The World and Everything in It — January 15, 2020

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Good morning!

We’ve had nothing but surprising news out of the Middle East for the last two weeks. What do all these developments mean for U.S. policy in the region?

NICK EICHER, HOST: I’ll ask that question of WORLD’s Mindy Belz today on Washington Wednesday.

Also World Tour with Africa reporter Onize Ohikere.

Plus, an Atlanta man who shares the gospel through medicine to people from all over the world.

KELLER: And then we got invited to Peru and went about 15 or 16 times. I’ve been to Costa Rica once and Kosovo twice.

And Janie B. Cheaney on the way Jesus redeems goodbyes.

BASHAM: It’s Wednesday, January 15th. This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Megan Basham.

EICHER: And I’m Nick Eicher. Good morning!

BASHAM: Up next, Kent Covington with today’s news.

KENT COVINGTON, NEWS ANCHOR: Debate » AUDIO: [Sound of debate intro]

With the Iowa Caucuses now less than three weeks away, six White House contenders squared off last night in the first debate of 2020. 

AUDIO: Live from Drake University in Iowa, this is the CNN Democratic presidential debate. 

Candidates began by making their case for the role of commander in chief. 

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar said she would work to tamp down tensions with Iran and reverse President Trump’s approach. 

KLOBUCHAR: He got us out of the Iranian nuclear agreement, something I worked on for a significant period of time. As president, I will get us back into that agreement. 

The candidates roundly shared that perspective. But they differed on whether the U.S. military should remain in the Middle East. 

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said it’s time to bring our soldiers home from that region, as well as Afghanistan. 

WARREN: This has got to stop. It’s not enough to say someday, we’re going to get out.

But former Vice President Joe Biden said there are good reasons to keep a troop presence in the Middle East.  

BIDEN: And I think it’s a mistake to pull out the small number of troops that are there now to deal with ISIS.

The candidates debated other issues like healthcare, the environment and electabilitywho is best equipped to beat President Trump. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders insisted that being a proud socialist will not be a liability. 

SANDERS: My democratic socialism says healthcare is a human right! We’re going to raise the minimum wage to $15 bucks an hour. We’re gonna make public colleges and universities tuition-free. 

Voters in Iowa will have their say in the caucasus on February 3rd. The next debate is slated for February 7th. 

Trump, Chinese vice premier to sign “Phase One” of trade deal today » President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will sign “Phase One” of a new trade deal today at the White House. 

In a recent tweet, President Trump called it a “very large and comprehensive” deal. Many analysts say that may be overstating the scope of the partial agreement. But it is without question a deescalation of the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. 

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin this week said under the new deal, China has pledged to spend more on U.S. goods. 

MNUCHIN: It’s $200 billion of additional products across the board over the next two years, and specifically in agriculture, $40 to $50 billion. So this is a big opportunity for our farmers. 

Ahead of today’s signing, the United States announced it would drop China from a list of currency manipulators. 

Beijing on Tuesday welcomed the news. Foreign Ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, repeated an official promise not to devalue China’s yuan as a weapon in trade disputes.

House expect to vote to send impeachment charges to Senate » Lawmakers in the House are expected to vote today to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate. 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi met privately Tuesday at the Capitol with House Democrats about next steps. She’d held onto the charges for weeks in a bid to influence the Senate’s rules for the trial. 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck said Senate Republicans have no interest in conducting a real trial of the charges against the president. 

SCHUMER: I can bet that when the time comes, Leader McConnell will say we’ve heard enough. The trial shouldn’t drag on any longer. 

But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said House Democrats built a half-baked case against the president and want the Senate to fill in the blanks.  

MCCONNELL: Two things cannot be both true. House Democrats’ case cannot be so robust that it was enough to impeach in the first place, but also so weak that the Senate needs to go fishing. 

Republicans control the Senate 53 to 47, and are highly likely to acquit the president. McConnell has said he has the Republican votes to approve a process modeled after former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial. Those rules would allow the House to argue its case at the start, rather than calling new witnesses at the outset. 

Europe pressures Iran to restart nuclear talks » Britain, France, and Germany on Tuesday ratcheted pressure on Iran to stop violating the 2015 nuclear deal.

