Posts Tagged ‘Neil deGrasse Tyson’

Weekly Roundup: Charles Johnson, Jim Lucas, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Hope everyone is having a great week! Check out the latest from some of our awesome change-makers in the news:

 

Have a listen to Marc Steiner’s recent WEAA radio show, in which he sits down for a conversation with the great writer and thinker Charles Johnson to discuss Dr. Johnson’s powerful book The Words and Wisdom of Charles Johnson.

 

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, King portrayer Jim Lucas spoke to a school group in Idaho Falls, ID, sharing insights from Dr. King’s life, the civil rights movement and race issues – spreading the message that communication is key to ending racism.

 

While most of the world knows that our Earth is indeed round, rapper B.o.B. has taken to Twitter to share his belief that the Earth is flat. And who better to set him straight than astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson? Dr. Tyson’s last tweet to the rapper : “Duude — to be clear: Being five centuries regressed in your reasoning doesn’t mean we all can’t still like your music” has now sparked an all-out rap battle. Check out the tweets and tidbits over at NPR and go from Flat to Fact.

 

That’s all for this week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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Trending Now: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Raffi Cavoukian, Bruce Campbell

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Check out the latest news from some of our awesome speakers:

 

People.com interviewed Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and got a sneak peek at the second season of his show StarTalk as he chats about a few of his guests and topics for the new season, which premiered this past Sunday on NatGeo.

 

The world of children’s music will get an exciting new addition from an old favorite, Raffi Cavoukian, when his upcoming album Owl Singalong premiers this January. Read what he has to say about the album, his philosophy of child honoring, and his passion for music in this interview, and be sure to check out the first single from the album and keep up with the latest news here.

 

Halloween is right around the corner, which is perfect timing for the television premiere of Ash Vs. Evil Dead based on the cult horror film series starring Bruce Campbell. Take his survival advice for first-time horror-movie characters check out what else Ash has been up to before the series premiers on STARZ on October 31st!

 

That’s all for this spooooooky week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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 deGrasse Tyson discusses the award show lineup, and more importantly why science literacy is so important for the future. You know you want to know!

 

Check out how “We all are part of a cultural change, part of a consciousness change” according to environmental activist Emily Hunter, as she illuminates audiences on the dangers of climate change with her new documentary.

 

That’s all for this week! Enjoy the final weeks of summer and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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Trending Now: Sandra Steingraber, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

What does the anti-fracking and the climate movements have to do with one another? EcoWatch posted a speech by Sandra Steingraber, who has been campaigning for anti-fracking, explaining the correlation between the two.

 

Host of  “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson, was featured on a  “StarTalk”  broadcast with the creator of  “Cosmos,” Ann Druyan. Get a peek into what it’s like behind the scenes of this Emmy-winning science documentary!

 

Jessica Valenti, author of  The Purity Myth and advocate for third-wave feminism, wrote an interesting column about virginity on The Guardian US.

 

Cornell professor and mathematics wiz, Steven Strogatz, writes about how simple physics and trigonometry can determine the inclination of a steep hill  on Huffington Post.

 

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Trending Now: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Project Censored, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Congratulations to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey for winning four Emmy awards.

 

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Compliments to the Director of  Project Censored, Mickey Huff, and President, Peter Phillips, for recently receiving  a Pillar Award for Persons of Conscience in New Media and Journalism from the National Whistleblower Summit in Washington, D.C. Follow their Facebook page for more exciting reports!

 

Connoisseur of wine, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, has been featured on The Wall Street Journal  for her ardency in acquiring her Masters of  Wine diploma. It is admirable that only 10 women in the United States hold this special diploma! Jennifer was also featured on Fox 5 in New York for a segment on wine mixing and tasting. Watch the clip here and obtain some knowledge for your next dinner date!

 

Very exciting news! Cult film actor of Evil Dead series, Bruce Campbell, will be releasing a sequel to the 1989 film Moontrap next year in which he starred in.

 

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Trending Now: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Annie Leonard, Wade Davis

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

We hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

 

Here’s the latest from some of our speakers who are making headlines:

 

Congratulations to Annie Leonard on being recognized as one of the 2014 Prime Mover Fellows.

 

You Can Play executive director Wade Davis spent a full day this week helping the St. Louis Rams prepare for the arrival of Michael Sam, who hopes to become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

 

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson had issues with the science in “Gravity,” but he’s holding off on any objections to the time travel in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.

 

Don’t miss the latest from Emery Jones!

 

That’s all for now – be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video.


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