Weekly Roundup – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary Hirshberg, Robert Kirshner

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Neil deGrasse Tyson is amused to learn that NBA player Kyrie Irving thinks the world is flat. Well, so are we, for that matter …   Blue Apron, the quickly-growing meal/ingredient delivery service, has added Gary Hirshberg  (founder of Stonyfield Farms Yogurt) …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Neil Tyson edition

Happy Wednesday! Dr. Tyson’s the big name in the news this week —   Neil deGrasse Tyson wow’d them in Salt Lake City this week. His “An Astrophysicist Goes To The Movies” is one of his most requested lectures.   Shhh… it’s a big secret; Dr. Tyson spoke at the recent RSA Conference in San …Read More

Weekly Round Up – Steven Strogatz, Lateefah Simon, Kate Clinton

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week …   Steven Strogatz was one of the Cornell University faculty members who were recognized for excellent teaching of undergraduate students, and thus received the Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowship. WTG, Steven!   Lateefah Simon is using her new position on the BART Board …Read More

Weekly Roundup – The Neil deGrasse Tyson edition

Happy Wednesday!  Dr. Tyson has been the newsmaker of the week, so let’s see what he’s been up to:   Speaking to a packed house at Guilford College (NC) last week, Dr. Tyson sounded a warning about the threat facing the US due to increasing science illiteracy.   He amplifies his message about the dangers …Read More

Weekly Round Up- Steve Brodner, Annie Leonard, Robert Bullard

Happy Tuesday! (we’re a day early) Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   When it comes to editorial cartoon satire, how far is too far? Some people in Los Angeles think Steve Brodner went too far when the LA Times ran this illustration. What do you think?   Annie Leonard is …Read More

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

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