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May 28th Weekly Quick Pick Mix

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Hello friends!


Just a quick hello, all. Kristin and I have just returned from a fantastic trip to the cities of Cincinnati and Louisville (vacation, what?!). Great times were had, bartenders were befriended, and a fair amount of whiskey was consumed.


Below is your virtual mix tape and collection of reads & links for the week.


Enjoy the warm weather and take care of each other!



Spotify: May 28th 2021 Weekly Quick Pick Mix


Apple Music: May 28th 2021 Weekly Quick Pick Mix








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Reads of the Week:


Radio- Plastic Flame Press

This is not a virtual read, but a beautiful, wonderful graphic novel from Christopher Williams and Plastic Flame Press. Tell me you didn't like it and I'll buy your copy from you.




Study Shows People Working From Home Are Having Sex, Dating, Taking Naps And Doing Side Hustles On Company Time

Wait! So workers can create the same value for their employers without being tied to a desk/office every single moment?! Maybe don't consume intoxicants while on the job, but beyond that, I don't see the problem. So often the return to "work" has been about butts in seats, but it seems if that job has been getting done, then it doesn't exactly matter where that butt is located.


Man Who Is Paralyzed Communicates By Imagining Handwriting

Way to go science!


How Your Hot Showers And Toilet Flushes Can Help the Climate

Science killing it again!


More Police is not the Answer to Gun Violence

“The data is clear and has been for some time: We can better address gun violence by investing in community interventions and not in policing and mass incarceration.”


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Links and More:


The Congressional Dish Podcast: D232: American Rescue Plan

This is among the podcasts I cannot recommend enough. If you have any opinions or investment in the decisions made in our country (that should be pretty much all of you), then you should know and understand what your Members of Congress are voting on. I'm far from a media hater, but most news outlets rarely step away from the politics long enough to fully analyze legislation in a way that the average voter can understand. Jennifer Briney does just that. Each episode takes one piece of legislation and breaks it down (with citations and links and proof), leaving you to make a decision on your own.


The NPR Politics Podcast: The Docket: The Law Defers To Police During Traffic Stops

An examination of the most basic citizen to police interaction and why they can go so wrong.


How To Citizen with Baratunde: Working 5 to 9 (with Ai-jen Poo)

An examination of work in America and how it's possible to work multiple jobs and still struggle to make ends meet.


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WQPM playlists are a collection of ten songs I've been listening to this week, crossing genre, era, and taste. No themes here, just the tunes I've been sticking in my ears lately. The newest Weekly Quick Pick Mix is available on Spotify and Apple Music.