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.
- The Misappropriation of MLK | The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discusses how conservatives pervert MLK’s words, why he’s so central to America’s civil rights education, and how to properly honor his legacy.
- Daniel Ziblatt on Rachel Maddow | MSNBC: Daniel Ziblatt speaks on speaking to Democrats on voting rights.
- Omicron cases may be peaking in some U.S. states, but Covid is overwhelming hospitals | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer reports on how there is still no guarantee that the population is building enough natural immunity to turn the virus into a mundane part of daily life.
- Tucker Carlson lectures on media weakness. That’s rich. | The Washington Post: Matt Bai speaks on how Tucker Carlson is playing on the audience’s preconceptions.
- How To Return To Work Monday Completely Refreshed | Investor’s Business Daily: Laura Vanderkam explains how to use time wisely on the weekends.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- MLK, The Arts & Activism with Jacqueline Woodson | WNYC: Jacqueline Woodson talks about how Dr. King’s life and legacy have influenced her work, from her prize-winning grade school poem to her calling to write for children who might not see themselves in books.
- Trailblazing Authors with New Books to Read This Year | Oprah Daily: Hanya Yanagihara’s remarkable third novel dares the reader to reimagine the past and future.
- New Frankie Elkin thriller from Lisa Gardner | WAMC: Lisa Gardner discusses her new thriller.
- Ibram X. Kendi Children’s Picture Book Goodnight Racism To Be Published In June | Forbes: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s book is aimed at kids ages three through seven and “gives children the language to dream of a better world.”
- Two High-Powered Black Attorneys Confront a Justice System’s Flaws | The New York Times: Kristin Henning believes in the redemptive power of storytelling.