Europeans have reluctantly triggered a dispute mechanism in the agreement to force Iran into discussions. The move starts the clock on a process that could result in the UN and EU reimposing sanctions against the country.

But EU Foreign Policy Chief Joseph Borrell said they’re hoping to avoid that. 

BORRELL: The aim of the dispute resolution mechanism is not to reimpose sanctions. The aim of this mechanism is to resolve issues relating to the implementation of the agreement. 

The three nations carefully avoided threats instead emphasizing the goal of restarting talks.They held off their announcement until tensions between the U.S. and Iran had calmed down.

Meantime, Iran’s government says authorities have arrested multiple people over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane last week. President Hassan Rouhani made the announcement Tuesday. 

ROUHANI: [Speaking in Farsi]

Following days of public protests in Tehran, Rouhani said the government will form a special court to investigate the tragedy.

I’m Kent Covington. Straight ahead: two rulings from the Supreme Court.

Plus, a Georgia doctor doing international missions at home.

This is The World and Everything in It.

MEGAN BASHAM: It’s Wednesday the 15th of January, 2020. Glad to have you along for today’s edition of The World and Everything in It. Good morning, I’m Megan Basham.

NICK EICHER: And I’m Nick Eicher. The Supreme Court handed down its first opinions of the New Year yesterday. 

First, a bankruptcy dispute that split the lower courts is finally resolved.

In bankruptcy, creditors are automatically stopped from trying to collect from debtors. This, to allow time to work out payment plans among several creditors. 

In this case, a creditor wanted to get around that automatic stay, but a judge denied the request. The question was whether that denial is the sort that can be appealed right away? Is it “final,” in legal parlance? The answer is yes, but creditors have to act quickly. They only have 15 days in which to appeal that order.

BASHAM: The second decision comes in the case of IBM employees who sued their retirement fund managers. Employees had not been warned against buying overvalued stock. The justices issued no decision on the merits; turns out, the parties argued aspects the justices hadn’t agreed to decide. So they remanded the case. The lower court must now consider how retirement plan overseers should think about  securities law, in addition to their fiduciary duties to employees. 

Both opinions were unanimous.

NICK EICHER: Coming up next on The World and Everything in It: turmoil in the Middle East and what it means for U.S. policy in the region.

MEGAN BASHAM: The U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian General Qasam Soleimani prompted alarm around the world. For a few tense days it seemed possible we were headed for another war in the Middle East. But the heated rhetoric has cooled considerably. And the focus of popular anger in Iran has shifted from the United States to the Iranian regime.

EICHER: On Saturday, the Iranian military admitted it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane earlier in the week. The accident happened just hours after Iran fired a barrage of missiles at U.S. bases in Iraq in retaliation for Soleimani’s death. A military commander reportedly mistook the plane for an enemy aircraft. That admission after days of denials prompted thousands of Iranians to take to the streets. Instead of “Death to America!” they were shouting, “death to the dictators!” in Iran.

WORLD senior editor Mindy Belz joins us now to talk about this latest turmoil in a region she knows well. Mindy has traveled extensively in the Middle East during the past decade to report on the plight of its Christian communities.

Good morning, Mindy.

MINDY BELZ, SENIOR EDITOR: Good morning, Nick.

EICHER: Last week, all of the headlines concentrated on the U.S. airstrike that killed Soleimani—reasonably so, too. Just about everyone seemed to think that was a surprise move. But I have to say, the admission on Saturday by the Iranian military that it accidentally shot down a commercial airliner was probably a bigger surprise evan than that. What do you make of it? What does it tell us about the situation in Tehran, in light of the protests that we’ve seen there this week?

BELZ: Well, it tells us, I think, that the Iranian regime is weak and faltering and perhaps even in trouble, I would say. And, you know, one basic fact is that the sands of time are sinking for the Ayatollahs. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader, is 80 years old. The average age of all of them is 65. And, if you look at the street, the scene that you’re describing, the throngs of young people, and we have to keep in mind, when they are standing in the street chanting, “Death to the dictator! Death to this rule!” those are crimes that can land them in jail, can land them on death row in jail. And I think that it spells to some extent the doom of the Iranian regime. It’s just none of us know how long. But what we do know is that on the military side, the death of General Soleimani is catastrophic for this regime. All their strategizing, all the tactical and logistical side of carrying out their hopes of spreading their power and influence across the Middle East—one way for them to lengthen their ability to stay in power—hinged on General Soleimani. And he’s gone. 

