Candi Carter Olson

University of California, Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center

We hear from many these days who say “the news is depressing” or “the news just makes me mad.” Today we’re going to talk about how news consumption can affect our mental health. We’ll explore how to vet the news and how to find trustworthy news sources. There’s a growing divide in what we collectively accept as facts. What do we do about that? How do we combat misinformation?


There is lots of information about the coronavirus on the internet and it can be hard to discern what is accurate. Professors from the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University shared some tips for how to tell what is fake news and what is not.

Suffrage Marchers Honor Past And Look To Future

Jun 17, 2019
Four of the many marchers outside the Logan Tabernacle on Friday.
Chris Polansky / Utah Public Radio

Marchers wearing sunflowers and the purple, white and gold sashes of the suffragist movement made their way down Main Street in Logan on Friday. They walked from the Tabernacle to the Historic Cache County Courthouse in a reenactment of a suffrage march. It was meant to commemorate almost a century since the adoption of the 19thAmendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote.  

Objectified: The Perils of Pretty

Oct 11, 2016


About five years ago, a disturbing trend began appearing on YouTube. Teen girls, and in many cases, preteen girls, started posting videos that asked strangers on the Internet to answer one question: Am I pretty? It's a question that most women wonder about at some point in their lives, often in secret and while standing in front of the bathroom mirror. But a question we don't often ask ourselves is why do we care? And what are the perils that come when society values more how women look than what they think?