Kyle Thiermann

Weekly Round Up – State of the Union and more!

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

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Weekly Round Up! Celebrating Heritage from Cambodia to the Americas

We wish everyone a peaceful and safe holiday this week!  Here’s what we’ve got from this past week:   Via Indian Country, reading Charles C. Mann’s 1491 tops the American Indian College Fund’s recommended list of ways to observe Native American Heritage Month in November.   Kyle Thiermann’s least-planned youtube video, on the trash epidemic

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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! Labeling GMOs and LAX Shooting

Bill Moyers profiles Annie Leonard and her Story of Solutions video.   At GreenBiz, Stacey Malkan records her reflections on her activism after watching Annie Leonard’s Story of Solutions.  Whether she’s fighting against cosmetic toxicity or toward labeling genetically modified ingredients in our nation’s food supply, Malkin found Leonard’s 9 minute video “leaves us with

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Weekly Round Up! Opportunity Gaps and Developments in Hollywood

Rinku Sen on NPR in Connecticut, discussing the implications of Connecticut’s plan to desegregate its public schools, reframes racial “achievement gaps” in education as opportunity gaps: “the achievement gap language puts a lot of the onus on students themselves, whereas the opportunity gap language begins to get us looking at what are the opportunities available

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Weekly Round Up! Solutions, Aberrations, and the Decline of Papal Humor

  Released only hours ago, Annie Leonard’s new video is here!  Watch the Story of Solutions, and read her interview with Alternet.  “Rather than giving boring lists of solutions, we decided to inspire people to think more deeply about the kinds of solutions we need.”   Stephanie Coontz at TIME drops historically substantiated facts, debunking

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Who’s in the news…

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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Who’s in the news…

Randy Roberts Potts on The Rosie Show, “I wanted to die.  I was conflicted day and night.“… Congratulations to Kate Clinton for recieving the Stonewall Spirit Awards, “Nationally Renowned Comedian to Receive LGBT Award“… Santa Cruz Sentinel features Kyle Thiermann in “Gretchen Wegrich, Stoke & Broke: Surfer Magazine turns the spotlight on Santa Cruz.“… This

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