A Healing Hope

Lessons from a WWII ghetto resonate with doctors today by Judy Foreman “In the Lodz ghetto in Poland, home to as many as 204,000 Jews during World War II, there were 170 doctors, as well as a few nurses and midwives, according to diaries and memoirs. Like all the others, the Jewish healers lived with …Read More

Weekly Roundup

With Twitter and Facebook dysfunctioning this week, it’s possible you may have missed some seriously interesting news stories. Check out our Weekly Roundup below! The highly anticipated film The Cove has been all over the place this week. Read what the LA Times says about the film here, listen to an interview with filmmaker Louie …Read More

Video Friday: Storm Chaser Warren Faidley

Imagine if your job required you to stand in the winds of a Category 5 hurricane. That’s just one of the adventures of Warren Faidley, the world’s first full-time professional storm chaser. He regularly risks his life to capture some of the most breathtaking images of extreme weather and Warren’s first-hand experiences of outwitting storms …Read More

Friends of the Bureau Celebrate Mutual Birthday

Jodi Solomon Speakers Bureau would like to wish both President Obama and Helen Thomas a very happy (although slightly belated) birthday! Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas turned 89 yesterday, while our current President celebrated his 48th birthday. Obama (a former speaker for Jodi Solomon) visited the White House Press room and brought cupcakes to …Read More

Summer Reading Idea: "Not Just a Pretty Face"

May we make a hot suggestion for your summer reading list? “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, ” the award-winning book by Stacy Malkan, is a light – yet thought-provoking – read. It’s even better shared, which is why Stacy and the Campaign invite you, your book club and …Read More

Video Friday: "The Cove" Premiere with Paul Watson

It’s Video Friday! And if you live in LA, then you’re extra lucky. Tonight is a special screening of the movie The Cove with Paul Watson at The Landmark Theatre at 7:30. Winner of the 2009 Audience Award at Sundance, along with many other awards, The Cove is a film about the secret world of …Read More

EPA looks at effects of waste plants on minorities, poor – LA Times

“The Environmental Protection Agency is focusing on the effect of hazardous waste recycling plants on minorities and low-income communities. The move hearkens back to a Clinton-era executive order that required federal agencies to consider the effect of their policies on disadvantaged communities. Although the Bush administration largely ignored the mandate, Obama-appointed EPA administrator Lisa P. …Read More

Expenses to Budget for When Bringing in a Speaker

You’ve decided on a fabulous speaker for your upcoming event. The date is set. You’re getting excited . . . But there are still a few details to work out. Like the budget. You’ve already factored in the speakers fee, sure. But besides that, what other expenses should your organization budget? Although not all of …Read More