During the COVID shutdown, many people downloaded and binge-watched an eight-episode series called "The Chosen," about the life of Christ. Season one was funded entirely by private donations, and it's been a huge success. Reporter and Studio 5 host, Efrem Graham, got a behind the scenes look at the popular new show. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
As tensions continue to rise around the country, protests over the death of George Floyd have evolved into a conversation about abolishing police departments. Minneapolis city council recently voted on a measure to dismantle and abolish the police department and replace it with a model of community-led safety.
With so much going on it's hard to believe we're only five months away from a presidential election, especially because the election hasn't dominated the headlines as it normally would. But as the election closes in, Joe Biden and President Trump present two different approaches to dealing with not only the cries for police reform, rioting and protests over racial injustice--but also a pandemic. Chief political analyst David Brody is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown to discuss it.
In the wake of the George Floyd police involved killing there have been cries for justice. For many that means seeing the officers involved prosecuted to the fullest extents of then law. In terms of civil prosecution, thought, two words are emerging into the consciousness of our nation perhaps now more than ever: qualified immunity. Simply put it could serve as way for officers who have violated the law to escape accountability. There is a movement afoot to change that. CBN News Anchor John Jessup is following this closely and breaks it all down in today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
America's get-tough-on-crime policies are packing prisons and jails to a near bursting point. Hundreds of thousands of regulations carry criminal penalties and it is causing the U.S. to be the world leader in its incarceration rate.
But it's costing American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Senior Washington correspondent Jennifer Wishon has been following how the current crises gripping our country point to the overcriminalization of America. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Economists predicted a grim May jobs report, with millions of more jobs lost and an ever-growing unemployment rate. Instead, they got the opposite--unbelievable improvement. A day later news broke that there was a mistake with not only the May numbers, but April's as well. CBN News Financial editor Drew Parkhill says even with the errors, the data clearly shows an early rebound. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Protestors continue to demonstrate in large groups over the brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers. This comes as the US continues to battle COVID-19 and many health experts warn the protests could result in new outbreaks. Health correspondent Lorie Johnson has the latest information on not only the influence of protests on the spread of the virus but also what we can expect as temperatures heat up across the country and where we stand when it comes to developing a vaccine. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Christians all over the country are viewing this time of division, uncertainty and chaos as a prime opportunity to demostrate the love and peace that can only be found in Christ. CBN's Charlene Aaron joins the podcast to discuss how Christians are taking to the streets in the midst of protests to share hope.
As high school graduation dates approach and students look ahead to what's next, college educators have good reason to expect significantly lower turnout this fall. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a nightmare situation as higher ed tries to prepare for a school year filled with uncertainty. Reporter Heather Sells has been following this story. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
As protests continue across the country, the results from two autopsies find that George Floyd's death was a homicide, but they differ on the cause. The county medical examiner says he died from a heart attack complicated by being under restraint. Experts hired by the Floyd family say he died of "asphyxiation from sustained pressure." Terence Floyd visited the site of his brother's death, Monday, and called for peaceful protests and an end to violence. Reporter Charlene Aaron says that according to Floyd's friends that's exactly what he would have wanted. She recently spoke with several of them about who exactly "Big Floyd" was and she shares what they had to say on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
"Today, if anyone were to ask me, 'What's the community with which you most strongly identify?' Before I would say ‘Korean’ or ‘Black’ I would say ‘Christian’ because for me at the end of the day the identity I most want to be guiding my thoughts, to be guiding my actions, to be guiding how I treat other people is being a Christian, being a child of God," CBN News 700 Club anchor John Jessup said on today’s CBN News Daily Rundown. Listen in as John shares about growing up bi-racially, where he finds his identity and what’s needed from the Church when it comes to tackling racial issues.