The PRHSB has compiled these recent news articles, media, and essays from our speakers about the changing personal, political, and cultural landscapes.
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.
- It’s a Terrible Idea to Deny Medical Care to Unvaccinated People | The Atlantic: Ed Yong explains how the medical system still has an ethical responsibility to all patients—no matter the choices they make.
- What the future holds for democracy in the U.S. | NPR: Steven Levitsky talks about how the erosion of democracy is gradually through limiting access to the ballot.
- After losing daughter to cystic fibrosis, a mom is sharing Salt in My Soul to help others | KCRW: Diane Shader Smith has been drawing attention to her daughter’s story to help others.
- Omicron’s Radical Evolution | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer writes about how Omicron’s mutations make it thrive.
- ‘Let me just stop you there’: Alisyn Camerota presses GOP candidate over critical race theory | CNN: Alisyn Camerota speaks with Alaska GOP congressional candidate Randy Purham over his opposition to critical race theory.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Whitehead, Jeffers among Book Critics Circle nominees | ABC News: Colson Whitehead and Patrick Radden Keefe are among this year’s nominees for National Book Critics Circle awards.
- Celeste Ng previews her third novel: ‘It’s about keeping a shared sense of humanity alive’ | Entertainment Weekly: Celeste Ng will release OUR MISSING HEARTS in October.
- Detroit author seeks letters from dads for upcoming book | Fox 2: Shaka Senghor launches a national letter-writing campaign called #MyFatherIsDope.
- Ghosts and the sea take lead roles in Violet Kupersmith and Edwidge Danticat’s novels | NPR: Edwidge Danticat speaks about how the sea is very important in Haitian Creole.
- Arthur writer celebrates decades of iconic aardvark character | TODAY: Marc Brown talks about the impact the series had on kids and how it changed his life.