social media

Do you find your social media feed inundated with politics and news stories that don't sit right in your gut?  Do you see and hear falsehoods and misinformation about politically divisive issues?

We live in a different world with a whole new media and information landscape.  Bob Garfield's new book American Manifesto will wake you up, will make you think and is his new manifesto.  Here's his bio from his webpage:

https://www.counterpointpress.com/dd-product/american-manifesto/

This week we put together a program to learn more about some of the recent rumors and controversy surrounding refugee resettlement in northern MN.  That got us thinking ahead to election 2020 and how we as citizens can spot false information designed to stir up communities.

 

Megan Angelo's Debut Book "Followers"

Feb 8, 2020

  

In the year 2051 there are no cell phones. People have “the device,” a neural connection to the internet, and they also have government-appointed celebrities who live nearly every minute of the day on camera. This is the world to come in the new novel, Followers by Megan Angelo.

The Impeachment Trial continues on in our country...  If you used social media as an indicator both sides are more active than ever in politics….paying attention, consuming news, tweeting and more.  Is this the new activism or are we as a country actually LESS involved in politics than before we had all digital tools at hand. 

If you're a parent, you may face a battle every day over screen time - social media, texting, video games...

There's a free community talk with Erin Walsh this Wednesday evening March 20th at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids at 6:30pm.

Erin Walsh, M.A. is a speaker who has addressed a wide range of audiences on topics related to brain development and raising resilient young people in the digital age.  Listen to our conversation with her on the Monday Morning Show. 

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