Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’

Trending Now: Emily Hunter, Gail Dines, Enrique Morones

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Check out the interactive version of Emily Hunter’s documentary story ACTIVISM 2.0 made available in various online newspapers across Canada this weekend!

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Enrique Morones visits the White House to discuss the President’s recent executive action on immigration and to discuss what more needs to be done.

 

Gail Dines doesn’t hold back when she discusses pornography and its harmful effects, calling porn “the butcher shop of women.”

 

Head over to WUWM and check out a great conversation with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson about how science is found everywhere.

 

That’s all for this week —  we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

 

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Trending Now: Ian Cheney, Lateefah Simon, Charles Johnson

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Ian Cheney’s latest film, The Search for General Tso,  will be available in theaters and video-on-demand on January 2. Check out the newest trailer here!

 

Lateefah Simon, a MacArthur Fellowship winner for her civil rights work,  has been nominated for the San Francisco Chronicle’s newest award honoring the top Bay Area visionary.

 

Head over to The Guardian and check out Jessica Valenti’s editorial on the hashtag, #CrimingWhileWhite.

 

Writing for Tricycle.com, Charles Johnson recounts how his religious practice and creative work became expressions of one another.

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson meets with some extraordinary young men and women as he travels to the US Embassy in Barbados!

 

“NDT with members of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown”

“NDT with members of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown”

 

That’s all for this week —  be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest from our speakers!

 


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Trending Now: Dr. Derrick Pitts, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dr. Steven Strogatz

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Dr. Derrick Pitts of The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, breaks down the Philae comet landing and explains why it’s an important step for the scientific community.

 

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson separates fact from fiction in the hot new space movie, Interstellar.

 

Utilizing a new method for classroom math instruction, Dr. Steven Strogatz aims for his students to have “genuine math experiences”.

 

From bats to horses, from insects to chimpanzees, a lot of deadly viruses originated in an animal host. The TellMeProject sits down with science writer David Quammen to discuss the stories of these viruses.

 

Finally, we leave you with the great news that Starz will be making a new Evil Dead TV Show! Original franchise director Sam Raimi will executive produce the series and Bruce Campbell will star, reprising his iconic career-making role as Ash.

 

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Trending Now: Enrique Morones, Sandra Steingraber, Robert Bullard

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Here is the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:

 

Amid the controversy and protests of migrants being sent to Southern California –speaker and activist Enrique Morones and his organization, the Border Angels, are leading the efforts to get basic supplies to those families.

 

Dr. Sandra Steingraber posits that a New York state Court of Appeals decision defending municipalities’ right to prohibit fracking through the use of zoning laws is only the beginning. “It’s a step in the right direction but it’s not sufficient. The pollutants we’re concerned about don’t recognize municipal boundaries.”

 

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” starring Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has become the most-watched series ever for National Geographic Channel International.

 

Dr. Robert Bullard’s latest article describes how Houston’s experimental recycling plan targets minority neighborhoods for a waste facility.

 

Check out the latest adventure from Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder.

 

That’s all for us — be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Trending now: Suzan Harjo, Jessica Valenti, Ted Conover

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Here’s the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:

 

We start by recognizing the efforts of longtime Native American activist and speaker, Suzan Harjo, who was the driving force behind the cases that led the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office to cancel the federal trademarks for the Washington Redskins.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on winning ‘Best Reality Host’ at the 4th annual Critics’ Choice Television Awardsfor his role as host of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.

 

Check out Jessica Valenti’s latest article at The Guardian: “Transgender people want to exist without having to prove they are ‘real”.

 

New Hampshire Public Radio interviews Ted Conover, author of “Rolling Nowhere: Riding The Roads With America’s Hobos” about the sequel adventure he recently shared with his son.

 

Don’t miss the latest adventure from Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder!

 

That’s all for us — be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!

 


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Trending Now: Hassan Abbas, Gail Dines, Sandra Steingraber

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Here’s the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:

 

Salon gives us 11 reasons why Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is their favorite scientist!

 

Head over to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and check out Hassan Abbas‘ latest podcast on militancy and the pause in Pakistan drone strikes. 

 

Check out Dr. Sandra Steingraber‘s remarks at the  EU Commission’s “New Environmentalism Summit” this week. 

