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Some bye-week recommendations for your eyes and ears!
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As mentioned in the previous newsletter, this week is a bye-week because of the recent Labor Day holiday in the U.S. But don’t worry, I still have recommendations for you even if there isn’t a new curation or interview!
Looking for a job or considering a career change? I heard it’s a September Surge! Start here ⬇️
Check out these interviews and topics from July and August:
Adell Coleman & Chris Colbert of Say Their Name | police brutality
Tenijah Hamilton of Bring Back Birds | conservation
Ann Marie Awad & Kate O’Connell of National Emergency | public health
Jaime Albright of Freeway Phantom | true crime
Jessica Terrell of Left Over \ economic inequality
📖 What I’m Reading
Okay, so you’ve had enough of podcasts (for now). Here are some Substacks I’ve been reading lately:| If you want to read articles curated around a particular theme with opportunities to join discussion groups. This education-focused issue pairs well with my recent education series. | If you want to understand what’s happening with (un)natural disaster preparedness and response from an emergency management expert. It comes out monthly and this is the recent issue. | If you want to stay in the know with what is happening with criminal justice reform and philanthropy. This recent issue flagged reform prosecutors were targeted at the Republican debate.
If you are interested in creating a better world for our youth, even if you don’t have children, this is a good resource. Also this post “Back to School in the Climate Crisis” provides resources on how to talk to kids about climate change and related emotions.
I’m about two weeks out from having attended a screening of How to Blow Up A Pipeline (now on Hulu actually!) hosted by The Climate Museum, The Center for Constitutional Rights and Lapham’s Quarterly. The post-screening Q+A emphasized that we should all be very concerned about how protests and other free speech protections are being eroded, and prosecutors play a big role in how things can go. For instance, Cop City protestors had an unprecedented RICO charged levied against them…
Speaking of Substack,is a newsletter from reporter A.J. Velasquez about organized labor, unions, and work in this day and age, and it is just starting out. Please support by subscribing if this topic is of interest to you!
📺 And just because…
I watch a lot of TV and I want to share two reality tv shows that I won’t shut up about.
Is It Cake? on Netflix is one of the most delightful shows on television and I’d gladly debate anyone about this. The talent of these bakers is just incredible and the camaraderie is the icing on the cake…get it?
Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins on Hulu (or Disney+) makes me not only want to pack by bags, but also call up Jeff to see if I can tag along on his next adventure.
The world is a hard place! These two shows have brought me immense joy. Seriously, they are feel good, and if you watch them I’d love to hear what you think! Or if you want more recommendations, you can let me know that too :-)
Until next time!
That’s all for now! I look forward sharing what’s coming up in the next few weeks. Also, don’t forget you can pitch guest curations and interviews, and I’m also looking for some episodes focused on climate / environment, LGTBQIA+ or mental health for my own upcoming curations, so please submit some episodes here.