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Clearing the air
The ground—level facts are well known. Acid rain kills trees. Greenhouse gases are linked to climate change. But what of earth's mental atmosphere? Broadcast messages of hate and degraded sexuality also have a corrosive effect on communities, nations, and the global neighborhood.
Television "reality" programming is the big new wave, but perhaps that wave's undertow is an even more participatory, and sometimes virulent, audio medium. It's the phenomenon generically known as "hate radio."
In the United States, news/talk is one of the most popular radio formats. This format's off—spring—call—in radio programs designed to provoke heated debate along political, ideological, racial, or religious lines—is gaining in audience. Even sports talk radio programs in some markets have become forums for negativity.
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
Anger isn't where it's at
with contributions from Jayne Rattman, Ruth Schulman, Michael Born, Sally Hundley, David K. Martin
items of interest
with contributions from Diane Haag, Carol Lowes
A HEALING RESPONSE to anger
By Barbara Vining
A healing link between two brothers
By Tad Weber
By Lori White
SHORTENING the journey to health
By Richard Bergenheim
FARMING FROM a spiritual perspective
By Gilles Roch
By Gail Gilliland
At the edge of the forest—prayer for fire safety
By Suzanne Paddock
Love outshines racial and ethnic differences
By Annette Falisi
Waiting for the butterflies
By Kim Shippey Senior Writer
On the California recall
By Channing Walker
Recurring airsickness healed
Skin spots disappear