Posts Tagged ‘StarTalk’

Weekly Roundup: Lateefah Simon, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lilly Ledbetter

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Hope everyone is having a great week! Here are some hot updates from a few of our cool speakers:

 

Shout out to the awesome social justice warrior Lateefah Simon, named one of the “Top 40 Under 40: A Force for Good” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Keep those trails blazing!

 

StarTalk fans rejoice! The NatGeo show, hosted by America’s favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, has officially been renewed for a third season. And in bonus news, a StarTalk book commissioned by NatGeo will be released along with the new season.

 

Finally, equal pay crusader Lilly Ledbetter gave her ultimate interview of 2015 after presenting a talk for Kiwanis in Birmingham, AL. Thank you for fighting the good fight!

 

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!


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Weekly Roundup: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bas Lansdorp, Rinku Sen, Ntozake Shange

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Ease into the week with the latest updates from some of our speakers making headlines:

 

How do you get excited about science? Let Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bas Lansdorp, founder and CEO of Mars One show you! IFL Science spoke to the host of Emmy Award nominated StarTalk about bringing science to the forefront, igniting the flames of geekdom in all of us, and his discussion with Bas on the dream of establishing a colony on Mars.

 

In other science news, Rinku Sen’s piece for the Huffington Post offers a unique explanation for racial tension: neuroscience.  According to the article, “The last two decades of neuroscience have revealed the existence of implicit bias, an unconscious form that determines our behavior, even without instruction to discrimination…” which is why “today, we have to focus on impact if we want to create real racial equity.” Read the post and follow Rinku on Twitter for more of her insights.

 

Finally, Ntozake Shange’s powerful poem “Sorry” was featured last week over at the Alchemist as their poem of the week. Check it out and be inspired to BE YOURSELF!

 

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Trending Now: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Raffi Cavoukian, Bruce Campbell

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Check out the latest news from some of our awesome speakers:

 

People.com interviewed Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and got a sneak peek at the second season of his show StarTalk as he chats about a few of his guests and topics for the new season, which premiered this past Sunday on NatGeo.

 

The world of children’s music will get an exciting new addition from an old favorite, Raffi Cavoukian, when his upcoming album Owl Singalong premiers this January. Read what he has to say about the album, his philosophy of child honoring, and his passion for music in this interview, and be sure to check out the first single from the album and keep up with the latest news here.

 

Halloween is right around the corner, which is perfect timing for the television premiere of Ash Vs. Evil Dead based on the cult horror film series starring Bruce Campbell. Take his survival advice for first-time horror-movie characters check out what else Ash has been up to before the series premiers on STARZ on October 31st!

 

That’s all for this spooooooky 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!


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Weekly Roundup: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, Charles Johnson, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Stay updated with what some of our change-making speakers are up to:

 

Haven’t you always wanted to know why that age-old decision maker – the classic coin toss – is random? Let award winning scientist Dr. Ainissa Ramirez explain!

 

Renowned author and living legend Charles Johnson invites us to take a peek at his own reading habits in an interview with Spark Magazine in their recurring series that asks authors about their lives as readers.

 

Rolling Stone names Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson “The Smartest Man on TV”… but you already knew that. Here he discusses how he’s using StarTalk to change the world, the new Star Wars movie, and all things science.

 

That’s it for the 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!


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Trending Now: Sandra Steingraber, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

What does the anti-fracking and the climate movements have to do with one another? EcoWatch posted a speech by Sandra Steingraber, who has been campaigning for anti-fracking, explaining the correlation between the two.

 

Host of  “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson, was featured on a  “StarTalk”  broadcast with the creator of  “Cosmos,” Ann Druyan. Get a peek into what it’s like behind the scenes of this Emmy-winning science documentary!

 

Jessica Valenti, author of  The Purity Myth and advocate for third-wave feminism, wrote an interesting column about virginity on The Guardian US.

 

Cornell professor and mathematics wiz, Steven Strogatz, writes about how simple physics and trigonometry can determine the inclination of a steep hill  on Huffington Post.

 

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