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July 16th Weekly Quick Pick Mix

i used to be the problem child

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Hey world.


New tunes! New reads! Enjoy your weekend!




Spotify: July 16th 2021 Weekly Quick Pick Mix


Apple Music: July 16th 2021 Weekly Quick Pick Mix








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Reads of the Week:


The perfect storm: poor infrastructure and extreme weather are leaving Michigan vulnerable

Welcome to the new normal. Unless we act.


As The Pandemic Recedes, Millions Of Workers Are Saying 'I Quit'


Mystery of the wheelie suitcase: how gender stereotypes held back the history of invention

Iceland Cut Its Work Week And Found Greater Happiness And No Loss In Productivity

"working fewer hours for the same pay led to improved well-being among workers, with no loss in productivity. In fact, in some places, workers were more productive after cutting back their hours."


Opinion: Ignore the chatter. Stuff is getting done. And both parties are helping.

I’m usually the optimist in any room and, frankly, we could all use some good news about the functioning of our Congress, but this piece is a bit too rosy for me. A few things have gotten done, but it’s not enough and it’s only been in response to events that can no longer be ignored, putting us already behind the game when it comes to climate change. Couple that with the GOP’s doubling down on their “win by any crazy immoral means necessary” strategies and I simply don’t buy that everyone is “helping”.



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Links and More:


Slate Academy Podcast- Pop, Race, and the 60's

Some great tales and great tunes.


Storycorps Podcast- Wally Funk, A Lifelong Aspiring Astronaut, Will Finally Head To Space At 82

Such a cool tale

#spaceisneat


NPR Up First Podcast: Why Are Americans Leaving Their Jobs?





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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.