 

At the Huffington Post, Gail Dines has some profound thoughts on feminism and porn.

 

Don’t miss the latest from Emery Jones , Boy Science Wonder!

 

That’s all for us — be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video. 

 

 


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Trending Now: Spencer Overton, Hassan Abbas, Ian Cheney

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Here’s the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:

 

A BIG congratulations to Wade Davis on being one of the 2014 inductees into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Spencer Overton writes for the Huffington Post how the “White House Provides Leadership on Challenges Confronting Males of Color”.

 

The Hollywood Reporter gives Ian Cheney’s newest film, ‘The Search for General Tso’, a great review!

 

NPR sits down with Hassan Abbas for a candid discussion about who, if anyone, won the Afghanistan War.

 

What are the five questions that Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to know the answers to before he dies? Find out here!

 

Don’t miss the latest adventure from Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder.

 

That’s all for us. Be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Trending Now: Lilly Ledbetter, Richard Feldman, and Gary Hirshberg

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Want the latest from our speakers who are making headlines? Look no further:

 

The Toledo Blade chronicles Lilly Ledbetter’s journey to becoming the face of the movement for equal pay for equal work.

 

Gawker media poses an interesting question: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has done wonders to popularize science, who will do the same for the humanities?

 

Congratulations to Richard Feldman, firearms industry expert, who has just been asked to join Global Digital Solutions’ advisory board.

 

This weekend, the Social Ventures Institute founded by Stonyfield Farms CEO Gary Hirshberg, hosts its annual retreat for emerging social entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders.

 

Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder, is at it again. Don’t miss his latest adventure.

 

That’s all for us — be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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What’s Trending Now: Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Happy Earth Day Everyone!  Our environmental change makers are speaking around the world today encouraging communities to take action to protect the planet we live on.   What’s the one thing you’ve done this year to create change?  Was it hard to do?

 

In other news,  Spin.com recounts the busy year of riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna and raves about her band’s newest release, “Brightside“.

 

Check out Math Horizons interview with acclaimed mathematician, writer, and teacher, Dr. Steven Strogatz.

 

Bustle.com wrestles with the age old question: is Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson the sexiest astrophysicist alive?

 

Renowned novelist David Guterson plays a special role in this story of one person helping another – truly inspirational.

 

That’s all for today – be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Trending Now: Equal Pay Day, SNL, and The Search for General TSO

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Here’s what our speakers are up to this week:

 

Women’s rights leader and speaker Lilly Ledbetter joins President Barack Obama as he plans to sign two executive orders today to mark Equal Pay Day.

 

Check out a great spoof of Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on Saturday Night Live (jump to 3:05).

 

Ian Cheney’s latest film, THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO hits the big screen in a few weeks at the Independent Film Festival of Boston.

 

At the Washington Blade, comedian and speaker Kate Clinton describes the importance of documenting the history of the LGBTQ movement.

 

Don’t forget to check out the latest adventure from Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder.

 

That’s all for today  – be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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What’s Trending Now!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

We hope that everyone has been enjoying Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Can’t wait until next Sunday? Check out the trailer for episode 3 here!

 

Looking to enhance your Cosmos experience? Download the official Cosmos app from the app store for breathtaking imagery, unique videos and additional exclusive content.

 

Yesterday, storm chaser Warren Faidley wished everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day with this epic pic:

 

Faidely St. Patty's Day

 

Activist-surfer Kyle Thiermann releases the newest installment of his Surfing for Change film series. The latest film, Pro Surfers vs. GMOs, explores the heated battle over genetically engineered seed testing taking place on the Hawaiian Islands.

 

Bloomberg Business Week discusses Ethiopian Church Forests with Dr. Margaret Lowman.

 

Author and mathematician, Dr. Steven Strogatz joins Science Friday to celebrate Pi Day!

 

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Weekly Round Up: March 11th 2014

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Did you catch Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson talking Cosmos on Colbert last night? If not, head over to Colbert Nation for a replay of the full episode!

 

At the Huffington Post this week, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez explains “What You Should Know about the SAT, But Were Afraid to Ask.”

 

Amber Madison gives us her take on a recently published report on fatherhood.

 

In Selma, Alabama, Spencer Overton attends the commemoration ceremony for the 49th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

 

Kathleen Hanna and company announce the continuance of their reissue campaign.  On April 15th they will release a revamped version of their 1993 Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah split LP.

