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The World and Everything in It: November 22, 2022


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Public schools in sanctuary cities are seeing an influx of immigrant students; the influence of so-called “election denial” in the midterm election; and a new trend in beverages allows for enjoying holiday festivities without alcohol. Plus: commentary from Joel Belz and the Tuesday morning news.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Good morning!

Public schools in sanctuary cities are seeing a big influx of migrant students. We’ll hear how New York City is handling it.

NICK EICHER, HOST: Also the influence of so-called “election denial” in the midterms. Did that kill candidates’ chances or not?

Plus, holiday drinks with no alcohol.

And the blessing of giving thanks.

REICHARD: It’s Tuesday, November 22nd. This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Mary Reichard.

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

REICHARD: Time now for the news with Kent Covington.

KENT COVINGTON, NEWS ANCHOR: Ukraine » Speaking in Kyiv Monday, the World Health Organization’s regional director, Hans Kluge, warned of a dire winter ahead after Russian attacks on Ukraine’s power grid.

KLUGE: Half of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure is either damaged or destroyed. Put simply, this winter will be about survival.

Authorities in Ukraine are evacuating civilians from recently liberated sections of the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. They say a lack of heat, power and water due to Russian shelling will make living conditions too difficult.

Officials said Monday that the government will provide transportation, accommodations and medical care.

Earthquake » Indonesia is still reeling this morning after a powerful and deadly earthquake struck the nation’s main island. WORLD’s Kristen Flavin has more.

KRISTEN FLAVIN, REPORTER: Terrified residents fled into the street, some covered in blood and debris after the 5.6 magnitude quake hit.

At least 162 people were killed. Many of the dead were public-school students who had finished their classes for the day and were taking extra lessons when school buildings collapsed.

The injured overwhelmed hospitals, and the death toll was expected to rise further.

The country is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis because of its location on the so-called “Ring of Fire.” That’s an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

For WORLD, I’m Kristen Flavin.

CO update » The man accused of opening fire at an LGBT nightclub in Colorado Springs faces serious criminal and possible hate crime charges after killing five people and wounding 17 others.

Federal prosecutor Cole Finegan:

FINEGAN: We pledge on behalf of our office and the Department of Justice that we will work as hard as we can to find justice in this instance.

The suspect is 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich.

Investigators have not announced a motive. But authorities say it’s clear that the suspect has a history of violent plans. He allegedly threatened to attack his mother with a bomb last year.

That has led to questions over why that earlier alleged incident did not trigger Colorado’s “red flag” law—which might have prevented him from buying a gun.

Jewish murder plot » Meantime, authorities say they were able to prevent two men from attacking a Jewish synagogue in New York City.

Mayor Eric Adams said social media posts about attacking a synagogue were not idle threats.

ADAMS: This was a real threat. After arresting the suspects, law enforcement officers recovered a Glock semiautomatic firearm.

Officers arrested two men at New York’s Penn Station after authorities spotted the online posts.

One of the men, Christopher Brown, allegedly tweeted about shooting up a synagogue and later wrote, "This time I’m really gonna do it.”

Director in charge of the New York FBI field office, Michael Driscoll:

DRISCOLL: And then during that investigation, a second individual, Mathew Mahrer, was also identified as an associate.

Authorities said Brown had a large military-style knife, a ski mask, and a swastika arm patch when he was arrested.

Railroad strike » Consumers could see higher gas prices and shortages of some of their favorite groceries during the holiday season. WORLD’s Anna Johansen Brown has that story.

ANNA JOHANSEN BROWN, REPORTER: Railroads and all of their unions still haven’t settled on new labor agreements ahead of an early-December deadline.

That deadline was already delayed once.

A strike could paralyze rail traffic, choking the nation’s supply chain.

On Monday, the largest of 12 rail unions rejected the latest offer, which included 24% raises. And with four of the 12 unions holding out for a better deal, it might fall to Congress to impose one to protect the U.S. economy.

For WORLD, I’m Anna Johansen Brown.

NASA » The Orion space capsule circled behind the moon, flying within 80 miles of the lunar surface … and beaming images back to earth. NASA commentator Sandra Jones:

JONES: As it emerges behind the moon, an earth rise of our pale blue dot and its 8 billion human inhabitants now coming into view.