EICHER: That’s a good reminder that just the fact that people are taking to the streets in Iran, they are literally taking their lives in their hands. That’s a good reminder. But I wonder, Mindy, where does that leave U.S. policy in the region? Has anything changed fundamentally in the last two weeks?

BELZ: Yes. I think it has. The Trump administration—with the targeted killing of General Soleimani—recalibrated its mission in the Middle East, which for the past few years has been predicated on defeating ISIS. And at least for now, that mission has changed to protecting Americans and U.S. installations, the places where they are based. That seems like an arguably sound mission, but it’s limited in scope. And so I think what we’re going to be looking for is how this policy continues to change moving forward—how committed we still will be to defeating ISIS because I can tell you ISIS is still there in pockets. And how we will interact with both the Iranian and the Iraqi government.

EICHER: I read one analysis comparing the situation now in the Middle East to what we saw at the very end of the Cold War. We seemed to be on the verge of a devastating armed conflict with the Soviet Union right up to the point of communism’s collapse. Then almost overnight everything changed. Do you think we could be seeing something similar happening in the Middle East right now?

BELZ: That’s interesting because the shootdown of the Ukranian airline flight by Iran seemed sort of like that kind of moment. If you’ll remember—and you might not remember—but in 1983 Korean flight 007 was shot down over communist territory by a Soviet Missile.

EICHER: Yeah, I do remember that. And an American congressman was on board that flight.

BELZ: That’s right. So it was big news in the United States. It was really big news all over the world. And up to that time, everyone knew the Soviets were lying about what they were doing and what they weren’t doing. But the shoot down made it news that you couldn’t look away from. And so it seems to me like it is a similar moment. And one of the things that we saw on Monday, you know, several prominent state television news hosts—these are people employed by the government because it’s all state broadcasting—they quit. And these are people who are extremely well-known throughout Iran. One of them even issued a public apology. She said, “It was very hard for me to believe the murdering of my countrymen.” And then she said, “Forgive me for believing it too late. I apologize for lying to you on TV for 13 years.”

EICHER: Wow. That’s bracing. Hey, before we go, let’s focus a little bit on Iraq specifically. Before the U.S. airstrike that killed Soleimani, Iraqis had participated in large street protests for months. And a big part of what they were protesting was Iran’s influence in the country. We saw some of those protests starting up again last week. What does that say about Iran’s power in the region? Is it starting to wane?

BELZ: The street protests in Iraq have been continuous since October. And they’ve gotten little international coverage and especially little coverage in the United States despite hundreds of people being killed in these protests. At 4 a.m. on the night that General Soleimani was killed in that airstrike, people were streaming into the streets of Baghdad in celebration. And they were planning these protests. They were back in Basra, they were back in Nasri the very next day. What’s significant about that is that these are the Shiite strongholds. These are the places where Iran has been strongest, but that control and that influence looks like it was paper thin and it may even be completely gone because Iraqis have just had enough of other countries having a say about what happens in their own country. They want a secular government. They want Iran out. They want the United States out. They want a lot of things that we can all appreciate. They want bombs to stop falling on them from the sky.

EICHER: Seems like a real opportunity for the United States. What do you think it means for our relations with Iraq and, I guess in particular, the presence of U.S. troops in the country?

BELZ: Well, I think the U.S. started the war in Iraq 17 years ago this year and I think that’s significant that we’ve all been wanting to see the page turned. Iraqis, Americans, all of us. And, at the end of the day, it’s the Iraqis who are going to decide their future. It’s the people who live in the Middle East who need to decide their future and that’s good news for all of us. And I believe that U.S. policy has suffered—especially in recent years—because it has come across as purely self-interested. And so I’d love to see the United States come up with a long-term plan and be able to articulate what its long-term interest there is because I think Americans would appreciate that. And I think the Iraqis would too. And it ought to be something that’s in the self-interest of all of us. And I believe that’s possible.

