says the church needs to be at the front of leading. Reconciliation begin to acknowledge it as we begin to learn it stirs our heart. It stirs mind hearts because i it affects my family. It affects my people. It can stir up a lot of emotion a lot of anger a lot of bitterness towards the past. It's not just a learning by the past or being educated by the past but now let's bring healing in the present. Jeff yellow owl who is also a christian says that healing won't happen easily forgiveness and then rebuilding trust may take generations but his grandmother showed him the way forward and she said hold unforgiveness in your heart. She said it's not good for you. She goes what i read in the bible and what happened to our people are two separate things we we've got to do our part we he'll would take care of ourselves. Take care of our family. What i learned through her pain anything. We've gone through trove her to christ reporting for world. I'm sarah schwartzberg coming up next on the world and everything in it. The latest on afghanistan. The white house says evacuations from afghanistan are picking up pace but still thousands of american citizens and us. Allies remained caught behind enemy lines stuck in a city and a country that are once again in the clutches taliban world senior editor mindy bells as reported on the situation on the ground in kabul and. She joins us now to provide more insight. Mindy good morning and morning mary. Well the pentagon has been in talks with taliban commanders in the taliban has pledged not to interfere with people trying to leave the country at least through the end of this month. The august thirty first deadline as you mentioned. Is that actually what we're seeing though. That's not the full story. We have heard reports pretty consistently that. The taliban is allowing people with us passports to get through that outer perimeter of security. But it's It's it's very iffy. And what we. The real issue is the number of afghans and keep in mind. There are a number of afghan in afghanistan who are actual. Us citizens see a country thirty years at war. Many people have been back here and have applied and then granted u s citizenship. So the afghans are facing a whole different issue when they confront these security parameters because it is the very ones who are most in need of getting out who have the most here from the taliban so there are two issues one that getting the afghans to feel confident confronting these checkpoints on confident. That they'll get through them is huge. They face really a life and death decision. Do i read a taliban checkpoint in order to get the airport or do i stay in my home and risk particularly being taken by the taliban while i'm in my home and so this continues to be just a really difficult scary situation for them. Well the the taliban. I've read has been engaged in a kind of charm offensive if we can call it that striking and more moderate tone vowing to be more accommodating to women. How much stock should we put into this idea of gentler taleban. We have to be watching. What the taliban does not what. The taliban says I have been interviewing people even going back months ago but Day and night really for this past week and the people that i've taught to none of them Believe that this is a taliban and one example. I'll give you is one of the first directives that the taliban cultural commission issued as it started retaking the provincial capitals a couple of weeks ago it was directive to the local imams the local mola's local islamic leaders saying please identify and send to us the girls age fifteen and widows up to age forty five so that they can be married to taliban fighters i've seen the actual order itself and it's kind of Uncontroversial that what they were trying to do is is take single women and take older widows To be married off as kind of sex slavery that you know we saw happen under isis in iraq and syria. It's a terrible thing and that that is that is what the women in afghanistan going on They are all trying to get out. And i even aware of a group of girls who were able to get out overnight and And it's just because of these orders because of the kind of fear in the actual reality of what the taliban is doing on the ground what comes next for the afghan citizens who are able to get on a plane and make it out of that country. Well i feel like a broken record here but this is a plan that should have been emplaced months ago and clearly it wasn't and The biden administration does seem to be grappling with what to do with these tens of thousands of afghans. We now have them in in cutter at an airbase. They're they're in dubai there and other countries around the region And we also on the on the positive side we have seen a thousands of them Those who hold valid special immigration visas. Those are the afghan interpreters and people who've worked with the us military. They're starting to show up with their families. They've arrived in virginia. We've seen some arriving in texas. I believe and other parts of the country. And that's a good thing because this is something that should have been emotion a long time ago and so it's good just to see that some of them are getting now but the ones who are in route the ones who are stuck in transit. We're going to have to watch and and really pray and a over. I think I There are some afghan christians who got out to iran and pakistan last week and their hope was to get to turkey overland and today turkey closed its border and said it was not going to be taking afghan refugees. And so those are the kinds of problems that we're going to begin to see and without a good overall plan and the kind of diplomacy that should have preceded this evacuation We're just going to be watching it unfold before our eyes Along with us officials world senior editor. Mindy bells has been our guest mini. Thank you thank you mary. Additional support comes from covenant college a distinctly christian liberal arts college on beautiful lookout mountain georgia more at covenant dot edu and from wears valley ranch a home and school for children of struggling families. More about eligibility and scholarships at w. e. vr r. Dot org today is tuesday august. Twenty four th. You're listening to world radio and we're so glad you are good morning. I'm mary record at nick. Eicher coming next on the world and everything in it the paralympics. Those games start today. They run through september fifth in japan but the olympic and paralympic museum is here in the united states continuing with our summer destination series. World's correspondent jenny rough takes us on a tour of that museum. Colorado springs colorado olympic city. Usa it's home to three olympic pillars the olympic and paralympic committee the olympic training center and as of july twenty twenty the olympic and paralympic museum a futuristic looking buildings week lots of glass and very oddly shaped was leonardo billy to like an athlete in motion. So when you look at it looks twisted bill. To or designed to resemble discus throw. Were guide gary houston tells us to put on our track shoes. Today's tour is fast pace. We whizzed by an ice skate. Signed by kristi yamaguchi the last wooden skis to be used in the olympics and the first gold medal anyone ever won in the modern gains which is actually made of silver. We see the hockey scoreboard from the lake. Placid nineteen eighty winter games. Where the team beat the soviets and possibly the biggest upset in olympic history stories behind the olympic artifacts inspire but even more so the stories behind the paralympics men and women who have not only trained long and hard but have done so under life's most challenging circumstances like randy. Snow was working on the family ranch. He was sixteen years old. Somebody was operating a front end loader and the dropped a bale of hay it crushed randy. The bale hay was ten but randy started doing wheelchair racing then he switched over and he started doing wheelchair. Tennis in one thousand nine hundred ninety two rainy wins golden singles and in doubles an tatyana mcfadden from saint petersburg russia born with spina bifida tatyana wheelchair when she was a little girl that ran wheelchair. Her mom didn't know how to how to raise her so her mom gave her up to an orphanage finely. She was adopted by the american diplomat. By the name of deborah mcfadden. Tatyana has competed in both summer and winter. Olympics is one seventeen paralympic medals sixteen of them in wheelchair race. The start of the paralympic movement dates to nineteen forty. Unlike the the modern games agent games. That both started in greece. The paralympics started in the united kingdom in great britain. The first competitors were gi's who has final cord injuries. A doctor at the stoke mandeville hospital in england saw the value sports provided to spinal patients. He organized a competition to coincide with the opening day of the nineteen forty eight london summer olympics and they only had one sport. It was archery today. The paralympic sanctions twenty eight sports including goal ball. A sport only found in the paralympics. The athletes competing go ball are visually impaired when the ball rolls towards the goal the athletes stopped the ball by listening for eighty five percent vision loss. I only have a fifty percent. I haven't advantage right to make it fair. All the athletes were bothered. That are blackout visual. Impairment is one of ten disability classes others include short stature impaired muscle. Power an amputees. Tc carter was born without a fibula. Abon in the lower leg would have been impossible. Basically for me to live a normal life without either amputation. Or having a metal rod put in my leg to replace that. His parents had to make that hard decision for him. When carter was one they decided to amputate carter. Were a tiny prosthesis as a toddler. His leg didn't slow him down. He loved running around and being active but in elementary school he began to notice. Other people looked different. I think one day. I came home. Like hey like why are they weird. Why are they the weird one stage eight. He went to a camp for kids with physical disabilities and fell in love with skiing. So freeing so fast like everything you know. I didn't know i wanted to needed in life. It's first race down the bunny hill. Technically he made the fastest time but placed second because he didn't quite follow the rules the brushes or the gates at that point. I just went straight down an indicator of what was coming. Eat years later at sixteen. He watched the paralympics and vancouver. Another dream took shape for years later. He competed in sochi today. He wears a leg made of carbon fiber light endurable with a captain america's shield painted on it. He's currently training for the giant slalom in super g in the hopes of competing in the beijing. Twenty twenty two winter paralympic games even in the same game year olympic and paralympic medals differ museum archives specialists ashton language shows us the paralympic medals from rio 2016. This particular years very special in that s the only year that they decided to make metals that make sound. Bronze has a light airy metallic sound with sixteen ball-bearings silver bit louder with twenty and gold. Twenty eight. the silver makes them more deep gritty metallic sound while the goal make a more full true ringing. Metallised t c. Carter says the most memorable moment at the paralympics isn't the race or crossing the finish line or even placing in the top twenty as he did in the pyong chong two thousand eighteen games. It's the parade of nations during opening ceremonies. He remember standing in back of the stadium with team. Usa waiting eventually were at this doorway. Where you really can't see much through the tunnel but light shining him then marching out to a sea of people from all around the world cheering and it didn't matter what country you're from who you were before that the olympics and paralympics out there about more than yourself your country and more than the sport you're doing because it really is at a time when the entire world comes together for the spirits foreign competition you know the fact that everyone can come together and put aside their differences. It's a really special thing. Games begin reporting for world. I'm jenny rough in colorado springs. Colorado today is tuesday august. Twenty four th good morning this is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm mary record and conquer. Forget what the back porch. The monitor says school is back in session. And that means that summer is officially over. That has commentator henderson feeling of bitterness. Daojun when i was a kid. Summer was a sensory smorgasbord. It was the smell of wet pavement. And the taste of tropical punch kool-aid it was barefoot and it lasted longer than summers do now. I can remember summers when the white space of entire calendar months was left blank except for five days of bible school in a week long vacation somewhere in the ozarks it was a magical left alone time and joined by friends in my subdivision. We made the most of it on our bikes. It was an iconic era for bicycles. Banana seats in high rise. Handlebars ruled and a to wilson station. Called the schwinn. Stingray caused many a nine year old to break the tenth commandment dubbed as the bike with the sports car. Look it's ads. Encouraged young riders to accept no substitutes. I'm afraid in my case we did. My family was more the western auto set no matter we were all writing. What would one day be retro and worth a lot of money too bad. We put decals in places that forever ruined the resale value. Besides that we wore a western flyers and raleigh chopper slap out from their gravel pelted chain guards to they're missing handle grips. That's because we wrote them like harleys with an attitude to match chasing heat made mirages and memorizing the loose rock in every curve we flew past fields entire soybeans cycles and witnessed the construction of a dozen ranch style homes all the while we stay true to our main task keeping vigilant watch for the south central bell employees destined to bring an end to our four way party line. During those summers. My friends and i were pedal whole days away. Never once did we get called lazy unless they're apiece to shell. Ponytails flapped free in the breeze. Look no hands was a rite of passage even so we rough riders new firsthand and knee and elbow that our greatest threat was actually a double one road rash resulting from a nasty cocktail of tarm pea gravel and the dabbing of merthiolate. That was sure to follow which was more painful would be hard to say good as they were. Those summers always came to an end. Usually on a saturday involving back to school shopping. Other things eventually ended to when i turned twelve. I got a ten speed for christmas. A slick sears. Model it was then. That gears started complicating biking and live sorta the summer calendar. I suspect my fondness. For to wheeling it's real demise about the time i got a license to drive on four. I eventually married a man who had to peugeot racing bikes in his dorm room. And a schwinn stingray in his past. My ten speed was left behind at the wedding altar doomed to become word. Twenty two of twenty five and garage sale ad. What became of my beloved banana. Seat bike is anybody's guess. And what has become of summer. Well that's a topic for another commentary. I'm cam henderson tomorrow. The crisis at america's southern border. We'll talk with a former border patrol agent about how the government is handling the surge in arrivals and second chances. We'll take you to a mississippi courtroom where drug addicts find mercy and help. Also we'll be rounding listener feedback this week. If you have anything you'd like considered please send it our way over the next few days you can leave feedback on our listener. Line two zero two seven zero nine nine five nine five or record something with your voice memo app and email the file to us feedback at world and everything dot com. I'm nick eicher. 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7.30.21 Culture Friday, Lupin, and Listener Feedback
"The world and everything in it is made possible by listeners. Like us. I'm greg hutton. I'm a missionary pastor in english instructor. Kilter japan as the olympics are happening here in japan. I'm reminded that the whole world team is a blessing to us. I hope you enjoy today's program. Good morning the legal challenge to role versus wade is coming by way of mississippi and olympic athletes are challenging skimpy outfits. They are and we'll talk about that today with john stonestreet on culture friday also today. A french mystery american audiences are enjoying. I'm suspicious of people who are late. Thank you babacar. You may go as you leave. Thome assistant to put an end to the interviews and your listener feedback. It's friday july thirtieth. This is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm brian nick anchor up next. Ken covington has today's news. President biden on thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements for millions of federal workers. He urged employees to get vaccinated but is not mandating. Vaccinations buddy said anyone who chooses not to get the shots required to mask no matter where they were test one or two times a week to see. If they've they've acquired cove socially distance and generally won't be allowed to travel for work decried what he called an american tragedy of preventable deaths. The cdc recently said that ninety nine point five percent of those who died of kovic nineteen and the last few months were on vaccinated biden also ordered the pentagon to look into adding to cove in nineteen shots to its list of required. Vaccinations for military service members at. He has directed his team to take steps to apply. Similar requirements to all federal contractors the nationwide ban on evictions will expire tomorrow world kristen flab and reports the biden administration says it will not attempt to extend the expiring moratorium beyond july thirty first the cdc enacted the eviction freeze in september. Setting the importance of social distancing during the pandemic. It reason that many evicted renters would be forced to move in with others or turn to shelters but multiple federal courts ruled the. Cdc overstepped its at. The white house said thursday that president biden would like to extend the federal election moratorium due to the spread of the delta variant but the administration says its hands are tied after a recent supreme court ruling in split five to four decision last month. The high court allowed the eviction band to continue through the end of july. But the court signaled it would block any additional extensions without an act of congress reporting for world. I'm kristen flavin with traffic. At the southern border and cases of in nineteen both surging the biden administration is expected to hold off on partially ending the title. Forty two policy. That is a cdc public health order that allows the government to quickly expel immigrants who enter the country illegally. In order to slow the spread of the virus with the delta variant running rampant the administration has reportedly decided to put the brakes on plans rollback title forty two four now meantime. Republicans on capitol hill continued to sound alarms over the migrant. Surge senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell said thursday we've now saying the hosh unaccompanied child arrivals on record the biggest month for immigration counters in twenty one years and this month total bp apprehensions for the calendar year or expected to top a million gop lawmakers continued to blast president biden for reversing trump era policies. They say were working well to stem traffic on the border. The biden administration says it's focusing on root causes in the home countries of migrants the. Us economy is bouncing back but maybe not as quickly as expected. A new report shows us. Gross domestic product grew at a six point five percent annual rate in the second quarter this year. That was a little better than the first quarter but significantly slower than expected federal reserve chairman. Jerome powell said this week that employers still can't find enough workers and that a low labor participation rate is slowing the economic recovery factors related to the pandemic such as caregiving needs ongoing fears of the virus and unemployment insurance payments appear to be weighing on employment growth. Those unemployment insurance payments are now the subject of numerous legal battles. Many states are ending their participation in the so-called enhanced unemployment program which gives recipients an extra three hundred dollar weekly federal check on top of state benefits but some people are suing to keep the checks coming and judges in maryland and indiana have ruled that the states must resume the extra payments for now. Indiana attorney general. Todd makita lamented on thursday. Listen another example of a judge taking the law on his own hands and a system that Really keeping people from getting back to work and the dignity that they had or should have with work. The enhanced unemployment benefits are slated to end nationwide in september former washington. Dc archbishop theodore mckarrick faces new charges of sexually assaulting a teenager. World's lee jones has that story. Pope francis defrock the ninety one year old mccarrick and twenty nineteen after substantiated claims that he abused teenagers and seminarians. Mccarrick is now the first. Us cardinal to face criminal charges for alleged sexual abuse prosecutors say he assaulted a boy at a wedding reception in nineteen seventy four. He faces three counts of indecent. Battery and assault has alleged victim was sixteen years old at the time attending his brother's wedding in massachusetts mccarrick denies the accusations reporting for world. I'm lee jones. And i'm kellington straight ahead a pro-life court case heads to the supreme court plus your listener feedback. This is the world and everything in it's friday july thirtieth twenty twenty. One glad to have you along for today's edition of the world and everything in it. Good morning i'm nick. And myrna brown back in two thousand eighteen mississippi passed a law called the station all age act. It bans abortion after fifteen weeks with two exceptions pregnancies involving life threatening health emergencies or fetal abnormalities income. Hannibal with life and response and abortion business in the state. Capital jackson sued and won- in federal district court striking down the law as unconstitutional under supreme court precedent undeterred. The state's attorney general lynn fitch took the case to the us supreme court and the court will hear it now. I'm like other failed. Attempts to limit or ban. Abortion fitch is directly calling into question the constitutionality of the right to abortion the central holding of the landmark roe v wade decision of one thousand nine hundred ninety three. Well it's culture. Friday johnstone street is here. He's president of the colson center and host of break point podcast. John good morning. Good morning john. You like to say it's important not just to make abortion illegal but unthinkable. And i'd like you to talk about what those steps are but don't they at least include the lengthy and expensive legal efforts as well absolutely they do. It's important for me to note that i didn't make that phrase up and listen That line i've heard it from many people who have spent a lot of blood sweat and tears and trying to defend the lives of the pre-born and they get the fact that as many people say that politics tends to be downstream from culture. So you the political results by getting the cultural change. It's not always that way but it often is that way. Sometimes however to overturn great evil you have to do as much legal or sometimes even the legal part of it. The political part of it can be upstream can be political laws. That do the right thing. Even if the larger culture is not ready for the rights legislation would be an example of that. I think now what. I mean in terms of making this unthinkable. And that's what makes this case in mississippi and particularly the words of attorney general fitch her briefing. So fascinating i mean. This was the most devastating critique of abortion law that we have seen in this sort of a document looking at first of all that america's abortion laws are completely out of step with the rest of the world so You know the company that we keep in terms of abortion on demand are some of the worst actors of human rights in the world right now secondly the what we now know. Just a clear outline of what we know about fetal development things that weren't known in one thousand nine hundred ninety two things that have become clear and also then make it clear what abortion is and. That's part of this cultural change. Myrna which is you have to actually uncover evil And then the. I also found it fascinating that the attorney general outlined three parties at abortion harms and and at least abortion on