Weekly Roundup – Stephanie Coontz, Ainissa Ramirez, Arn Chorn Pond

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   “There’s no one magic tip for marriage. There is no single secret.” So says Stephanie Coontz in a recent article about marriage. Well, that’s a relief!   Congratulations go out to Ainissa Ramirez, whose work was recognized by the American Association …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Robert Bullard

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Neil deGrasse Tyson has been thinking long and hard … about hard-boiled eggs. If you’ve been thinking long and hard about going to hear his speak – we have dates! Bookmark the page …   With Earth Day approaching, many schools are …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stephanie Coontz, Jessica Valenti

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Neil deGrasse Tyson is well known for the humor (and the sheer volume) of his tweets. Someone was nice enough to compile his ten funniest ones on this link. Good news – not click-bait, all ten on one page!   Stephanie Coontz …Read More

Weekly Round Up – David Quammen, Sandra Steingraber, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see who’s doing what and where … (this week – the science edition!)   David Quammen scared the dickens out of Indiana State University this week with his talk about Zika and other epidemic diseases.   Sandra Steingraber spoke to an audience of students and community activists last night at the University …Read More

Weekly Roundup (the video edition) – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Robert Bullard, Enrique Morones

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what folks are up to this week. Lots of videos to watch!   Fight For Space (trailer in link) arrives in theaters and on-demand May 19; it features Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jim Lovell, and other NASA people and looks at both the history of NASA, and the future of space exploration. …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jaha Dukureh, Robert Bullard

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week … Neil deGrasse Tyson has a long list of accomplishments- astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, author, television host … and now, New York Times crossword puzzle maker!   Jaha Dukureh is the subject of a new documentary film, called Jaha’s Promise. (Warning- …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Kathleen Hanna, Annie Leonard, Urvashi Vaid

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see who’s in the news this week —   Hip hop artist P.O.S. on Kathleen Hanna (who appears on his new album) -“There’s a lot of really cool parts of her as a person. She could be studied for the different movements she accidentally started.”   Head of Greenpeace USA Annie Leonard, …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Derrick Pitts, Lateefah Simon, Jaha Dukureh

Happy Thursday (this week only…)! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Congratulations to Derrick Pitts for being named a “Philadelphia Hero” by Mayor Kenney! Derrick’s enthusiasm for science and discovery has rubbed off on a generation of Philly schoolchildren (and their parents!).   Another great feature on Lateefah Simon for …Read More

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