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 rates, and the pending rape case in the NFL. One of their guests is Jessica Valenti of Feministing and author of “The Purity Myth.” The show airs from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST at 99.5 FM in New York, streams live at WBAI.org and will be archived at WBAI.org for download to your MP3 player as a podcast. Or tweet it!! Catch @womensmediacntr or @tristinaaron on WBAI!

Hungry? How about some fluffy vegan pancakes? Or chocolate banana cake? Sea Shepherd Chili? The LA Times recently interviewed Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Discovery Channel’s “Whale Wars” about his vegan ship. “I run my ship as a vegan vessel. It’s not for animal rights reasons but to set an example and to try and get people to think about the connection between what they eat and what we’re doing to the oceans,” says Watson. Learn more, and check out some recipes, here. And don’t forget: these recipes make crew sized quantities!

Annie Leonard‘s film The Story of Stuff has been viewed by 7 million people! Not too bad, eh? Check out the article here.

What is the new normal in puberty? Why, over the last 100 years, has the average age of first menstruation for young white girls in the U.S. declined from 17 to 13 years old? Sandra Steingraber‘s meta-analysis “The Falling Age of Puberty in U.S. Girls” argues that recent trends in the falling age of the onset of puberty in the U.S. (which are similar to countries of comparable affluence or ethnic heritage) seem to be responding to stimuli beyond nutrition and general health. Read the entire article here.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. And don’t forget to check out Captain Paul Watson on “Whale Wars” tonight! Should be an intense episode…