Speakers in the News: Kathleen Hanna, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Emily Hunter

Hope everyone is having a great week! Here is what a few of our speakers have been up to:   In exciting news for music fans, Kathleen Hanna’s original punk band Bikini Kill will reissue their rare first demo: Revolution Girl Style Now, which comes out September 22 on Bikini Kill Records.   Emmy Award Nominee Neil …Read More

Trending Now: Kate Clinton, Lilly Ledbetter, Steven Strogatz

Happy Tuesday! Here are the latest updates from our speakers who have been making headlines   Check out the roundup of the annual Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) Summer Party featuring comedian and political humorist Kate Clinton as auctioneer, and listen here to her discuss LGBT advancement in politics today.   Alabama native …Read More

Trending Now: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kathleen Hanna, Emily Hunter

Happy Tuesday! Here are the latest updates from some of our amazing speakers:   Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson participated in a Q&A panel on Monday night with doctors, mathematicians and other scientists. The panelists took questions on topics including climate change, extraterrestrial life and artificial intelligence.   Be sure to check out the animated short ‘Myrna …Read More

Weekly Round-up: Lilly Ledbetter, Sonia Shah, Caroline De Robertis

Here are the latest updates from our speakers who have been making headlines:   Lilly Ledbetter’s fight for equal pay for equal work is set to get the big screen treatment!  Feminist Filmmaker Rachel Feldman’s award-winning script, Ledbetter, explores the titular star’s historic face-off with tire giant Goodyear; with it, the veteran director is rebooting the woman-driven, socially conscious drama genre.  Go Lilly! …Read More

Trending Now: Spencer Overton, Dan Moldea, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Happy Tuesday! Here are the latest updates from some of our amazing speakers:   Spencer Overton says we need vision and solutions for the critical topic of racially charged violence in his response to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book on the topic.   As we near the 40th anniversary of Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance, investigative journalist in …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, Michael Tougias, Kyle Thiermann

Here are the latest updates from our speakers who have been making headlines:   We want to extend a HUGE congratulations to Dr. Ainissa Ramirez on winning the 2015 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics.   Disney has released the first trailer of …Read More

Trending now: David Quammen, Charles Johnson, Ted Conover

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!  Here is what a few of our speakers have been up to:   Discussing the NY Prison break over at CNN, Ted Conover describes how one decent snitch could hold the key.   Slowly, West Africa is prying itself free from the grip of the Ebola virus. Krys Boyd …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Kathleen Hanna, Dr. Steven Strogatz, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Here are the latest updates from our speakers who have been making headlines:   Here’s what The Guardian had to say about the feminist punk legend Kathleen Hanna’s long-awaited return to the UK stage!   According to new research by mathematician  Dr. Steven Strogatz, the classic dispute settling game Rock-paper-scissors may explain evolutionary ‘games’ in nature.   …Read More

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