Please find below a roundup of this week’s recent 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 Emancipator co-editors in chief talk to Ibram X. Kendi, Jabari Asim | Boston Globe: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi speaks about his center for antiracism research.
- Shaka Senghor Says Kim Kardashian’s A Beast For Prison Reform Work | iheartRadio: Shaka Senghor talks about his book, being a father, working with Nas on his new album, and Kim Kardashian.
- Healthy Delaware Families Act making progress towards becoming law | ABC News: Senator Sarah McBride’s Healthy Delaware Families Act is making progress towards becoming law.
- How Democratic outsiders can jump the queue if Biden doesn’t run again | The Washington Post: Matt Bai provides advice for the next election.
- Hospital charges family over $1,000 even though they were not treated by a doctor | CBS News: Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal breaks down how this happened and what you should know before visiting an emergency room.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Cathy Park Hong explores Asian American identity in Minor Feelings | OPB: Cathy Park Hong finds writing poetry to be freeing — an empowering way of escaping the invisibility of Asian American identity.
- ‘And I say, Hey! HEY!’ Aardvark Arthur’s wonderful new days are ending | NPR: To mark the end of an era, Marc Brown looks back on Arthur’s legacy in the new book.
- Salt in My Soul Review: Living, Even Thriving, With Illness | The New York Times: Diane Shader Smith speaks about cystic fibrosis in the documentary based on her daughter’s posthumously published memoir.
- Karen Joy Fowler Examines an American Antihero | Publishers’ Weekly: Karen Joy Fowler’s new novel tells the story of the Booth family, focusing on a handful of John Wilkes’s siblings, to paint a picture of the time, place, and people that produced the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
- B Is For Beauty: Author Jennifer Finney Boylan Reflects on the Power Representation in Art | Playbill: Jennifer Finney Boylan shares her thoughts on representation in art.