Rapp Strategies Rundown - May 2018
What we’re reading, listening to and thinking about this month.
Todd R.: I just finished John Sandford’s latest [novel], “Twisted Prey.” An interesting twist to a new Lucas Davenport case. I spent the weekend on “Bobby Kennedy for President” on Netflix, a four-part series that offers a look at a time when we were even more politically divided than we are today. Cheryl Reeve on the Talk North Podcast network is great, but it's 80 degrees out – time to listen to Beauty and the Beat by the Go-Gos.
Todd S.: Don’t miss “WriteLane” with Lane DeGregory, the Pulitzer Prize winning writer/reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. You get terrific insights and pointers on how to write better by one of the best. The conversation is inviting and easy to follow. And Lane offers tremendous insight on how journalists write challenging stories.
Rita: The New York Times Morning Briefing provides a bulleted look at what you need to know to start your day. It’s enough information to skim through and feel like you know what’s going on, but not enough to bog you down. Of course, there are links to full reports if you need to know more. In addition to the news of the day, you also get a smattering of lifestyle tidbits.
Sarah: The Skimm – my favorite blogger turned me on to this morning newsletter years ago. Current events with the perfect amount of sass and pop culture. I start every morning with NPR’s “Up First” podcast. It gives me the need-to-know headlines first thing as I get ready for work.
Aaron: WNYC Studios “Note to Self” is my go-to podcast that explores how technology affects culture, the way we work and the way we live our lives.
Andrea: Recently, I’ve been reading “Damn Good Advice” by George Lois – an encouraging book for creatives/people who think outside the box. I’m a weekly listener to Latino USA, where I get to hear stories of my people and important issues that are affecting us.