 

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Weekly Round Up: March 4th 2014

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

We are less than one week away from the Sunday March 9th premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey!  In anticipation, the New York Times writes “it’s hard to imagine a better man to reboot the cosmos than Neil deGrasse Tyson.”

 

This past week, a few lucky attendees at the Whitehouse Film Festival got the chance to screen an episode of the new series.  Host Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, President Obama, and science guy Bill Nye grabbed a quick photo to mark the occasion.

 

Also premiering this Sunday March 9th is the new ABC show Resurrection, based on Jason Mott’s latest book, The Returned.  Be sure to set your DVR!

 

To keep you busy until Sunday, head over to The Skinny for an early review of Kathleen Hanna’s documentary film, The Punk Singer.

 

At Al Jazeera America, Rinku Sen contemplates the existence of structural racial bias and explains “Why there will be another Trayvon.

 

Over on NPR Connecticut, STEM Evangelist Dr. Ainissa Ramirez sits down with three prominent female sports journalists to discuss the current “State of Sports.”

 

Be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Weekly Round Up: Awards and TV Premieres

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Entertainment Weekly selects Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey as one of their must see TV debuts of the season! Why are they so excited?  “Tyson is as entertaining as he is brainy and jaw dropping visuals make you forget that you are actually learning while you are watching TV. Cosmos should have a place in science classrooms for years to come.”

 

Congratulations to one of our newest speakers Shola Lynch, her recent film Free Angela has won the NAACP Image Award for Excellence in the theatrical documentary category!

 

Head over to HUB magazine where political cartoonist Steve Brodner sits down to discuss the role of caricature in our political discourse.

 

In an interview with the Seattle Times, Charles Johnson explains why we need characters like Emery Jones Boy Science Wonder. “The Johnsons hope their book will show children of color that there are others who have been bullied and prevailed and that being talented and smart is a wonderful thing.”

 

Finally, be sure to check out the new ABC series Resurrection, based on the latest book by author and speaker Jason Mott!

 

See you Friday for our weekly video!


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Weekly Round-up: Thanks for a great NACA Convention!

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

It has been wonderful seeing all of our NACA friends this week! If you’re at the convention here in Boston and haven’t had a chance to stop by and see us at booth D1217, we’ll be there this afternoon!

 

On March 9th at 9:00PM ET, Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, will premiere on all 90 National Geographic Channels as well as 120 Fox-branded channels in over 180 countries —  making this the largest global launch ever for a TV series. Check out the official trailer here!

 

Speaking of Nat Geo, over at National Geographic.com this week David Quammen writes a piece exploring the critical role horses have played throughout human history.

 

In celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez introduces us to some notable men and women of African descent who made great achievements in science, technology and engineering.

 

Fifty years ago this week, the House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act. At CNN.com Stephanie Coontz reflects on the progress that has been made and the many problems which still persist.

 

Why does Superman have a headache? Check out the latest from The Adventures of Emery Jones Boy Science Wonder to find out.

 

Be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Weekly Round Up: We Applaud Michael Sam’s Courageous Announcement

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Wow what an amazing week — we congratulate Michael Sam for his courageous announcement.  Openly gay former NFL defensive back Wade Davis tells NFL.com why he thinks the league is ready for Sam.

 

 

 

With less than a month to go until the March 9th premier of Cosmos — Look for Neil deGrasse Tyson to be featured in a special double issue of the New Yorker magazine, on newsstands tomorrow!

 

Congratulations to Spencer Overton on being selected as new interim CEO of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Steven Strogatz the recipient of the 2013 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award .

 

President and senior scientist of ORCA, Edith Widder, will be leading an important first-of-its-kind research project in the Indian River Lagoon.

 

The Harvard Gazette profiles Lewis Hyde and gives us an excerpt from the current draft of Lewis Hyde’s forthcoming book Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

 

That’s all for us today – check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Weekly Round Up: Football and the Farm Bill

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

We are gearing up for the NACA 2014 Conference right here in our home city of Boston! We look forward to seeing everyone there!

 

We hope that everyone enjoyed the Super Bowl! Congratulations to our friends in Seattle and condolences to our friends in Denver!

