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Anna Johansen

Anna Johansen

Anna is a news and feature reporter for WORLD Radio and WORLD Watch. Anna is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Thomas Edison State University, and before becoming a journalist, she taught speech, debate, history, writing, and musical theater. Anna resides in Chicago, Ill.

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Articles by Anna Johansen
Friday morning news - April 23, 2021

Friday morning news - April 23, 2021

Biden’s climate summit, House passes D.C. statehood bill, India’s COVID crisis, vaccine tax credits, and Putin’s pullback

How do health officials monitor potential problems with COVID shots?

In this final episode, journalists Anna Johansen Brown and Sarah Schweinsberg visit two organizations with similar goals: They want to help the homeless, people who have lost everything and have nowhere to go. But these two organizations chose different strategies … and ultimately, got very different results.


Nonprofits, both Christian and secular, have to watch out for some common pitfalls that threaten to undo all their hard work.

Every year, WORLD hosts the Hope Awards for Effective Compassion. Readers and listeners nominate hundreds of ministries, and we narrow the list to about eight or 10 semi-finalists. Just four make the final cut. This episode is about the runners-up.

Just about anyone working in mental healthcare, criminal justice, or social work will agree: people with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders face a difficult road. This episode is about the 50 million Americans dealing with mental illness.

Coming from a good family doesn’t guarantee a trouble-free life. But having a shaky family foundation makes everything a lot harder. In this episode, journalists Anna Johansen Brown and Sarah Schweinsberg explore what compassion looks like for hurting children, young adults, and their parents.

This episode is about newcomers: Refugees and asylum seekers looking for a fresh start.

Natural disasters are disruptive and traumatic, especially for people already in emotional, physical, or spiritual crisis. Last year, every compassion ministry in the country faced the same disaster: COVID-19.