NASA Flight Director Zeb Scoville reacted on Monday.

SCOVILLE: We just saw the earth set behind the moon as we take the next human-rated vehicle around the moon, preparing to bring humans back there within a few years. This is a game-changer.

The capsule is carrying test dummies. And Scoville says when it returns to earth, they’ll examine how its life support systems fared.

I’m Kent Covington. Straight ahead: how public schools in sanctuary cities are faring.

Plus, classic cocktails that do away with the alcohol.

This is The World and Everything in It.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: It’s Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022. You’re listening to WORLD Radio and we’re glad you’ve joined us today. Good morning, I’m Mary Reichard.

NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher.

Hey, Mary mentioned this yesterday: WORLD is building a Global Desk!

Our goal to connect with, train, and hire more international Christian news correspondents. We’re hoping to put boots on the ground in 100 countries in the next five years—a very ambitious goal—and something we hope you’d have an interest in. So this week and the beginning of next, we’re asking your support for giving that project a big boost.

This summer, we held our first World Journalism Institute in Europe, training Christian journalists there—and we will continue doing that, as we did this summer—with the help of Jenny Lind Schmitt and Onize Ohikere to begin building out WORLD’s Global Desk.

REICHARD: Maybe you’re the sort who loves getting in on the ground floor of ambitious projects like this one! Well, here ya go! If you’ve never supported WORLD before we have a way for that support to go even farther: for every dollar you give as a new donor, a long time WORLD Mover has committed to give right alongside you. So all new WORLD Movers have their gifts matched dollar for dollar.

EICHER: So between now and next Tuesday—Giving Tuesday—all new WORLD Movers gifts are doubled, no limit, other than it expires after Giving Tuesday next week.

Now, we welcome everyone’s help in this Global Desk initiative and we hope you’ll visit WNG.org/GivingTuesday.

Alright. Up first: public schools in sanctuary cities.

New York City has a storied history as a welcoming point for immigrants.

At the turn of the 20th century, the Statue of Liberty greeted millions of European immigrants arriving by boat. Today, the Big Apple is home to people from 150 countries.

REICHARD: Since August, more than 6,000 K-12 students have poured into New York City schools, many arriving by bus from Texas. And schools are struggling under the sudden influx.

WORLD’s Lauren Dunn reports.

LAUREN DUNN, REPORTER: In September 2022, New York City parents elected Whitney Toussaint to be president of the community education council in her district. Just weeks earlier, New York City welcomed its first bus of migrants from Texas.

TOUSSAINT: I would just say a steady stream from September to now. But obviously more in the beginning. And they've been going to our schools that have A) availability, you know, capacity for them and B) that have been closer to some of our shelters.

Toussaint’s district served almost 37,000 students in 2019-20. She estimates that 500 newly enrolled children in the district live in temporary housing. Federal law doesn’t allow school officials to ask about student immigration status, but most of these 500 students are likely immigrants.

TOUSSAINT: A lot of these programs where they have the infrastructure to help Spanish-speaking children or children improve with English, or give these language supports, especially the dual language program schools, they might not have had the capacity to take these students in. So they go, you know, where there's openings – where there's student openings – for these kids. So it's just been really difficult, just getting them the language support that they need.

Earlier this year, New York City officials announced budget cuts due to declining enrollment and federal pandemic aid coming to an end. Now, many schools are struggling to scale back up with rising enrollment numbers, especially when many of the students don’t speak English.

In early October, New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency.

ADAMS: We are in a crisis situation. New York City now has more than 61,000 people in our shelter system. Almost 20,000 are children, and one in five of them is an asylum seeker. Every day, from this point forward, we are setting a new record.

From August through October, Texas officials bused over 3,500 asylum seekers to New York City, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. In the month of September alone, over 200,000 migrants crossed the U.S. border into Texas.

In August, New York City officials launched Project Open Arms. The program focuses on meeting migrant students’ educational needs. For schools with more than six new students in temporary housing, the city promised $2,000 per homeless student. Officials directed schools to put the money toward materials, tutoring, and bilingual services,--but not toward hiring full-time employees.