demand. Obviously the child but also the mom that this idea that you know this is just like going in for an outpatient surgery and everything is fine That treats an entire group of women who regret their abortion who have physical and mental challenges because of their abortion. It treats them as if they don't exist but also this is big attorney. General fitch outlined. How this harm the medical profession and what we're seeing across the western world as abortion law turns into doctor assisted suicide law that suddenly a profession that is built around helping inhaling becomes a profession that mutilates and kills jump in on this john talking about cultural change i think strongly implies cultural institutions to help bring about that change And it seems that it's getting more and more difficult to protect those institutions. Here is the latest example. That i found the virginia values act as they call it. It's a revision to state nondiscrimination law that brings in gender identity among other things. So here's the story. A pregnancy care network to churches and three christian schools sued the state saying that the religious exemption was unworkable for them and now the case has gotten tossed out of court because the judge ruled that none of the parties had been harmed yet they had to wait to be harmed in other words and let me just take a pause From the story just to for a note to the listener if you're not signed up for world's liberties free email newsletter. You really ought to be. That's where i learned about this story. from our religious liberty specialist steve west former federal prosecutor turn journalists and we will place a link in today's program transcript but you can probably remember w. n. g. dot org slash newsletters. Really good stuff in there and it's free but back into the story John steve reported for world that the religious exemption that they're arguing about only allows churches and other ministries to base hiring and firing decisions on how employee self identify religiously and not. This is the crucial point not on whether they follow a groups beliefs on things like sexuality and marriage. It's a really fine distinction. But it makes all the difference. So here's my question. Don't these kinds of realities make things different from. Let's say the day of of william wilberforce. I know is a hero. bu- but having to navigate these complicated modern societies like ours with rules and regulations. Like those Simply to preserve the freedom of institutions to fight cultural battles like this really complicated yeah institutions matter greatly institutions matter on a number of levels within Culture and cultural change in other words believes and behaviors and identities are preserved by institutions within a society. You can see for example. I think there's an example going on right now with the olympics where there is a reticence of athletes to identify as americans. You have athletes saying i. I'm doing this for myself. Not for my country. I mean that blatantly. It's an interesting thing and it's dramatically different than any thing before. So what does it look like when an institution like sport like the. Us olympic team has lost the loyalty of its people. And then what you have then is in individualism and that's not going to be enough to sustain any sort of identity so you're seeing this kind of happened. In real time. I think I think right now But that does underscore the importance of protecting institutions. But it's getting challenged every year every time there is a challenge institutional religious freedom and the supreme court. And so. that's why this matters what you have here is what we have. Seen increasingly at the state level we can go back to california. It's assault on the religious freedom of christian institutions particularly colleges and universities not mention pregnancy care centers. You remember remember that whole deal where they had to basically promote abortion services with font. That was big enough for people to read across the room. It's an amazing in egregious thing of saying. Look you can believe whatever you want in the privacy of your own heads but because you exist as a public institution you actually have to go along with our values as a state. That's what virginia has done as well. Virginia's aggressively trying to be a progressive place. It's going to be absolutely essential to preserve these freedoms instead of We sitting this one out is not going to be an option john. I'm glad you brought up the olympics. Because i'm noticing a really kind of interesting cultural story that is coming out of the olympics of female gymnasts from germany. Wearing these full body suits in qualification events. The bbc reported that the athletes and i'm quoting here continued their stand against the sexualization of their sport. And i saw another story to about norwegian beach. Handball didn't even know this. Sport existed but norwegian beach handball players deliberately defying a rule that required them to wear bikini bottoms and they went with shorts instead to make a protest just like that. So i think what strikes me here is that this isn't coming from islamic countries for example. This is coming from western countries. And i don't get the sense that it's for any kind of religious reasons. I wonder if this is going to be a trend. And i wonder whether you think it's a sign of possibly more healthy culture. It's a great question. I think it's a sign of absolutely contradictory and confused culture. And i think we're gonna see more and more of these things look. I applaud the modesty. Here you know But it's in the name of kind of having sexual autonomy in that contrast comes from a another contrast which is hey. You know women be sexually liberated because you've been victimized sexually there's just so many contradictions and the sexual revolution. It's hard to know where to begin. And because there's not a stable source for human dignity in western culture anymore but we still want human dignity we still want value. We still want equality in all of these things you know a couple of weeks ago. I did a breakpoint commentary in which i said. Whoa kness as a christian. Heresy because witness is fighting against discrimination and fighting against oppression. I think it's doing it wrongly. And i'm using the common way people use it but you know what the the idea that oppression is not a normal part of the world should be fought against only owes itself to christianity. That's what's so interesting about this story. The idea that women's value should be protected historically never existed until there's a vision of the image of god and of course in the first chapter of genesis before we know eve's name we're told that she's also made in god's image it's a beautiful grounding human identity For these to adam and eve that are going to be critical in this human story and kind of representative of the rest of the human race. So i think that's what's happening here. I think that sexual broken this creates a context in which particularly women and children are vulnerable and women also have been given that voice to fight back. and so i. I applaud these gymnast. I applaud these norwegian beach handball players. Who i also didn't know was the thing but god bless them have fun. I just i think the only potential for this to have some sort of long term change and not be undermined. Think about for example. How all of women's rights are now at risk in the name of third way. Feminism which says that men can be women. It's so bizarre. We're just in this state of perpetual conflict and contradiction so i i'm not sure that there's longevity here without something more stable to grounded in but god bless them for pushing back on the ways that they're being sexualize d- well. John stonestreet is president of the colson center. And host of the breakpoint podcasts. John thanks so much. Becky about Well sometimes when technology fails man's best friend comes through. Elsa green was enjoying a day on the beach with her family and eagle river michigan until that she realized she'd lost her wedding ring in the sand. A man nearby with a metal detector tried to help out and hunt for the ring but he couldn't do it so green walked to a nearby sheriff's office to ask for help a deputy there said ma'am there's really nothing we can do. But a short time. After that. Sergeant brad pelly showed up with his canine named dog. The dog began searching for the ring and took kim just a few minutes to find it. Sergeant pelly told tv station w. b. u. p. part of the transcript article search so anything when human order his trained to find ways. It's just gonna be a crime scenes whether it be a knife or connor anything with human order like a wedding ring grateful. Elsa green says she plans to bring dog a little ice cream just her way of saying that boy. it's the world and everything. today is. Friday july thirtieth. Thank you for turning to world radio to help. Start your dad. Good morning. I'm nick and myrna brown coming next on the world and everything in it up. French mystery series thrilling american audiences. Here's world's salish weinsberg. There's just something vindicating about watching a heist where the thief gets back at the bad guys other movie franchises like ocean's eleven or the italian job as well as the famous robin hood have capitalized on this story. Trope lupan now streaming. Its second season on. Netflix continues in that tradition. The french ten part mystery series follows. Assan diop played by acclaimed french actor. Omar see a son and his father. Babacar left senegal to create a better life in paris. At first the father and son circumstances are better babacar. Diop babacar gets a job show. Furring hubert pellegrini one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in france. I'm looking for someone personable and someone punctual. That's very important. Couldn't agree more sir. I'm suspicious of people who are late. Thank you babacar. You may go as you leave to my assistant. Put an end to the interviews then. A valuable necklace once owned by french queen. Marie-antoinette goes missing from pellegrini safe. Police and pellegrini accused babacar of stealing it. Sending him to prison overwhelmed with shame. Babacar commits an apparent suicide. Leaving his young son to fend for himself. Twenty five years later. A sun sets out to avenge his father and prove his innocence to do that. He needs to expose the corrupt pellegrini families. I don't know if they lied about it. That could've lied about the rest code. In the chargers gets my father. Twenty five years. I believe my father was a thief. Grew up with that twenty. Five years of enroll doesn't have much moral high ground to stand on. He's spent his life perfecting the art of robbery and fraud. he bases his thieving techniques. On maurice leblanc's famous book series arsene lupin gentleman burglar. The blonde published his first lupan story in nineteen o five sixteen novels and thirty nine. Short stories followed all telling tales of thief known for using his trickery for arsene. Lupin isn't just a book is my hair. My method my assigned diop tells himself he's using his gifts for good as well because don't the rich odor their money to the poor after all but assign fails to recognize how he himself has benefited from the wealth and prosperity of france's upper class even though flashbacks demonstrate how many people who could have helped him instead treated him as just another troublemaking imigran kit to check the windows and assange honest he really just enjoys outsmarting people to no ma'am mr place. He opened a door. Police is the place. Thank you very much need to worry about. I have two cops already standing guard downstairs. You have an alarm system. No that's not. Good madam not at all but now assan wants to use his questionable skill set for something bigger than just fattening his wallet. He wants to win back his estranged wife and son as well as clear his father's name and to him the ends justified. The means okay. What's the new plan. Don't work pelagreeny. Took it out on my own. So i'll do the same interest. Lupan is filmed in french. So the american netflix version is dubbed in english but the quality of the voice acting as well as the fast moving plot quickly make viewers forget. They're watching a dubbed version. One downside the show features frequent language and sometimes the english. Voiceover it's worse. Expletives than the direct french translation in the subtitles and there are obvious problems with assange thieving ways. But those aside it is fun to watch the of disguise allusion and technology operate as he tries to bring down his foe like how he manages to steal a multi-million dollar necklace from the louvre with team of janitors or trades places with an inmate in prison or evades police by ordering well-done burgers with no onions kicked us face now. We can't hear his covenant. Microphone attention all units defeat from the louvre's in the park. No be until he moves understand. I lupan is striking a chord with audiences. It grabbed the second. Most is of any netflix. Original so far this year and became the first french production to hit the us top ten list. At the end of season to net flicks announced. Lupan will return for a third chapter until then we'll have to wonder if the sun diop will ever put his thieving ways behind him and if a learned that more crime even aimed toward the dirty rich doesn't balance the scales of justice. I'm sarah weinsberg Today is friday. July thirtieth good morning. This is the world and everything in it from listener. Supported world radio. I'm ernie brown nick. Eicher time now for your listener feedback and we certainly do have a lot of it to share this month. Many listeners rodas this week after hearing. Dr charles. horton's interview about america's frontline doctors. We will read samples from a few of those many many emails in just a minute but one common criticism that we heard was that we didn't have any kind of response from the organization itself. That's right we did. Not but there's a reason for that and we should have said so during the segment that dr horton did. Try to get in touch with america's frontline doctors and asked to talk with them as part of his reporting. He gave them a week to respond and they did not right. We also heard for many listeners. Who wanted us more directly to address. The doctors claims about things like how drugs chloroquine ivermectin and reports of adverse reactions to the kobe. Vaccines one of the reasons we didn't do that in this segment is that we've carried reporting on these issues at other times we'll link to those reports in today's program. Transcript so if you wanted to that would make it convenient to go back and check those out all right well. It's read some email that is representative of the feedback. We received as i said it was a lot. It was highly negative some of it from medical professionals and all of it by email so we will have to read excerpts for you. I kenneth kirby wrote to say he was disappointed. The piece was more of an editorial commentary about america's frontline doctors and not a new story alan. Shell said he wished we'd mentioned several cases in the past when a vaccine fully approved by the fda had to be pulled from the market due to safety concerns chrome question as he says the over the top panic-inducing push to vaccinate the planet against a virus. That has a very high recovery rate and suggested world has accepted that idea without critique. Rick whitmer took issue with our description of america's frontline doctors as primarily political. He noted that medicine and politics have often become intertwined during the past year. Austin britten wrote to say he thought we'd misrepresented the groups use of the term experimental. He noted that because the technology behind the mr a vaccines has never been used before. It is by definition an experiment. When you said the responses were highly negative and they were but a few were appreciative. David phillips wrote to say it was excellent informed thoughtful and vital reporting and donald thompson of family and preventative medicine doctor in bristol. Tennessee called in with this feedback. Dr horton identifies several red flags about this group that we would be wise to identify when we get our news. A medical group should provide medical advice. Based on evidence it may be difficult to separate evidence from a political discussion and from the obvious emotions associated with illness and death but it is crucial that the wise consumer of information do just this. Well thanks to everyone who provided feedback many indicated. They are longtime listeners and happy listeners. We know this is an area where reasonable people disagree. And we thank you very much for your reasonable and thoughtful disagreement sticking with that same subject but moving on to a different story longtime listener stephan. Ad buick had this to say about another. Covert related story. I want to thank you. For paul butler segment on your july first podcast about lingering post covert side effects i had it and i was on a ventilator for eight days thankfully the lord brought me through and while i'm in remarkably good shape now there are some lingering effects including leg numbness and shooting pains in that same leg. I had thought it. Perhaps it was a result of laying on my back for a month. But your podcast made me think that maybe it is indeed a long term side effect. Thanks to the world and everything in it for making me aware of this possibility but mostly thanks to our lord for his healing hand. Well thank you steffan and we join you and giving thanks to god for your recovery We have time for one more. Call today hi. My name is catherine family. Listens from north west indiana on monday on legal dockets in the discussion with adam sherrington About the supreme court rulings for the year Statistics he mentioned that there was a ninety four percent reversal rate for the ninth circuit. And so that. That was very concerning. I was wondering why that was concerning. Thank you all right. Well catherine we asked mary reicher to give us an explanation to pass along and she told us. When the high court overturned so many rulings from one circuit it suggests the judges in that circuit are deciding cases not on legal principles but on outcome in other words. The judges may be asking themselves. How do i want this case to turn out. And then find justifications after the fact to reach that conclusion instead when judges are making even-handed applications of the law you wouldn't see the supreme court having to overturn the majority of their decisions. That's what she said. We also got an email this month from a listener. Asking about our new podcasts lawless. We previewed back in april and he said he was looking for hearing it. Well the wait is almost over. The first episode airs on september seventeenth and between now and then we have new seasons of legal docket starting on august tenth and listening in on september tenth. It's going to be a busy month around here with lots for you to look forward to and lots of work for us still to do well one final note before we go. If you haven't had a chance to vote yet in this year's hope awards. Please be sure to do that. A. w. n. g. dot org slash compassion. We thank you very much w. n. g. dot org slash compassion. 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6.10.21 Teaching math, military spending, and a lesson in reconciliation
"The world and everything is made possible by listeners. Like me hi. Emily guy and i'm a stay at home. Mom in lafayette indiana. I give to world. Because i appreciate news. Leaked meet a prayer rather than despair. This month is world's tune giving drive. I hope you'll join me in supporting world's brand of journalism by visiting w in g dot org slash. doni hope. You enjoyed today's program. Good morning california. Wants to change the way. Math is taught in part to close gaps in achievement among the racist but some parents object mercury. Everybody learned mouth that way. They're never gonna get to the mound. Also president biden's proposed budget short shrift the military according to one retired army general. We'll talk to him. Plus a story of reconciliation after the civil war they e of blood on the battlefield with their blue works the same color. It was the same of blood. They will people and commentator cal thomas on the search for truth. It's thursday june tenth. This is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm remember and mary record. Good morning up next anna. Joe hansen brown has the news. President joe biden is in england today. The first stop on a week long trip. It is his first overseas outing as president. Top of the agenda a summit with leaders from the group of seven. The president will then travel to brussels for nato summit and a meeting with european leaders. He will end his trip in geneva where he will meet with russian president vladimir putin speaking to reporters before boarding air force one. The president said the trip has one major goal. Reliant make it clear to me. Late tuesday national security advisor. Jake sullivan dismissed. Criticism of biden's decision to meet with his russian counterpart being able to look president putin in the eye and say this is what america's expectations are. This is what america stands for. This is what america's all about this we believe is an essential aspect of us. russia diplomacy. The president began his trip with some humanitarian diplomacy on wednesday. The white house confirmed that the administration has agreed to purchase five hundred million covid nineteen vaccine doses for other countries under the deal inked with drugmaker pfizer. The united states will donate the shots to ninety two lower income countries and the african union over the next year before he left washington. The president ended. Bipartisan talks on a compromise infrastructure. Bill republican senator shelley moore capito served as her party's chief negotiator. I'm a bit disappointed. Frustrated that the that the white house really kept moving the ball on me and then finally just brought me negotiations. That were untenable and then ended the negotiations altogether. The two sides ultimately could not agree on what to include in the bill and for it. Republican senators offered a nine hundred twenty eight billion dollar proposal. President biden wanted to see a one point seven trillion dollar investment. The president wants to pay for the new spending by raising the corporate tax rate from twenty one percent to twenty eight percent. that's a no go. For republicans and the white house rejected the gop suggestion to use unspent covid nineteen funds to help pay for the infrastructure package. When the two sides failed to reach an agreement. The white house began talks with another group of senators. They include republican bill cassidy of louisiana and two key centrist democrats joe manchin of west virginia and kerstin cinema of arizona but the president is not relying on a bipartisan agreement. The white house confirmed that he spoke tuesday with democratic congressional leaders about using the budget reconciliation process to move at least some of the package forward. Although bipartisan agreement is rare these days senators did come together. Late tuesday to pass a bill aimed at beefing up the us tech industry. The bill allocates fifty billion dollars in emergency funding to boost semiconductor development and manufacturing senators approved the measure by a vote of sixty eight to thirty two majority leader. Chuck schumer said that showed how concerned lawmakers are about the need for investment in critical areas. I believe the final vote reflects the importance of the bill. Rededicating the federal government to science and technology to out competing our adversaries especially the chinese communist party to strengthen in critical supply chains as well as our partnerships and alliances abroad. The bill also creates a new brand in the national science foundation to focus on artificial intelligence and quantum science overall it increases government spending about two hundred fifty billion dollars. The white house on wednesday dropped trump era executive orders targeting popular messaging apps tiktok and we chat world sarah schwartzberg reports. The orders were intended to ban the software due to concerns over national security risks but court challenges prevented them from taking effect. A new executive order directs the commerce department to analyze transactions involving apps that are manufactured supplied or controlled by china biden administration. Officials said they wanted to take a narrower approach to identifying potential threats security experts. Worry about what chinese companies might do with the personal data. They collect from app. Users administration officials have not said whether they think such data collection poses a danger to americans but the biden administration is concerned about other chinese companies. Last week it added several companies allegedly connected with military and surveillance to a list