Weekly Roundup

With Twitter and Facebook dysfunctioning this week, it’s possible you may have missed some seriously interesting news stories. Check out our Weekly Roundup below!

  • The highly anticipated film The Cove has been all over the place this week. Read what the LA Times says about the film here, listen to an interview with filmmaker Louie Psihoyos on NPR’s Fresh Air here, and check out where The Cove is screening near you by following this link.

  • Jessica Valenti, author of “The Purity Myth,” writes that the “virginity movement” is seeking to roll back women’s rights by using revamped and modernized definitions of purity, morality and sexuality. She explains more fully her thoughts in an interview in The Progressive this week. Check it out.

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new radio show has only been around for a little while, but it’s already attracting plenty of attention. Read an interview with Tyson here and learn why he thinks the show makes science accessible for the common man.

  • EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is working to ensure minorities aren’t left out of the burgeoning green economy. But part of the problem, says Robert D. Bullard, director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, is the paucity of minority college graduates for these organizations to recruit. Read more here.