Posts Tagged ‘Kyle Thiermann’

Weekly Roundup: Kyle Thiermann, Susan Douglas, Dr. Steven Strogatz

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Here’s the latest news from some of our inspiring speakers:


Check out this video from The Inertia in which pro surfer Kyle Thiermann “redefines cool” by pursuing his passion for the environment.  Truly an inspiration!


Then head on over to where Susan Douglas shares her thoughts on Josh Gamson’s “deeply moving and smart new book,” Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship and inspires us to acknowledge the diverse ways to share and celebrate love.


Finally, congratulations are in order for Dr. Steven Strogatz, winner of the 64th annual Joseph Priestly award, presented by Dickinson College to a “distinguished scientist whose work has contributed to the welfare of humanity.” Read about this great honor here. Thank you for all your amazing work Dr. Strogatz!


That’s all for this week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


Weekly Round Up: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, Michael Tougias, Kyle Thiermann

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Here are the latest updates from our speakers who have been making headlines:


We want to extend a HUGE congratulations to Dr. Ainissa Ramirez on winning the 2015 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics.


Disney has released the first trailer of a heroic action-thriller movie called “The Finest Hours”, based on the book by author and speaker Michael Tougias.


Check out this video of environmental activist and surfer Kyle Thiermann exploring the bottom of the big wave surf spot, Dungeons, in Cape Town.


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Trending Now: Dr. Stephanie Coontz, Jessica Valenti, Lorene Cary, Kyle Thiermann

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Check out what our speaker’s have been up to this week!


Head over to the Guardian and check out Dr. Stephanie Coontz’ article about the UK’s new parental leave laws.


Feminist author and Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti has secured her latest book deal: She told the Cut that her fifth book, Sex Object, out next spring, will be a memoir focused on her own sexual experiences.


Be sure to check out author and speaker Lorene Cary’s new website and blog!


Environmental Activist and Pro Surfer Kyle Thiermann’s  new Discovery series is now live. Subscribe and you’ll get a new episode every Saturday at 10am!


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


Week in Review!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Check out the latest updates from our speakers!


In an interview with MTV NewsAmber Madison (a therapist and writer on sexual health) discusses why social networks need to update their policies on censorship and safe sex.   “Many places like Twitter and Facebook are censoring sexual health content from reputable orgs simply because they aren’t distinguishing the sex ed from porn.”


Since he was 18, Kyle Thiermann has been highlighting environmental issues at whatever surfing hotspot he’s traveling to. Now, he’ll continue that documentary trend with his own program on SEEKER, a new online adventure channel launched by Discovery.


Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrates Pi Day with the Twitter-verse:

Tyson - Pi - Tweet



Congratulations to  Dr. Edith Widder, a deep-sea explorer and conservationist, who has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award!


That’s all for now – be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest!



Trending Now: Kyle Thiermann, Sandra Steingraber, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Discovery Digital Networks has added another video network to its portfolio with the launch of Seeker.  Starring in one of the network’s inaugural shows — Pro-surfer Kyle Thiermann shares his passion for waves and preserving the oceans that are his playground.



Head over to EcoWatch and read Dr. Sandra Steingraber’s remarks to the chief commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner on behalf of “We are Seneca Lake”.


Star Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson recently made his opinion known on a controversy sweeping through the Internet – the color of that dress: “If we were honest about shortcomings of human physiology then ‘optical illusions’ would instead be labeled “brain failures”


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Trending now: Robert Bullard, Kyle Thiermann, Ntozake Shange

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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


Guernica Magazine talks with Dr. Robert Bullard about the politics of protection and vulnerability.


On June 16, a benefit presentation of Ntozake Shange’s Tony Award-nominated play “For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf” was held at  Harlem Hospital Pavilion.


Head over to ESPN and check out some awesome action pictures from Kyle Thiermann as well as an interview on his mission to change the world!


Be sure to catch 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! 



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 – 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!