The city’s education chancellor is David Banks. He explains how officials try to find seats for incoming students.

BANKS: As we’re looking at where we’re placing these students, we’re seeking to place them primarily into schools that have the space for them – we’re not looking to put them into schools that are maybe already a little overcrowded.

Local nonprofits are working to get involved, too. The mayor’s plan calls for government agencies to coordinate with nonprofit organizations to determine what needs different groups can meet.

Open Door NJNY is an educational nonprofit. It serves mostly Spanish-speaking immigrant families. About 150 adults attend English classes at the organization’s main New York City location. Some bring their children who participate in children’s classes.

The group opened an East Harlem location in September. Eunah “Grace” Lee heads up the center outside of her full time job as a marketing consultant.

LEE: We have about 30 people registered in our small site. So we didn't expect we are going to grow this fast. So we started with this very small church office, so we are now using every inch of the space including kitchen and reception area. Wherever we can sit down, we have a class.

Lee understands what it’s like to be a newcomer. She came to New York City in her early 30s from South Korea.

LEE: I didn’t actually choose specific, this ethnic group for a special reason. I just saw them as immigrants, and I'm one of them. And as a Christian, I wanted to serve new neighbors. So that was the only reason. So speaking of Spanish, I'm learning little by little. And there's a humility to have to make mistakes, to try new language. And I share that with our students who are trying to learn English.

Lee hopes they will be able to offer children’s classes once they have more space and funding. Last week, the group found a bigger building to rent.

In the meantime, Lee tells local schools about the nonprofit’s tutoring classes. She said many school officials are very interested in partnering to help parents learn English.

LEE: I visit a lot of community officers in the local district schools. And definitely when we talk about program helping the parents’ English, the school is very welcoming the idea because you know, they have to help the children first. But also helping parents is sometimes the foundation for the children to succeed and immerse in the society.

Back in Toussaint’s district, most families already in the area are happy to help. An intermediate school hosted a diaper drive for families with children too young for school. And bilingual parents already at the school often step in to help with interpreting for incoming families. A PTA volunteer in the district asked about hosting a Christmas toy and coat drive.

TOUSSAINT: They handmade signs in Spanish and hung them around the school like for the bathroom, for the cafeteria, for the gym so they know where to go because these kids aren't, they don't know how to read English.

But Toussaint worries that efforts to help newcomers might overshadow assistance for needy students already in the area. She also worries whether additional funding would be given for students yet to arrive.

TOUSSAINT: We don't know like, are they going to continue to count? Because these children are still coming.

Reporting for WORLD, I’m Lauren Dunn.

NICK EICHER, HOST: Coming up next on The World and Everything in It: breaking down the midterms.

A number of candidates this time around made the last election a centerpiece of their campaign. The mainstream media labeled them “election-deniers.”

But that label was applied inconsistently and often incorrectly. Brian Hawkins, for example. He was one congressional candidate from California, who was mislabeled. He didn’t make any claims about the election in his campaign. Our Washington Bureau reporter Leo Briceno interviewed him:

BRICENO: Would it surprise you to know that both the Washington Post and Business Insider listed as you as an election denier?

HAWKINS: They listed me as an election denier? I didn’t know either one of them had mentioned me. [Laughs]


MARY REICHARD, HOST: Leo Briceno joins us from Washington, DC. He talked to Hawkins and others about how claims of election fraud influenced the 2022 midterms. Leo, welcome!

LEO BRICENO, REPORTER: Thanks! It’s great to be here.

REICHARD: Leo, what did you find out about so-called election deniers in the 2022 midterms? Did you see a pattern from the voting data as to how they performed?

BRICENO: Well the preliminary data shows that people who raised concerns about election fraud didn’t perform well in winnable situations. There were a number of races where a congressional seat was up for grabs that were decided by 15 points or less. Normally, those aren’t considered close races, but that’s a small enough gap where you could say both candidates had a shot at the seat. Perhaps not a great shot, but a chance nonetheless. In those cases, almost two thirds of quote-unquote “election denying” candidates lost their race.

REICHARD: How did you determine that?