that prohibits americans from investing in them reporting for world. I'm sarah weinsberg. A houston-based hospital system has suspended more than one hundred. Seventy healthcare workers who refused to get a covid nineteen vaccine. A group of nurses protested the decision in baytown on tuesday. We don't stop this now. In december change everybody's just gonna apple created domino effect. Everybody across the nation is going to be forced to get things into their body that they don't wind and that's not right. People move from other countries to come here to escape. That sort of thing in an internal memo sent to employees houston methodist. Ceo mark boom said. He respected the decision not to get the shot but he said the hospital system needed to set an example and protect patients. Nearly three hundred employees got a medical or religious exemption from the vaccine administrators granted deferrals to more than three hundred others for pregnancy or other reasons in a ruling issued last week the federal equal employment opportunity commission said employers are within their rights to require. Vaccinations the suspended. Workers have two weeks to get a shot or lose their jobs permanently. I'm anna johannes brown straight ahead. A new way to teach math cal thomas on the dangers of propaganda. This is the world and everything in it. it's thursday the tenth of june. Twenty twenty one. Thank you for joining us today for the world and everything in it. good morning. I'm mary reicher and myrna brown. I ap a battle in california over how to teach math. The states million public school students may soon learn math in a new way. A new set of guidelines is to be adopted later this year the goal to improve everyone's scores and closed the gaps among racial groups but parents worry the new plan will force everyone into mediocrity world's esther eden reports during a recent public hearing in california dozens of parents called in to talk about math class. Here's one catherine flitcroft holding kids back. When they're ready to move forward is detrimental to them academically. Socially and emotionally flitcroft was protesting the model math. Curriculum that california plans to adopt in november districts wouldn't be required to follow the framework but it provides a guide for changing how they teach math and educators. Say change is needed in two thousand eighteen. Less than half of california's public school students met the state's math standards. That number broke down even more by race. Almost three quarters of asian students and half white students made the grade but only about one fifth of black students and a quarter of hispanic students. Did joe bowler a professor of math education at stanford university and a co author of the math framework. She says math itself isn't causing those gaps. The problem is the way teachers present math concepts. The way masks has been tortoise led to considerable inequities over the is and it's important to tackle those inequities but how the model curriculum has a few suggestions including starting with real world situations. For example teachers could lead a class discussion about why california farmer might want to fence the biggest possible area then. They could teach students the matheny to calculate the largest area. They could fence with a certain number of fence posts. Some students don't mind drilling concept's before practicing with real life examples but the framework argues starting with real life. Applications will help me stay engaged and be more likely to succeed. Ultimately the framework wants teachers to shift from teaching math as a string of procedures and memorization. Instead it wants to emphasize other aspects of math like reasoning communication and problem solving who years mathematics has been very warm dimensional. You've follow me. do these procedures. You repeat them and so of cool it's narrow and it is been successful for narrow group of kids so when you make maths role of what. Mathematics is reasoning communicating. It actually just brings in many more kids but california math teacher. Michael maloney says the focus on helping students explore math and appreciate its beauty. Could crowd out teaching them. The basic skills they need to practice math not just observe it. It's like art appreciation as opposed to being learning how to create art. You're not creating the art. Which is what a mathematician does or or learning the skills of doing the art. Your mortgage is looking at it and seeing it as a pretty thing to understand in the big picture way which which is valuable. I think that could be a really good gateway but making everybody learn math that way. They're never going to get to the math. One aspect of the framework in particular has prompted a lot of pushback from parents. That's the plan to remove tracking a system that allows some students to test into advanced math classes while other stay on a slower track in the new framework. All students would stay in the same math classes until eleventh grade. They would also postpone taking algebra until high. School bowler says that method ensure students have enough time to fully understand math concepts instead of racing toward higher level classes like calculus but because part of the frameworks goal is to close racial achievement gaps. Some parents see the change claim that black and hispanic students can't succeed in math. an earlier. draft of the math framework did link to a document that dismissed objectivity and the pursuit of one right answer over deeper understanding it claimed those signs of white supremacy after backlash the authors removed mentions of that document but parent. Eating egg said her daughter. An advanced math student got the idea anyway. She asked her mom if the authors of the new framework thought. She couldn't succeed in math because she is hispanic. So i'm really. I'm really interiors today. Now but she has is for my doors that she thinks maybe she was. Just because she's hispanic and recall you put it buller insists. The changes aren't because black or hispanic. Students can't do the work as they'll help. More students of all backgrounds succeed an interview. Cutting tracking doesn't mean cutting opportunities for students to excel bowler says teachers can accommodate advanced students by providing more advanced problems. They can use curriculums that assigned different levels of coursework based on students scores on built-in assessments but parents catherine flitcroft worry. That won't happen in practice instead. Advanced students will end board in math classes where teachers are scrambling to accommodate to many different levels of achievement. My son loved math but when he got to middle school he began to complain that the pace was too slow for him and that already knew most of what was being taught he began to hate school and begged made a homeschool him fortunately he was assessed and put into an advanced class the following year. This was a lifesaver for him. His mood improved. He made new friends and was motivated to learn. Again and california isn't the only state reconsidering math class for junior is also debating whether to drop tracking as part of an effort to close racial achievement. Gaps it's not scheduled to update its math curriculum for several years but what starts in california could eventually make its way to classrooms across the country reporting for world. I'm esther eaten coming up next on the world and everything in it. Military funding president biden released his proposed budget for twenty twenty two just before memorial day weekend it includes one hundred seventy three billion dollars for the us army now that might sound like a lot but according to our next guest. It's not enough general. Thomas spore served over thirty six years in the us army and now directs the center for national defense at the heritage foundation. He says the army would lose seven billion dollars in purchasing power. Thanks to inflation. If congress adopts the president's budget general spoor says that would take the army back to the days of the obama administration when just three of its fifty eight brigade. Combat teams were fit to go to war general. Good morning. thanks so much for joining us today. Good morning well. Seven billion dollars is a lot of money but it's not a large percentage relative to the army's budget so tell us what could get cut under this scenario and how it would affect our readiness. You're right it's not. A large percentage of the army budget but a lot of the army budget is fixed. Cost as they say in the business where we pay salaries it pays fuel costs and so there really is not a lot of flexibility in the budget. And we're already seeing the early indications a what would be cut in this budget so the army has had to cut back on their training. You know they go to the field and they train their armies skills in that has been cut back thirty percent in this proposed budget for twenty twenty two their rotations to the national training center and other combat training centers also cut about twenty five percent and then there are a number of cuts to their equipment programs. They've been steadily trying to modernize their helicopters for example maybe year. Your listeners have heard the blackhawk helicopter or the apache helicopter. Those programs have been cut by one. Third and i had a friend that used to tell me that anything that defies gravity really ought not take a lot of risk with and so they're they're slowing the modernisation of these helicopter programs which concerns me. And i think it should turn your listeners greatly. What does this tell us about. The biden administration's priorities for the military and us foreign policy. You know you can look at the budget. They released and they are very proud of some aspects of it. They're they're nearly silent on anything to do with national security in that That silence speaks volumes to be in so Both the department of defense and the department of homeland security neither one Budget went up even to to compensate for inflation and so the biden administration is clearly focused on domestic priorities of that may be the right sense of what america wants but it ignores you know some pressing national security threats that the united states has in the form of china russia iran north korea. That i think you know merit more attention than getting in this budget does. The president's proposed budget reallocate funds to other defense needs for example cyber defence or space related programs. Really in this budget. If you don't get cut that is injury. Successful until there is a small bit of growth for cyber Most everything else in the defense budget either stays the same or gets cut and so for example in the navy they had planned to build two destroyers starting in twenty twenty two and that that has been cut back to one and the air force Not buying as many fighter jets. They probably ought to so across the board in the department defense you. You can't really see anywhere where there's been an increase in money. I think success in that particular budget is just staying the same and not getting cut and so. It's hard to find something that got better at budget Well just to argue a bit from the other side. Some might say that we need to spend less money on a physical army because today's warfare is less about boots on the ground. What do you say to that. There is merit in saying that you know warfare is changing so the the domains space For electronic warfare are all becoming more and more important especially since our adversaries are investing so much funds in there so that is not an area where the american military can afford to take risk. We need strong. Cyber you know these these hacks of the colonial pipeline and all these other recent tax kind of demonstrate what power cyber has the reality is though we have to have both. We have to have a strong cyber posture. And we have to have a military that can defend. Us interests around the globe and so for in some small measure countries like china and a russia challenges in the cyber world because they know we are so strong in our conventional forces and so if we allow our conventional forces to degrade you know they will see opportunities there where they will come back and challenges on the ground and so it's i wish there was an easy answer to say. Hey we can just you know neglect our conventional military focus on cyber but cyber probably will not win wars and defend. Us interest in the future. So right now. This is only a proposal Congress does have the final say. Do you think lawmakers are likely to stick with the president's number mary. I'd like to think they will increase it. you know. there's not enough probably leeway in the federal budget with all the pressures that audit right now to radically increase the defense budget. But i'd like to think a modest increase with you know right now. The defense budget goes up by one point. Six percent liked to think think that congress could take that up to perhaps a three percent increase. That would a leak relieve a lot of the pressuring. I'll just give you one example. Congress has been very kind military. They grant usually a pay raise two to three percent. They don't give any more money for that. And so even when the military funds pay raise for twenty twenty two and if their budget goes by one point six and a half to fund a pay raise of two to three percent that are already again behind the curve. And so i think congress is that and i think they're gonna try to do the best they can to take care of. The united states is priorities including me. Strong national defense general. Thomas borer is director of the center for national defense at the heritage foundation general. Thanks so much for joining us today. Really appreciate it was my pleasure. Thank you additional. Support comes from the new book lament for a father by marvin olesky. This story of his journey to understanding and forgiveness is now available from our publishing. Prp books dot com from a. m. g. international. A gospel i ministry that meets people's spiritual and physical needs while inspiring hope restoring lives and transforming communities. Amg international dot org and from the podcast. Too busy to flush one couple slightly irreverent musings on faith food family and marriage too busy to flush dot com myrna. You and i are old hands in the kitchen. And we know to. Just use up whatever's on hand to feed the family right. Oh yeah yeah. French toast is a great way to use up stale. Bread get is this. A sweets chef in maryland is really thinking outside the kitchen. Now you've heard of this akitas coming out of the ground after seventeen years Yeah and i don't like where this is going very well. You like chocolate right. Myrna in bethesda maryland. Sarah dwyer is serving up. Cicadas dipped in chocolate. She shared her secret recipe with wbal tv. It's really crunchy because we air fry them so we clean them i than we air. Fry them and then we dip them in chocolate and you can sprinkle whatever spice you want on top does really whatever you want. Dwyer definitely has the entrepreneurial jane last year she created something special as a nod to the corona virus. Lash era bestseller. Were dr fauci chocolates and this year. It's the keita's she's definitely got a knack for what sells like three hundred boxes. A day like a chocolate covered potato chip Yeah i'll have to take your word for updates the world and everything in it. is thursday june tenth. Thank you for turning to world radio to help start your day. Good morning. i'm mary record. And myrna brown coming. Next on the world and everything. In it the reconciling power about rocking chair after the civil war ripped our country apart reconstruction efforts aimed to put it back together. Again by law and by force true reconciliation however is a matter of the heart world senior correspondent. Kim henderson recently learned about an extended olive branch. That's been handed down through generations right along with a unique piece of furniture. It takes more than google maps to find some of the historical sites around port gibson mississippi. We'll drive helps because this particular gravel road sunken washed out between earthen banks. Stretching twenty five feet. High history hunters. Say it's worth it to get to the ak. Shaffer house circa eighteen twenty six visitors to the shaffer house can't help but notice the large concrete historical marker that greets them when they arrive it. Lets them know that this is where the first shot of the battle of port gibson was fired but that's not the end of the store. Aka shaver is long dead but his house. Nearly two hundred years old lives on its painted white with the wood. shingle roof. The landmark is unmanned visitors are free to check out the property to their hearts content. There's a seller at the rear nearby. There's an open cistern. Outlined in an teak brick inside the historic home. It's bare dusty. The single chimney has hearts into four rooms. You can see through to the ground between some of the original plank floors. They're the same floors that were once colored red from the blood of union soldiers when the house was used as hospital. This was while the homeowner confederate ak schaefer was far away being held as a prisoner of war. He would later learned that his wife elizabeth frantically loaded their wagon moonlight an escape just ahead of the approaching yanks on the night of may i eighteen sixty three. A battle raged near the property into the morning. Federal troops continued to pass the house all afternoon and set up camp in the yard signs at the site. Give more details in this. Marker tells the story of charles dana. He was a journalist. Who was observing the army for the us secretary of war. Dana visited the schaefer property while it served as a union hospital and he found a gruesome scene. A yard full of amputations he later wrote. I had seen men shot and deadman plenty but this pile of legs and arms gave me a vivid sense of war. Such as i had not before experienced an important piece of furniture that came out of this house is on permanent display at the museum of mississippi history in jackson. The civil war specially the reconstruction period that followed. It fascinates twenty six year. Old roosevelt hawkins. Junior he's a curator at the museum and he feels more of the schaefer story. After the war safely came back to his home lifting shambles and his family in grades. His wife came back immediately after the poor guessing and i mean she was bitter bitter bitter and she never recovered from the mentally mentally and physically. She died but mr schaffer made a purposeful decision. Against in a strange turn of events he became friends with one of the union soldiers who marched his home. According to family members a letter arrived at the port gibson. Post office in the late eighteen. Sixties william duffner of the twenty four th indiana infantry wrote it and the postmaster brought to schaefer. A lifelong correspondence ensued and around the corner. Right here he st schaeffer chair of it is a double rocker. Duffner sent schaefer a custom-made rocking chair. Brightly colored with a folk art look duffner hand painted a battle scene across the back and seat and so the inscription reads from william duffner yankee to mr aka. Shaffer rebel in memory of made the first eighteen three the take his indicate marasmus land of march from don to dark mega. Forgive you and bless all and i think that that is is is so beautiful. Hawkins says the chair represents reconciliation overcome animosity and hate. They bow she of blood on the battlefield with their blue was the same color. It was the same kind of blood they were people eighteen of the day. Hawkins co worker. Stephanie morrissey was there when the schaefer family donated the chair in twenty fifteen. She listened at meetings while museum planners discussed exactly where display says. Today it's a popular object. Talk to visitors you see people peering in getting closer to oh wait. What is this and then discovering more about it. That's important because the story beginning with a gunshot and ending with the gift is one worth repeating. Schafer's example of forgiveness in friendship can provide hope even today when reconciliation could seem as elusive as finding the shaffer house google. The civil war looms large in in not. Just mississippi's history. But in the nation's history and that artifact is just another example of how the mississippi story is america's story and we see these two americans reconciling coming together reporting for world. I'm kim henderson. In port. Gibson and jackson mississippi One final thought. If i may really if against the word of thanks to you for making it possible for me to pursue and then bring back stories like these world is unique that way so much of our mainstream media seem intent on driving us apart. Conflict seems baked into the business model. But not here. Our model is to bring sound journalism. Grounded in facts and biblical truth and to earn your trust every day. So if you trust the work we do and if you value biblically objective journalism would you take a moment today and support world's june giving drive the work we do the mission. We pursued relies on gifts from listers. Like you please visit n. g. dot org slash donate to the close of business. Tuesday the fifteenth generous families have offered to match forgiving and double the impact. The address again is wnyc dot org slash donate. My work is a joy. Thanks so much for helping me to do it Today is thursday june tenth. Good morning this is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm myrna brown and mary record. What's behind america's cultural decline. Here's commentator cal. Thomas secretary of homeland security alejandro. Marcus is reportedly considering the development of tools that would help america's children discern truth from lies and know when they are being fed. Disinformation should anyone regardless of political party or persuasion be comfortable with government telling children what they can believe and whom they can trust. That's what totalitarian states do. It's called propaganda. We're already inundated with political correctness. Cancel culture woke his ism tv network. Spend more time delivering opinion and slanting stories two particular points of view. Then what once was considered fairness if not objective journalism. The list of government officials. Who have lied is long and dates. Back to our nation's founders. Some lies could be defended on national security grounds. Others were used to cover up wrongdoing or enhance the image of the one who lied in recent years. We recall president clinton's denial of a relationship with monica lewinsky president obama's claim about his healthcare program. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor president. George h w bush's read my lips. No new taxes assertions by the george w bush administration that saddam hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Richard nixon's lies about watergate. The lies told by lyndon johnson members of his administration and generals about how we were winning the in vietnam in january. The washington post reported that by the end of his term. Former president trump had accumulated thirty thousand. Five hundred seventy three untruths during his presidency. Averaging about twenty one or romania claims. Today i could go on but you get the point. George orwell was prescient when he wrote in one thousand nine hundred eighty four about newspeak and the ministry of truth we already achieved the former and what we are allowed to say or not say lest we be smeared with nasty rhetorical stains. Let's revisit the ministry of true for those who had read the book or need a reminder. The ministry of truth was related to newspeak. In that it had nothing to do with truth. It was propaganda by another name. Its job was to falsify historical records in ways that align with government policies and its version of those events it was also tasked with defining truth which sometimes resulted in doublespeak or contradictions that serve the purposes of the state today. Truth has become subjective and relative. It's now a personal matter. You have your truth. And i have my truth even when they contradict each other. It doesn't matter as long as we both feel good about it. This flawed notion has contributed to our cultural decline. And it's open. The door for the type of propaganda orwell warned about the truth is supposed to set us free but if we can't recognize defined it we will remain in bondage. I'm cal thomas tomorrow. John stonestreet joins us once again for culture friday. And we'll tell you about a streaming series that puts fantastical spin on an important chapter in. Us history that and more tomorrow. I'm mary record. And myrna brown the world and everything in it comes to you from world radio. World's mission is biblically objective. Journalism that informs educates and inspires. Do your best to present yourself to god. As one approved a worker who has no need to be ashamed rightly handling the word of truth go now increasing grace and peace.
