English: “What’s Going On?” June 2017

From Rob Scobey, Senior Producer for International English

From LA Law to Christian Movies

He became one of Hollywood’s better-known actors when he played the part of attorney Arnold Becker in the network TV series LA Law. Corbin Bernsen was nominated for a Global Globe and Primetime Emmy Award for his role. He’s been seen in numerous TV and movie roles since then. And he’s now concentrating on Christian-themed movies. He sat down for an interview with Paul Ladd as part of Your New Life Station’s First Person series. The interview can be heard in two parts—on June 21st and June 28th.

The Pacific Rim and Southwest Asia

The Pacific Rim, the Indian subcontinent and southwest Asia provide the reasons Your New Life Station broadcasts the International English Hour. The Pacific Rim is that part of the Eastern Hemisphere that encompasses the English-prevalent countries of the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. Additionally—English is widely spoken in Indonesia. And English is the official language of government and commerce in the southwest Asian countries of India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Your New Life Station’s broadcast schedule makes use of Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), a 24-hour system also known as Greenwich Mean Time. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is four hours behind UTC; Central Daylight Time (CDT) is five hours behind. When some parts of the world return to standard time for the winter, Eastern Standard Time (EST) is five hours behind UTC, and Central Standard Time (CST) is six hours behind. Outside the U.S.—most locations are on standard time all year rather than daylight time. Karachi is five hours ahead of UTC. Mumbai and New Delhi are five-and-a-half hours ahead.  Manila, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Kuala Lampur are eight hours ahead. And Tokyo is nine hours ahead of UTC.

You can use this website www.worldchristian.org or our listener website, www.knls.org to hear the English Hour if you’re not into shortwave radio. You can also access the broadcast through the KNLS app on your mobile device or through Google or Safari.

The English Hour is the Asian continent’s source for the music of our time and the message of all time. While we work to provide a geographical balance in the topics we feature, news about the USA is of great interest to many listeners around the world. The English Hour does tell stories about life in the United States and the state of Alaska, where the KNLS transmitter is located. Two of the programs are titled The American Highway and Postcard from Alaska. They often include a discussion of “American” principles—principles rooted in Christianity that are universally understood and applied. And our Eye on the World stories often show the interdependence of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

Since our target audience is mostly non-Christians, our content is different from a typical Christian format station in America. While we provide our share of positive, uplifting content, some of our programming also provides an honest look at the dark side of life on Earth. Indeed, some program segments may raise questions that a thoughtful truth seeker will ask. And other segments, such as the Bible or Christian lifestyle lessons, serve to answer those questions.

Music to Love

Music is a universal language. Probably 80 per cent of the world’s pop tunes are sung in English, and are enjoyed by people everywhere, many who are themselves not proficient in English. The English hour features your favorite songs of the 80’s, 90’s, and today. International pop charts show that your favorite music is also the favorite of people who are culturally diverse—whether in Nairobi, Sydney, Singapore, or Jakarta.

The songs are pop, rock, r & b, and occasional hip-hop and country music that crosses over to the pop charts. The English Hour generally features music by artists from the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. But music artists from all over Europe have found their names on or near the top of international pop charts.

In April, English Hour listeners will hear new music from Camila Cabello, Haim, Harry Styles, Hiam, Jonas Blue featuring William Singe, Judah & the Lion, Julia Brennan, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez.

Souder & Friends

Larry Souder tells Your New Life Station listeners about fascinating people with stories of fun and faith. It’s a replica of Noah’s Ark located in the U.S. Larry Souder takes listeners to The Ark Encounter on Souder & Friends on the June 8th broadcast. On June 15th, he takes us to Discovery Park America, a big-city theme park located in a cornfield near a small American town.

News to Know

The English hour features reports about topics of current interest. Marcy Bryan reports about entertainment, business, and religious news. Kelly Ann Monahan has the latest developments in medicine, science, and computer technology. Paul Ladd provides special reports about diverse topics, religious and secular. Doug Poling provides commentary on the news from a Christian perspective on Today’s News & the Good News. And Bob Waliszewski of Focus on the Family provides Plugged-in reviews of the latest movies, music, and computer games.

In April, Bob reviews, for family friendliness, the movies Everything Everything and Pirates of the Caribbean-Dead Men Tell No Tales and the pop songs “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons, “Malibu” by Miley Cyrus, and “I Want You Back” by Haim.

Upcoming Reports for June 2017:

  • You can have your ashes--or those of someone you’d like to send out of this world--put aboard a spacecraft. Marcy Bryan reports.
  • Marcy also reports on the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and its tribute to Cher.
  • And Marcy remembers Roger Moore, who played James Bond in more movies than any other actor, and Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News.
  • And Kelly Ann reports on a possible breakthrough in the treatment of sepsis—commonly known as blood poisoning.
  • It’s a bit of seashore set aside as a beach for the disabled. Kelly Ann Monahan reports.
  • Kelly Ann also reports about the latest advances in the treatment of Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) and about the successful return of a space plane.
  • Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haran has released some of its school girl captives. But what about ones who were not released? Doug Poling reports.
  • How many Americans believe in God? Doug reports about that, too.

A Message to Live

This is what we’re about and why we’re on the air and on the internet. Our mission is to present the lessons of the Bible, including and emphasizing the Good News in an interesting, non-threatening way.

Ongoing Series

  • Andy Baker’s Prayer Lesson
  • Bible Archaeology-Proofs from the Earth with Bill Humble
  • Creation Moments with Ian Taylor
  • Direction with Rubel Shelly
  • Family Minute with Brit Ryan
  • First Person with Paul Ladd
  • God’s Money with Steve Maganelles and Don White
  • Groundwire with Sean Dunn
  • Jim Daly commentary
  • I Love Life with Jerry Dahmen
  • Life Stories with Joe Norris
  • Living with Conflict with Greg Taylor
  • Profiles of the New Testament with Bob Borquez
  • Profiles of the Old Testament with Royce Kessler
  • Promises with Bob Borquez
  • Refiner’s Fire with Paul Ladd
  • The Big Picture with Steve Diggs
  • The God Who Makes Himself Known with Bill Young
  • Today’s News & the Good News with Doug Poling
  • True Stories of the Bible with Bill Steensland
  • Unforgettable Conversations with Larry Souder