#116: The Ghosts of the Tsunami

It’s time for The Highlighter #116! Hope you’ve had a good week. For the most part, today’s pieces ar
The Highlighter - Mark Isero
#116: The Ghosts of the Tsunami
By The Highlighter - Mark Isero • Issue #116 • View online
It’s time for The Highlighter #116! Hope you’ve had a good week. For the most part, today’s pieces are haunting and disturbing. The lead article focuses on the lasting effects of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011. The second article details Wisconsin’s tactics to suppress the vote. Then comes a needed photo break — Indie’s second appearance (see #29). Below the fold, it’s a 1-2-3 combination of Boko Haram, urban education, and narcolepsy. Please enjoy!
The Highlighter IRL: Get your tickets now for the second Highlighter Happy Hour at Room 389 in Oakland next Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Come meet the other great folks who make up this community of caring close readers. Better yet: Take the whole day off, read all the articles, and be truly prepared. Your boss won’t mind!

The Ghosts of the Tsunami
Voter Suppression in Wisconsin
Avid reader Indie, who belongs to loyal subscribers Marni and Byron, would like to interview Ta-Nehisi Coates on The Highlighter Podcast. If you’d like to be a guest on the show, let me know! highlighter.cc/podcast
Avid reader Indie, who belongs to loyal subscribers Marni and Byron, would like to interview Ta-Nehisi Coates on The Highlighter Podcast. If you’d like to be a guest on the show, let me know! highlighter.cc/podcast
The Girls Who Survived Boko Haram
“They Can’t Just Be Average,” Lifting Students Up Without Lowering The Bar
Why We Still Don’t Understand Sleep
This Week’s Podcast: If my metrics are correct, it seems like everyone is listening to this week’s episode, which features my good friend Sejal Patel. A mother of three boys, Sejal talks about how she advocates for her children in school while understanding the demands that teachers face. Then, out of nowhere, we chat about white supremacists. Let me know your thoughts about the show, and if you like it, please subscribe!
Thank you for reading this week’s issue of The Highlighter. As always, let me know what you thought (thumbs are below). Also, please welcome new subscribers Caitlin, Bela, Felsha, Maria, and Thea! It makes me happy that this community is growing. Have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you again next Thursday at 9:10 am.
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