Radio Times

Thursday, July 24

News, politics and stress

Hour 1
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.

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Paul Raeburn’s “Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked”

Guest: Paul Raeburn

In his new book Do Fathers Matter?, PAUL RAEBURN examines the often-overlooked role of fatherhood. He debunks some of the stereotypes of dads (no, they’re not all inept or aloof) and looks at the importance of fathers in the development of their children. Today, Marty hears from Raeburn on the growing scientific research on the ways in which men influence their kids, what fatherhood looks like in the 21st century, and his personal journey as a dad.

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