Piracy, Retirement and the Next Galileo

Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” may be drawing to an end soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your fix of Captain Paul Watson and his whale saving work. The new documentary “At the Edge of the World” chronicles the 2006-2007 campaign by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to prevent the annual harvest of whales …Read More

Weekly Roundup 8.21.09

Here’s the weekly roundup of speaker’s events, interviews, articles and even recipes! Today, NYC radio institution “Health Styles” will be guest hosted by The Women’s Media Center! The show will focus on current women’s issues within health care, including health care reform and maternal health, whether abstinence-only education is a cause for rising teen pregnancy …Read More

The Longest Ride EVER.

Guess what’s happening as we speak? The 2009 Space Elevator Conference! This four-day long event features movies, presentations and workshops for engineers and entrepreneurs who want to build an elevator that actually goes to space. Seriously. Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson discuss the notion of a space elevator.

Summer Reading Idea: "Racial Justice in the Age of Obama"

Looking for a powerful new summer read? “Racial Justice in the Age of Obama” by Roy Brooks critiques both liberals and conservatives, using data and analysis to discuss post-racial America. Brooks highlights the continuing problems of racial disparity, while also encouraging debates and discussion on the issue of race in the twenty-first century Charles Ogletree, …Read More

Firsthand Account of Global Warming in the Arctic

Our friend, environmentalist, and amazing speaker Bob Reiss is currently researching global warming in the Arctic. He sent us a quick note to let us know what he’s up to, and we’re super impressed. Reiss has been flying with the Coast Guard to remote villages in the Arctic and SubArctic, meeting with elders, hunters and …Read More

Weekly Roundup: Watson, Tyson & Pond. Oh My!

How was your week? Ours here at Jodi Solomon Speakers Bureau was pretty good. We read some interesting articles and watched a few funny (and a few inspirational) clips. Oh, and we worked. See what our speakers have to say: – Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about his favorite NOVA episode here. And, since it’s Tyson, …Read More

Video Friday: "Tapped"

“Bottled water is the greatest advertising and marketing trick of all time” – Tapped Tapped is a documentary about bottled water. And sure, that may sound simple. But the film goes deep into the core of bottled water, delving into issues like water privatization, environmental impacts, lax regulation, health concerns, and all that plastic. The …Read More

Two for the Price of One

Looking to head to med school after undergrad? What if you could gain admission to both…At the same time? Oh, and what if you could go for free? Greg Pence of University of Alabama at Birmingham is the director of the school’s Early Medical School Acceptance Program and says “That you can have a place …Read More