8.31.21 The ministerial exemption, and natural immunity
"The world and everything in it is made possible by listeners. Like us hi. My name is no anderson. I live in makanji pennsylvania. I like listening to the world and everything in every day. I start my morning routine. I hope you enjoy today's program. Good morning natural. Immunity to covert nineteen has many people objecting to mandated shots as a condition to carry out daily life. I'm somebody that advocates people who have had some level of immunity not considered exactly the same as someone who is not docs needed at all or has no prior immunity. Also today a federal court upholds the right of a catholic high school to fire an employee who violated the teaching of the church. Plus the laskey interview. How should parents discern the best christian education for their children but also be a real school. That's actually teaching subsidizing. Content is a place to learn knowledge. Old it's tuesday. August thirty first. This is the world and everything in it from listeners. Supportive world radio. i'm mary writer and net geiger. Good morning up next to can't covington pass the news. Taliban militants fired their rifles into the sky above kabul on monday and celebration after receiving word that the last us military planes had departed the airport hours later. General frank mackenzie confirmed that report. I'm here to ask the completion of our withdrawal from afghanistan in the end of the military mission to evacuate american citizens or country nationals and vulnerable afghans last c. seventeen lifted off from hamid karzai international airport on august thirtieth this afternoon at three twenty nine pm east coast time earlier on monday. Isis militants fired a volley of rockets at the kabul airport. The pentagon said anti rocket defense systems were able to take out the rockets before they struck the airport but some of the rockets landed across town reportedly striking residential apartment blocks white house press secretary. Jen psaki said monday. That with the evacuation mission. Now over officials aren't yet sure how many americans were left behind. We believe there are still a small number. I understand you're asking for the exact number who remained. We're trying to determine exactly how many but house republican leader kevin mccarthy said the exact number hardly matters. They're making a conscious decision that they're leaving americans behind. Why would you do that the two week. Airlift has brought scenes of desperation and horror in the early days. People desperate to flee taliban rule flooded onto the tarmac and some fell to their deaths after clinging to a departing plane and on thursday and isis suicide attack at an airport gate killed nearly two hundred afghans and u s servicemembers. The storm that was hurricane ida is spinning into northern alabama and eastern tennessee. Today it's still packing heavy rain and thirty mile per hour winds. The storm is already carved a path of destruction from the louisiana coast through northern mississippi. President biden said monday that the federal government will help. Anyway it can. We've got a million people in louisiana without power and for time. I caused the mississippi river to literally changes direction and some folks are still dealing with the storm. Surge and flash flooding rescuers set out in hundreds of boats and helicopters to reach people trapped by floodwaters on monday that as residents living in a maze of rivers and by us along louisiana's gulf coast retreated desperately to their addicts or roofs. The storm is blamed for at least two deaths of motorists who drowned in new orleans and a person by a falling tree outside about an rouge new orleans. Mayor latoya cantrell said the good news. Is that her cities. Levy system passed a major test case scenario. It did not happen. We did not have another katrina. And that's something again. We should all be grateful for however the impact is absolutely significant. She said the city and the state are only beginning to survey the destruction. The damage to the power grid was so extensive. That officials warned. It could be weeks before it's repaired. Fire officials have ordered more evacuations. Near lake tahoe. As the calder fire roared through forests south west of the lake along the california nevada state line. The fire destroyed multiple homes on sunday along highway fifty. That is one of the main routes into the south end of the lake. The fire also roared through the sierra at tahoe ski resort destroying multiple buildings and the weather does not appear to be cooperating forecasters say extreme heat and triple digit temperatures. Could last for several days the blaze that broke out august fourteenth has already burned roughly two hundred and fifty square miles. That's an area larger than chicago. New kovic nineteen infections have risen to levels not seen since january of this year which was the peak month of the pandemic so far world. Kristen flavin has more about one. Hundred fifty thousand. Americans are testing positive each day according to a rolling seven day average. That's a return to january levels though not yet near the mid january peak of a quarter of a million daily infections those are of course just the recorded numbers experts say the actual case count as likely much higher as many who can track the virus. Never take a test and deaths for cova. Nineteen are also on the rise quadrupling since early july. Almost a thousand americans are once again dying from cova. Nineteen each day. Officials estimate that about ninety. Eight percent of those deaths are among unvaccinated patients. But vaccinations are also on the rise. About four hundred. Fifty thousand americans are now getting their first shot each day. That's an increase of seventy three percent since late july reporting for world. I'm kristen flan kept covington straight ahead. A court victory for christian schools was resisting the temptation to pretend we're perfect. This is the world and everything in a. It's tuesday the last day of august. Twenty twenty one so glad to have you along for today's edition of the world and everything in it. Good morning. i'm mary reicher and dogmatic hiker. I up today religious guidance for religious schools federal court earlier this month upheld the right of an indianapolis catholic highschool to fire a guidance counselor who violated church teaching by entering into a same sex relationship. Lynn starkey sued ron collie highschool in two thousand nineteen. She accused school officials of discriminating against her and creating a hostile work environment due to her sexual orientation. We'll joining us now to fill us in on this. Case is steve west. He's an attorney and writes about religious liberty issues for world digital good morning. Steve good morning mary. First of all give us a bit of background on this case and how we got here. Lyn starkey worked for run collie highschool along time about forty years from nineteen seventy eight to nineteen ninety nine but you know people's beliefs and behavior can change over their lives and that's kind of what happened here though. She obviously subscribed to catholic teaching on sexuality marriage. When she was hired she had to in order to work there that changed by the time she entered into a same sex relationship and when the school learn about it. It did what it had to do it. It didn't renew our contract. She was fired so as we mentioned a federal court sided with run carly highschool. How and why did the court arrive at that decision stark. You made a number of claims but it all boiled down to you discriminate against me about firing me solely based on our status as a gay person but the court relied on what's called the ministerial exception. A doctrine the courts have developed that flows out of the first amendment is part of a broader idea that churches and religious institutions when they're acting like churches and religious institutions should have a high degree of autonomy and courts should not be second guessing their decisions. Let's statelets to stop right here and delve more deeply into what ministerial exception. Actually looks like that refers to church doctrine governance and even firing and hiring after all if a church or religious ministry is going to fulfil mission it to be able to count on employees who believe in the mission. The ministerial exception applies to ministers of course but also to those employees who serve a vital religious function like a principal of a school and organised for the church A press secretary for religious organization and the court here said that lynn starkey as a guidance counselor certainly fell in that category. I mean she gave spiritual advice to students. She prayed with them and she served as a role model to them. Will the school have to defend its rights any further or is this case closed. Unfortunately it looks like it's not over yet. Starkey has appealed not with the school wants of course but a favorable appeals court ruling could be helpful to many other schools in helping clarify the law in this area right. Well steve. You wrote that. The courts continued to wrestle with the scope of the ministerial exception. Explain what's going on there. Well no one believes that. Churches religious schools in religious ministries are completely autonomous yet. The ministerial exception arose as a way to protect their religious liberty and prevent the government from being entangled with religious doctrine and governance. And here's an area in which we can be very thankful for the way. The supreme court has at least today dealt with it yet defining the scope of the exception can be a challenge as you move farther away from someone who's an actual minister so yes. It covers the minister. The teacher even the guidance counselor like here but at the other stream it be a challenge to show. It covers the custodian or school bus driver. I know there's been some recent cases dealing with the ministerial exception at the supreme court. Yes last summer. The court issued a ruling upholding the right of two catholic schools in california to fire elementary school. Teachers over discrimination claims finding they were both vital because they were involved in teaching the faith but decisions back to other courts. That didn't stop. The ministerial exception are up for review by the court. One involved a lawyer who sought job at a legal aid clinic operated by seattle's union gospel mission. Where the mission. Charges every employee with evangelization. Does he serve vital religious function or what about social work professor. At gordon college christian college where the college has a well articulated vision of ministry for staff that requires integration of faith and learning. Does she served a vital religious function. So both of those cases state courts did not think so both are up for review by the supreme court. And then you can look further and look at the leaders of campus student. Christian groups like inter varsity. You know we've had some successes there in recent months but i think we'll see the ministerial exception. The plot them as we will continue to face challenges there. It'll take time. But i think we'll find some answers as to the scope of this protection as courts. Consider these kinds of cases over the next several years. Steve west writes about religious liberties for world digital. You can subscribe to his free excellent weekly newsletter on first amendment issues called liberties at wnyc dot org slash newsletters. Steve always great talking to. You always a pleasure. Mary coming up next on the world and everything in it natural immunity. it's hard to know with precision. How many americans so far have had cova nineteen limited access to testing as well as the viruses. Wide range of symptoms means official counter. Probably underestimating the number of americans. Who've had the virus one study in the journal. Nature published in february estimates that up to seventy percent of the country has had it and some of those people say their natural immunity should exempt them from having to get a vaccine but does natural. Immunity conferred the same protections. That vaccines do world's sarraj weinsberg reports a few weeks ago. Shogo can't began to feel sick after a couple of days. The thirty-seven-year-old symptoms worsened. Everything hurt you. Have these weird temperature changes. Were it feel really hot. And then you troll really cold new show really hot sh- my appetite almost nothing. I think he got tested positive for kobe. Nineteen camp got tested for two reasons. He wanted to be responsible and he wanted documentation that he had. The virus camp wants to prove he has natural immunity. I believe that you know natural merely especially in people that are young and healthy like myself. is robust. Camp hasn't gotten cove in nineteen vaccine. He might in the future but for now he'd like his natural immunity to excuse him from a potential workplace vaccine. Mandate i feel like especially with all the breakthrough cases that my natural beauty is not only equal but superior to the vaccinations and i should get some credit for that. So far the centers for disease control and prevention doesn't want to give people credit for natural immunity. The agency recommends covert nineteen vaccines as the best way to protect against the virus. Whether you've had it or not. Many companies schools and businesses with vaccine mandates are following that guidance only allowing vaccines to count as protection from cova nineteen. And they're giving out medical exemption sparingly to back its position. The cdc sites study at conducted earlier this summer when the delta variant was not prevalent in the united states it looked at patients in kentucky and found that unvaccinated. People are more than twice as likely to get reinfected with kobe. Nineteen than those who are fully vaccinated now as the delta variance spreads the. Cdc says vaccines are also the best protection against the strain. Even though new data shows pfizer's jab only stopped symptoms in sixty six percent of vaccinated people. That's instead of the previous ninety percent. Dr amy shahala is a senior scholar at the johns hopkins university center for health security. He says despite reduced protection against the delta variant vaccines are still doing their most important job. What we know is that our vaccines are holding up against the delta various when it comes to what matters serious disease hospitalization and death but dr donald believes natural. Immunity is worth something. I'm somebody that advocates people who have had some level of immunity be not considered exactly the same someone who is not vaccinated at all or has no prior immunity and there is data to suggest that maybe a single dose of the two doses pfizer and madonna vaccines may be sufficient for a personal with prior and unity to have as robust immunity as someone that's been vaccinated new research also points to the benefits of natural immunity especially against the delta variant. An oxford university study released this month. Look at how the pfizer and astrazeneca vaccines fared against the strain. The research concluded that people who had been vaccinated and had been previously infected with kovic nineteen had the most protection and a new study in israel. That isn't peer reviewed. Yet looked at seventy thousand cova. Nineteen patients researchers found that patients who just got two doses of the pfizer vaccine. Were six to thirteen times more likely to be reinfected than those with just natural immunity but again the strongest immunity was found in those who had been previously infected and had been given at least one dose of a vaccine still. Dr doll says overall vaccines provide a more standardized immune response against all of the corona by restraints the natural immunity alone. The vaccines contain the genetic material for the spike protein which causes the immune system data very concentrated ineffective immune response against the spike protein. Which seems to be the most important aspect of our immunity and although there's different immunity that's induced when you're naturally infected. It doesn't seem that they're as important as having a really robust response against the spike protein. Which is what the vaccine delivers but some countries are treating natural immunity as equal to vaccines at least for now. Italy requires a digital green pass to enter public places like restaurants museums and gems. Who's eligible for a pass. Doug badger is a public policy analyst at the heritage foundation through groups of people one those who have been vaccinated to those who have no certification that they have recovered from the infection within the past six months after six months the country no longer counts are recovered person as immune right now. Studies disagree over. How long natural immunity lass as they are also questioning how long vaccine immunity lasts. Badger says like italy naturally immune people should also be allowed to function as normal in the united states but officials here haven't made documenting natural immunity priority. Cdc has never encouraged for example. A doctor to give a recovered patient. A note or some certification or a local public health agency to give the certification that john doe recovered from coverted as of june fourth. Twenty twenty one. We have little cdc cards those of us who have been vaccinated but we don't have any thing that we carry around two documents that we recover from infection that makes it more difficult for schools hospitals and businesses to figure out who falls into what categories never infected recovered and vaccinated but recovered in nineteen patients. Like we're chicago. Kemp and experts like dr amadora at johns hopkins. Say it would be a system worth figuring out if the goal is to protect people against cove in nineteen. I think that this should be something that we incorporate into guidance. If you have natural immunity one dose of vaccine if you don't have natural immunity to doses of vaccine if you're immunosuppressed three doses of vaccine reporting for world. I'm sarah schweinfurt comes from the missions. On point podcast. Fifteen minutes every friday. Re-energizing your vision for world missions through the local church missions on point available. Wherever you get your podcasts and from door university students can apply to door to study nursing. Agriculture engineering social work and more all taught from a christian perspective. More at d. o. R. d. t. dot edu slash apply. Long and maybe you've had a package stolen off your doorstep and if you have you know how frustrating that can be. Sodas kristen levin. She was the victim last week of a porch pirate at her home in connecticut. Levin said she got a notification on her phone from her front door security camera after amazon delivered. Then just five minutes after that. She received another alert. But this time no package video showed the brazenly snatching the package and making zero attempt to hide from the camera. Then walking away like no big deal reviewing the footage she was able to get a good look at the suspect. He stood about three feet tall and was covered with black for right. Good news here. She found her package in the neighbor's yard. Apparently the black bear must've been looking for food because he wasn't interested in what was in the box which is a package of toilet paper. I guess it wasn't the sherman bear. Then i'm guessing not it's the world and everything. Today is tuesday. August thirty first. Thank you for turning world radio to help starting your day. Good morning. i'm nick. And i'm mary record coming next on the world and everything in it. The old interview. Today conversation with author and educator gene edward christian family is looking for public education. Alternatives have a growing list of options. But how should parents evaluate. Those choices fee offers some helpful advice. Here's editor and chief. Marvin olesky let starwood basics. What should parents look for in christian school. Well two things. Christianity of course. And that's not always something you can take for granted but also it'd be a real school the it's it's actually teaching substance. Teaching content is a place to learn knowledge. So let's say a parent is is aware of the decline of public schools and has decided. I'm going to send my child to a christian school. What are the things apparent. Should particularly be looking for when the reformers started the project of universal education to try to get every christian to be able to read the bible for themselves. The kind of schools say opened were classical christian schools and the result was not only could read the bible well and Education was given to peasants into to women and It was an education flourishing but because it was a classical education. I'm like did. They read the bible. They could do a lot of other things. In that tied into the social mobility the came of the reformation with the economic explosion that came Of following the reformation and it just a very powerful approach to to learn any even some christian schools. That aren't classical hand. Just be centers for indoctrination. Indoctrination comes from a good word doctrine. And it's important to put doctrine in students but some christian schools. That's pretty much all they do for good education. It's good to in addition to the two good solid cata cases to teaching students about the world. God has made the history of the nation history of of the world. it doesn't present. Christianity is just a narrow little thing that we're walling off from the rest of reality rather christianity's the bigger reality that embraces every kind of knowledge every kind of truth and a school that has that perspective. I think it'd be most effective including in preserving and transmitting the faith because when when the student comes from that from that very narrow background and they never been exposed to anything. The challenges that they often are ill-equipped when they are out in the world and they come across these ideas. They come across these other. They don't know how to do them and they come out sometimes with the sense that christianity is just this narrow little ideology that they want to escape as soon as they can and so a good christian education is is bigger than that because christianity is bigger than that so when a parent is is checking out of school. What are say three questions that the parents should be sure to ask. Well i'd like to ask about the the reading lists what the students read at the different levels now. It might be classics of the past classic works. That's a good sign. It doesn't have to be necessarily but are they reading exclusively contemporary works Works with an obvious ideology behind them. That's a good test. Look reading lists so check. The reading list teach history rather than social studies. Well that's a good good sign. Yeah just what they call. Subjects that can be can be telling well. Let me ask about this. One question parents often have you'd expect to see some emphasis on creation rather than evolution. Okay yeah what kinds of questions should parents ask about that. Well right ask about the science curriculum. see what they do with science. See how they handle. Evolution and creation. There are christian schools that Say we teach creation inner theology classes but we teach evolution in our science classes. Here's part of the genius of a classical approach education. It ties knowledge together. Progressive education is highly specialized and and even when it teaches multiple subjects. They're taught in isolation and you study one different area and then you take another class. It teaches another area and they have nothing to do with each other What that does is to sort of fragment to the the mind and a lot of times people come out with knowing a lot about very little and they haven't been exposed to anything else. A part of the classical approach is to tie things together so you have to see. The science course has to accord and relate to the theology course and what we learn about creation in your bible class has to shape how you approach the natural world and it's wonders in the science classes. I think it's helpful for schools again to give a good education to tell make students aware of the the contrary worldviews out there. And that's the way for them not to be influenced by them because a lot of times otherwise. They'll think that's the answer. That's the only truth. Be the my christian. School was shelter me from this They must not have wanted me to know about that because it must be true so again that that bigger connected approached education. Yeah that's that's important. That is gene. Edward v talking with marvin alaska to read more of their interview. We've posted a link in today's transcript at world and everything dot org. Today is tuesday. August thirty first. Good morning this is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm nick and i mary writer. Here's commentator whitney williams on cleaning out the pantry and i don't mean a clean one like mine just nasty. Where a nasty family. And that's all there is to it. I thought yesterday as i spy squirmy larva in our oatmeal trash to cocoon infested spaghetti box and swatted at the winged disgustingness. Flying out of my pantry if people knew about this nastiness i thought as i got out my hand held vacuum to clean crumbs from deep dark web corners of our shelves ping just then. I got a text from a new friend thanking me for a thank you card. I sent her. I texted back. You're welcome with a hard emoji. His inner a few times and then typed current situation colon pantry. Moths send my pastor calls that being one hundred percent known. My new friend responded that she was so sorry and shared that she dealt with pantry moths many years ago and then it was no fun. Yep nastiness confirmed whitney one time just one time. This classy ladies dealt with pantry. Moth thought while mrs nasty here has dealt with them. How many times over the last twelve years. But then i received another text from her. This woman that i barely knew this woman who is far as i could tell had it all together shared with me that the night before. She heard a loud kathak on her nightstand and saw brown slash out of the corner of her eye adrenaline pumped through her veins as she spotted the largest roach she had ever seen. It was huge. She texted me. Spelling huge with a y j-. I chuckled to myself. As i pictured her frantically swatting and bravely her adjective but i fully agree with its use in the circumstance bravely. Picking up the four inch roach disposing of it in the toilet. All while her husband her protector slept peacefully in bed. Just a few feet away quite honestly in this pinchers perfect instagram filtered world. I think a lot of women would sooner admit to murder than a roach in her house. But i believe my pantry. Moss confessions shattered the pretense between my new friend and me and why should there be pretense among believers anyway christians pretending that there's something they're not pretending that they're better than they actually are. Only lessons are testimony. As if we don't need jesus as saving power as much as the next guy. Yes confession before. God is what matters most but false fronts. Don't help anyone. Does the person putting on a false front question whether or not the grace of our lord is sufficient to cover. His sin does his fronting benefit his brother in christ alone in his sentence struggle. There's a line of course. Opening one's larva invested sin pantry to the world requires wisdom and discernment but when it comes to shining light into dark corners setting traps and swatting sinfulness. To are better than one. I'm whitney williams tomorrow afghanistan. We'll talk about what's next for the country and second chances. We'll take you to a special court in mississippi where mercy follows judgment that and more tomorrow. I'm nick and mary record the world and everything in it comes to you from world. Radio world's mission is biblically objective. Journalism that informs educates and inspires. 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8.9.21 WORLD Radio celebrates its 10th anniversary
