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PRHSB Weekly News Round-Up: October 3

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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: ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
    Vulture interviews Cathy Park Hong on how she became liberal America’s go-to Asian thinker.
  • Current Topic: PROTESTS IN IRAN 
    Marjane Satrapi shares her thoughts on the current situation in Iran with Amanpour and Company.
  • Current Topic: FAMILY IN LITERATURE
    Namwali Serpell chats with NPR about her new novel THE FURROWS and about how the death of a boy fractures a family.
  • Current Topic: DEATH PENALTY
    Sister Helen Prejean speaks with The Depaulia about her work as an anti-death penalty activist and about her feeling of being honored with the St. Vincent de Paul award by DePaul University.

PLANNING AHEAD: Programming Ideas

Books for the Current Moment

  • MAD HONEY: Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves in this riveting novel of suspense.
  • THE BOOK ON BOUNDARIES: Melissa Urban provides a powerful and practical guide to setting boundaries, prioritizing your needs, and revolutionizing your relationships.
  • SIGNAL FIRES: DANI SHAPIRO returns with a riveting, deeply felt novel that examines the ties that bind families together and the secrets that can break them apart.
  • THE PERSUADERS: Anand Giridharadas provides an insider account of people working to change minds, bridge divisions, and fight for democracy.