BRICENO: We took a list of candidates from Business Insider and their published body of work identifying who these candidates were and where they were running. The Washington Post had a list, Bloomberg News had a list, the polling site FiveThirtyEight had a list—there were multiple attempts to find out who raised concerns about voter fraud.

So from Business Insider's count, we looked at the numbers of each one of those races, something like 260 different races, and picked out the ones that either won or lost by 15 percent or less. That preliminary research allows us to see the pattern that these candidates weren’t doing too great in these closer contests. But then again, it’s a little difficult to say whether their stance on the election was the thing that led to their loss.

REICHARD: Why do you say that? I mean two-thirds sounds like there was a pretty clear trend.

BRICENO: Yes! The trend is certainly there. But there’re two elements we’ve got to consider when looking at these numbers. First off, the initial counts identifying these candidates weren’t perfect. Pastor Hawkins is a great example. He somehow got grouped under the “election-denying” label even though he told me he doesn’t believe the 2020 election was stolen. So that’s one issue, how many of these candidates actually denied the results from 2020?

REICHARD: I see. So we have uncertainties about how accurate the actual counts are. That’s the first reason, what’s the second one?

BRICENO: Yeah the second on these is that there are differing levels to the claim. Not everyone who was labeled an “election denier” necessarily thinks that President Biden is an illegitimate president. Some of them do—some of them say Trump should be in the Oval Office right now, but others are instead saying that voter fraud is an issue the country needs to address. Those are two very different claims… this ambiguity is something that’s reflected in these publication’s initial counts. They can be very, very different. The Washington Post, for instance, found 291 “election denying” candidates where Bloomberg only found 254. So there’s some gray area there about who is and who isn’t an “election denier.”

REICHARD: Hmmm that does complicate things. So what can we say definitively about these candidates and how they performed?

BRICENO: Yeah that’s a good question. And this will become more evident as the data gets crunched, but just from a preliminary look, it’s clear that voters in the middle didn’t gravitate toward these candidates, the ones that embraced the stolen-election claim. There’re also other topics and voting issues that likely helped voters make up their mind outside of this one issue. But I spoke with Ramer Gunner, the political director for the Republican Accountability Project about that. He says that from multiple focus groups he spoke with in swing states, that voters who were on the fence found the message of a stolen election was a hard sell.

RAMER: I don't want to say election denialism was the one factor, but the thing that we kept on finding, they are mad about crime and inflation and gas prices, particularly in Arizona and Nevada where the prices are higher relative to the rest of the country, so they were looking for a Republican to vote for. But when they were introduced to the Republican candidate, in a lot of cases, they didn't go for them. 

Ramer really stressed the idea that swing voters don’t just make decisions based on the political climate. Even when they’re frustrated about the economy, the direction of the country, and feel let down by the Democratic Party, they still have to be able to relate to a Republican candidate to vote for them.

REICHARD: Very interesting. Leo Briceno is our reporter based in Washington, DC. Thanks Leo!

BRICENO: My pleasure.

NICK EICHER, HOST: President Biden continued a White House tradition that began when he was just five years old: the presidential Thanksgiving pardon. So just by declaring it, the president excused two large turkeys from the Thanksgiving dinner table.

BIDEN: And now, based on their temperament and commitment to being productive members of society, I hereby pardon Chocolate and Chip.

Of course those are the names—chocolate chip—that’s Biden’s favorite ice cream.

But back to poultry. These turkeys are from Monroe, North Carolina courtesy of The National Turkey Federation, the official sponsor of the turkey tradition going all the way back to President Harry Truman in 1947.

Chocolate and Chip will now be free to indulge their intellectual pursuits as they live the rest of their lives on the campus of North Carolina State University.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Tuesday, November 22nd. Thank you for turning to WORLD Radio to help start your day. Good morning, I’m Mary Reichard.

NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. The holidays are here. Gathering with family and friends can be festive and fun, but often comes with overindulging. Too much to eat, too much to drink. One trend bubbling up: the trend of non-alcoholic drinks. Today, WORLD reporter Jenny Rough has the story.

TREVOR YARNALL: Tupelo honey, toasted cinnamon, fresh ginger, clove, and charred apricot.

