Take a Closer Look- Captain Paul Watson (Sea Shepherd Society)

Happy Wednesday! This week, , let’s take a look at Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson. With Paul’s international legal issues behind him, he has returned to the lecture circuit speak out for the world’s oceans. A few things to know about Paul:     -Founding member of Greenpeace, left when the organization rejected his call for …Read More

A Closer Look – Climate Scientist Michael Mann

Happy Wednesday!  This week, we’re taking a closer look at climate scientist Michael Mann. 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 contribution to the IPCC and Al Gore winning the …Read More

A Closer Look At – Robert Bullard

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re taking a closer look at Dr. Robert Bullard, the ‘father of environmental justice’ How does one become so named? In the early 80’s, Dr. Bullard was researching the location of solid waste dumps in metropolitan Houston.  Dr. Bullard and his researchers found that African American neighborhoods in Houston were often …Read More

Take a Closer Look – Environmental Activist/Biologist Dr. Sandra Steingraber

Happy Wednesday! This week, as we close out Women’s History Month, and in anticipation of the upcoming Earth Day observance, we’re going to take a closer look at Sandra Steingraber. The Sierra Club declared that Dr. Steingraber was “the new Rachel Carson”. That’s quite a reputation to live up to! But because of her scholarship, …Read More

Take a Closer Look – Daisy Hernandez

Happy Wednesday! This week, we’re going to take a closer look at journalist/memoirist/creative writing professor Daisy Hernandez. Daisy Hernández is the author of the award-winning memoir A Cup of Water Under My Bed and coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. The former editor of ColorLines magazine, she has reported for …Read More

Take A Closer Look: STEM activist Christine McKinley

Happy Wednesday! This week, 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 two television shows: Under New York on the History …Read More

A Closer Look- Lilly Ledbetter

Happy Wednesday! This week, with Friday March 8the being International Women’s Day, we’re taking a closer look at Lilly Ledbetter!   The best explanation of what happened to Lilly at Goodyear comes from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s dissenting opinion in the case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear:   “Lilly Ledbetter was a supervisor at Goodyear Tire …Read More

A Closer Look at – Shola Lynch, Filmmaker and Scholar

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 high school, …Read More