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.
- State Sen. McBride begins renewed push for paid leave in Delaware | Delaware Public Media: State Sen. Sarah McBride joins other legislative leaders for the first in a series of roundtables on paid leave.
- Public opinion is unified on lowering prescription drug prices — why are Democrats settling for less? | Los Angeles Times: Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal speaks on the obstacles in lowering drug prices.
- First Known Covid Case Was Vendor at Wuhan Market, Scientist Says | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer reports on the new review of early Covid-19 cases.
- Professor Wehle on CNN Newsroom with Victor Blackwell and Alisyn Camerota | CNN: Alisyn Camerota discusses with Professor Kim Wehle about the Rittenhouse trial.
- Ken Burns: National Parks Service site reminds us of America’s violent history | The Washington Post: Ken Burns says he fears patriotism is presented as a false choice.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Baillie Gifford prize goes to ‘controlled fury’ of Empire of Pain | The Guardian: Judges praise Patrick Radden Keefe’s investigation of the Sackler family and its role in the opioid crisis for its rigour, bravery, and narrative energy.
- Diana Gabaldon Avoids Books Where Bad Things Happen to Children | The New York Times: Diana Gabaldon talks about her reading list.
- Gary Shteyngart’s new novel looks at a pandemic lockdown with friends | WABE: Gary Shteyngart discusses how his new novel’s microcosm of mixed identities yields a truly American experience.
- The 22 most popular books readers are sharing on TikTok, from historical fiction to YA romance novels | Insider: Kiley Reid, Hanya Yanagihara, and E. Lockhart are on this list.
- 50 notable works of nonfiction | The Washington Post: Suzanne Simard, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, and Rosa Brooks are authors with notable works of nonfiction.