"The world and everything in it is made possible by listeners. Like us hi. I'm becky philip. Heck i live in lidgerwood north dakota and i'm a home schooling mom of four beautiful children and a pastor's wife hope you enjoyed today's program. Good morning this week is world radios tenth anniversary. We have some special reports to mark the occasion. It was very very difficult to get that first program out the door and then the next week we did another one and he got a little bit better and the next week a little bit here from some familiar voices and get their reflections on their early work on the program. The work is professional but the clothes are not so much. And you'll hear how the program got both its name and its theme music. It's monday august night. This is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm mary record. And i'm paul butler good morning now. The news with kent covington lawmakers in the senate appear set to pass a massive one point two trillion dollar infrastructure bill possibly within the next twenty four hours. The senate voted last night to cut off debate on the bill on this. Vote the as our sixty eight. The nays are twenty-nine that vote was the final hurdle to clear before the full senate votes on the bipartisan package. It does appear likely that the bill will pass. But that's not a sure thing. Some republican senators still oppose the bill largely because it will add to an already spiraling deficit. Tennessee senator marsha blackburn. This is something too expensive to afford. Supporters argue that the bill will pay for itself over time because of long term benefits of the package. A final vote is expected most likely sometime early in the day tomorrow. In greece pillars of smoke and ash turned the sky origin blocked out the sun above the country's second largest island on sunday that as a wildfire devoured pristine forests and threatened villages. That triggered more evacuations. As helicopters dropped water and fire retardant. The fire on via island began august third and cut across the popular summer destination from coast to coast burning out of control. Flames have destroyed. Scores of homes and businesses and thousands of residents and tourists have fled meantime in california. The dixie fire has grown to become the biggest single blaze in the state's history. The fire last week destroyed the historic gold. Rush era town of greeneville. It has now engulfed well over seven hundred square miles an area larger than the size of new york city and as of sunday it was just twenty one percent contained as it has fueled by strong winds and bone-dry vegetation cal fire spokesman ryan band ninety nine percent receptive in the afternoon that means out of out of a hundred embers that are cast up into the air. Ninety nine out of one hundred of them will likely start a fire. The weather is expected to begin cooperating. A bit more today. Officials are still investigating the cause of the dixie fire. The taliban continues to gain ground in afghanistan is us allied troops complete their withdrawal from the country taliban fighters seized most of the capital of northern afghanistan's kunduz province on sunday. Kunduz city was the fourth provincial capital. Two largely or entirely fall to the extremist group in less than a week that as it ramps up its push across afghanistan. The taliban took control of the governor's office and police headquarters. After a day of firefights also captured the main prison building freeing five hundred inmates including taliban fighters president vitamin paid tribute to us olympic athletes. Over the weekend as the summer games came to a close. I know you have sensitive but appreciate your home. How proud you made america. You really representing america. You represented the soul country. The united states won the most gold medals thirty nine one more than china and was way ahead in the overall medal standings with one hundred and thirteen compared to china's eighty-eight the russian olympic committee had seventy one overall medals followed by britain with sixty. Five japan came in fifth. The host country enjoyed its best olympic production and both gold medals with twenty seven and total medals with fifty eight. Bobby bowden has died. The hall of fame coach built florida state into a college football dynasty that powered its way to a dozen conference titles into national championships excited game. We've had with florida in years. I came back on it about in her there in two thousand three. After a seminal victory over the rival. Florida gators piled up. Three hundred and seventy seven wins during his forty years. As a major college coach. He spent thirty four of those years with florida state about and died early sunday. After about with pancreatic cancer. He was ninety one years old. I'm counting ten and straight ahead. World radios origin story loss searching scripture to find the perfect program name this is the world and everything in it. It's monday the ninth of august. Twenty twenty one. Glad to have you along. Today's edition of the world and everything in it. Good morning. i'm paul butlin. Mary anchored. I step humble beginnings ten years ago this wednesday. Our first program aired on the salem radio network. We've heard from some of you listened to that first broadcast on august eleventh. Twenty eleven and you've listened to every program since by. Perhaps you join us more recently in might not know how world radio got started so we asked our founding fathers so to speak to reach back into their memory archives and tell us the story. I'm nick eicher. i'm the chief. Content officer and one the inventors of world radio along with joseph's life before i came to world radio broadcasting was something that i was highly interested and I've always been a big fan of national public radio. npr For all of its secular sort of faults it's insufficient world view. They were the best in the business in a lot of ways they they did seek to do serious journalism and i thought well world does that. what would world magazine sound like. If world magazine were radio program has just sort of a thought experiment. My name is joseph's life and i was the senior producer and co host for world radio from its inception in two thousand eleven until spring of two thousand seventeen for years. My longtime boss. Steve moore at crown financial ministries. He and i would kind of discuss in the hallway. You know it's a shame that there's no type of thing like that a longer form radio well done good sound production. That's done from a christian worldview standpoint and so one day we had this idea that maybe we should go talk to the people at world magazine about this because world had been in the print business for a good long while and that time doing a very fine job of print journalism. Funny thing is we both sort of separately had ideas for radio programs. And when joseph called me one time he said i'd like to add like to pitch a program idea to you I said oh man come come on up and let's talk about it and we did and they said that's a wonderful idea. We would love to do that. You guys figure out a way to pay for it and we're with you. Of course this was the this was the problem. Because we couldn't figure out a way to pay ford well fast forward to twenty eleven and nick called me and he said i feel like the dog. Who's been chasing the truck for a long time. And he's finally caught the truck and doesn't know what to do with it. I said well what are you talking about. And he said well. We have an opportunity an invitation from the salem radio network to do the type of program that we've been talking about the way we approached it was well. Here's a chance to reach an audience with the kind of journalism that we do at world and if we can take that content put it out in front of a new audience. maybe it will attract more magazine readers. The board was appropriately skeptical. Let me say that. Nobody really thought back. Then that podcasting was going to be a viable enterprise or a viable sort of platform for journalism of this sort it was. Here's an opportunity to go on a radio network to do a magazine style programme for broadcast for commercial broadcast. And nick said we have an opportunity to do a pilot program for salem. They won't just sign off on the whole idea. they want to hear pilot first because we're magazine publishers. We haven't done radio and they wanna make sure we can pull this off and he said. Will you help me and i said yeah. I'll help you do the pilot. I'm not going to commit to anything else. But i hope you do the pilot memorial day twenty eleven a day of remembrance for those who died in defense of their country who made themselves a barricade between nation and phone. I'm nick eicher publisher world magazine. Joseph slim ahead in this hour tracing and so for memorial day weekend in two thousand eleven we produced a memorial day. Themed pilot program that aired on the salem radio network and with which they were very pleased and actually we were fairly pleased with it. Two for our first Venture out world magazine editor in chief. Marvin alaskan talks about six battles battles that shaped the war between the states coming later. A remembrance of america's last world war one fat laid to rest just weeks ago and that led to a weekend radio program that green lighted for august of twenty eleven from world magazine. This is the debut of the world and everything in it. We take time to explore stories and issues and tell you important things. You probably won't hear about anywhere else. I'm nick eicher. And i'm joseph's life this week will run the gamut from defense cuts to captain america the admirable patriotism in. This film is actually refreshing. That's certainly something surprising and worth noting coming out of hollywood. It was very very difficult to get that first program out the door. But by the grace of god somehow we did houston and it wasn't bad and then the next week we did another one and he got a little bit better and next week better and the next week a little bit better. It's the world and everything in it. I'm joseph and i'm nick eicher. One of every four book sold in america today turns on whether a state constitution permits public funds to go directly to schools. It's been very prominent in the national vocabulary. These past few days is fear as evidenced by the stock. Market's plunge the real issue is that we are still spending more than we're taking in the bad guy in the movie. Taunts captain america to kenyan. Us senate correspondent for news. Has more obama. Says the speech will outline type for sure it's cadence and a click clack. That's all its own. His most damning indictment is that the book teaches readers how to implement schafer's idea that a biblical worldview should suffused every aspect of one's life. That's what a worldview does stepping into the book here at world magazine also known as the office of susan. Alaska the solution cal. We don't wanna leave. everyone depressed. Well i mean look. The solution is what it's always been a transformation of the human art. She brainstorms talking points for her. Upcoming women's bible study lecture unfusions and considers how she can improve it and make it better than alice's talk of last week. Imagine believing that we don't need a savior and So we continued with that weekend program for quite some time it. It didn't take us long to figure out. There wasn't much of an audience so we thought well maybe the audience is is weekday and the day came when nick said all right. We want to do a daily program now from world news group. This is the debut of the weekday edition of the world and everything in it. Good morning. i'm nick eicher. It's monday may sixth twenty thirteen. And i'm joseph's life this morning mounting pressure on president obama to take action against syria. The united states said there was clear. Red lines those red lines to the in the view of most have been crossed and he has failed to act plus backlash against a coal to crack down on religious speech in the us military. I am not going to run from my religious freedoms from my right onto the constitution. Also what republicans need to do to connect with hispanic voters and the winner of the two thousand thirteen. New england gerbil pageant. I a summary of the morning's news. Emergency crews responded multiple explosions near serious capital city. Damascus i it was nick and it was me. We did bring in some of the people from world magazine. The folks who have been writing. Who would come in and do some segments for us. Whatever people in the muslim world may have thought of president obama. They now are faced with someone who has not stood by his word who has been back. Enforce immigration reform has been A big issue that his tended to alienate hispanics from the republican. Party is the policy wrong. Is the messaging wrong. The reason justice ginsburg speech is in the news. Now is because of the redefinition of marriage cases soon to be decided some observers see her statements as a preview of how she's going to vote in those cases so many families had so many people who died in that war both north and south the bitterness was enormous. There was more discrimination against blacks. They were free but still held down in so many ways Not allowed to vote off and not allowed to own property in egypt. Demiana war twenty four year. Old schoolteacher has been accused of insulting islam while teaching history of religions to fourth graders. Outsiders may not know it but our own kids know when we're pretending from my dad. I learned the importance of honesty in such matters. The outcome simply doesn't depend on me in my performance might trust has to be always in the one father who is eternally faithful. And so that's how we began sort of cross pollinating with the magazine and bringing those people and but what we realized is that ultimately we needed to build out a radio team and you know we did have some freelancers that we went to and you know. Joseph had a bunch of people that he knew from you know from his radio days after days of optimism. That's where people. I can't covington came from johnny franklin and carl pete's the clock is ticking as these were all people that That joseph had worked with jim henry. Several thousand refugees were reported rescued from saint. Nick and i prayed about this program. I can remember he. And i were at a national religious broadcasters convention. This is probably in early. Twenty twelve so. We've been doing the program you know maybe six months at that point and it was very difficult and we were just weren't sure how we were going to continue to make this work because it was it was so hard and there were just not enough people putting their hand to the plow so to speak you know we didn't have enough workers to nothing laborers to get done what we needed to get done. And he and i were in a stairwell at This hotel where the convention was taking place and there was a little bench there and he and i sat down on that bench and just prayed together. Just begging the lord to help us. Put us in contact with the right people so that we could carry on this project. And the lord answered that prayer overtime and wonderful ways with people he provided so we created a radio station friendly daily program and we just took the content and potted up as a podcast. You know there's no extra effort really. The main effort was in producing the program. So we'll throw it out there and make it available as a podcast. But podcasting wasn't quite the thing then that it is now a matter of fact in twenty eleven if you had a podcast the only way people could get this on their device on their ipod was to download the program to their computer and then you had to take a wire and plug it into your device and you had to sink but then in the summer of twenty twelve so we'd been doing the weekend program for About a year at that point apple announced an innovation going forward you would be able to download a podcast directly to your device and this was the big game changer for a lot of people but certainly from world radio because we knew at that point that access to the program was about to become much easier people no longer had the download and sync. They could just get it directly to their device and so what we pretty quickly discovered. Was the radio. Audience wasn't really for us. What we found was that people really loved it as a podcast. Not necessarily as a broadcast. I we had purpose to put the podcast behind a paywall and create our own app as the only place that you could get it and just sort of package it as. Here's a bundle of content. That is maybe more attractive than just the print magazine. You get all of this stuff and again. This is this is accidental. In one sense providential in another we couldn't quite make the app work the way we wanted to. And that's just being honest about it. So what we did in the mean. Time is we thought. Well let's just you know we're putting a lot of effort into producing this program. Let's just put it out where it's the easiest to get that is make it available on the apple platform and just give it away and when we did that. The audience exploded the world and everything in it is made possible by listeners. Like us my name. Is joanna mailing. I live in burnsville minnesota. My name is tim berkey. And i'm a real estate agent in granger indiana. I'm becky fell apac pack. Hi i'm steven. My name is mary. Brian is caleb eibnet. I'm aaron ho capacity sonia bassett. I'm a stay at home. Mom living in. Burundi brad davis. Emily has many. Oh i am jake. Swing and i am a military officer serving in qatar. Hope you enjoyed today's program. It used to be that world. Radio was there to promote the legacy product world magazine. Now it's its own thing Dan today is august night. Thank you for turning world radio to help start your day. Good morning. i'm mary reicher. And i'm paul bump coming next on the world and everything in it voices from the past many of the voices you hear today have been on the program from the early days but some of our old friends have moved onto other things in honor of our anniversary celebration. We invited several of them to come back and share reflections of their time at world radio. Today we'll hear from four of them. I up our very first staffer who has some fond memories of one of her. First field assignments interviewing senator james langford. I'm christina darnell. And i was one of the first world radio team members. I was hired out of the world journalism institute. I had just graduated with my masters in journalism. And i was excited to be doing one of my first field. Assignments in washington dc. At that point. I had been working mostly from home and so the work is professional but the clothes are not so much so i was excited to be andy see. There was dressed up wearing a suit. I had these black boots with heels and it didn't take me long to realize i had not thought that through all that well and langford was a busy man. He didn't have time to sit in his office. Day and recorded interviews so we had to walk and talk. And i remember walking out onto the tiled hallway and click clack of my boots echoing through what felt like the entire building and i panicked knowing. That sound was going to record louder than anything else. And so i had been my knees. Almost like a squat angle. The hills up and walk on my tiptoes. And so here. I am trying to maintain some shred of dignity and professionalism asking serious questions along the hallway of some of the most powerful politicians in the world looking and feeling like a toddler stumbling around in her mother. Shoes and lankford thankfully took it in stride. he didn't miss a beat and answering questions but also distinctly remember him trying not to laugh and i learned that day. That professional is good but practical is better also. That sound is one of those senses that we tend to underestimate the value and the impact that it has on our lives. I think that people who are in the audio industry probably have a better grasp that. But i think it's relevant for everyone. Michael cochran and i was one of the first members of the world radio team. It's hard to believe it's been ten years. I remember attending the november two thousand eleven world journalism in asheville north carolina. Mary reichert and i were both in the same class. And both of us had a interest in world's new weekly radio program. Joseph slide the founding producer of the world and everything in it was there in asheville to talk about his knickers dream of producing a daily radio program. Creating content for daily news and features program is a huge task and joseph was looking for recruits from our class by eagerly. signed on as world. Radio's first technology reporter. But with only a week's worth of formal journalism training and zero experience in radio production. I had my work cut out for me. The first thing i learned was that sound is really important in radio. That may seem obvious but a good radio feature should consist solely of the sound of my own voice it needs to be filled with sound clips that paint and audio picture for the listener a good produce peaceful have not only clips of people speaking but even sound effects for peace. I did in two thousand fourteen about the exploration of a twenty seven hundred year old venetian shipwreck. We found background track at a scuba divers bottles. That really made it come to life in my time with world radio. I've reported on more than one hundred fifty technology stories ranging from flying cars to advances in medicine and even contemporary linguistic phenomena. Such as up. Talk and vocal fry and all those years of reporting. I've worked with and learned from the most amazing and talented colleagues mary. Nick joseph kent carl and so many others so happy ten anniversary world radio. I can't wait to hear what's in store for the next ten years. I'm susan all ascii for about a decade. I was a reporter in story. Coach for the podcast. I remember the first time i did. A feature story was twenty twelve. Nick gave me a mike recorder some operating instructions and sent me on my way. The story was about our international hope award winner in ghana recorder everywhere and night. I'd upload the sound to dropbox using the hotels very slow internet. I brought back great. Mb car on a bumpy highway. A woman talking about tupperware business singing sewing machine starting. I messed up when recording voices. It didn't get the microphone close enough to people's mouths. That's one difference in writing for radio. Tech matters. Embed sound makes for bad radio. We were blessed to have talented technical people who made lemonade. Out of my lemons. In gradually i improved after awhile. I began editing feature stories for others and then started recruiting writers from our mid-career class to join the gang. The podcast more polish now. But i remind myself not to despise the day of small beginnings. I'm warren smith. And i was one of the first members of the world radio team. I vividly remember meeting sometimes. Harried and frantic meetings with nick eicher. Joseph's life kevin martin marvin alaska and other members of the world team in the months before we launched many of us had previous radio experience so we thought we knew what we were getting into but we came face to face with the old saying you have your whole life to get ready for that first but only twenty four hours to get ready for the second one. We made a lot of decisions in those first months that we had to revisit a lot of change at tation and flexibility in sued we had to learn new processes new technologies. We had to adopt a schedule and pace. That was far different from that of the magazine and the website. But i'm also amazed that some of the decisions we made in those early days have stood the test of time commitment to permanent things ideas biblical ideas vick don't change our relentless commitment to a biblical worldview and to serving you the listener with content. You simply can't get anywhere else. It's one of the great privileges of my professional life to have been part of world radio from the beginning and to continue to be a part of it through the listening in podcast today a decade later please pray that we will remain faithful to the biblical foundation on which world radio rest. And here's to another ten years of world. Radio all for the glory of the great and good god that we serve. Additional support comes from bibliophiles a production of the center for lit podcast network literary conversations about faith arts and culture. More at center four lit dot com slash podcasts and from ligonier ministries celebrating fifty years of proclaiming. God's holiness thousands of video teaching series books articles more at ligonier dot org. Today's monday august nine. Th good morning this is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm paul and i'm mary record. Have you ever wondered how the program got. Its name or where. The theme song came from one more time. Here's former senior. Producer and world. radio co-founder joseph's life the program got its name. Because i was reading the scriptures and nick had invited me up to talk about. This program idea invited me up to ashville and i had just read psalm. Eighty nine and in verse eleven. It talks about the world and the about the lord he has founded the world and everything in it. And i thought you know. That's a really good name for this program. The nick is talking about doing the name. All things considered which comes from k gestures and by the way had already been taken Many years before by national public radio. And i was trying to come up with something that was kind of like that and find the scriptural phrase the world and everything in it which is also an act. Seventeen by the way so as in the old testament and in the new testament. It's an act seventeen. Were were peter's speaking on mars hill and proclaiming the unknown god. And so. I thought you know this. This gives us such great rails to run on because this program can be about the world and everything in it from the context of the god who founded it to this god who is unknown to most of our culture but everything in the world is something that he that he created or is there because of his creative activity and we also wanted to stress. The idea this is very important to me that this program is not about how terrible things are and we all know that things are terrible in many ways and the news often very sad The news is often very concerning but nonetheless. There is the god of the universe who is working out his plans and purposes to a good end and we can always be confident in that and we can always be a joyful. We can enjoy the things that are around us that are good and noble and of good report and so we wanted to make sure that the program not only gave the news of the day but also had this overarching idea. That god is in control and we can live confidently and we can be happy warriors. And because this is his world and everything the theme music for the world and everything and it comes from a him that Many people notes in many many hymnals. It's called this is my father's world and the reason that We chose that music is. The tune is actually called terribly. Oughta good earth and this connects to this whole idea that the world is god's world and he is superintending this world and he made this world good so is this is the good earth but the reason in particular that i chose. That theme is because there's a lyric in i think is the third verse of this is my father's world that says and though the wrong seems oft so strong he is the ruler yet and this is the idea that we wanted to convey with this program that though we hear about all this stuff that is so wrong god is still in control is still the ruler yet tomorrow broadband alternatives. The white house wants to invest in wired internet infrastructure. But innovators may have better ideas and more tenth anniversary reflections. That and more tomorrow. I'm paul butler. And i'm mary ragged. The world and everything in it comes to you from world radio for ten years now. What a ride. World's mission now and then is biblically objective journalism that informs educates and inspires. The bible says we who takes week fellowship. Together within god's house we walk in the th raw go now in greece in peace.
