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 Millions of People Stuck in Pandemic Limbo | The Atlantic: Ed Yong writes about what society owes immunocompromised people.
- Joseph Ellis | History with David Rubenstein: Joseph J. Ellis explores how the nation’s founders prudently but imperfectly established a new republic.
- Good As Gold | WNYC: Adam Davidson speaks on the need for market context when reporting on cryptocurrency.
- What American Mental Health Care Is Missing | The Atlantic: Dr. Thomas Insel agrues scientific research alone cannot address the challenges that Americans with mental illness face.
- Community Connect Segments – Shaka Senghor | CBS: Shaka Senghor shares how he transformed his life while serving nineteen years in prison.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- ‘And I say, Hey! HEY!’ Aardvark Arthur’s wonderful new days are ending | NPR: The PBS Kids’ TV show Arthur, based on Marc Brown’s books, begins its 25th and final season this week.
- The New Yorker’s Rebecca Mead on the Challenge of Writing About Herself | Slate: Rebecca Mead speaks on her constant anxiety while writing her latest book.
- Booktalk: Novelist Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half | KGNU: Brit Bennett discusses her novel.
- Reacher Season 2 Will Adapt Lee Child’s Die Trying Book | Small Screen: Lee Child’s Jack Reacher is renewed for Season 2 by Amazon.
- Olivia’s Book Club: Eve Rodsky, Find Your Unicorn Space | AZ Family: Eve Rodsky talks about the pandemic’s impact on personal space, and the challenge most of us face when claiming time for activities that bring joy.
- Marc Brown on the End of Arthur and His Favorite Fan Theories | The New York Times: With the beloved PBS children’s show ending after 25 seasons, Marc Brown answers some off-the-wall questions about his 8-year-old aardvark.