Episode 1 – Good Grief

Air Date: Oct. 17, 2018
Episode: Good Grief

Loss is one of the hardest parts of life we have to cope with, whether it’s the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job or anything important to us. Grief can be an arduous process that happens in stages: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression. But, hopefully, you get to acceptance.

IN THIS EPISODE:

1. Inside a 10-step program for climate grief
2. How people experiencing grief become the target of psychic scam artists
3. Why is economic loss threatening upstate New York?

We’re joined by “Teach Me How to Die” author Joseph Rauch, talking about grief in the digital age.

Also, our musical guest, Nick Klein, joins us for a live techno performance in the studio. 

Producer: Lea Ceasrine
Host: Josh Christensen
Assistant Producer: Matt Cutler
Music Producer: Rob Dozier
Digital Producer: Allie Weintraub
Stories by: Avichai Scher, Allie Weintraub and Matt Cutler

Music Credits: Blue Dot Sessions, Eola, Jorge Mario Zuleta and Foodman

FEATURES
 
10-step Program for Climate Grief
 
By Avichai Scher

Earlier this month, the UN released a report that said the planet could be facing catastrophic results. Mass migration, famine, drought. A humanitarian crisis on a scale we’ve never seen. The really frightening part of this report is that this could all happen much sooner than we thought. 

Reporter Avi Scher has been taking a look at how climate change has been affecting mental health and how some are coping with this looming threat.

Psychic Scammers Target Grieving Victims
 
By Allie Weintraub

People who are suffering from grief like a recent divorce, death of a family member, or a serious illness sometimes, understandably, turn to any number of places for comfort – and this vulnerability can make them easy targets. After one woman turned to spiritual intervention for career advice, a local psychic pried open her past and ended up taking much more.

Trade Tensions Threaten Town Near Canadian Border

By Matt Cutler

Recently, Canada and the U.S. finally agreed on a new set of trade rules. In the deal, some Canadian dairy tariffs were dropped and there are discounts for vehicles made in North America. That all sounds good, but the fight over trade was really bitter and and could have lasting impacts – some U.S. counties reliant on Canadian industry are nervous of how the fallout might actually hurt their economies.

Reporter Matt Cutler goes to a town about an hour south of Montreal dealing with this.