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Thu August 14, 2014
Another Look At Violent Video Games & Behavior/ A Market Basket Update
A New Look at Violent Video Games (9:00):
A study from Dartmouth suggests teens who play certain games are more likely to develop what one researcher calls a “warped moral compass.” But others argue singling out one form of entertainment is over-simplified and ignores other factors.
- Jay Hull – chair of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. He is the lead author of a new study linking behavior to violent video games.
- Cheryl Olson - co-founder of the Center for Mental Health and Media at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She's also the author of Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games and What Parents Can Do.
Market Basket Update (9:40):
Two reporters will give us that latest on the Market Basket saga.
- Mike Cote - business and city editor at the New Hampshire Union Leader
- Curt Nickisch - WBUR business and technology reporter
- Curt Nickisch's look at Market Basket's impact on low-income customers: '“I mean, we have to eat somehow,” she says. “If I don’t have nothing. So I have to shop around. Check what store have a special. But I have to take more than one trip.”'
- Curt Nickisch on Market Basket CEOs' ‘final’ warning: "Letters have gone out to a number of administrative, warehouse and distribution workers, warning that they’ll be fired if they don’t return to work by Friday."
- Gov. Patrick encourages workers to return to work (mentioned during show): '"They have it entirely within their power to stabilize the company by going back to work,” Patrick said. “And I hope they can see a way to do that while the buyer and seller work out the final terms of a transaction."'
- Mike Cote's column about the Market Basket narrative: "In the PR battle for the hearts and minds of Market Basket shoppers, Arthur S. Demoulas has been cast by some workers and customers as the evil Arthur, representing the dark side of greed, while ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas has been touted as the kind, caring boss, someone who looks after his employees and pays them well."
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