When To Unplug From Social Media, Bridging Divides With ‘Radical Empathy’

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Social media can be great for connecting with friends and people you like to follow, but it can also be snarky and overwhelming. We talk to an expert about how to know when you should take a break online. Then, we learn what it means to practice “radical empathy,” and how it can help to bridge racial divides.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Mark Ostach Guest
  • Terri Givens Guest

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