Weekly Round Up: Stephanie Coontz, Daisy Hernandez, Robert Kirshner

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Australia is about to poll its citizens about their opinions regarding same-sex marriage, and Stephanie Coontz was asked to weigh in on the history and purpose of the institution.   You may never have heard of the infectious disease Chagas, but 300,000 …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Jessica Valenti, Lilly Ledbetter, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Jessica Valenti, like many of us, is unhappy with the Department of Education’s plans to roll back Title IX protections against sexual assault on college campuses.   Heads up, Fort Wayne! Lilly Ledbetter is coming to town this March during Women’s History …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Robert Bullard, Andrei Codrescu, Jessica Valenti

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Dr. Robert Bullard has been warning his fellow residents of Houston for many years about the hazards of no zoning regulations, climate change, etc. and its possible impact on their city. He’s sorry to say that he was right.  By the way, …Read More

Weekly Roundup- The Post-Eclipse Science Edition with Derrick Pitts, Ainissa Ramirez, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week –   Now that the eclipse is over (until 2024), what scientific discoveries came out of its observation? Derrick Pitts fill us in.   Plenty of scientists were asked to explain the solar eclipse to their community – including Dr. Ainissa Ramirez   …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sonia Shah, Jessica Valenti

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Neil deGrasse Tyson has some solid words of wisdom for your eclipse watching next Monday: Don’t record it with your phone – experience it in real time!   Sonia Shah has a new book deal! The Next Great Migration is the working …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Derrick Pitts, Robert Bullard, Daniel H. Wilson

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:     Derrick Pitts has more info for you eclipse viewers!  This will be a once in a lifetime event for most folks, so be sure to view it …. Safely!     Robert Bullard, already concerned about the likely cuts to the …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Arn Chorn Pond, Daniel H. Wilson, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers have been up to this week:   Did you know Cambodia has long tradition of their own opera?  Arn Chorn Pond and Cambodia Living Arts will be bringing one to the US this winter. It’s a requiem for those killed during the Khmer Rouge genocide. Should be powerful …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Jeff Lieberman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stacy Malkan

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers have been up to this week:   If you’re in the Boston/Cambridge area next Wednesday, you can experience the newest art installation by Jeff Lieberman (and his partner Dan Paluska).  They’re not saying what the piece is, other than the name: “Fish Out Of Water”. So, will it …Read More