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.
- Former Attorney General Eric Holder talks voting rights | CBS News: Eric Holder speaks on the big changes he thinks will fix an American democracy “on the brink of collapse.”
- Ben Franklin’s Radical Theory of Happiness | The Atlantic: Ken Burns talks about the Founding Father’s pursuit of a good life.
- Ahead of Victory Day pageantry, destruction and visits by dignitaries | The Washington Post: Shane Harris writes about how Western officials are showing their support for the Ukrainian government in defiance of Russia’s relentless attacks.
- Phil Klay’s Memories and Advice for a Nation Still Reeling from Afghanistan and Iraq | Washington Monthly: Phil Klay offers words that help explain and bind our post-9/11 wounds.
- Karen Bass wants to end homelessness | Los Angeles Times: Steve Lopez reports on how U.S. Rep. Karen Bass is planning to end homelessness in Los Angeles.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Family Of Liars reveals secrets at the core of the Sinclair family | NPR: E. Lockhart takes readers back in time to show them the secrets at the core of the Sinclair family.
- Hernan Diaz Talks About His Book Trust and Writing with the Same Pen for 20 Years | Late Night with Seth Meyers: Hernan Diaz talks about the ability money has to distort reality, laying out four different sections for readers to piece together and using the same fountain pen he was gifted 20 years ago.
- Candice Millard Has Given Up on Organizing Her Book Collection | The New York Times: Candice Millard talks about growing up with books.
- Chanel Miller Promises: We are Never Stuck | We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle: Chanel Miller talks about the definition of success and her healing moment.
- You Have a Friend in 10A by Maggie Shipstead review – flawed lives fluently explored | The Guardian: Maggie Shipstead shows her expertise in the briefer format in tales of sexual power, self-delusion, and flawed personality.