PRHSB Weekly News Round-Up: July 18


Please find below a roundup of this week’s recent news articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.

Our top speakers shaping current discourse and featured in the news.

News Media Spotlight

  • Current Topic: Pandemic 
    Ed Yong discusses the astounding realms of animal sense and the urgent lessons of COVID and climate change with Oprah Daily.
  • Current Topic: SPACE
    Mike Massimino joins Good Morning America to explain what the first full-color images from NASA’s space telescope mean.
  • Current Topic: FAMILY HISTORY
    Ingrid Rojas Contreras speaks with KQED about how her memoir tackles her and Colombian society’s complicated relationship with memory.
  • Current Topic: ART & LITERATURE
    In her interview with Monocle, Ruth Ozeki talks about THE BOOK OF FORM AND EMPTINESS, a story of a grieving teenager who finds solace in reading.

PLANNING AHEAD: Programming Ideas

Books for the Current Moment

  • LIGHT WE GIVE: Dr. Simran Jeet Singh teaches everyone how to integrate ethical living to achieve personal happiness and a happier life.
  • WALKING GENTRY HOME: Alora Young celebrates Black girlhood and womanhood throughout American history in her extraordinary memoir.
  • WARRIOR WITHIN: D.J. Vanas applies the principles of the warrior spirit to transform how you show up both for yourself and those around you.
  • RADICAL CURIOUSITY: Seth Goldenberg presents a bold manifesto arguing that the most complex challenges are solved by the power of human inquiry.