Weekly Roundup – Jessica Valenti, Neil deGrasse Tyson, David Quammen

Happy Wednesday! Who’s been in the news recently?   “…when you walk among crowds of joyful women – women not willing to go back, women ready to fight – it’s hard not to feel like we’re the winners after all.” Jessica Valenti reflecting on this weekend’s Women’s March.   Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down to …Read More

Weekly Round Up – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael Mann, Lilly Ledbetter

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what’s happening with our speakers this week —   Neil deGrasse Tyson, interviewed recently on CNN, explains why investing in big science projects like the mission to Mars can create “innovation nations.   Troubling story in the Washington Post about Michael Mann’s concerns about the incoming administration’s attitude towards science and …Read More

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what is happening with our speakers in this new year …   Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA, told us on the “Democracy Now!” news hour: “Every day, Trump says something that makes us worried, but this may be the most terrifying yet. A nuclear-arms race is the last thing …Read More

Weekly Round Up – Holiday Edition

Happy Wednesday!   Usually, we’d be posting news about our speakers, but it’s been a quiet week with the end of the year approaching. We’ll return to posting after the first of the year.   In the meantime, let’s take a positive attitude for what life will hold for us in 2017. And let’s try …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bas Lansdorp, and MARS!

Happy Wednesday! For a change, we have a theme: MARS!   If you missed last week’s Star Talk podcast, you should check it out online or download from ITunes; our favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with our favorite new science fiction author Andy Weir (The Martian).   Speaking of Mars, Bas Lansdorp, speaking at …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Ted Conover, Meg Lowman, Enrique Morones

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week —   Author Ted Conover relates the distressing story of being a bystander to a terrible act of violence in this week’s New Yorker.  Not for the easily upset …   “Canopy” Meg Lowman brought her expertise to New Zealand last week!   …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Michael Tubbs, Lateefah Simon, Neil deGrasse Tyson,

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week!   When the last vote was tallied, two of our speakers were elected to serve their communities! Michael Tubbs is now the first African-American, and youngest person, to be elected Mayor of Stockton, CA!  Over in the Bay Area, Lateefah Simon was elected …Read More

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

Happy Thursday, everyone! Let’s check in on our speakers this week …   Sandra Steingraber recently traveled to Argentina to speak at an environmental conference. “Fracking looks the same wherever it goes; it’s a blight on the landscape” she observed.   Did you catch Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Twitter blast about how the world has changed …Read More

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