Weekly Roundup: Charles Johnson, Jim Lucas, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hope everyone is having a great week! Check out the latest from some of our awesome change-makers in the news:

 

Have a listen to Marc Steiner’s recent WEAA radio show, in which he sits down for a conversation with the great writer and thinker Charles Johnson to discuss Dr. Johnson’s powerful book The Words and Wisdom of Charles Johnson.

 

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, King portrayer Jim Lucas spoke to a school group in Idaho Falls, ID, sharing insights from Dr. King’s life, the civil rights movement and race issues – spreading the message that communication is key to ending racism.

 

While most of the world knows that our Earth is indeed round, rapper B.o.B. has taken to Twitter to share his belief that the Earth is flat. And who better to set him straight than astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson? Dr. Tyson’s last tweet to the rapper : “Duude — to be clear: Being five centuries regressed in your reasoning doesn’t mean we all can’t still like your music” has now sparked an all-out rap battle. Check out the tweets and tidbits over at NPR and go from Flat to Fact.

 

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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