Weekly Round Up: Jessica Valenti, Ian Cheney, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Jessica Valenti notes a Republican congressman who has created a whole new way to sexually harass his female staff.   Ian Cheney’s documentary “Searching for General Tso” is an entertaining film … but if you’re like me, don’t watch it on an …Read More

Weekly Round Up: The Neil deGrasse Tyson edition

Happy Wednesday! It’s a Neil deGrasse Tyson week:   Firstly, Dr. Tyson doesn’t care much for that ‘supermoon’ designation. A wee tiny big larger isn’t ‘super’!   In a more terrestrial area, Dr. Tyson also weighs in on the recent Seattle Seahawk’s “lateral”. He may be right about the physics (ok, he certainly is right…) …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Sandra Steingraber, Rinku Sen, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week –   Western Mass! Sandra Steingraber is coming to town this weekend … #bestlectureever   Congratulations to Rinku Sen for her appointment to the board of directors of new media and publisher platform Maven.   Neil deGrasse Tyson can’t believe the ‘flat-earthers’ keep …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Thanksgiving Edition

It’s a quiet week in the news for our speakers, so we’ll use this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving holiday (here in the US), and ask you to reflect on what you have to be thankful for in the past year, and what you look forward to being thankful for in the coming …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Urvashi Vaid, Shola Lynch, Kate Harding

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week …   Urvashi Vaid and the Lesbian Political Action Committee are celebrating the large number of LGBT candidates who won their elections last week. Progress gets made by progressive candidates running for mayor, state legislature, etc. and building from there.   Shola Lynch …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Raffi, Jessica Valenti, Kathleen Hanna

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers a up to this week …   Raffi’s playing concerts these days, but it’s good to see the news articles include references to his work with children. This story includes the quote  “he remains a social and ecological activist, with the aim of creating a better future for …Read More

Weekly Roundup: Kate Harding, Daniel H. Wilson, Raffi

Happy Wednesday (and Happy November!). Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:     Kate Harding’s tweet: “I am sorry for all the times I stabbed men, just a little, in my previous workplace. After years of counseling, I stopped stabbing men” – went viral. And with good reason!       …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Jessica Valenti, Charles Mann, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week :     Jessica Valenti notes, in this week’s Guardian column, that it’s been a bad week for men. For bad men, anyway …     To have your book mentioned in the same breath as work by heavyweight historians like David McCullough and …Read More

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