Trevor Yarnell reads the ingredients list on a bottle of rum. Rum—like pirates or Jimmy Buffet. Except the bottle of rum Trevor pours into a glass doesn’t have any alcohol in it.

Trevor’s wife, Sam Kasten, owns a store called Umbrella Dry Drinks. She sells alcohol-free spirits, wines, and beers. On a busy Sunday afternoon leading up to the holidays, Trevor helps out.

YARNALL: So these are our tequila alternatives here. This one's actually a mezcal, it’s a little more smoky.

In 2018, Trevor and Sam stopped drinking alcohol. Sam says she didn’t drink at all in high school. But she wasn’t prepared for the college scene.

SAM KASTEN: I went to college and was kind of exposed to this whole new world of the party lifestyle. I got involved in Greek life, which is a very heavily drinking culture.

After college, she worked in the restaurant industry. Another heavy drinking culture.

KASTEN: After you work a 12-hour shift, you go out to the bar and drink and commiserate about your shift and spend all the money that you made all day and go and do it all over.

By age 27, she had a drinking problem. Sam says the alcohol industry targets women. The mommy wine culture. Girlfriend getaways at vineyards. Ads marketing alcohol as a diet product. Christians are no exception. Many struggle with alcohol abuse.

KASTEN: I ended up getting a DUI in August of 2016. Went out that night with my coworkers as I always did. Drove home after drinking, like I always did. It just happened to be the only time I got caught.

It took Sam two years to quit. Trevor joined her in solidarity. But when Sam hung out with friends, socializing still revolved around food and drinks.

KASTEN: Really the only options for me were water, soda water, or a soda. And I don't even drink soda.

She began to experiment with non-alcoholic alternatives. But she didn’t like what she found.

KASTEN: So I would frequently dump things down the drain, and I would be disappointed.

Christians hold a wide variety of views when it comes to drinking alcohol. Scott Redd is president of Reformed Theological Seminary in Vienna, Virginia. He’s also an Old Testament professor. Redd says wine is a motif throughout the whole Bible.

REDD: The Bible doesn't talk about wine as a threat as much as it talks about wine as a good thing and a blessing and a sign of God's love and benevolence towards his people. I mean, Israel was definitely a wine culture.

But Redd says many Christians don’t drink at all. In Ephesians, Paul says, “Don’t get drunk with wine … but be filled with the spirit.”

REDD: And that probably does apply to intoxication across the board as well as other kinds of just self-indulgent behavior.

Some Christians don’t want to even look like they’re drinking. They often point to Romans 14.

REDD: I don't want to cause someone else to stumble. I think there’s all kinds of good reasons for Christians not to drink.

Still, alcohol is the center of many social events, especially around the holidays.

Sam Kastan continued her search for alternatives. When she did find a good option, she shared it on Instagram. Followers inundated her with questions and requests for more recommendations. Sam began to curate a quality selection. She took a 10-week online course that taught her how to run an alcohol-free business.

She mixes familiar favorites.

KASTEN: I will look at classic cocktails that typically have alcohol in them and then replace them with the spirit alternatives and then maybe a few other elements that give it more of that mouth feel and the density that you typically expect when you drink a cocktail.

And invents her own recipes.

KASTEN: Do you like citrus? Do you like bitter? Do you like ginger? And then you can kind of play around with it and work, you know, make what's best for you.

Today, she offers free tastings to customers. Like Rebecca, who stopped by with friends.

REBECCA: I just like the idea of having a sophisticated drink without having the alcohol effects or calories or anything that alcohol brings.

Rebecca is 23. She says alcohol isn’t necessary to have fun.

REBECCA: I think it's the essence of having a drink in your hand that brings out the personality rather than the actual alcohol itself. And I think the flavor combinations are really creative.

Those flavor combinations? If you’re thinking sickly sweet mocktails full of juice, think again. Trevor says non-alcoholic craft cocktails these days have evolved far beyond Shirley Temples or soda water with a splash of cranberry juice. In fact, the samples don’t taste sweet.

YARNALL: Tequila tea almost, right? One of my favorite recipes was fresh cucumber juice with that Ritual tequila and it was a serrano chili pepper syrup that we put in there. A really delicious spicy margarita. Spicy cucumber margarita.

