A Closer Look – Civil Rights activist Lateefah Simon

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

A Closer Look – Mathematician/NY Times Columnist Steven Strogatz

Happy Wednesday! We’re back from holiday break and ready to start a new year. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at mathematician/author/New York Times contributor Dr. Steven Strogatz. Steven Strogatz is an applied mathematician who works in the areas of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, often on topics inspired by the curiosities of …Read More

Take a Closer Look – Feminist writer and activist Jessica Valenti

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at author/columnist Jessica Valenti! “One of the most successful and visible feminists of her generation.” ~The Washington Post.   Jessica Valenti – called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world – is a columnist for Medium and a feminist author. Her most recent book, Sex …Read More

A Closer Look: Storm Chaser Warren Faidley

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at the ORIGINAL storm chaser, Warren Faidley! Warren Faidley is a prize-winning photojournalist, adventurer and disaster survival expert. He is officially credited as the first, professional storm chasing photojournalist.   Warren and his images have appeared worldwide in National Geographic, The Weather Channel, the …Read More

A Closer Look – our newest speaker, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond!

Happy Wednesday! This week, we are happy to introduce to you our newest speaker, community leader and environmental activist Rev. Mariama White-Hammond! Rev. Mariama White-Hammond has worked to bridge the racial divide with a unifying message about the importance of the environment and working together. She has helped build coalitions around youth empowerment, advocating for …Read More

A Closer Look: Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at Stockton, CA Mayor Michael Tubbs! Mayor Michael Tubbs was elected in 2012 as the youngest city council member in Stockton’s history, earning more than 60 percent of the citywide vote; and in 2016 became the youngest mayor in city history, and the youngest …Read More

A Closer Look: science journalist David Quammen

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at science writer David Quammen! David has written many books, including two that many consider to be the definitive book on that subject: The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, about the father of evolutionary thought Charles Darwin, and Spillover, about emerging viral diseases.  He has also …Read More

Take a Closer Look – Environmentalist Meg Lowman

Happy Wednesday!  You may have noticed that we’ve taken closer looks at our environmental speakers this April. This week, we’re taking a closer look at the woman they call “Canopy Meg” – Dr. Margaret Lowman. Nicknamed the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, Meg Lowman pioneered the …Read More