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Newsless For A Week

We’re doing a media experiment. Lise is going without news for a week.

This started last Wednesday, and she’s been diligently avoiding headlines and talking heads. My role is to jot down the big headlines of the day, but not tell her. She’s allowed to look at weather forecasts.

I jokingly promised to warn her if a nuclear weapon was launched at Vermont (but not if it hit California or elsewhere...). Little did I know how closely I’d need to monitor that story.

There have been times when I’ve almost cracked and mentioned something, but so far the experiment is working. We always have lots of non-news things to discuss.

I’m going to fill her in on what she missed during our radio show on WVEW 107.7, tonight, Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 pm. You can listen in for live, on-the-air reactions, and to see if it is the type of experiment you might like to try sometime.

(She's not reading this, btw, until later.)


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That's like...

eating nothing with added sugar or salt for a week. Probably good for your health, but not so easy to do.

Good luck, Lise!


Getting the news

I really wanted to listen to the show, but ended up missing it. How did it go as Lise was caught up on the week in Trump?


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