Please find below a roundup of this week’s recent news articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.
News Media Spotlight
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.
- The first trans state senator tackles sports bans | Politico: Sarah McBride talks about the signed laws barring trans women and girls from participating in school athletics consistent with their gender identity.
- Jan. 6 Panel Votes To Recommend Contempt Charges For Trump Aides Scavino, Navarro | MSNBC: Alex Wagner covers the decision to charge Trump aides.
- The Rhino of Kyiv | The Atlantic: Elliot Ackerman covers Oleh Sentsov, the writer-director who is currently serving in Ukraine’s territorial-defense forces.
- Ivermectin Does Not Reduce Risk of COVID Hospitalization, Large Study Finds | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer reports on the studies on ivermectin.
- The New World of Time Management in an Age of Hybrid Work | Microsoft: Anne Helen Petersen and Laura Vanderkam provide advice on how to approach the day efficiently and meaningfully.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- America’s Caste System With Isabel Wilkerson | The Problem with Jon Stewart: Isabel Wilkerson discusses race, racism, and America’s caste system.
- Ocean Vuong’s new poems examine the ‘big, big yesterday’ since his mother was alive | NPR: Ocean Vuong builds a space for rumination on time with poems written in the aftermath of his mother’s death.
- Dani Shapiro Shares Excerpt From Her Upcoming Novel Signal Fires, Her ‘Most Personal Book’ Yet | People: Dani Shapiro’s Signal Fires follows two families, who are forever connected after a horrible tragedy occurs, across decades.
- Take a first look at Jasmine Guillory’s newest novel, Drunk on Love | Today: Jasmine Guillory’s Drunk on Love centers on Margot Noble, who runs a winery with her brother, and Luke Williams, a man who leaves Silicon Valley behind for a simpler life.
- Emily St. John Mandel and Jia Tolentino Look at the Future | Elle: Emily St. John Mandel discusses Sea of Tranquility and translating the weirdness of the moment into hope.