What if we're listening to a good news station – at some stage they're bound to come through with some bad news. How do I handle the bad news
Yes, what you're saying is so true and bad news can be the source of negative thoughts. If you're expecting it, for example at "News Time", you could turn it off. There will always be bad news. A way of handling the bad news, to the best of your ability, is to treat it as a thought you don't want, ie. just let it go. Another thought is to just treat the news as information, ie. don't put on it the connotation of good news or bad news. Of course you can always control the TV and radio program that you tune into. As far as newspapers are concerned, you can choose what to read or what NOT to read – you're the boss. I'd suggest to you to be very discerning.