Weekly Round Up: The Mayor Michael Tubbs edition

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs!   Mayor Michael Tubbs was elected in 2012 as the youngest city council member in Stockton’s history, earning more than 60 percent of the citywide vote; and in 2016 became the youngest mayor in city history, and the youngest …Read More

Weekly Roundup – the Shola Lynch edition

Happy Wednesday! This week we’re talking a closer look at documentary filmmaker Shola Lynch.                                       Shola was quite accomplished in a number of areas before becoming a filmmaker. For instance, she was a member of the Sesame Street cast as a child! As she got older, she also became a nationally-ranked track star in high …Read More

Weekly Round Up: the Lilly Ledbetter edition

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at Lilly Ledbetter!                                                        The best explanation of what happened to Lilly at Goodyear comes from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s dissenting opinion in the case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear:   “Lilly Ledbetter was a supervisor at Goodyear Tire and Rubber’s plant in Gadsden, Alabama, from 1979 …Read More

Weekly Round Up: The David Quammen edition

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at science writer David Quammen!   David has written many books, including two that many consider to be the definitive book on that subject: The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, about the father of evolutionary thought Charles Darwin, and Spillover, about emerging viral diseases.  He has …Read More

Weekly Round Up: The Andres Oppenheimer edition

Happy Wednesday! This week, let’s take a closer look at journalist/foreign affairs columnist Andres Oppenheimer!   Oppenheimer’s twice-weekly column The Oppenheimer Report appears in over 60 newspapers in the US and internationally. An editor for the Miami Herald, he also is the anchor of “Oppenheimer Presenta” on CNN En Espanol. His expertise in Central America, …Read More

Weekly Round Up: The Manhattanhenge Edition

Happy Wednesday! This week, we have a guest blogger -Neil deGrasse Tyson describes … Manhattanhenge Sunset looking down 34th Street. One of two days when the sunset is exactly aligned with the grid of streets in Manhattan. Copyright © 2001, Neil deGrasse Tyson by Neil deGrasse Tyson, © 2001-2018 What will future civilizations think of Manhattan …Read More

Weekly Round Up: The Immigration Edition

Happy Wednesday! Let’s look at this week’s news … which has been dominated by talk about immigration to the US. We have a few speakers whose work touches upon this issue …   Such as Arsalan Iftikhar, a Muslim human rights attorney and Senior Research Fellow with Georgetown University’s “Bridge Initiative”.  His book Scapegoats was …Read More

Weekly Round Up: The Charles Johnson edition

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a longer look at author/scholar Charles Johnson.   Actually, the full ‘slash line’ would be author/Buddhist scholar/cartoonist/philosopher/photojournalist/television producer…   When asked about the difference between visual art and writing, Johnson said “…when you’re talking about language, you have the possibility of multiple levels of meaning. If I …Read More

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