Engineer/Women in STEM activist Christine McKinley – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, as part of our observance of Women’s History Month, we’re going to take a closer look at Christine McKinley! Christine is a mechanical engineer running her own engineering firm and managing industrial and commercial construction projects… but that hardly scratches the surface of her experiences and interests! She has also hosted …Read More

Daisy Hernández, Author/memoirist/feminist- a closer look

Happy Wednesday! As part of our continuing observance of Women’s History Month, we’re taking a closer look at journalist/memoirist/creative writing professor Daisy Hernández!     Describing her newest publication, Daisy notes  “with my comadre, the author Bushra Rehman, I co-edited the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. That first edition came …Read More

Ainissa Ramirez, author of THE ALCHEMY OF US — a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at Dr. Ainissa Ramirez!   “I have wanted to be a scientist ever since I was a little girl. I got the idea from a television program called 3-2-1 Contact, where I watched a young African-American girl solve problems. I saw my reflection in her and …Read More

Documentary Filmmaker Shola Lynch – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week we’re talking a closer look at documentary filmmaker Shola Lynch.     Shola was quite accomplished in a number of areas before becoming a filmmaker. For instance, she was a member of the Sesame Street cast as a child! As she got older, she also became a nationally-ranked track star in …Read More

David Quammen and emerging diseases – a closer look!

Happy Thursday! This week, we have a special bonus speaker feature,  we’ll take a closer look at science writer David Quammen! David’s been featured in the news, and interviewed internationally, about the emerging coronavirus from China. David’s book Spillover took an in-depth look at emerging pandemics caused by animal-to-human transmission, including Ebola and coronavirus.   …Read More

Civil/Human Right champion Lateefah Simon – a closer look

Happy Wednesday! Today, we’re taking a closer look at civil rights/human rights champion Lateefah Simon! (Lateefah, second from left, at recent dedication of the Oscar Grant mural at Fruitvale Station in San Francisco)   A nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice, Lateefah has over 20 years of executive experience advancing opportunities for …Read More

National Book Award winning author Charles Johnson: a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a longer look at author/scholar Charles Johnson. Actually, the full ‘slash line’ would be author/Buddhist scholar/cartoonist/philosopher/photojournalist/television producer…   When asked about the difference between visual art and writing, Johnson said “…when you’re talking about language, you have the possibility of multiple levels of meaning. If I shifted …Read More

Climate Scientist Michael Mann in Australia- a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at what climate scientist Michael Mann has been up to lately … Dr. Mann is a climatologist and the head of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center. His work on the IPCC’s “Third Scientific Assessment Report” on climate change was cited as an important …Read More