News, politics and stress
July 24, 2014
Guests: Scott Hensley, Frank Farley and Geri Weis-Corbley
Does the news about all that’s wrong in the world stress you out? If so, you’re not alone according to a national survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health. One in four respondents identified watching, reading or listening to the news among the causes of their daily stress. So why do media reports of events nearby and across the globe produce such a negative emotional response? And what can we do to develop a healthy media diet? Joining us to talk about it are SCOTT HENSLEY, writer and editor for Shots, NPR’s health blog, Temple University psychology professor FRANK FARLEY and GERI WEIS-CORBLEY, editor and publisher of The Good News Network.