If you listen to talk radio or read the news, take a second to answer this poll question…
What issues are you fatigued over or sick of hearing about?
This article says politics and over saturated news. I’m personally sick of hearing about people complaining over minute issues… Mannequin with ribs showing… Bad Tip Receipts… Someone hurt someone else’s feelings… Ebola patients that aren’t really. Sheriff’s Arrest Powers! what are yours?
“The message seems clear: oversaturation, ever-shortening of news cycles and repetition of hard news with too-little updated information, is wearing thin on consumers who are seeking alternative sources for information that is fresh, entertaining and positive.”
Read some of my insights on my radio prep blog moderntalkradio.wordpress.com
Should you be forced by your employer to undergo treatment for ailments or be penalized monetarily?
So, if you don’t believe in a certain type of treatment – The article says “the penalties could increase to as much as $450 for participants who fail to undergo required screenings and fail to adhere to treatment plans for chronic conditions.”
I echo the sentiment of a commenter online. “I for one, do NOT want to be told what to do regarding my health. That is between my doctor and myself.” And EVEN then it’s up to me to decide if I want to recieve treatment.
So for these chronic conditions, many times harsh drugs are prescribed… If I don’t want to subject myself to them, am I going to get a fine? If you’re doing your job, your employer, state or not, should have no say in what kind of LIFESTYLE you are living.
It’s a little too close to comfort for me. It reminds me of a buddy of mine that was told by his employer that he was obese and would be forced to lose weight or he would face a higher health insurance costs. Was he obese? He was a weight lifter., He had a a higher body weight because he was muscle bound. He was forced to cut back the protein shakes because he wanted to be in compliance.
So everyone says turn off the screen (tv, computer, phone, pad) an hour before you go to bed? Right. So… What are you supposed to do for that hour then? contemplate mortality? We need the screens to put off the harsh cold reality of a death that is imminent right?
I heard a preacher once preach that the reason we hate the silence is because we can’t be alone with ourselves. We can’t be alone with our thoughts. Maybe, but for me it’s simply I get really bored really easily. I’ve taken to turning off the screen more when I’m at home, but it is a reacion to the fact that I am working more at home. I need a couple of hours to clear my head. But I fill those hours with playing music and reading and cooking. But for an hour before bed none of those seem like good ideas.
I mean, you’re certainly not supposed to workout before bed.
Playing music charges you up, or at least it does me, so that’s an out. Reading! yes, but it’s difficult for me to get into a good book lately, mostly because I keep thinking that there’s something else to do. And so what do I do… I pick up the Kindle and I practice my French, I play a Disney game, I get on Reddit, then I wonder why I just wasted the last two hours of my life.
Do we need quiet? All I can tell you is, the other night the cable was out at my house, no internet and I finally started my book about Talk Radio. So, maybe quiet is good for something. If you consider me bossing around other talk show hosts ‘good’. Either way, screen or no screen, I’m still clocking a solid 7 to 7 1/2 hours of sleep at night. My voice teacher says for the performer 10 or 11 is better, But I just can’t sleep that long.
source on the science of sleep: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-exactly-how-much-sleep-you-need-2014-10-08
How long is your commute? A new map posted at Data lists the average travel time for the state. They say that the average travel time in the US is 25.4 minutes to get to work. How does yours stack up? Here at Delaware 105.9 we have a guy that drives an hour from Bear, a dude that drives 2 hours from New Jeresy, I used to drive 55 minutes from Angola but moved closer to Georgetown, now the 16 mile trip (everything in Georgetown is 16 miles) takes me about 15 minutes. The morning show host lives literally right down the street (in a hobble he crafted out of the bones of the radio shows that tried to compete with his?) so, his is less than 10 min. But the average commute in Sussex is surprisingly right around the 15 minute mark. Do you ever drive past people’s houses and wonder… what do they do for a living to have such a nice place? Well, if it’s in Sussex.. chances are.. it’s something within a 15 minute drive. That means if you’re tuned into the radio, you’re not getting a lot of time clocked into the Jared Morris show. Don’t forget to listen on the app or on TuneIn.
from xpost from reddit.com/r/delaware