We’re Talking Stars, Immigration, and Current Events

Did you hear?

Our friend Neil deGrasse Tyson is now the host, alongside comedian Lynne Koplitz, of Star Talk Radio Show, the first and only popular commercial radio program devoted to all things space. You can hear the show on Sundays at noon on KTLK AM 1150 (Los Angeles) or Sundays at 2PM on Big Talker AM 1580 (WashingtonDC), or online anytime at www.startalkradio.net.

And while Tyson is chatting with guests like Stephen Colbert and Bill Nye, immigration activist Enrique Morones is working to re-open FriendshipPark, located where Imperial Beach meets Tijuana. For years, people on both sides of the border have met along a chain-link fence and exchanged hugs, handshakes and even weekly communion services. Morones, with his group Border Angels, is hoping to restore access. Learn more here.

And just a few quick notes:

– Did you know . . . You can be labeled a “terrorist” for saving whales in Japan?

– Did you realize . . . The deregulation of hazardous wastes will increase health risks to vulnerable communities.

– A week from today . . . Edith Widder and her Eye-in-the-Sea camera will be featured on Brink, a show about interactive science on The Science Channel. Check it out here and be sure to tune in next Monday, July 20 at 10:30 PM.

Happy Monday.