What WPLN is Reading, Watching, Listening to, and Excited for in May 2023

READING | A new analysis on the growing economic contributions of America’s natural gas and oil industry, by the American Petroleum Institute: According to a new report commissioned and released by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), America’s natural gas and oil industry supported 10.8 million jobs and contributed nearly $1.8 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2021. Learn more. (Bonus: Check out our blog post on our #WPLNSummit panel "Future of Workforce"!)

WATCHING | Air: Courting a Legend, starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Damian Young, and Viola Davis: Air tells the story of Nike employee Sonny Vaccaro pursuing a business deal with then-rookie player Michael Jordan; the end result of the deal was the wildly successful Air Jordan basketball shoe line. Michael Jordan himself asked that the character of his mother (played by Viola Davis) be expanded, as his mother played a significant role in the business deal. Learn more.

LISTENING TO | Brighter Futures Ahead, a podcast about foster care and child welfare: Hosted by New Mexico Child First Network, this new podcast features ideas to improve the childcare system; best practices; personal stories; and news updates. Learn more.

EXCITED FOR | Father's Day: Parents are their children's first teacher and role model, so we at WPLN are thankful for the fathers who empower their daughters and teach their sons that girls are equally strong and capable.

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