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"The world and everything in it is made possible by listeners. Like us my name is julius. Liu so i'm sitting outside in rural montana enjoying the unseasonably warm weather because it might snow again next week. I'm so thankful. I can take this excellent and informative program wherever i go no matter the weather. I hope you enjoy today's program. Good morning. well he's taking a break from his podcast for the month of july but we will talk today with albert molar of the briefing. He joins us for culture. Friday also today a new streaming series based on a popular children's book signals are coming from the institute on harbor island heavily guarded access to it is almost exclusively limited incoming students. That's why it has to be children. Exactly which is why. I couldn't the island but you can't and spoken word artist whose mission is to point. Fans to god's word it's friday july sixteenth this is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm ernie brown going. Good morning. Up next can covington. Has today's news. Newly released recordings of nine one. One calls after a condo building collapsed in surf side. Florida reveal the panic and confusion of survivors. Okay you're in your apartment right now for half the building okay. Are you able to get out through the no. The surface is clone. Onlookers in nearby buildings described the scene to dispatchers around one thirty am on june twenty-fourth getting a lot of calls over there. What do you see. Very large building collapsed. Building next to us is gone. Being is one part of the champagne towers condo building remained standing until demolition crews brought it down to aid in the search and rescue effort. At least ninety seven people died in the collapse and a handful of others are still missing. Officials have not yet determined the cause of the collapse but there were several previous warnings of structural damage at the forty year. Old building german chancellor. Angela merkel made what was likely her last official visit to washington. Thursday president biden told reporters which great pleasure to welcome sherzer mirko back into the white house but she office many times been great friend after nearly sixteen years on the job. Miracle is not seeking another term in germany's september elections prior to the meeting. The chancellor said the two leaders would talk about how to further strengthen the friendship between the two nations. She's heard here through an interpreter nation of america to a democratic germany so much looking forward to deepening relations yet again. Talks leaders were expected to discuss the global pandemic response china and a russian gas pipeline. That washington opposes the united states has long argued that the nord stream two project will threaten european energy security by increasing. The continents reliance on russian gas. Some worry that will give moscow a stronger hand in the region but biden recently waived sanctions against german entities. Involved in the project a move that angered many on capitol hill. The head of the world health organization has admitted that it was premature to rule out the possibility that kovic nineteen escaped from a chinese laboratory. World's kristen flavin reports director-general tendrils gabriel says said thursday that his organization is asking china to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the virus that marked rare departure from his usual deference to beijing a who investigative team traveled to wuhan. China the original epicenter earlier this year to look into its origins but gabe raises said. The team had trouble getting access to certain data but even with limited information. The team concluded that a laboratory league was quote extremely unlikely. Gabriel has said thursday that there had been a premature push to rule it out. He added his words. I was a lab technician myself. I'm an immunologist. And i have worked in the lab and lab accidents happen. It's common in. May president invite in order to review of us intelligence to assess the possibility that covert nineteen originated in a wuhan lab reporting for world. I'm kristen glavin. The number of americans filing for jobless benefits has reached its lowest level since the start of the pandemic thursdays labor department. Report showed unemployment claims fell by twenty six thousand last week to three hundred and sixty thousand as the economy bounces back. Many forecasters have predicted. The economy will expand this year. By roughly seven percent that would be the most robust calendar year growth since nineteen eighty-four but the rebound has been slowed somewhat by a worker shortage to incentivize people to return to work roughly half the state's plan to stop paying so-called enhanced unemployment benefits at the end of this month. That is a three hundred dollars a week. Federal check on top of regular state jobless aid in south africa. The government has deployed twenty five thousand troops to help quell week. Long riots sparked by the imprisonment of former president jacob. Zuma world's anna johannesen brown has more in a show of strength. A convoy of more than a dozen armored personnel carriers hold soldiers into chiao-tang province whom to the city of johannesburg. The government said ten thousand soldiers. Were on the streets by thursday morning. Patrolling alongside police. The south african national defence force had also called up all of its reserve force of twelve thousand troops. The unrest erupted last week after zuma began serving a fifteen month sentence for contempt of court. That after he refused to comply with a court order to testify at st back inquiry of allegations of corruption while he was president from two thousand nine to two thousand. Eighteen protests quickly escalated into violence and looting more than one hundred people have died and police have arrested more than two thousand people for theft and vandalism reporting for world. i'm ana johannesen brown can't covington straight ahead. A conversation with albert muller loss speaking the message of christ. This is the and everything in it. It's friday july sixteenth when he twenty-one one glad to have you along for today's edition of the world and everything in it. Good morning an myrna brown. And i'm nick eicher. Well it's culture friday. We have a special guest today. You know him. From the briefing podcast. It's on its july hiatus right now you probably also know him as an author and theologian the president of southern seminary and a member of the world board of directors albert muller and By the way did not wanna leave off another key biographical fact. He is a summer camp director special camp for the molar grandkids. So i appreciate your taking a moment away from that work to To pick up the phone. Good morning to you. Well they convert a good to talk with you and yes marion. I are enjoying some time in the summer with our kids and grandkids and it's pretty spectacular to have Little bit about well. I have to ask you about the southern baptist convention. You ran for president in a three way race this summer. then it was A two-man run-off you were not among them Can you draw any conclusions about where. Sbc years are that they gave the presidency to edlington well. I'm not yet sure you know we're a little distance is going to be necessary. By the time we got to the convention and can felt that the tenor of the times. It was clear that establishment candidate was not going to be the choice. And i could do that math but it is interesting. It was a close race. If you like between mike stone Running as a candidate. What's known as a conservative backers network and then add lytton Running is kind of a continuation of Some younger pastors and it door closed thing and the sbc. It's a big question. I wanna be clear. Not a big question is whether the aspca is going to swing into coming. A mainline product at denomination. That's not but there are some subtle issues. that won't stay subtle for long issues like Like what can you say. Oh sure i think. The biggest issue is Is the extent to which the southern baptist convention can somehow rebrand itself in the context of increasingly hostile culture and I do not believe we can do. I don't believe that possible There are always issues we have to deal with the bottom line is that southern baptist and others are going to hold any form of biblical christianity are going to be increasingly Seen as obstacles impediments as as regressive in in this society that is so fast circularizing and frankly moving left faster than anyone could imagine and so there are limitations. i think to To what can be done here. And i think the issues will undoubtedly discussed. They will help to make that clear. I think conviction conservative. Christians are in the predicament of being considered by the world to be what we are not accustomed to to do experiencing and that is they're they're looking at as as people on the wrong side of history people in the wrong side of morality people on the wrong side of of of all the revolutions that are running these days and I think they're limited options being crew to biblical christianity is Is the only way to justify the existence of the southern baptist convention and there will be a heavy price for that. You mentioned a hostile culture and that leads to one of the issues. I wanted to raise with you. Did you happen to see the video that went viral. The san francisco gay men's choir performing a piece that subsequently has been called a tongue in cheek but the idea is we're coming for your children. Did you see that. I did the nick and no. It wasn't tongue in cheek. It was Cheeky as the british might say but it wasn't tongue in cheek. They meant exactly what they were saying. And by the way they have been to expect that they are winning this. They have every reason to expect. They will have our children and our grandchildren because they are winning In that larger cultural context and of course so many christian families and parents saint louis blissfully unaware of the fact that we are losing this because insofar as our children and And you can put any age on that As they are increasingly living in a world that is defined by the cultural left By the the cultural production engines of hollywood and the symbolic industries of a of silicon valley. The reality is They have reason to believe they can get to our children and they intend to You know interesting. You say that. Because i'd run across story about the chicago public school system so when students returned to classrooms this fall in person they'll have a new item on their school supply lists condoms. The board of education voted to make this mandatory for every public school with students. As young as fifth graders. Now we're talking ten years old. In some cases the state's department of health calls the decision necessary to safeguard student health. And i wonder about that. Definition was very interesting. Myrna use the word health because that has been co-opted by the progressives as they themselves in our society so as to mean Health and defined in light of the new culture Sexual gender revolution. And so you have reproductive health a women's reproductive l. now's the euphemism for abortion and under the guise of sex education and The sexual quote health end quote children. Yeah it makes perfect sense to these experimenters with our children. That they would put was in the hands of of Traitors you may know of the sex education controversy the dalton school very prestigious private school in new york city. We're first graders are being told about things that i'm not even sure i should mention on on this program and And and all of this as a part of health now. We shouldn't be really surprised by this. Because in the early twentieth century You look at an effort. Under the bolshevik revolution. For instance Or in In nazi germany health became a euphemism for a vision of society. And that's exactly what we taking place. And i think American parents and include grandparents in this category have to be very aware the fact that the entire symbolic system of the society is now increasingly hostile to biblical christianity and so the language used by many members of congress the the the world view the federal bureaucracy. The the the World view of those who are not only teaching producing the teachers in our schools. And those who are running the school. They're all sold out to this. This is a moral cause. And i think people often conservative. Christians failed understand what we faced are people driven by a moral cause They intend to revolutionize the entire world. And by the way you have to start with the kids it always starts kit. I would like to switch gears before we go. I know that you grew up in florida. It has a large cuban american community. And so i thought this might be a story that would be of special interest to you. This uprising inside of cuba. We heard down with dictatorship. We heard we want liberty in the streets of a hard core totalitarian state cuba and this uprising really came as a surprise to me. If nick i i did grow up with cuban immigrants Both in central florida and also in south florida or with the high school and many of them had come being the The the unrest that led to castro in nineteen fifty nine and thereafter. And there's a sense in. Which yes. I expected that at some point at some point These kind of protests would Would arise simply because of the absolute corruption incompetent than exhaustion of the communist regime. Now that both of the castros are basically off the same but thinking that it might happen in the last several days no that caught me by surprise and this should give encouragement to us all who no one knows. What the the The communist party going to do they're in cuba. It shot its own people before but you know it was very interesting. People hit the streets In numerous cities throughout cuba this past sunday and cry out. We are not afraid. We want freedom That's very cry. Gave birth to the united states and that That the human cry we will understand and we should honor albert muller host of the briefing president of southern seminary and author and theologian and public intellectual. Really enjoyed hearing from you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes today. now go back and enjoy. Your grandkids can hurt a great to be with you and now yes. After this conversation. I turned to arranging fishing on the lake and reading a book about tractor. Douglas additional support comes from eight. Mg international ah gospel. I ministry that meets people's spiritual and physical needs while inspiring hope restoring lives and transforming communities a m. g. international dada would from pensacola theological seminary and accredited affordable master of divinity degree. And your first classes free more ad. Go dot dot edu slash p. t. s. and from ambassadors impact network supplying more than ten million dollars in growth capital and enabling entrepreneurs to show and share jesus through their businesses more at ambassadors impact dot com a. Why is introducing a new state lottery. And there's nothing especially unusual about that many states as you know have lotteries and of course. There are many ethical questions surrounding government sponsored gambling but the new hawaii lottery figures to be a lot less controversial at least in the sense that the winners won't be receiving huge cash payouts from their fellow citizens no cash payouts but rather coats as in as an exactly that the hawaii department of land and natural resources is clearing the goats out of a park where they're considered to be an invasive species and those goats they'll need a new home the state plans to hold a random lottery july twenty eighth. If you happen to be one of the winners you have to take at least twenty goats but no more than fifty and you'll have to have a large enclosed trailer to transport your lottery Winnings i i think that these goats are a powders invasive as state revenue schemes. It's the world and everything in. Today is friday july sixteenth. Thank you for turning to world radio to help start your day. good morning. I'm nick and myrna brown coming next on the world and everything in it seeking truth to many entertainment options for kids emphasize following their heart or being the best they can be but a new series streaming on disney plus hints on a higher purpose. Here's reviewer colin guerrino. surely one of the pre episode's moralists inside of our time. Mr benedict the mysterious benedict. Society is based on the popular children's book. Series by trenton. Lee stewart in the show. The city of stone town suffers from something called the emergency a little anxious. I guess i've been waking up like that lately. Everything seems to be going wrong but no one can pinpoint why that's the emergency like it's all falling apart and no one can help. Everyone's scared all the time in everyone's preparing for the worst. Rainy is a lonely gifted child living in the stone town orphanage who wants to find a place to fit in. He thinks he has a chance when he enters a contest to win a scholarship. The contest involves a series of tests but it turns out. There's no scholarship benedict. Oh welcome. congratulations the mysterious. Mr benedict played by emmy winner. Tony hale mr sponsored. The tests in order to assemble a team of very special children. Any sticky kate. I'm so glad you're here. Each of the children on the team has a talent that makes them indispensable to mr benedict. Rainy is the unspoken in somewhat. Reluctant leader of the group. He's a genius when it comes to solving problems sticky a walking encyclopedia and he has perfect recall of everything he sees in reads. Kate trained is an acrobat in the circus. She carries a bucket filled with things to help the group get out of a jam fist places. I glance love eggs. And then there's constance disgusting constance is only discernible talamante a gift for complaining constance contrary actually this smell coming from this guy with brush man. Mr benedict has discovered someone sending subliminal messages from a nearby boarding school. We suffer under something called the emergency or rapidly excluding state of panic where the truth itself is under attack. I'm convinced that this emergency fiction created by a one person. These messages are sowing. Fear and disinformation in the minds of the people. He needs these four special youngsters to infiltrate the school and find a way to stop the messages. As i mentioned earlier. The signals are coming from the institute on harbor island heavily-guarded access to it is almost exclusively limited to incoming students. That's why it has to be children. Exactly which the island you can you all this talk of the emergency might sound a little heavy but the show is lots of fun and something. The whole family can enjoy together. The series contains a little action but nothing violent. The institute is a little creepy with. It's confusing doublespeak. But it's not scary. there are virtually. None can wear whatever you want that abides by standards you can pay as much or as little as you like. As long as you are clean you can keep the lights on all the way up to lights out at ten. If you choose and you can go wherever you want. As long as you stay on the path. Trenton lee stewart. One world two thousand seventeen children's novel of the year award for the secret keepers and tony hale has spoken openly about being a christian. Hollywood needs. it's refreshing to find a show that so far at least promotes the values of honesty friendship and bravery in a way. That's consistent with the christian worldview at most importantly it was clear that you possess a quality that is severely lacking in our society. What empathy you see others others. You love truth. I think you may be among the few capable of seeing the truth anymore. What that does help you to resist. The diss information. That's being fed to us every single day and so the book came out in two thousand seven. The mysterious benedict society seems more relevant now than ever. It said emits entry america. So there's no internet but the emergency reminds me of some of the damaging effects of social media. It's taken a long time for me to put this together. The sender of these messages is putting our psyches under-siege. Why would someone do that. When people are anxious or frightened or more susceptible to suggestion. They panicked they turn on each other. I mean look how people treat each other now. Aggressive suspicious unkind. Have we become aggressive. Suspicious and unkind. The world needs more people with a strong love of the truth counting on the idea that you can already sense the truth and you care enough to do something about it. Please hear me. you are needed. Sometimes mr benedict talks to the children. I feel like he's talking to us. I'm calling today. Is friday july sixteen. Good morning this is the world and everything in it from listeners accorded world rain yet amarna nebraska and dime. Nick eicher well. This is typically the time on the program when we hear the back stories about some of the music of your favorite christian singers and songwriters and myrna this morning you have the story of christian artist. Who's using his voice to make another kind of joyful noise. Tell us about that all right but you have to go back with me and time. I'm there okay. Imagine the year twenty fourteen on dark purple huge stage in houston texas members of a seven piece. Church van led a packed auditorium in worship in the middle of the song. A tall lanky young man wearing a skullcap carnegie. N- engeines walked across the stage and ports. Four fluorescent formations. Ever fomented the foundations of your firmament that is before the stars and your sky ever into existence before dated bolton had come a long way since junior high english. I in fact the only poem i had ever written in my life was in the seventh grade in my english class and snorkeling. I called my poem. I cannot write a poem and my mom smartly. Kept that piece of paper and it's no hanging in my office. But the son of a youth pastor vote and grew up in oklahoma city oklahoma. He went to a christian college and studied bible and biblical languages. We would meet with our professor over lunch and translate greek new testament texts over lunch because we're nerds like that but a spontaneous trip to chicago put this scholar on a different paths skipped classes on friday to go and see a band play at the house of blues in chicago and opening up for that band was a group from new york court. Poets began performing what was then a growing genre of artistic expression spoken word and electric rhythmic and passionate form poetry and it just grabbed me and i just felt like a resonance in myself that i must do this. There was a box. Suppress deep in non chest. Where for goan says. He wrote his first spoken word. Piece on the sixteen hour drive spec older homa from there. He began performing weekly at a local bars. Spoken word open mic competition. I would write starting thursday. I would right an start. Writing a new poem on monday. Buddy of mine and i would get together at ten pm. And edit each other's poems just tear them to ribbons. We would edit on tuesday memorize on wednesday and perform that night. He followed that routine for more than a year learning to craft a story and engage with different audiences. Cutting my teeth there at that bar helped me learn to talk about my faith and talk about things in the bible not relying on christians to do it but bone says he never considered the bar scene a mission field. But i was there to learn. I was a student. And i. I wanted to respect the people there. I definitely felt like i was on the bottom of the totem pole. So didn't wanna ruffle feathers by trying to proselytize from the open mike So no i. I don't think i saw that as an evangelistic field today. The thirty three year old husband and father of two has a different perspective. I want to show everyone. I can through video and poetry. How the whole bibles about jesus. And so that's spoken. Gospel came from to speak the gospel out of every corner of scripture. In the beginning jesus created in twenty nineteen his love for spoken word and created spoken gospel. He began producing spoken gospel videos. That illustrates the main theme of each book of the bible. The music driven short films thirty so far include bones narration guiding cast of culturally diverse actors are. Jesus is actually a guy who grew up in. India are who his family's from india but he grew up in the middle east. And you know. He's he doesn't look like the anglo saxon. Jesus and we'll have mixed race couples playing abraham and sarah adam and eve and sometimes it just ruffle some feathers for some reason and anyway but we just don't care and his people should get over it and bolton plans to produce videos introducing every book of the bible. His spoken gospel also includes a series of devotional selects japan. He's written about four hundred fifty so far and he co hosts a spoken gospel podcasts. All right welcome everyone to the spoken gospel. Podcast in math. You can't your teacher never just lets you write the answers twenty two. You have to show how you got there and so the podcast is a showing how we got there. Those spoken gospel projects look imaginatively at the events and teachings of the scriptures. That approach could lead to questions about the inherently infallibility and inspiration of the bible. I would agree that the bible is inherent and infallible and inspired and that we should not add anything to it. There's something that's called in. This is a big deal out theology word for it's the persp- acuity of scripture which just means that the scripture can speak for itself that it it's clear however there are so many obstacles to understand the bible. It's from a different culture. It's in a different language. So you're reading a translation which all translation is interpretation. I mean there's also a spiritual barrier that there is. I believe in second corinthians three and four talk about this that the opponent the the enemy satan actually is actively seeking to blind us to what the bible means and so. We need a lot of help to read. The bible actually all spoken gospel. Resources are free. That's how he says he plans to continue teaching his generation and others to hunger and thirst. For god's were a goal is right then in there on the spot that they love jesus more than they did a second before. What is the point of life. What do we gain from our work. Toil and strife ecclesiastes introduces us to wise man. Who sought to give these questions reply. Well it's time once again to say thank you to recognize outstanding team. We do that in alphabetical order. Kayla bailey joel bells anna joe hansen brown kent covington kristen flavin colin guerrino. Katie golden. Amy lewis o'neill's ao heathcare. Mary reicher sarraj. Weinsberg cal thomas. Steve west and emily whip john franklin. And carl pete's our audio engineers who stay up late to get the program to you early. Lee jones is managing editor. Paul butler is executive producer and marin laskey is editor in chief. And you thank you for making possible. Christian journalism in the vast marketplace of ideas pursue righteousness godliness bait love steadfastness gentleness fight the good fight of the fake. Enjoy the freedom to worship with your brothers and sisters in christ and lord willing. We'll meet you back here on monday. Go now in greece piece.
