August 21, 2019: What It's Like To Be 'Swatted'; Pills For Loneliness

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Since June, two high-profile black writers who write about race have been "swatted," an occasionally deadly form of online harassment involving a hoax call to police and a SWAT team rushing to the house of an often unaware victim. Leonard Pitts, Jr., a columnist for The Miami Herald, joins us to talk about his experience. Also, Tonya Mosley speaks with Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a psychologist at Brigham Young University, about loneliness and social isolation, and possible medications which might help. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's August 21, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on August 21, 2019.


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