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The World and Everything in It: August 23, 2023

The World and Everything in It: August 23, 2023

On Washington Wednesday, a preview of what’s at stake in tonight’s first GOP primary debate; on World Tour, news from Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Egypt, and Spain; and the old world sport of cricket is gaining traction in the United States. Plus, commentary from Janie B. Cheaney and the Wednesday morning news

A school in New York resists the state’s mandate to scrap Native American branding; States seek to protect minors by requiring websites with adult content to verify user ages; and a cycling instructor in Louisville, Kentucky helps kids learn to bike without training wheels. Plus, commentary from European journalist Evert van Vlastuin and the Tuesday morning news

On Legal Docket, behind the scenes at the trial of an ISIS terrorist; on the Monday Moneybeat, economic lessons from Japan and China; and on the World History Book, the World Council of Churches is founded 75 years ago. Plus, the Monday morning news

On Culture Friday, the tragic real-life unraveling of the adoption story in the film The Blind Side; reviews of Blue Beetle and Gran Turismo; and on Word Play with George Grant, an enjoyable catalog of authorisms. Plus, commentary from Steve West and the Friday morning news


Two years after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, refugees in the U.S. are still trying to find what home means; a report on forever chemicals questions the safety of tap water; and going to school for exterminating rodents. Plus, commentary from Cal Thomas and the Thursday morning news

On Washington Wednesday, Georgia has indicted Donald Trump on racketeering charges; on World Tour, news from Niger, Pakistan, Russia, Yemen, and South Africa; and a Christian school in Mississippi offers full-ride scholarships for students. Plus, commentary from Ryan Bomberger, and the Wednesday morning news

New York City struggles to house waves of migrants who come to stay; educators start the school year with ChatGPT as both a useful learning aid and a concerning cheating tool; and learning to love the wild Canadian wilderness at a fishing lodge. Plus, picture day for 17 pairs of twins in Scotland, commentary from Calvin Robinson, and the Tuesday morning news

On Legal Docket, the tragic case of a girl and her goat; on the Monday Moneybeat, the mixed bag of CPI and PPI numbers; and on the World History Book, 25 years ago, Bill Clinton lies about his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Plus, an extravagant anniversary flower arrangement and the Monday morning news

Voters in Ohio reject a plan to raise the threshold for amending the state constitution; Russia exploits coup in West Africa to gain allies; and a missionary pilot organization turns 75. Plus, a bear crashes a Colorado wedding reception, commentary from Cal Thomas, and the Thursday morning news