PRHSB Weekly News Round-Up: October 10


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: FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY
    NPR interviewed Anand Giridharadas about THE PERSUADERS, his new account of Americans fighting for democracy.
  • Current Topic: BLACK CULTURE
    The New York Times interviews Kwame Onwuachi on how he spends his Sundays as a celebrity chef.
  • Current Topic: VOTING RIGHTS
    Eric Holder spoke to NPR about how the Alabama redistricting case could weaken protections held by the Voting Rights Act.
  • Current Topic: BOOK CLUB PICK
    Jennifer Finney Boylan and Jodi Picoult appear on ABC News to chat about MAD HONEY being selected for the GMA October pick.

PLANNING AHEAD: Programming Ideas

Books for the Current Moment

  • HALF-AMERICAN: Dr. Matthew Delmont provides compelling narratives that outline with nuance, rigor, and complexity how Black Americans fought for this country abroad while simultaneously fighting for their rights in the​ United States.
  • JUSTICE OF THE PIES: Sharing more than 85 recipes, Maya-Camille Broussard tells stories of heroes who inspired her as they sought social justice and equity.
  • 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.
  • GREEN IS FOR CHRISTMAS: Oliver Jeffers shows off his talents as a world-renowned picture book maker in this humorous Christmas story.