 

Be sure to check out NPR’s sit-down with Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, author of Newton’s Football, to discuss the science behind the sport.

 

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson  had some thought provoking Super Bowl observations to share with us on Twitter throughout the game:

 

 

 

Still haven’t gotten enough football? Check out investigative journalist and speaker Dan Moldea‘s groundbreaking book Interference which chronicles the connection between the mafia and the NFL.

 

And in non-sporting news…

 

We would like to congratulate Sonia Shah, speaker and award-winning journalist who covers science and international human rights issues, on being named as New Paltz’s 2014 James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism. In this recent lecture, Ms. Shah discusses 3 reasons why we still haven’t gotten rid of malaria.

 

Raffi Cavoukian,  legendary children’s singer of “Bananaphone”, talks with the Huffington Post about the need for increased regulation over what he terms the “dark web”.  His recent book Lightweb Darkweb, is a warning to parents about the Internet’s hidden dangers and the need for government and corporate intervention to “reform social media before it re-forms us.”

 

Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonyfield farms, writes an Op Ed piece for Roll Call which highlights the successes and the shortcomings of the recently passed 2014 Farm Bill:

 

“There are several important achievements in the bill for which committee members deserve credit, among them: ending direct payments; compliance with existing conservation requirements to qualify for crop insurance; the inclusion of a pilot project in the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables; and enhanced flexibility for the international food assistance program.

But the legislative effort should have yielded so much more. Food and agriculture systems in the United States and around the world face fundamental long-term challenges posed by resource scarcity, population growth, climate change, invasive pests, pathogens and diseases, rising consumer incomes in low- and middle-income countries, and shifts in relative economic power. These challenges demand forward-looking leadership. The 2014 farm bill did not provide it.”

 

That’s all from us for today– be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!!


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Weekly Round Up – State of the Union and more!

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Good afternoon!

 

We start off with a quick reminder that President Obama will deliver the State of the Union Address this evening. The address is scheduled to begin at 9PM.  Look for fierce crusader and client,  Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, who will be in attendance!

 

We are very encouraged by President Obama and Vice President Biden’s recent announcement that they will be forming a task force to address the very real problem of sexual assault on college campuses. The White House Council on Women and Girls report, entitled “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action,” found that 22 million American women and 1.6 million men have been victims of sexual assaults. The Obama Administration needs to be commended for keeping this issue at the forefront of our national conversation.

 

Now let’s take a look at what some of our other speakers have been up to this past week…

 

First, we’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest client, filmmaker Shola Lynch!

 

Less than two months to go until the March 9th premiere of the new Cosmos series on Fox! Check out Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s chat with ADWEEK in which he describes his first taste of the universe: “When you’re a New Yorker, there is no night sky,” he says. “You’ll see the moon, maybe a planet or two, but there’s no relationship with the night sky. So, I saw my first night sky at age 9 at the Hayden Planetarium. And it was so compelling and so much of a kind of mental baptism that I thought it was a hoax. But that was it—that was the night the universe chose me to study it.”

 

Eco-warrior Emily Hunter has been hard at work on her latest documentary series entitled “Activism 2.0”.  The first installment of the new series focuses on the group “The Black Fish”.  You can see a clip from the film here.

 

Surfing for Change activist Kyle Thiermann rides some giant swells and continues to spread his environmental message at the Mavericks Invitational in Half Moon Bay, CA.

 

On NPR’s Tell Me More, Spencer Overton and Heritage Sr. Legal Fellow John Malcolm have a lively discussion on the Voting Rights Amendment Act and the Presidential Commission on Election Administration Proposals.

 

Evil Dead and Burn Notice star, Bruce Campbell, talks with the Columbian about his appreciation for conventions like this past weekend’s Wizard World Portland Comic Con, which have opened up fan access to celebrities.  “When I was a kid, I didn’t have any place to go to meet my heroes,” Campbell said. “Baseball did some of that early on (with signing and card trading events) but the comic con and pop culture stuff – that came later.”

 

Dr. Robert Bullard pens a piece for Op Ed News explaining “Why Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Must Be a National Priority”.

 

Finally, we leave you on a comical note – head over to Forbes to check out Liza Donnelly’s interview with Kate Clinton as a part of her series on ‘Professionally Funny Women’.

 

Have a great week and be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!

 


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