A friend pointed out that “information can be like a fire hose.” Work toward shutting down the volume of info to a manageable amount and time.Per my Good Friend
I hope this helps. Ask yourself how often you need to know about each topic. Your interest in GDP or Inflation may occur once per quarter or yearly. Weather, perhaps everyday. If lousy news puts you in a bad mood, tune in to positives (or take a break) and music more often. Remember, you can limit the fire hose.
With so much noise in the system, Lack of reporting, Regional Isolation, Social media / AI selecting only more of what you have consumed, and just lousy editorial oversight trying to sell an issue or work within the advertising spaces. We can get buried in the minutia or never even get the information we may want or need.
But do we know what we need? You decide what’s important to you. I suggest you start with your top five.
I also suggest you keep an atlas (Book), Globe, or framed map handy to understand better the
world you live in.
Is the news or report balanced? I like to get information from the Right, Left, and Middle (good luck finding the middle).
How old is the information, and who seems to have information first? Keep track of who is flat wrong most of the time.
I’m updating this part a little at a time. I’ll give you three locations if possible.
I’ll try to give you a device or frequency.
List of info:
Weather to look at:
YouTube: Mitch West Weather@MitchWestWeather
All NOAA Weather Radio stations broadcast on one of
seven frequencies in the VHF Public Service:
A weather alert radio will show 1-7, not the MHz.
162.400 megahertz (MHz),
The WX on a radio with a weather alert will activate the Auto Alert Function (WX)
You must press this to automate the attention on “YOUR RADIO.”
National Hazard – Risk Index Map
Electric grid disruptions – Power Outage Map: Your Local Utility May also have an online map.
Supply chain disruptions – Maritime Shipping
Economic news – Market Watch, Yahoo Finance
Crime – Spot Crime Web Site, Device – a Radio Police/Emergency Scanner, Local AM radio News
Stock trends – News Just the Numbers,
Commodity trends – Lots of Info on this site
GNP / GDP – GDP Shadow,
Unemployment – Labor & Statistics,
Earth Cams – See Real-Time Streets
US Debt Clock –Don’t Look Too Long
This is how I divide the US by area.
Local – 200 Miles From Home in all directions.
New England – MA News, VT News, ME News
Mid-Atlantic – NY News 1, NY News 2, NY News 3, PA News, NJ News
East South Central – KY News, TN News, AL News
West South Central – Texas News, OK News, LA News, AK News
East North Central – MI News, IL News, WI News
West North Central – MN News, KS News, SD News
Mountain – NV News, UT News, MT News, AZ News, NM News
Pacific – CA News 1, CA News 2, WA News, AK News, HI News
|Alabama||East South Central|
|Arkansas||West South Central|
|Kentucky||East South Central|
|Louisiana||West South Central|
|Mississippi||East South Central|
|New Hampshire||New England|
|North Carolina||South Atlantic|
|Oklahoma||West South Central|
|Rhode Island||New England|
|South Carolina||South Atlantic|
|Tennessee||East South Central|
|Texas||West South Central|
|West Virginia||South Atlantic|