Please find below a roundup of this week’s recent news articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.
In the News
Our speakers provide clarity and shrewd analysis of today’s issues to help make sense of our current and future political and societal landscape.
- Remembering the legacy of Sen. Harry Reid | MSNBC: Anand Giridharadas reflects on Senator Harry Reid’s legacy.
- Work-related: Out of Office with Anne Helen Petersen | Montana Public Radio: Anne Helen Petersen re-imagines a future wherein our work lives are no longer our entire lives.
- My epic, infuriating quest for a COVID test | The Washington Post: Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal details the difficulties of obtaining a coronavirus test.
- Studies Suggest Why Omicron Is Less Severe: It Spares the Lungs | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer reports on the research that suggest Omicron may cause less damage to the lungs.
- Biden wanted to unify his party. | The Washington Post: Matt Bai writes about how brilliant campaign strategies don’t necessarily make for workable governing agendas.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- 2022 PEN America Literary Awards Longlists Announced | Book Riot: Patrick Radden Keefe and Carl Zimmer are on the longlist.
- Best Of: Colson Whitehead | NPR: Colson Whitehead talks about Harlem, hooligans, race, and class in the ’60s in HARLEM SHUFFLE.
- ‘I’ll never leave your side’: his father’s letters helped him endure 19 years in prison | The Guardian: Shaka Senghor wants his collection of letters to empower his sons.
- To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara review — living and loving in the land of the not so free | The Times: Hanya Yangihara returns with an unsettling triple vision of America.
- The best reads of 2021 | PBS News Hour: Jacqueline Woodson gives her recommendations on what books to curl up on the couch with or share with a friend.