8.6.21 Culture Friday, Playing With Sharks, and Ask the Editor
"The world and everything. It is made possible by listeners. Like us i'm lizzy vendor a science teacher at stillwater. Christian school in montana. This podcast is a regular part of my morning routine whether i'm getting ready for school or walking my dog. I hope you enjoy today's program. Good morning events during the tokyo olympics placed a spotlight on social media the fear of rejection and mental health. We'll talk about that as well as potential good news for pro-lifers from a surprising source. That's ahead today. On culture. Friday with john stonestreet also today a new documentary. That tells a very different story about sharks screaming my head off joy jumping around. I love it. Plus ask the editor. Why should christians follow the news here. Marvin alaska's answer. It's friday august six. This is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm paul butler. And i'm nick eicher. Good morning up. Next can't covington with today's news. President biden spoke on the south lawn of the white house thursday with two all electric jeeps parked behind him today. I'm announcing steps for taking said new pace for electric vehicles. I following through on the campaign commitment to reverse the previous administrations shortsighted rollback vehicle emissions inefficiencies standards. The trump administration erased obama era fuel efficiency standards. The obama administration required five percent annual improvements in fuel efficiency president. Trump's epa reduced that requirement to one point five percent each year the new proposed rules would reportedly be twenty-five percent tougher than the trump rules with new standards phased in over four years. President biden later sat down at a desk perched on the south lawn and put pen to paper. He signed an executive order which aims to make half of the cars and trucks made in the country zero emissions by the year. Twenty thirty jeff. Zion's the white house corona virus response coordinator said thursday that more americans continue to get vaccinated over the past twenty four hours. We've recorded eight hundred. Sixty four thousand vaccinations. The highest today since july third that comes as the delta variant continues to fuel a surge in new cases. Cdc director dr rachelle will linski. Eighty three percent of our counties in the united states are experiencing moderate or high transmission was delta there into continuing to be the predominant circulating virus. The delta variant is also fuelling surges across the globe australia's second largest city. Melbourne went into a sixth locked down on thursday. A state government leader blamed the nation's slow vaccine rollout melbourne joins sydney and brisbane and locking down due to the spread of the highly contagious delta. Strain meantime tokyo again. Reported a new record high. In daily cases with more than five thousand infections reported on thursday an overcrowded van carrying twenty nine immigrants crashed on a remote south taxes. Highway killing at least ten people including the driver. Twenty others were injured. Sergeant nathan bradley. The texas department of public safety or traveling in the right lane here on eighty one northbound and they tried to make a right turn onto the fm road and they were traveling at a speed way too fast to try to maneuver that curve and went into the metal utility pole. The crash happened about fifty miles. North of mcallen authorities believe the passengers entered the country illegally and the driver may have been involved with human smuggling operation a surge. Anti legal border. Crossings has resulted in an uptick in the number of crashes involving vehicles jammed with migrants the dallas morning news has reported that the recruitment of young drivers for the smuggling runs combined with excessive speed and reckless driving by those youths have led to horrific crashes authorities have charged the founder of the sydney-based global hill song church with concealing child. Sex offenses world's anna. Joe hansen brown has more detective. Said brian houston stands accused of concealing a serious indictable offence. Investigators claim that houston new information relating to the sexual abuse of a young male in the nineteen seventies and failed to report that information to police the sixty seven year old houston responded suggesting the charges related to allegations that his late father preacher frank houston abused a boy over several years. Brian houston said his words. The charges have come as a shock to me. Given how transparent i've always been about this matter he added. I vehemently profess my innocence and will defend these charges. A government inquiry back in two thousand fifteen found that houston became aware of allegations against his father in nineteen ninety nine. It found that he allowed his father to retire quietly rather than report him to police. His father confessed to the abuse before he died in two thousand and four at age. Eighty two reporting for world. I'm ana joe hansen brown. Richard trumka the powerful union boss of the afl cio has died trumka rose from the coal mines of pennsylvania to preside over one of the largest labor organizations in the world. Senate majority leader. Chuck schumer reacted to news of his death. Working people of america have lost a fierce warrior at a time when we needed him. Most trumka was known for his aggressive style of leadership he had served as afl cio president since two thousand nine after fourteen years as the organization's secretary treasurer trump reportedly suffered a heart attack on thursday. He was seventy two years old. I'm cathy helping ten and straight ahead social media and fear of failure loss advice for consuming the news. This is the world and everything in It's friday august six twenty twenty one glad to have you along for today's edition of the world and everything in it. Good morning. i'm nick eicher. And i'm paul butler just in from tokyo. Us gymnastics superstar. Simone biles the four-time olympic gold medalist has withdrawn from the final individual. All around competition. She said to focus on her mental health mental mental wellbeing. The us gymnastics team applauding her writing in a statement. After further medical evaluation miles has withdrawn to focus on her mental byles as their own. Soapbox what's your reaction to the new issue pathetic quitter or heroic trail-blazing mental health warrior or both of these narratives from it's a combination of social media. Which has the question of emotional pressure that young high level athletes are feeling on the world stage. These days has prompted many a think piece in the news media such as this from the wall street journal which carried an editorial by psycho analyst. Erica coma are who took aim at social media quoting now. It leaves teens highly vulnerable to external influence and especially sensitive to harsh criticism and bullying. Twitter and instagram are breeding ground. She says for brutal constant omnipresent bullying and judgment social media also encourages unrealistic standards of what it means to be beautiful or cool and to have a good life all of which contributes to anxiety self consciousness and harsh self criticism while it's culture friday. John stonestreet is here. He is president of the colson center and host of the break point. Podcast john. good morning to you. good morning. Well john. I wanna read one more quotation from that editorial she says shallow pursuits of the sort that we tend to see on social media have always been a part of adolescence but they were very brief developmental phase on the way to self acceptance and emotional security now. Social media prolongs this period of self involvement self-consciousness and insecurity and teens and young adults often get stuck in a negative feedback. Loop what do you think about that john. Is there something to this. I think there's absolutely something to this. And we need to be really clear on what it is. The the mental health issue across the west particularly america's ubiquitous. It is at an all time high. I mean and it's far worse by the way cove it three times as many people killed themselves in the young adult age bracket than cove it last year so we took a group that was already struggling with mental health issues and then we put them all by themselves in front of these very dangerous social media platforms. That you've just described and erica commissar described But i think it's even more than that. I don't think it's just the bullying. I think this is kind of like if you go back to the columbine shooters in nineteen ninety. Nine people were like well. They were bullied. And what we found out is that that may have been partially true. It really wasn't very true. The most true thing was their philosophy of life that they had embraced. Now the the problem with the ever fast moving world of social media and influence is that it doesn't give students a time to really sit down and think about what is true and what is meaningful. And what's worth my attention loyalties and my allegiance is it moves them from one thing to another but it doesn't give them as a philosophy of life it doesn't give them something bigger than themselves to live for anything that's beyond the here and now in fact it's not even the here. It's just the now because the here continues to move in social media you can be here and in somewhere else and you care about what's happening when you shouldn't care so there's this perpetual fear of missing out. There's this perpetual sense that something's going on without me being disconnected and there isn't this Deeply framed responsibility for loving god and loving neighbor deep sense of purpose and meaning. Y i am here. How can actually give my life to someone else in. Jesus was clear. If you don't lose your life you can't keep it And our life is to be lost for others but this is a completely insular and self oriented and self referential way of living on social media. You know you can live with hard challenges if you have meaning. You can't live with the most incredible amount of leisure and wealth. If you don't have meaning john in that same article eric comas. our rights. This a twenty nineteen survey for the lego group. Found that youtuber is the most common career aspiration for eight to twelve year olds. That's nearly three times as popular as astronaut. You know hoping to go viral or earning are fifteen minutes of fame. It strong siren call and not just for youth but for us adults as well. Yeah well we then on a journey. I mean the journey started you know in this modern age of entertainment. There were news stories in entertainment stories so we went from having news and celebrities having news about celebrities to having somehow offering celebrities a platform to tell us the news. You know i remember you know twenty years ago. Picking up a newspaper and seeing johnny depp on the front page know criticizing the war in iraq. And i thought to myself well. I mean i'm sure. He has an opinion in a right to have an opinion but i'm pretty sure he's not getting security briefings from the pentagon. So why do i care with this guy who you know. The pirate has to say about iraq. Because he doesn't know what he's talking about now you fast for that today. And you have a democratization of celebrity. Where some of the most well-known people in the world are people with social media channels. And this is the thing that everyone's trying to get and i remember Again twenty years ago dating myself. But i'm i'm working at the on the campus of a small christian college and i have these freshmen over to my house and and i asked them what they're majoring in this. You know he kinda young punk guy says. I'm majoring in basketball. And i thought to myself. Do you realize where your ad like. You're in the middle of nowhere tennessee. And you're playing in a division two ball if this is your life this is pretty sad. In other words it was the emulation of this basketball as life sort of thing with nba players and he completely lost perspective. Multiply that across the whole scope of of adolescence where the democratization of celebrity is given everyone. The illusion of this is what it means to be. An analysts is to try to be a celebrity and therefore try to authority in that. Somehow this gives you somehow some sort of moral standing in which to make proclamation and quote unquote use your platform. I think the you lose any sort of external reference point for truth for meaning for value for perspective which on switching gears here. I'm sure you saw the story about the short-lived planned. Parenthood president dr liana when she was talking about why her tenure was so short lived according to our story in world. She came under fire from colleagues for. Well let's just say for not being sufficiently enthusiastic about abortion leah. Savvas reported when says she used to think. Pro-life groups hyped the connection between planned parenthood and abortion to try to bring the organization's reputation down among legislators. But she discovered that planned. Parenthood wanted to own the abortion label. Some of her coworkers said that they were proud to provide the procedure and would call themselves pro-abortion rather than pro choice. Now does this tell you that. The pro-life argument is a winner Maybe it says the pro choice argument is a loser or do you think it's something else i don't know that's an interesting way to put the question. I i think. The pro-life argument is a winner because it matches reality and not because of this. But i've been looking at this story to and wondering man. What is actually happening here. Is this the story of the loss of social capital around abortion leading those that believe that the the quality of life itself rest on preserving it now have to go kind of full on offense. You know when when you kind of earned the cultural majority and people are with you. And you know you're able to you sneaking. In under the radar of verbal gymnastics like women's health. Care or whatever else then at that point. You don't really have to defend it and now that all of that i think has been exposed that you just have to come out and owner. Is that what it is i mean. Is this kind of like you know the the communist revolutionaries finally admitting that their plan was to kill everybody. I i don't know i mean this. This seems to be like what this is but you know some of us have been saying this for a really long time right. We've been saying that this is planned. Parenthood's bread and butter. This is where they make their money. This is what they're most committed to. This is not really something about women's health. This is something about abortion. And you see this. Come out when you have these people that are like well. I really want to help women in other words. They're true believers in the helping women narrative and then they get there and it wasn't the story of abby johnson. How crazy would it be. If leanna win would follow the path. Abby johnson and get so disoriented and turn around and go and maybe this wasn't such a great plan and maybe the unborn human and become an activist against planned parenthood. That would be great Because it's just this is evil. That's hidden is evil that flourishes and now we have yet another story of somebody kind of pulling back the cover and saying. Here's what's really happening behind the scenes. John stonestreet is president of the colson center and hosted the breakpoint podcast. John thanks so much. Thank you additional. Support comes from heart dakota providing christ-centered literature based homeschool curriculum from preschool through high school. More at heart of dakota dot com from ligonier ministries celebrating fifty years of trustworthy bible. Teaching thousands of discipleship resources anchored in the historic christian. Faith are available at liga near dot org and from dork university offering reimbursed campus visits. So you can learn first hand about shorts christ-centered education details at dort dot. Edu slash visit sixty five year. Old robert crampton received quite the shock last week. When someone found a letter he'd written as a young boy growing up in england workers with a chimney sweeping service. What could be more english. The mad at chimney sweeping service discovered the letter still neatly folded inside a chimney in nottinghamshire. Despite all the soot and a few tatters it was still perfectly legible. It was dressed to none other than santa claus and in the letter then five year. Old robert crampton asks for a cowboy suit and guns and a hat and everything and that would be enough for me. Santa making the discovery all the more special for robert. He wrote it with the help of his late. Father also named robert back in december nineteen sixty one. The letter never quite made it to the north pole. Obviously because they found it in a chimney but santa amazingly still came. Through that christmas robert received a six shooter cap gun and holster and a sheriff's badge just knocked the hat and not everything. It's a world and everything. Today is friday august six. Thank you for turning to world radio to help start your day. Good morning. i'm paul butler and i'm nick. Eicher will coming next on the world and everything in it sharks and just in time for a trip to the beach yikes a new documentary streaming on disney plus chronicles one woman's mission to dispel the myth of the man eating monster myth by the way that she helped create. Here is reviewer. Cullen guerrino sharks are some of the most feared predators on the planet. Much of our collective shark paranoia began in nineteen seventy five with the movie jaws. How dangerous are they. How much of their reputation do they deserve. And who's responsible for that reputation. People who saw the movie jaws are afraid of sharks. Have we reason to be afraid of them. Playing with sharks is a national geographic documentary streaming on disney plus. The follows the extraordinary career of eighty-five year. Old valerie taylor dollar. Her has been ron pioneers and underwater photography and filmmaking who worked on the film jaws they later regretted their participation in focus their efforts on protecting sharks while valerie would come to love sharks pleasant love at first sight. This greatness terrified expecting to be attacked at any minute. Ron and valerie began. His spear fishers in their native australia. Get married the woman spearfishing. Champion oil spiff. Xi jinping the top of the trade their marriage lasted almost fifty years. Until ron's death. It wasn't long after they married. The taylor's shifted their focus away from hunting. Ron went on an excursion in which he felt. The other fishermen participated in irresponsible. Overfishing said really changed the way. I looked at the world and fifth offers. Actually feeling fish upsets me a lot during this anymore outfits down and never did another competition for now on. I'm shooting was my camera to get the footage they wanted to. Taylor's helped pioneer the use of diving cages. In one thousand nine hundred sixty s they the first to film great white sharks. Underwater playing with sharks reminds us. How until very recently we knew so little about what went on under the ocean. Surface fish. bright white shock. I saw a freight train coming out of the. They've got their big break when universal called and asked them to film the underwater scenes in jaws. Steven spielberg wanted a twenty five foot. Long shark is the movies antagonised but great white sharks are usually about half that size. There's a famous line in jaws where the heroes says you're going to need a bigger boat. Turns out the taylor's needed a tiny. Everything was how to make out shocks. Valerie's reminiscence on the movie. Magic is interesting but the taylor's response to the film's release is really the heart of this movie. They never expected cost to be popular. And they certainly never expected people to become paranoid about sharks. Either king cole and must speak and instinctive subconscious fee aden alive but people were afraid and jaws bark the wholesale slaughter of all kinds of sharks. Dangerous and docile like the problem of overfishing intensified is new prosperity and asia created an insatiable demand for shock fin soup onto the shots spending boats and type photographs and one day. The be very shops. Live and these photographs won't be proof way. Playing with sharks is a stunning documentary. Thanks in part to valerie. Ron's vintage footage and the film does a good job. Balancing the beauty and the danger of sharks. They're wild animals that you'd be respected like other wild creatures but valerie reminds us that. There's no need for irrational fear. She also reminds us though they're wild. They're really smart in one scene. Valerie talks about how she trained to shark to pose for her so she could get the photo she wanted. Eventually he came over the pig. Carl the food did that twice and he knew if he overpaid car certain direction he'd get fish food just a small fish. Fish left. shock. Was exactly what i had planned. Foshan you can teach your dog. Valerie wants us to love sharks as much as she does. And yours will gain some new insights in appreciation for the oceans greatest predator. But if you watch this documentary you'll really come to love valerie. Her optimism and her sensitive adventure are inspiring. I usually get out of the water screaming my head off joy jumping around eleven. I love it. I love watching valerie. Continue to do the work. She loves and spider for age and her body's aches and pains brought tears to my eyes. It was another reminder of how short and beautiful human life is every jive as a potential to be a great venture command. But you're not. I'm calling guard marino. Today is friday august sixth. Good morning this is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm nick and i'm paul butler up next asked the editor today editor in chief. Marvin laskey offers a few suggestions on why it's important to follow the news. Here's an email. I received recently. The news is so beastly. I feel like screaming. Sometimes i think i should ignore all the headlines. Why not. that's a good question. I have four thoughts. I the bible teaches that when man turns away from god. He acts like a beast. When we ignore the news of nece we may be drawn to a romantic view of the world. It may seem wholesome but it dead ends us to the understanding of man's sinfulness that is essential to christianity. If man without god is not beastly than christ. Sacrifice was unnecessary so the news provides daily evidence of the truth of christianity second. Five minutes of headline news is good. Five hours is probably not unless you call to be a journalist psalm. One thirty one. Says i do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. I have stilled and quieted my soul. Okay a little bad news. Trains us to pay attention but not become obsessed with details of instance over which we have no control. It teaches us to worship a god who keeps an infinite number of balls in the air. Most of us can handle just one or two. The news pushes us to take action on things. Not too great. When we can have some influence third. The news invites has to act. At times in one god-like way laugh psalm to begins by asking. Why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain for some notes. He who sits in the heaven laughs sometimes. We should do the same when we hear that. It's now politically correct to say pregnant persons rather than pregnant women. It's time to laugh sooner or later. A media leaders will realize how stupid this sounds. Some of them will laughing embarrassment. We should be the first on our block to laugh and fourth news reminds us to pray. Who reminds us of what some seventy-three teaches you guide me with your counsel you'll bring the glory news from afar helps us to see how everyone desperately needs. Christ it spurs us to pray for others it makes us thankful for biblical objectivity with it's clear direction on crucial matters. It reminds us that we don't know how to solve many problems. So we need to pray for god's guidance and be thankful that this world is not our final resting place. god has promised us much more mavra. Laskey well i am stepping away from the host chair for a few days a little time away with the family at the beach. Not by the way thinking about sharks. 