Smarther News - Episode 2

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By Jenna Lee Babin. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

The onslaught of news can feel like the daily grind of life – the core often gets ignored.

After taking in the peripheral facts, this week's news stories have an interwoven theme at their center: How can we help each other?

How can we help teach our children? A new studysays Catholic school students outperform public and private school students when it comes to self-discipline. One of the reasons why? God.

How can we help abolish poverty in America? Stockton, California will hand out $500 dollars to some residents to try to answer this question, testing an economic theory called "universal basic income." The results will hopefully offer insight on what may work (or what doesn't).

How can we helpachieve world peace? A Nobel Peace Prize winner volunteers to pay for North Korea’s trip to Singapore so the summit next Tuesday June 12th can continue smoothly.

How can we help each other? Whimsical fashion designer Kate Spadetakes her own life followed by storyteller Anthony Bourdain. In between, the CDC reports dramatically rising suicide rates (except in the state of Nevada) and shares tips on how to help.

How can we help secure our borders? Illegal border crossings have soared 160%since last year at the same time. The most shocking number? The number of family crossings and unaccompanied children jumped more than 400% and 300% respectively. The Dept of Homeland security blames loopholes in current immigration policy for putting both Americans AND illegal immigrants at risk.

How can we help keep each other healthy? New research proves chemo may not be necessaryfor breast cancer patients, opening a doorway to more personalized, less ravaging, cancer treatments. (Also, check out a SmartHER explanation on a new lawthat aims to help terminally ill Americans access experimental medications).

How can we helpkeep each other informed? Pew Research releases new data showing 7-out-of-10 Americans feel exhausted by the news.

We.Do.Too.

Here’s where SmartHER Newssteps in.

We don't want you exhausted. We want you empowered. Not by inspirational stories. By information. We believe by taking a breathe and getting to the core of the story - we can HELP by reminding each other about why news really matters. .

You help us tremendously – and we can only hope we return the favor.

With gratitude,

Jenna & The SmartHER Squad

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