EICHER: I do have one final question and I just want to say, embarrass you a little bit, Mindy. I don’t think there’s an American reporter who has better contacts than you do with the Christian communities inside Iraq. So tell me what you’re hearing from them? 

BELZ: Well, first off, because we talked about the protest movement, there’s a real interesting connection there. The churches—including the leadership—in Baghdad went out into the streets to show their solidarity with the protesters. So there’s a tremendous solidarity that I think is fascinating among Muslims, Christians, and others from minority communities in Iraq. There just hasn’t been an opportunity for us to see that the way we’ve seen it in recent months. The killing of Soleimani and the future of his militias, though, is like so many things we’ve seen—really a double-edged sword for the Christians. Many of them have been living in Nineveh Plain surrounded by these militias that were supposedly securing their communities but actually were trying to keep them out of them. So, in the short-term, the militias remain well-armed and they threaten Christians and may even threaten them with new retaliatory attacks because of where we are. But we in the long-term, if we do see Iran’s influence in Iraq weakened, that will definitely be a good thing for the Christians. We really are just waiting for the day when the role of the Christians in Iraq will again be seen as vital and valued—politically, in a community sense—and that their communities will receive the protection that they deserve.

EICHER: Mindy Belz is WORLD’s senior reporter and author of They Say We Are Infidels, a book about Christian persecution in the Middle East. Thanks for joining us today.

BELZ: Thank you, Nick.

NICK EICHER: Next up, World Tour with Africa reporter Onize Ohikere.

ONIZE OHIKERE, REPORTER: Christian attacks in Nigeria—We start today here in Africa.

A pastor abducted by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria appeared in a video this week pleading for his freedom. Rev. Lawan Andimi asked his colleagues to appeal to the local governor for help negotiating his release.

ANDIMI: I still believe that God, who made them to act in such a way, is still alive and will make all arrangements. By the grace of God I will be together with my wife, my children, and all my colleagues. If the opportunity has not been granted, maybe it is the will of God.

Andimi’s kidnapping on January 3rd was just one in a string of attacks targeting Christians. On December 22nd, militants ambushed two passenger buses in Borno state. They separated the Christians from the Muslims before killing three men on the spot. One was a pastor. The militants abducted three other passengers.

On Christmas Day, an offshoot of the Islamic State terror group released a video showing the beheading of 10 Christians. And on January 8th, armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 13 Christians in Plateau state, while armed bandits kidnapped four students from a Catholic seminary in Kaduna state.

Militant attack kills 89 troops in Niger—Next to Niger.

AUDIO: [Man speaking French]

The government declared three days of mourning on Monday after 89 soldiers died in a jihadist attack on a military camp. The attack happened near the border with Mali.

Both countries have struggled to beat back a jihadist uprising that started in 2012. Despite regional efforts to contain the violence, the militants have only grown stronger.

Thousands of civilians have died in the fighting. And more than a million have fled their homes.

Philippines braces for volcanic eruption—Next we go to Southeast Asia.

Much of the Philippines remains on high alert as the Taal volcano continues to rumble.

AUDIO: [Sound of shovel scraping up mud]

Residents of towns near the volcano are scraping mud and ash off roads and rooftops. But they might have to do it all again in the coming days.

Officials warn an “explosive eruption” could happen soon. Thousands of people have evacuated communities closest to the volcano. It last erupted in 1977.

Taiwanese president wins reelection—And finally, we end today in Taiwan.

AUDIO: [Tsai Ing-wen speaking Mandarin]

President Tsai Ing-wen won a commanding victory in Saturday’s election. She beat out an opponent widely viewed as wanting stronger ties with China.

Beijing considers Taiwan part of its territory and has threatened to retake the island by force, if necessary. But Tsai insisted her government would not “concede to threats and intimidation.” She also noted that with every election, the Taiwanese people show how much they cherish their “free, democratic way of life.”

That’s this week’s World Tour. For WORLD Radio, I’m Onize Ohikere reporting from Abuja, Nigeria.

NICK EICHER: We know it’s the middle of January, but we’ve got one more great holiday story for you. 

