In this episode, we explore how journalists experience trauma and manage - or fail to manage - the stressors that are inherent to the job. My guest is Misha LeClair, a former Bay Area TV news producer, who decided to switch careers as an act of self-care - walking away from a profession she had dedicated nearly 20 years to - after realizing that she was being negatively impacted by the cumulative trauma of covering major news stories and the stressors of a sometimes toxic work environment.

TRIGGER WARNING: Misha and I begin our conversation by discussing in-depth the police killing of Oscar Grant at BART’s Fruitvale Station on New Year’s morning, 2009. This discussion may be upsetting for some listeners.

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