Mad As Hell

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Jerry Kiesewetter (CC0)

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Wherever you turn, it seems like someone’s angry -- on Facebook and cable news, in street marches and congressional town halls. It would seem that we’ve entered a new era of increased hostility. But how did we, as a nation, get here? Is it possible we’re addicted to outrage? This hour, we explore the advantages and perils of getting mad as hell.

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Brendan Steinhauser was watching Rick Santelli on Squawk Box, listening to the CNBC editor’s now-legendary rant following the 2009...More

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3:01
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Psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett runs a lab where she studies emotions and says that if you pay attention, everyday anger can be a...More

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11:20
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Anger seems to be bubbling over all over the world today. Terrorist attacks in Europe, hate crimes in the US, and populist leaders...More

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12:27
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In 1978, in San Francisco, a terrible and famous crime took place.  Harvey Milk, one of the country’s first openly gay elected...More

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8:25
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There’s a lot of vitriol out there these days. Partisan sniping on social media, screaming matches on cable news, and early morning...More

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11:59
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Anger can separate us into partisan camps, but it can also inspire people to work together to achieve amazing things. Michael Eric Dyson...More

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7:27
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Original Air Date: 
March 26, 2017
Airdates: 
October 21, 2017
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4 months 1 week ago