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13 May 2024

Emmy-Winning TV Host and Breast Cancer Survivor Samantha Harris launched a new podcast on May 13. Your Healthiest Healthy is available on all platforms. Ten episodes will drop consecutively to honor Harris’ 10 years of being cancer free. Blindsided by breast cancer at age 40 ignited something so powerful in Harris that it compelled her to search for the answers we all need to successfully mitigate the risk of chronic disease and live more vibrantly and healthier than ever. Harris is fiercely dedicated to giving you the tools needed—with alternating episodes of solo, science-backed coaching sessions and renowned, in-demand guest wellness and medical expert interviews.

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03 May 2024

New York Times columnist, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Bestselling Author Nicholas D. Kristof will release a new memoir on May 14. Chasing Hope: A Reporter's Life is available for preorder now and is an intimate and gripping portrait of Kristof’s life in journalism.

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02 May 2024

Award-winning journalist and APB speaker John Quiñones’ newest book—One Year in Uvalde: A Story of Hope and Resilience—releases May 7. Quiñones co-wrote the book with María Elena Salinas. It is a narrative that builds on year-long ABC News reporting from Uvalde, Texas, chronicling how the community is forging on through grief with hope and activism in the shadow of tragedy.

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30 Apr 2024

Called “the voice of a generation” by O Magazine, Kelly Corrigan is the author of four New York Times bestsellers and hosts the PBS primetime interview show Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan and the weekly podcast Kelly Corrigan Wonders. On a recent episode of Tell Me More, Kelly sat down with Dr. Leanne Williams, founding director of the Stanford Center for Precision Mental Health and Wellness, to discuss mental health disorders and therapies. They are joined by hospice and palliative care physician Dr. BJ Miller, and comedian W. Kamau Bell to elaborate on depression, stigmas and misconceptions associated with mental illness and how we can move forward. Watch the episode here:

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22 Apr 2024

In his highly anticipated new book, We Are the Leaders We Have Been Looking For, Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. makes the case that the hard work of becoming a better person should be a critical feature of Black politics. Through virtuoso interpretations of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Ella Baker, Glaude shows how ordinary people have the capacity to be the heroes that our democracy so desperately requires, rather than outsourcing their needs to leaders who purportedly represent them.

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19 Apr 2024

Each year, on April 22, more than 1 billion people from around the world celebrate Earth Day. At APB, we love to honor this special day, as well as our speakers below, who are working so hard to save our planet. They include:

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10 Apr 2024

Roadtrippers and lovers of pecan logs, it’s time to celebrate! Stephanie Stuckey, the chair of Stuckey’s, recently released her new memoir. Unstuck: Rebirth of an American Icon is Stuckey’s firsthand account of her unexpected rise to CEO upon suddenly acquiring her family’s iconic yet failing brand.

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29 Mar 2024

One of APB’s longtime speakers and a true friend to all of us has passed away. Award-winning Actor Louis Gossett Jr. died on Friday. He was 87.

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29 Mar 2024

New York Times Bestselling Author and Award-winning Historian Dr. Keisha Blain has just released her latest book: Wake Up America: Black Women on the Future of Democracy. In this exhilarating anthology of original essays, Blain brings together the voices of major progressive Black women politicians, grassroots activists and intellectuals to offer critical insights on how we can create a more equitable political future.

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21 Mar 2024

On April 15, the 2024 Boston Marathon will get underway. As part of the historic race, we honor the victims of the 2013 bombing tragedy, as well as the brave survivors and law enforcement officials who have become the face of recovery and perseverance. Some of these people include the following APB speakers: 

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