This Is My Father’s World


MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Monday, October 28th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Mary Reichard.

NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. 

Still grateful for our editorial retreat last week. We came from far-flung places for meetings, training, and a day of events with our donors on Thursday. You heard part of that on Friday’s program.

REICHARD: Yeah, and we even made time for some team-building fun! I was part of a group that went hiking on the Craggy Pinnacle Trail. Another group went to throw axes at the Axeville Throwing Club. 

And not to be outdone, a dozen or so of our colleagues visited Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard—where they shot apple cannons.

EICHER: Let’s listen to third-generation apple farmer Danielle Stepp McCall explains how that works.

MCCALL: So these are our apple cannons. They were developed at a farm out in Michigan, and we learned about them at a trade show and they are so much fun. Customers buy a bucket of apples and they get to shoot at metal targets. It runs off a huge air compressor, makes a great sound when it hits. It’s very satisfying, obviously.

Our own Susan Olasky was the first to try it, and she nailed the target on her first try. 

And big thanks to Danielle and Rex McCall. They’re avid WORLD readers and listeners who gave us a wonderful time.

REICHARD: We’re going to end today’s program with a bit of sound from the retreat. During one afternoon session we gathered both editorial and office staff for a company update. And we closed that session by singing.

MUSIC: [This Is My Father’s World]


(Photo/Kim Stegall)

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