Day: November 7, 2019

The World and Everything in It — November 7, 2019

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Good morning! Television content for kids has more and more profanity and violence in it and the T-V ratings stay the same.  But that’s exactly the way Hollywood likes it. WINTERS: What we’ve learned is that of the 24 members of the oversight monitoring board, 19 are from the television industry. NICK EICHER,...

Thursday morning news: November 7, 2019

House panels plan first public impeachment hearings » House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said three diplomats will testify publicly on Capitol Hill next week … as House panels begin open hearings in the impeachment inquiry.  SCHIFF: We will be beginning with the testimony of Ambassador Taylor and Ambassador Kent on Wednesday. And we will have Ambassador Yovanovich...

Revamping the TV ratings system

MARY REICHARD, HOST: It’s Thursday, the 7th of November, 2019. Thank you for listening to The World and Everything in It today! Good morning, I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. First up, parental pushback against TV ratings. It was over 20 years ago that President Bill Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act into law. It...

Free to speak outside Pittsburgh abortion centers

NICK EICHER, HOST: Up next on The World and Everything in It: the freedom to persuade.  Pro-life sidewalk counselors rely on First Amendment free speech protections to talk to women outside abortion centers. As long as they’re on public property, they can pray, hold signs, and encourage mothers to choose life. MARY REICHARD, HOST: But some cities...

Kicker: Pumpkin spice Spam

NICK EICHER, HOST: So you’re probably looking forward to turkey and dressing, you know, the traditional Thanksgiving meal, some Pumpkin pie at the end.  But how about a little Pumpkin-spice Spam with it? That’s got Spam in it … I don’t like Spam! Graham Chapman of the Monty Python troupe would be stunned to know this...

Putting on miniature musicals in Chicago

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Thursday, November 7th. We appreciate your tuning in to WORLD Radio to start your day. Good morning. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Coming next:  puppets and opera. In a small basement theater just outside Chicago, a unique opera company’s been delighting audiences for nearly forty years. It’s run by a group...

Listening In preview: Rachael Denhollander

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Next up on The World and Everything in It: an excerpt from Listening In. This week, a conversation with author, lawyer, and activist Rachael Denhollander.She was once a competitive gymnast and coach. Denhollander became a powerful advocate for women and girls abused by Larry Nassar—giving many the courage to come forward with their...

Cal Thomas: Spiritual advice or presidential worship?

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Thursday, November 7th. You’re listening to The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. Good morning! I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. Last week the White House confirmed it is hiring televangelist Paula White. Her job will be to advise the Faith and Opportunity Initiative. That’s...