Day: May 15, 2020

Friday morning news – May 15, 2020

Sen. Burr steps down as Senate Intel chairman amid insider trading probe » Republican Senator Richard Burr stepped aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. That after the FBI served a search warrant for his phone as part of an ongoing insider-trading investigation.

Culture Friday – Conspiracy theories and civil disobedience

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: It’s Friday the 15th of May, 2020. Glad to have you along for today’s edition of The World and Everything in It. Good morning, I’m Megan Basham. MYRNA BROWN, HOST: And I’m Myrna Brown. Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have all been cracking down on content they define as COVID misinformation.

Kicker – Raising a stink in Sweden

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: In the town of Lund, Sweden about 30,000 people gather in a park around this time every year for a local celebration. 

Review – Jerry Seinfeld special

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Today is Friday, May 15th. Thank you for turning to WORLD Radio to help start your day. Good morning. I’m Myrna Brown. MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: And I’m Megan Basham.

Word Play – Quarantine jargon

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Today is Friday, May 15th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Myrna Brown. MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: And I’m Megan Basham. Next up: George Grant on how extraordinary circumstances change the way we speak.

Quarantine choirs

THE UK BLESSING: The Lord bless you, and keep you, Make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you… MYRNA BROWN: Next up on The World and Everything in It: the rise of virtual choirs during the pandemic.