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Do laskey interview today. A conversation with novelist. Sarah halzack on well redo characters and the lessons of summer camp for the adults in charge. It's tuesday june fifteenth. This is the world and everything in it from listeners. Supportive world radio. I'm ari record and dime. Nick eicher. Good morning now. The news with kent covington president biden issued a warning to moscow on monday as he prepares to meet with russian president vladimir putin later this week. I'm not looking for conflict with russia but we will respond. Russia continues as harmful activities and we will not fail to defend the transatlantic alliance or stand up for democratic values. The president heard they're speaking in brussels. During his first nato summit as commander-in-chief he talked about the importance of upholding. Nato's article five which states that an attack on one member is an attack on them. All biden and putin are slated to meet tomorrow. Face-to-face in geneva president biden is likely to voice disapproval of the kremlin's crackdown on putin's political opponents particularly the imprisonment of opposition leader. Alexey navalny outlawing of all news but in an interview monday putin criticized the united states claiming that those arrested for rioting at the us capitol in january are being subjected to quote persecution for political opinions. Meantime nato leaders called out china on monday. Declaring the communist country constant security challenge to that alliance secretary. general jens. Stoltenberg added leaders agreed that we need to address such oranges together. Ask the lions and that we need to engage with china to defend our security interests. Nato said the chinese are working to undermine global order that message was in sync with president. Biden's warnings about china's trade military and human rights practices authority heads of state and government avoided calling china a rival. But they did sound alarms about the communist government's quote coercive policies as well as its use of disinformation and the way it's modernizing its armed forces. Nato leaders also voiced concerns about russia. Chancellor angela merkel said her words when you look at cyber threats the hybrid threats when you look at the cooperation between russia and china. You just can't ignore china. But she added that it was important to find the right balance as china is also a partner on many issues. The justice department's top national security official. Is resigning after revelations that the department secretly seized records from democrats and members of the media. World's kristen flavin reports john. D'humieres is expected to leave the department of justice by the end of next week. He's one of the few trump appointees to stay on the biden administration. A source told the associated press that demers had planned for weeks to leave the department by the end of june but his departure comes amid questions about what he knew about the. Doj's efforts to secretly sees the phone data from house. Democrats and reporters as part of investigations into media. The department's inspector general has already launched an investigation. News emerged last week that the justice department had secretly subpoenaed apple for meta data from house intel committee. Chairman adam schiff and another democratic member in two thousand eighteen attorney. General merrick garland announced monday. That the doj will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of congress reporting world. I'm kristen flavin. Forecasters are warning of dangerous record. High temperatures across much of the west this week mark annoyed with the national weather. Service says records will likely fall from the southern border all the way up to montana. He said just as impressive as the stifling heat is the expected length of the heat wave not just like one day of records but it's several days in a row of a wreck near record to record. temperatures across the region. Temperatures phoenix were expected to soar to one hundred and eighteen degrees. Las vegas one hundred and sixteen and needles california. South of vegas could hundred and twenty one degrees. The heat wave comes even as the official start of summer is still five days away. Another covid nineteen vaccine could hit the market relatively soon a major vaccine makers says its shots are proving to be highly effective against the disease including variants. Anna johann brown has that story. Novak's announced monday that a north american study of nearly thirty thousand people has shown the to shot vaccine to be safe and about effective overall. That would put it roughly on par with the pfizer and moderna vaccines the united states. Now has more than enough doses to go around. But globally the need for more shots remains critical and the novak's vaccine which is easy to store and ship could play a role in boosting supplies in poor parts of the world but the company has been plagued by shortages of raw materials which is slow down production in plans to seek authorization for the shots in america europe and elsewhere by the end of september but at point no facts expects to be producing one hundred million doses a month reporting for world. I'm ana hansen brown. And i'm kent covington straight ahead manipulation in the meat market waas lessons learned at cousin camp. This is the world and everything in it. It's tuesday the fifteenth of june. Twenty twenty one. You're listening to the world and everything in it and we thank you for joining us today. Good morning i'm mary and i'm knickebocker. For the these day all over the country nothing satisfies so many in so many ways the first up today those steaks on your grill. They're going to cost a lot more. these days. overall grocery prices are going up and the price of beef in particular is up ten percent year over year. Half of that spike came between march and april of this year then a major disruption over memorial day when cyber attackers forest the largest meat processors in the world to shut down nine plants in the united states. The price of beef went up. Another percentage point but while beef prices increase in stores. That's not making its way. All the way down to the cattle producers. And that's a pattern some say has to change world's sarah burke reports don's meet sells almost every cut of beef pork and poultry available lance lassiter manages the butcher shop in syracuse utah. He says since march meat prices have been rising especially a t. bone steak right now. Probably you're going to be around anywhere from twelve to fifteen dollars a pound Normally we have on mike anywhere from like eight to ten dollars a pound. i mean a brisket. We sold briskets You know a couple of months ago for three forty nine to three ninety nine a pound and right now there are five forty nine five ninety nine lassiter worries that have prices keep going up. Customers will stop buying vice. Cassius stuff getting much higher and eventually it will hurt you. Know but the yeah. It's just never seen anything like it tonight. Customers are still buying cattle producers. Like scott vir alexei. They should be taking home. A bigger chunk of the profit their lack of futures commodity broker and sioux center iowa. He also has two hundred feet not cattle. He sells for slaughter. But right now he's looking to get out of the business taking too many losses years of losses. It just kinda adds up. So yeah it'll it'll weed me out of wanting to feed on the side. So they're like says. The cost of feeding cattle keeps rising while the profit he makes from the sale of his cattle keeps shrinking. Despite high retail beef prices right now cattle producers take home forty percent of the retail value of one animal. Six years ago they took home. Sixty percent volek knows other producers who are also struggling to make ends meet. On those slimmer profit margins were desperate were were up against a wall and we we see it with our customers. What they're fighting so producers blame many of their troubles on the four big meat packing plants. Jbs tyson cargo and national beef together. These four process eighty percent of all the cattle slaughtered in the united states. That market dominance makes them powerful middlemen. They buy cattle from producers and eventually sell it to restaurants and supermarkets that sell it to consumers some ranchers and cattle producers say because just four companies control so much of the market they can pay producers unfair low prices so there's a lot of sellers of cattle but not many buyers of those cattle and then there's a lot of buyers of beef but not many sellers of beef andrew griffith livestock economist at the university of tennessee. He says over the last five years cattle prices have disconnected from consumer demand for beef in two thousand fourteen as box beef. Prices went up. Then you would see finished out. Prices increase or if bucks beef prices went down. You'd see finished our prices down. But that is not been the case the past four or five years and and so that has a lot of cattle producers concerned about it. So what's changed mad. Tea garden is the ceo of the kansas livestock association. He says both domestic and international demand for beef has grown especially in china Consumers want beef here as restaurants reopen that demand is strong retail. Demand has been strong Our export markets are really strong as well as demand for beef increases. Ranchers have grown their hurts but meat. Packing plants haven't expanded their ability to process more cattle so no matter how much more demand there is for beef. The supply remained steady that severs the supply and demand pricing relationship. Meat plant. say they haven't expanded operations because it's expensive and they already struggle to find enough. Workers tea-garden says labor and capacity issues have caused a bottleneck that spend exaggerated by one of like covid nineteen bad winter storms in texas this year and the jbs cyber attack which again created a backlog of cattle and those challenges continued today in terms of getting cattle through those plants And that's contributed to this disparity between beef prices in cattle prices. Lawmakers have proposed a couple possibilities to deal with that disparity republican senator chuck grassley of iowa and democratic. Senator jon tester of montana have introduced one. Bill it would require meatpackers to by at least half their weekly cadillac from smaller producers on the open cash market right now. Meat packing plants by most of their cattle from large feedlots under private contracts. The biden administration has also said it's considering using its regulatory powers to reduce the influence. Large slaughterhouses have in the beef market. That could mean breaking up the large meat packing companies or limiting their ability to acquire any more market share but not all cattle producers support. Those moves david. Trowbridge manages the seventy five hundred had feed lot in taber iowa. He says something's got to change. But the government could just make things worse. we're not in favor of government involvement in agriculture. As far as crops. They're very few people that are fans of that happening. In the beef industry. Jason hitch and his brother. Operate a hundred thousand head feed lot geiman oklahoma. He's also a little government wary. He says what the government could do is actually cut regulations around meat packing plants. Part of the reason is not me. Packing houses is all the regulations and the difficulty of dealing with it. The government could do many things to encourage the development of new packers or to expand it but others like scott varela and sioux center iowa. Say the big fours. Market dominance makes government intervention at some level necessary or else for many. It will be too late. Voluntary sounds sounds fine. Him any would love to have it that way but It just doesn't seem like that's going to change anything. We would continue on the same path that we're on heading towards the you know. The family feed yards egg exiting the business. Reporting for world. I'm sarah schweinfurt in syracuse utah. Well now that. I've told you this story. I want to add a few words about the story. I am a reporter so for me. Getting into the field is the only way to do the job. I need to see the story before. I can say the story and where we go matters so much. National journalism is centered on washington understandably. I guess in a sense. Washington is certainly where some of the drama and power may be but many times. The bigger story is in places like iowa. Oklahoma you talk not washington. The point is you've got to get around. 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He is the senior vice president for research at the foundation for defense of democracies jonathan. Welcome back to the program. Thank you well. This is very diverse. Coalition is made up of eight political parties. I like to start by asking you to put that in perspective for an american audience if this was happening in washington. What would this. New government include the the equivalent in washington would be something along. The lines of a party led by donald trump party led by bernie sanders as well as a party led by joe biden. And maybe throw in rand. Paul there as well This is really a cocktail parties. That really don't agree with one another about almost anything The one thing that really did seem to buy them was their desire to remove. Benjamin netanyahu from power so i think they all banded together with the very clear objective of just removing. The man who had sat at the top in their view are too long Well the man at the top of this new government is nafta league bennett. Can you tell us a bit about him. And his political positions sure Actually has had a fairly successful career as a warfighter in the idea. he also Has made a fair amount of money. Over the years in the high tech sector He was one of the people that netanyahu had groomed early on in his political career. The two of them ultimately obviously began to To be at odds with one another Bennett i would say is actually properly further to the right than netanyahu is. He is a religious jew. I think this is actually the first prime minister who will wear a key by headcovering No other prime minister before him has been as religious has he has And he's a friend of the settler movement he's opposed to of palestinian statehood is deeply opposed to the iran nuclear deal. He's as right wing as he Has probably anybody could be in that position. But what's really interesting is that he has entered into a deal with yet ear low-paid who is a centre-left politician whose views on these issues are maybe not diametrically opposed. But they are really seen as opposites By the israeli public Well this coalition has a very narrow majority if one party backs out then it topples this government so given its diversity given that there's not a lot of agreement on some really critical issues. I'd like to get your take on likely policy positions and let's start with israel's relationship with the united states. How will this new government that well. I don't think the policies are going to be terribly different from netanyahu's policies I think What will be interesting though is to have a new face representing the israeli government As you probably recall Netanyahu did not have the best relationship with the obama administration and that has been recalled by the biden team. Many of whom served under obama so there is some tension there. It'll be very interesting to see whether bennett is more warmly welcomed of course that remains to be seen. Well new leader. Natalie bennett as you mentioned is a religious jew in favor of settlement. What about the palestinian question. Do you foresee any change from israel in that realm. Look i think that right now. The israelis would rather leave that alone Obviously the recent war in gaza probably put it on the front burner a little bit more But at the end of the day you have a really difficult situation with hamas controlling the gaza strip. So there's really that israel can do on that front in other words. This is a terrorist organization. That's not interested. In negotiating so that removes one out of the two palestinian territories from negotiation in the west bank You have a more pragmatic government. But there you have the leadership of mahmoud abbas. He is now sixteen years into a four year term. I don't believe that bennett will willingly enter into negotiations with the palestinians unless there is a new leader and i think even then he would be dragged kicking and screaming into those negotiations given that they are not likely to bear fruit anytime soon. How about israel's stance against iran and other hostile nations in that region. So it was interesting but bennett spoke. Before the knesset israel's legislature on. And he when going through the foreign policy objectives of this new government. He made it very clear that he was not going to allow iran to get a nuclear weapon. The israelis cannot tell the united states what to do But the israelis have made it clear to the us specifically biden administration officials that they're going to pursue what israeli analysts called the war between wars. And this has been a quiet shadow campaign that the israelis have engaged in over the last couple of years where they have been striking iranian assets in syria with impunity In preventing the smuggling of certain weapons or technology across the region. The israelis have also been targeting iranian warships In the persian gulf in Other spots around the middle east they have launched a cyber campaign to undermine iranian assets in the country as well as we believe potentially targets against drone factories and other military assets. So i don't really see a significant departure from this. It will undoubtedly stoke some tensions between israel and washington But at the end of the day both countries are sovereign and they can pursue their own foreign policies. I expect that there will be Two different tracks taken While the us continues to probe the iranians four the potential to enter back into that deeply flawed nuclear deal. Last question now jonathan. The abraham accords the the peace deals israel signed last year with several arab nations g. You think this new government might encourage other countries to sign onto that. I think they certainly will You know. I think the real question really is whether the bennett government this government. That's just been formed whether the arab states believe that it has staying power whether it's gonna stick around in other words. These countries are all by autocrats. And these autocrats. Appreciated the fact that netanyahu for twelve years. He sort of reminded them of themselves. I think the key here by the way is for the israelis to convey that. It's not the leadership that matters but the system and the system will honor these agreements. And that's what i hope. The israelis will emphasize in the discussions to come. Jonathan is an expert on israel in the middle east with the foundation for defense of democracies dot. Then thanks so much for joining us. Today thank you. 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By and not heard of you. Before except some review mentioned plaque river. And i went and got that. And i i should say this is embarrassing though it is I'm a fan. Good stuff. And i was thinking earlier day. We'll why they remind me. So much of the classic late westerns. Another embarrassing thing. i. I wrote my doctoral dissertation on on western movies. Many many years ago they struck me a lot like some of the john ford movies in some ways Anthony man does that resonate with you at all I you know. I sometimes have been telling people you know. One of the one of my ways of getting through the pandemic has been working my way through the complete. Dvd set of rawhide. So and you know. I think the man who shot liberty valance is an amazing movie. So i certainly think that's definitely an influence. Secondly frewin through. They seem so god haunted. Seems that your characters and perhaps you yourself are wrestling with some very basic and crucial questions. Yes i think. I am interested. I think in the ways in which some of the seemingly simple things about faith and christianity are difficult for some people in practice I think that's you know definitely obviously a sort of direct concern black river. But i kind of love. That tension that we can distill the gospel down into a few words. We can look at john three sixteen or the roman road or some of these places and in that sense. It's very simple but actually playing out in reality in real life for some people doesn't feel that simple and so i think that's true for a lot of my characters and i kind of enjoy writing fiction that engages with maybe the messier and more difficult side of that. The third thing that interested we was writing is ten percent writing and ninety percent. Rewriting said literally with those percentages that exact thing to my students. So so your books are so interwoven. And from my vantage point. It doesn't seem there's anything accidental in there. If that's true. That's what i'd like to do and haven't really done this with people but i would actually like you to read a few passages to pick up paragraphs and i'd like to then ask you. Why is it there. Let's go to black river and go to the bottom of page sixty three when they are first. Married clear closes horizon for grace. Her family never prayed so she studies husband and does as he does is closed. Head bowed fingers intertwined though claire does not believe in god. She loves her husband's efforts. At faith he keeps a bible on their bedside table and reads from it most nights before turning out the light. He told her once while they were lying beside each other in the dark that the stories in its pages never seen quite the way he remembers them from church now. Why is that the last sentence again. I'm i'm assuming that there's nothing accidental in your writing so why that i think this is maybe an early acknowledgement in the novel again. That wes has more faith than he realizes. And this is something. That of course becomes very important at the end of the novel. And i think also draws an early distinction between perhaps the may be performative elements of faith in practice and the more personal elements. I think this is where we see wests. Even if he doesn't realize it fully at this point in time maybe internalizing some of these stories and processing them and understanding them in ways that go beyond simply being receptive to what someone else like a pastor tells him about them that seems also very much like the classic western hero who actually knows more than he may think he knows and comes through in a way he may not be sure that you will come through. How how much of that character reflects you in some ways. Well it's it's interesting a number of ways you know. It was my first novel. I wrote it. When i was in my twenties and a lot of the questions i got asked after it was published. Where really about. How did you a twenty something woman right about this sixty year old man and of course that's what fiction writers do right. We put ourselves in someone else's shoes but in some ways i understand very well you know i have certain personality traits that i understand about him. his his tendency to want sort of a rule book for things and to follow those. I can empathize with that a lot. And i think many people can you know. West takes it to extremes at the time was writing black river in graduate school when i drafted it And then i worked on it for about a year after graduating attending churches. Part of me wasn't entirely sure why And it's something that became more important to my own life over the course of writing. The novel and i became a christian while writing the novel. So some of that is certainly wouldn't say his attorney really reflects mine but it certainly. I can understand the experience of having a journey. Asthma dole type thing. That's at sarah. Hulse talking with marvin alaska to read more of their interview. We've posted a link in today's transcript at world everything dot org. Today is tuesday june fifteenth. Good morning this is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm mary reicher. And i'm nick. Eicher it turns out that grandmothers with an open mind can learn a lot while hosting summer camp for cousins areas world commentator kim henderson cousin camps. I've decided are the invention of some grandma who lives an estate with low humidity are started out like most things in our family with a group text. Here's what we want to do. Are you good with that. When can we plan yada. Yada yada did happen though now. Four years running. All i can say is it helps to have a young aunt in the mix. We did our big kickoff downtown at the pizza place because statistics show that the most successful ventures involving children start out with pizza. Well i think i read that somewhere anyway. I of course did not order enough. The pineapple top diversion never do our firstborn noted just before he and his wife took off for florida sands their progeny next. We campers headed to the local splash pad for those of you who parented before splash pads became the rage. Think glorified sprinkler best of all. Think glorified sprinkler at somebody else's house. The whole scene was great. The older kids turning it off and on off and on so about half an hour into it. i'm thinking. Hey we've got this under control. Swim diapers sunscreen headcount. Then some random dad's sitting under the pavilion had to go and say it that phrase that trailed me for years you sure do. Have your hands full now. Most people would probably that a gesture of empathy. But i'm thinking. Is he a mad because we wiped out the concession stand be concerned about population control or see referring to how. I handled that discipline issue five minutes ago. I smiled and offered his daughter some cheeses the days following were a blur. I sent pictures of cousin. Cam highlights to my friends. The kids playing in the creek riding on a cow safari roasting marshmallows. I told them. I did not however photograph the meltdowns and the diaper malfunction at dairy queen. Thanks for keeping it. Real one shot back the sweetest picture. I took was at dusk outside on the patio. The kids were squirming around a table while boss as they call my husband told them a bible story that group silhouette against the sunset made all the planning and corralling and noise worthwhile by sunday. We were down to just a pair of darling's. My husband may be rationed tic tacs on the way to church because he feared the worst a sugar high from a single tic tac questioned. Yes when you're two feet tall. He said later sitting in pew of second chances had time to consider cousin camp. And all it brought out. Not in my grands. But in me. I'm still fixated when i should be flexible. I don't smile enough. I failed to marvel. I find it hard to stop and blow bubbles. Will i ever learn maybe cousin camps from what i can tell are fairly. I'm kim henderson tomorrow. Afghanistan us troops are pulling out and the taliban is preparing to take over. We'll talk about that with world's many bells and a story from another of our students from world journalism institute that and more tomorrow. I'm nick and i'm mary. Record the world everything in it comes to you from world radio. World's mission is biblically objective. Journalism that informs educates and inspires. The bible says enter through the narrow gate for the gators wide of the way is easy that leads to destruction and those who enter by it are many for the gate is narrow in the way is hard that leads to life and those who find it are few go now in grace and peace.