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June 4th Weekly Quick Pick Mix

if you're out there,i hope that you're okay


Hey world!

It feels so wonderful and summer-y outdoors. As I write this Thursday night, I'm headed to yet another event in Niles. Out in public. With people! And a band! It will be over by the time you read this, but I'm sure we'll have had a grand time.

Here's your virtual mix tape and some other fun stuff.

Take care!

Spotify: June 4th 2021 Weekly Quick Pick Mix

Apple Music: June 4th 2021 Weekly Quick Pick Mix


Reads of the Week:

NASA Picks Twin Missions To Visit Venus, Earth's 'Evil Twin'


A Guide To Gender Identity Terms

Great info. Happy Pride!

Chicago Police Are No Longer Allowed To Chase People For Minor Offenses Under New Policy

Seems like a great policy change.

Colorado Becomes 1st State To Ban Legacy College Admissions

See my above comment. That legacy admissions is a thing is infuriating.

Voting Laws Roundup: May 2021

Biden pushes for US voting rights law as restrictions mount

Regardless of party or political philosophy, the continued effort to make voting harder and discourage citizens from voting should frighten all of us.


Links and More:

NPR Code Switch: The Sum Of Our Parts

Fascinating discussion on the terms that define us and how they, sometimes frustratingly, vary and evolve.

Deconstructed: Losing The Asymmetric War

I can only hope that this anti-democratic fight is a losing one.

Fresh Air: Reckoning With The History Of Slavery

"this history that we are made to feel happened in the Jurassic age, almost, is something that they lived through"


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.

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