Listening to the Radio

Readers — This little note serves up a perfect slice of our fear-steeped society! 

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Dear Free-Range Kids: I live in NJ so I was listening to the local FM station, 101.5 FM. (Btw, here is the spiel they actually announce as they introduce new segmants:)
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“Not New York! Not Philadelphia! ALL New Jersey..!” 
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That’s the best they can do??! That’s all they can say about NJ?  That it’s not NY?”  PS- we know that already….
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Anyway as I listened I heard the following stories in the span of 3 minutes:
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“NJ school in lockdown due to domestic violence incident…”
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“More children being poisoned by prescription Rx’s…”
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“How to protect kids in summer heat:”
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What IS IT with all this fear mongering? So every time a wife throws a frying pan at her husband, the local school goes into nuclear lockdown!?
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Are we going to create a law that requires ALL households to have a safe to put medications in? I swear to god, I’m waiting for it….
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And do we really have to micromanage our kids during the SUMMER when the sun shines and the temperatures rise in order to prevent them from getting too hot….it’s SUMMER people. sheesh. I can’t take it  :-(     – Bill
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Lenore here: Me neither — though  I DO  have a lockbox for our medications. But other than that, I hear you (hearing the radio). -L
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Tune in to all fear, all the time! (And isn’t this a gorgeous radio?) 

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