Gladstone, Oregon resident Doug Hayes wanted to make this Christmas special for his 10 grandkids.  

Toys are video games are nice, but they’re soon piled up next to last year’s gifts. So, as Hayes told…

HAYES: I thought, gee wiz, maybe there’s some way that I can give them a memory that will last all their life.

So he decided to give them some they could use everyday or at least every school day. 

His grandkids attend a small Christian school that doesn’t have buses. So they were thrilled when their Christmas gift pulled up in front of the house with grandpa at the wheel!

AUDIO: What? What’s that say? Grandpa Express? You got a bus!

That’s right! Hayes bought a small school bus emblazoned with the name “Grandpa Express” to drive his grandkids to school every day.  

And they were more than happy to break in their new wheels with a singalong.

AUDIO: The wheels on the bus go round and round all through the town…

It’s The World and Everything in It.

NICK EICHER: Today is Wednesday, January 15th. Thank you for turning to WORLD Radio to help start your day. Good morning. I’m Nick Eicher.

MEGAN BASHAM: And I’m Megan Basham. Coming next on The World and Everything in It: Medical Missions. It’s been around since Jesus walked the earth, healing sick bodies and hard hearts.

Today, Christian medical professionals still travel far and wide to provide medical care and when possible share the Gospel.

WORLD reporter Myrna Brown comes now to tell us about an Atlanta doctor who does both, but without ever leaving the country.

AUDIO: [Door open]

MYRNA BROWN, REPORTER: It’s Wednesday morning. 8 a.m. Dr. Scott Keller walks into the empty waiting room and smiles.

KELLER: This is medicine like I was trained for… that I loved doing.

AUDIO: [Unfolding and setting out chairs]

Dr. Keller took his first mission trip as a medical student more than 40 years ago. He’s been doing it ever since.

KELLER: And then we got invited to Peru and went about 15 or 16 times. I’ve been to Costa Rica once and Kosovo twice.

AUDIO: [DR. KELLER TO NURSING STUDENTS] “I’m going to give you a quick tour here…

Today, he’s in Clarkston, Georgia, a community less than an hour from his home. Wearing a v-neck scrub top, blue jeans and a salt and pepper beard, he’s showing a group of nursing students a new way to do medical missions.

KELLER: In Clarkston we have the world at our door steps. 47 different languages, 54 different countries in the 13,000 people who live in Clarkston. And so we see people from all over the world. Instead of having to go on a mission trip, once a year, five times a month we’re doing our missions here.

Dr. Keller says 34 percent of the refugees who settle in Clarkston live below the poverty level and need healthcare. Seven years ago, he started meeting that need and now invites other medical professionals to join him.

KELLER: We went to apartment complexes initially. A different complex every month. 

Then a local church purchased an empty red-brick, two-bedroom cottage.

AUDIO: Good Morning, good morning. Oh gracious, I see I got a lot of work to do today.

Five times a month, on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, the tiny bungalow becomes Grace Village Medical Clinic. 


KELLER: So, we’ll see anywhere from 35 to 55 on a Saturday and around 20 to 25 on Wednesdays. 

Deborah, a young mother from the Democratic Republic of Congo is waiting to see the gynecologist. She brought her three-month-old baby girl with her. A patient from Burma will get her test results from recent blood work. An 81-year-old woman from Mexico needs medication for her high blood pressure. And an Indonesian woman with a dimpled smile seems to be enjoying the wait.

AUDIO: Guys, we’re so thrilled to have so many volunteers here this morning. It’s just awesome.

But before these volunteer health providers can start serving, they’ll first stand shoulder to shoulder in prayer. 

AUDIO: Help us to serve them well. And we pray that you will receive all the glory from it. And will be pleased at what happens in your clinic house today. In the name of Jesus Amen. Amen.

KELLER: Oh I would wager that probably a third of the people that serve are not believers. And nobody’s ever refused to pray with us at the beginning. And I’ve never had a patient here refused to be prayed for. 

Dr. Keller says in the early days of the ministry, patients were skeptical and leery of their motives. Undeterred, Keller and his staff focused on developing relationships.

KELLER: We’re not crazy, white Christians, we’re here to help you. And we’re not going to push religion on you. Now, if you want to consider Jesus, we’re praying that you do. But that’s not the point.

