Music

A new genre of Christian music

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Friday, July 12th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Mary Reichard. MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: And I’m Megan Basham. Back in the 1990s Ron Kenoly helped introduce a new genre of Christian music. At the height of his popularity, Kenoly’s high-energy praise and worship...

America the Beautiful

MARY REICHARD, HOST: It’s Friday, the 5th of July. Glad to have you along for today’s edition of The World and Everything in It. Good morning, I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. Independence Day celebrations across the country featured a well-loved patriotic song: “America the Beautiful.”

A story of reconciliation

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are experiencing technical difficulties with SoundCloud for this segment. In the meantime, click here for a direct link to Myrna’s report on Overcast. NICK EICHER, HOST: Next up on The World and Everything in It: Building 429. Now that may sound to you like a location. But it’s not a location. It’s a...

Spiritual eldercare

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Tuesday, May 21st. Thank you for turning to WORLD Radio to help start your day. Good morning. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Families dealing with devastating diagnoses such as Alzheimer’s disease is growing.

Stories behind the songs

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Friday, May 10th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: And I’m Megan Basham. The scriptures remind us that the words we speak are powerful. They can build up and encourage, or tear down and disappoint.

Good Friday music

NICK EICHER, HOST: Well, it seems appropriate that we close today with that great Easter hymn, sung here by the Saint Michael’s Singers.

A singer facing limitations

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Friday, April 12th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. All through history there are stories of God doing great things through ordinary people and their limitations.

Writing through heartache and tragedy

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Friday, March 29th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. It hardly matters the genre or style of music you may prefer. It’s the story behind the music that can capture our hearts as much...

The Fairfield Four

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Friday, February 8th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. A capella music is experiencing a resurgence today. Think Pentatonix, Straight No Chaser, Take Six. But it’s been around a long time.  

The day the music died

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Friday, February 1st. 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. In early 1959, three rock-n-roll musicians partnered together for an ambitious 24-city tour. Buddy Holly, just 22 years old, was setting out on a solo...