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15 Oct 2020

With the 2020 presidential election rapidly approaching and candidates hotly debating topics on the national stage, it is important to keep the dialogue alive about the issues that matter most. Our speakers are the voices that can help educate your audiences on the importance of voting and empowering our youth. 

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13 Oct 2020

APB exclusive speaker David Epstein’s book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World is one of the best books to read if you want to disrupt US healthcare, according to Business Insider’s top young leaders who are working to transform healthcare. "It's not healthcare specific, but the idea of how doctors and AI can be helpful to each other I think is really, really poignant there," says Dr. Lily Peng, Group Product Manager at Google Health. 

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02 Oct 2020

World renowned card magician and subject of the award-winning film, Dealt, APB speaker Richard Turner will be featured in a new TV series 1st Look! Turner has mesmerized millions and left celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Colin Powell, and Muhammad Ali awestruck. What makes Turner’s feats of magic and sleight of hand even more astounding is that he is completely blind.  

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01 Oct 2020

New York Times best-selling author, musician and APB speaker James McBride wrote The Good Lord Bird, a powerful story of John Brown, a white American abolitionist who in 1859—along with 19 others—attacked the largest arsenal of weapons in America, ultimately prompting the Civil War. The drama is set to premiere on Showtime October 4th. The network consulted with the producers and other voices to proactively consider the content carefully. “We have to find ways to talk about race instead of yelling and shouting,” says McBride. “This guy [Brown] showed us how to do it.” 

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25 Sep 2020

APB speaker Jeffrey Selingo, best-selling author and co-host of the podcast FUTURE U, reports on the future of work and its impact on lifelong learning, paying for college, the financial sustainability of traditional higher education, and what employers and the public increasingly want in a college degree. His latest book, Who Gets In and Why, takes readers on a journey from the inside of admissions offices, revealing what really matters in the selection process and how ultimately decisions are based a college’s agenda and its priorities rather than the quality of applicants. Now the question is how will this pandemic change college admissions?

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21 Sep 2020

A “warrior for gender equality,” Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of cancer at the age of 87 this past Friday. APB speaker and journalist Irin Carmon and attorney and activist Shana Knizhnik co-authored the book, Notorious RBG, New York Times bestseller after a Tumblr account made by Shana, which highlighted Ruth’s precise wit and fashion sense. The book shares the never-before-told story of a transformative woman who transcends generational divides.  

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21 Sep 2020

APB speaker Steve Pemberton’s triumphant life story is about defying seemingly insurmountable odds as a child orphaned into foster care. His best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World, documents his childhood filled with adversity and the priceless acts of kindness he received along the way. This month, Learning Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) introduced A Chance in the World Integrated SEL Curriculum for students in grades 8-12. This SEL curriculum is designed to bring students and educators together around Steve’s inspiring story of resilience, which portrays his experiences in the foster care system and his quest to uncover the truth about his origins. “This integrated SEL curriculum from HMH provides a dynamic framework for understanding the themes of empathy and resilience, and inspiring readers to overcome challenges to create a better future.” 

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17 Sep 2020

Pulitzer Prize winners Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward regularly join together on the speaking stage to point out parallels from our past and provide unparalleled insights for our future—pulling back the curtain on Washington as only the legendary journalists can. Now, following recordings made by Woodward for his latest book on Trump, Rage, Bernstein has said the implications are "even graver than in Watergate." In a recent interview with CNN, Carl said the tapes were "even more devastating than Nixon's tapes.” Bernstein goes on to say that Trump had sacrificed "thousands and thousands and thousands" of Americans for "his own narrow presidential reelection efforts."

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04 Sep 2020

A former professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets and now an NBA life and optimization coach, APB speaker David Nurse has helped over 150 NBA players with their personal and professional development both on and off the court. He has worked with NBA coaches, Fortune 500 CEOs, and many other high performers on developing leadership habits that not only build successful routines, but also build a success-driven lifestyle.  

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04 Sep 2020

Gifted interviewer and sought-after speaker Kelly Corrigan is hosting a new heartfelt interview series called Tell Me More (inspired by her book of the same name) on PBS NewsHour. In the series, Corrigan will conduct candid conversations with influential leaders in their fields, and her first guest is late-night host, actor and writer James Corden!  

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