Non-alcoholic beers are no longer bland and watery.

YARNALL: This is all craft, intentionally made with complex flavor profiles and much more enjoyable taste.

The chemistry can vary, but companies often use a reverse or vacuum distillation process to separate out the alcohol. 

YARNALL: And some go down to less than 0.5%, which is considered non-alcoholic. Some go down to fully 0.0%. Less than 0.5% would be similar to a ripe banana or a slice of bread.

Either way, the beverages offer a way to partake without overindulging. Here’s Old Testament professor Scott Redd.

REDD: And if that’s a way for people who would still like to be part of those events, I can see the wisdom in that.

He says, after all, John the Baptist eschewed wine and Jesus shared it with others.

REDD: So I think we have to take both of those things into consideration when we're thinking about how we're going to behave.

Reporting for WORLD, I’m Jenny Rough in Alexandria, Virginia.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Tuesday, November 22nd. 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. We return now to WORLD founder Joel Belz’s classic commentaries. Today, on this Thanksgiving week, here’s some help thinking more deeply about the spiritual benefits of giving thanks.

JOEL BELZ, FOUNDER: It's hardly the first time in church history that Christians have found themselves being divided, either by choice or by default into two camps known as pietists and activists. But it is happening and sometimes, discussion between the camps gets pretty heated. Pietists if they follow their position to its ultimate conclusion, withdraw to their prayer closets, fold their own hands, and leave everything else in God’s. Activists, on the other hand, if they go to the far boundaries of their position, waste no time at all on the unseen. They take immediately to the streets to engage the visible enemy physically.

Few Christians of course, push either of the positions to such extremes. Most of us see ourselves as sometimes pietistic, especially when we realize all our other efforts have failed, and sometimes activistic, especially when we get impatient for God to do something. We're good at rationalizing and justifying whatever course of action we happen to be engaged in at the moment. But such a mixture is also unsatisfying. We wish we could know once and for all, whether God intends for us to accomplish things mostly by being obedient to Him with our physical and organizational energies, or by backing off and through the disciplined exercise of our spiritual energies, watch God do his thing.

Is all this just part of the mystery of godliness? Perhaps. Yet, there is a common thread that properly binds together these two responses, which otherwise so often seem to be in tension with each other. It is the simple act of giving thanks. Seen from any perspective other than thanksgiving, both pietism and activism sooner or later, and usually sooner, become nothing more than acts of penance before God. Both approaches have a pernicious tendency to trap us into thinking we can earn an approach to a holy God. We know better, but still we try. Isn't it that way with your personal pietism? Honestly, is your devotional time spurred first by a sense of overwhelming gratefulness to God?

The same is true of our more activistic forms of obedience. Too many of them get done mostly because we're scared not to do them, as in the case of our pietism. So with our activism, we set new resolves, wind up our internal disciplines, and plow ahead successful perhaps for a time, but almost always to face at least mild depression because we could not sustain the effort over the long haul.

So the tension is not really between pietism and activism at all. Instead, it is between self-reliance and God-reliance. And such a tension is ultimately relieved only by the confession that we come with empty hands, that from him and through him and to him are all things. That discovery in turn produces an ample supply of the cord which wonderfully binds pietism and activism fruitfully together. Praise is that cord. As the focus shifts from our own striving to God's provision, so does the motive of our service. No longer is it meant to secure God's favor, as though we ever could have. Now we mean only to thank him. And there's almost always less pressure connected with saying thank you than there is with saying please. 

REICHARD: That’s World Founder Joel Belz with “Thanks Giving: An Antidote” … it’s part of a book of classic columns titled,Consider These Things. The column originally appeared in WORLD Magazine … on May 6, 1989.

NICK EICHER, HOST: Tomorrow: The Republican congressional agenda. What should we expect now that the GOP has control of the House?

And, elder care. There’s been a dramatic rise in this country in the number of caregivers over the last five years, thanks to a growing number of younger people getting involved. We’ll introduce you to a 24 year-old woman caring for her aging father.

That and more tomorrow.

I’m Nick Eicher.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard.

The World and Everything in It comes to you from WORLD Radio.

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The Bible says: Give thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20 ESV)

Go now in grace and peace.

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