Jessica Valenti

Weekly Round Up: Guns, Geeks, and Galaxies

First blog of 2014!  We’d like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and powerful new year.  Also a warm one—watch out for the polar vortex!   Latin Heat loved Diana Yanez in the Latina Christmas Special, which left audiences “dreaming of a Brown Christmas.”  After Ellen talks to Yanez about family and where she finds her funny, and she enlightens audiences and […]

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Weekly Round Up: 2013 in Voting Rights, Science Reads, and Wine

Last blog of 2013!   With a little help from Steven Strogatz at the New York Times, Annalee Newitz at io9 puzzles through the mystery and consistency of Zipf’s law, formulated by a linguist in 1949, which accurately predicts rank and frequency, power and size relations in everything from languages to cities to bodies.  She

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Weekly Round Up! Texas and a Typhoon

Our hearts go out to all the victims and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.  You can support UNICEF’s efforts to deliver supplies to children and their families online or by texting RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10.   Warren Faidley, storm survival expert, talks to Radio Australia about the almost unprecedented strength of Haiyan, which meant that “A lot of the

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Weekly Round Up! Campaign Contributions and the Divine Random Bounce of the Prolate Spheroid.

National Book Award winning author Charles Johnson, in collaboration with his daughter, has released the first in a series of children’s science books aimed at 3rd-5th graders, which is distinct in featuring African Americans as main characters.  Illustrated by Charles Johnson himself, the Adventures of Emery Jones: Boy Wonder explores what it’s like to be

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Weekly Round Up! Angular Momentum and Birthdays.

At Counter Currents, Annie Leonard writes about the message of her latest video, the new internet hit Story of Solutions.  “Changing the goal of the entire economy—from more to better—is a huge task. We can’t do it all at once. But by focusing on game-changing solutions, we can steadily build an economy that values things

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Weekly Round Up: Sports Camp Redux!

The Sierra Club confers its highest honor, the John Muir Award, upon the “Father of Environmental Justice,” Dr. Robert Bullard, to whom we offer our enthusiastic congratulations.  Possibly the first African American to receive this award, Bullard notes, “it is highly unlikely that I could have been a member of the Sierra Club in my

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Weekly Round Up! Sports Camp and Racial Justice.

Happy Tuesday!   It seems there’s always plenty to keep us busy.  Perhaps we should take a tip from Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, spotted last month using his laptop on the subway, a form of transit he describes as “fast, cheap, and easy,” adding that, “when I do, I am always working. … The universe can be

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Who’s in the news…

Keynote speaker Lilly Ledbetter tells women to “push for fair wages” at the NEW Leadership conference… The fight against fracking continues! This weekend ecologist Sandra Steingraber was joined by actor Alec Baldwin to speak against hydrofracking… Amazon hosted Jessica Valenti for newest book, ‘Why Have Kids?’ for their first e-book lunch… Social Venture Network honors

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“5 myths about marriage” by Stephanie Coontz is a special to The Washington Post… New York prepares for “Manhattanhenge” today,  the term coined by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson… Rinku Sen writes, “What Fires Young Progressives’ Activism? A New Study Asks Them.” for The Huffington Post… The Nation features Jessica Valenti’s latest, “Are Most Americans Really

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The Huffington Post interviews Lilly Ledbetter in “Equal Pay — Will We Ever Get There“… Filmmaker named Reserve Knight Fellow! Ian Cheney will visit the Western Reserve Academy campus… Latest from Jessica Valenti founder of Feministing.com, “The Nation: Why Hilary Rosen Is Right“… One World Cafe features an interview with Carolina De Robertis on her

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Annie Leonard of The Story of Stuff writes “The iPhone and Consumer Guilt” for The Huffington Post… Surfing for Change’s Kyle Thiermann talks to the SierraActivist for a Q&A… Znet features author Sonia Shah’s article, “Antibiotic-resistant NDM-1 Is Undermining India’s Medical Sector“… Jessica Valenti makes an appearance on The Melissa Harris-Perry Show…

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Happy Halloween! Marlene Zuk writes “The zombies with six legs” for the LA Times… Listen to Annie Leonard and The Story of Stuff on ABC Radio National… Founder of Feministing.com Jessica Valenti writes for The Washington Post… Congratulations to Civil Rights Leader, Lateefah Simon! She joins the Rosenberg Foundation as Director of Foundation’s California’s Future

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The Christian Science Monitor does an interview with Tim Riley… Watch David Goldfield talk about “America Aflame” on cspan… Jessica Valenti and Samhita Mukhopadhyay are featured in the New York Post… The latest article by Rinku Sen for Colorlines…  Stephanie Coontz writes “Women in the Obama White House: sexism and progress” for CNN..

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Congrats to Jessica Valenti!

Congratulations to Feministing founder Jessica Valenti, who was recently named one of the top 25 progressive journalists in the country by the Daily Beast!Valenti is the author of multiple books including: “Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters,” a primer on why feminism is important. “He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut…and 49 Other Double

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Weekly Roundup 8.21.09

Here’s the weekly roundup of speaker’s events, interviews, articles and even recipes! Today, NYC radio institution “Health Styles” will be guest hosted by The Women’s Media Center! The show will focus on current women’s issues within health care, including health care reform and maternal health, whether abstinence-only education is a cause for rising teen pregnancy

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