Weekly Round Up: The Earth Day Edition!

Happy Wednesday! For a change of pace and to highlight Sunday’s Earth Day, we’re highlighting three of our environmental heroes:   Biologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber is the focus of the new documentary “UNFRACTURED”, about her fight against the environmental impacts of ‘fracking’ natural gas.   “The father of environmental justice” Robert Bullard recently …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Lilly Ledbetter, Lateefah Simon, Gail Dines

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Yesterday was National Equal Pay Day, and Lilly Ledbetter used this opportunity to talk about her #MeToo experiences while working for Goodyear.   Lateefah Simon ran for the BART Board of Directors in San Francisco in response to the infamous murder of …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Sandra Steingraber, Stephanie Coontz, Daisy Hernandez

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Another positive review of Rachel Carson’s writings, as edited by Sandra Steingraber.   Can shopping together save your sex life? Stephanie Coontz thinks so!   Flagstaff people! Daisy Hernandez is in town today!   And those are the stories for this week! …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Lilly Ledbetter, Charles Mann, Sandra Steingraber

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week …     Lilly Ledbetter spoke to over 1,000 people in Fort Wayne last night. #Equalpay!     Another week, another great review of Charles Mann’s new book The Wizard and the Prophet     Sandra Steingraber is one of the lead authors …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Arn Chorn Pond, Emily Hunter

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week …   Neil deGrasse Tyson shares his thoughts about the passing of Stephen Hawking: “His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Robert Bullard, Lilly Ledbetter

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week …   Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Hawking exchange ideas about what preceded the “Big Bang”.   Robert Bullard comments on the EPA’s research, which shows that African-Americans suffer greater health issues as a result of pollution.   Lilly Ledbetter educated the Ohio …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Jessica Valenti, Robert Bullard, Charles Mann

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speaker are up to this week …   Jessica Valenti, proving her versatility as a writer, has written a series of columns for EATER called “Eating Out Loud”, examining food as a factor in political/ethical behavior.   Robert Bullard weighs in on why environmental justice cannot be achieved without …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Edith Widder, Stephanie Coontz

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week …   Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on school shootings and ‘thoughts and prayers’.   One of Edith Widder’s bioluminescent life photos is being made into a holographic postage stamp!   Stephanie Coontz weighs in on the changing face of marriage in American …Read More