AUDIO: Diabetes? No diabetes? Is it ok if we check your blood sugar because of your high blood pressure?

Many of Dr. Keller’s patients are fighting conditions like hypertension and diabetes. Language and cultural differences make caring for them difficult.

KELLER: You might have someone with diabetes and you want to teach them how to do a diabetic diet for example. 90 percent of their diet is rice. Well, what are you going to do?

Mike Sorrells is the clinic’s volunteer administrator. 

MIKE SORRELLS: Saturday we had a patient with a blood sugar that was off the charts to the point where they needed to be hospitalized. And he refused to go. He refused to go. And you can’t make somebody go. He didn’t want to leave his wife. He was afraid. Who’s going to take care of my wife if I’m in the hospital?

Dr. Keller and Sorrells are writing a grant that will address hard questions like that and establish health education navigators; volunteers trained to spend time with patients and provide critical health information in their own language. Until then they’ll continue to speak the language of love.

AUDIO: Next Wednesday when you come back, we’ll check your blood pressure again.

KELLER: We started off just with the idea of helping people who didn’t have insurance and sharing the love of Jesus. Now we’re a training center for medical students. We give people vision for mission fields. We’re part of a witness to other practitioners and the community. This has grown way beyond whatever I had any idea it was going to do.

For WORLD Radio, I’m Myrna Brown reporting from Clarkston, Georgia.

MEGAN BASHAM: Today is Wednesday, January 15th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Megan Basham.

NICK EICHER: And I’m Nick Eicher. Each of us must face goodbyes in life. But look beyond that and regain your footing, says WORLD commentator Janie B. Cheaney.

JANIE B. CHEANEY, COMMENTATOR: I envy grandparents who get to visit their grandkids more than twice a year. My offspring live on opposite sides of the USA. Better than opposite sides of the globe, but getting all of us together in the same place demands the logistics of a summit meeting.

Still, my only complaint about the grandma gig comes when it’s time to say goodbye.

“Goodbye” is said to be one of the saddest words in the English language. 

One of the longest goodbyes ever recorded is John chapters 14 through 17. Jesus didn’t say the word, but “I go” hangs like a gray cloud over the entire passage: “I am going,” “I am leaving,” “a little while and you will see me no more.”

Even if his disciples had understood what he meant, it would have seemed so wrong. “Don’t you love us, Jesus? Why won’t you stay with us?” In the same way it seems not merely sad, but wrong, to part from the grandchild who just planted a wet kiss on your cheek. We were made for relationship, but every hello will end with a goodbye. Is this the way it’s supposed to be?

“It is to your advantage that I go away,” Jesus said, “for if I do not, the Helper—that is, the Holy Spirit—will not come to you.” His closest disciples didn’t understand, and we may not either, at first.

But what about this: The work of Christ means nothing to us until the Spirit breathes it into our hearts. The love of the Father doesn’t penetrate until the Spirit opens up the eternal Trinitarian bond and pulls us inside. That’s why Jesus can say “Abide in me,” even while going away. He does not dismiss the pain of Goodbye, but he redeems it. “You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy.”

That applies not just to the bittersweet farewells at a good old age, but also to the weighted ones, when sorrow is pierced by regret. A 50-year-old friend dying of cancer knows she will meet the Lord but still longs to see her grandchildren grow up. Why so soon? A father lamenting his son’s suicide tortures himself over what he could have said—why so hasty? A daughter caring for her Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother feels guilty for wondering, why so long?

“Let not your hearts be troubled.” Fraught farewells are never the end, much less the temporary ones at the airport departure lane. Jesus kicked out the back wall of Goodbye and cleared a path to a better Hello.

For WORLD Radio, I’m Janie B. Cheaney.

NICK EICHER: Tomorrow: fighting terrorists in Africa. U.S. troops have been involved in that battle for a while. But they could soon be coming home. We’ll explain why.

And, we’ll visit a church in Florida ministering to people in the place known as the Mouse House.

That and more tomorrow. 

I’m Nick Eicher.

MEGAN BASHAM: And I’m Megan Basham.

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I hope you’ll have a great rest of the day. 

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