How News Media Is Talking About The Events Of January 6, New Book On Anger

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Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier on January 6
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at the Capitol in Washington. John Minchillo/AP Photos 

A journalism and communications professor joins us to discuss why news media have chosen to use words including “mob” to describe the destructive and violent actions by Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol last week. Then we talk with a psychology professor about why we experience anger, and how we give different groups of people permission to express it or not.

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  • Understanding Anger And How To Use It For Good

    We talk with a UW-Green Bay psychology professor about his new book on anger, and how it can be used for positive change. We also talk a bit about how race and gender shape society’s perceptions of who is allowed to get angry.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Mike Wagner Guest
  • Ryan Martin Guest

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