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 Danger More Republicans Should Be Talking About | The Atlantic: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi writes about the danger of white-supremacist ideology.
- How the increasing number of bird flu cases is impacting local farms, poultry, and egg prices | ABC: Jayson Lusk talks about how the price increase is directly related to lower production rates.
- Hubris and isolation led Vladimir Putin to misjudge Ukraine | The Washington Post: Shane Harris provides his analysis on the hubristic and isolated leader.
- A New Legal Tactic to Protect Workers’ Pay | The New York Times: Eduardo Porter explains how the Justice Department is using antitrust law to charge employers with colluding to hold down wages.
- Ukraine’s Lifeline | The Atlantic: Elliot Ackerman discusses how Ukraine’s fate will be decided by effective logistics to sustain combat power.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Announcing the winners of the 2022 Whiting Awards. | Literary Hub: Megha Majumdar is the 2022 Whiting Award winner for fiction.
- Emily St John Mandel’s new novel is her most ambitious yet | The Economist: In Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel goes to the Moon and back.
- Ocean Vuong Reads “Toy Boat,” a Poem for Tamir Rice from His New Collection, Time Is a Mother | Oprah Daily: Ocean Vuong’s sophomore poetry collection is an intimate and tender portrayal of grief and survival.
- Jennifer Egan: ‘Twitter doesn’t make me feel optimistic about human nature’ | The Guardian: Jennifer Egan discusses her follow-up to A Visit from the Goon Squad and how imagining a new technology set her writing free.
- Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout explores marriage, memory and class in Oh William! | NPR: Elizabeth Strout explores the relationship between Lucy Barton, a familiar character to Strout’s readers, and her ex-husband William.