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Weekly Roundup: Sandra Steingraber, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

Happy Tuesday! Get into the week by checking out what some of our headlining speakers are up to:   Reporting live from Paris:  Dr. Sandra Steingraber gives us a first-hand account of the Paris Climate Summit, where the enthusiasm is palpable for making change and paving the way toward renewable energy and a decarbonized future. […]

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Weekly Round Up: Bruce Campbell, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

Hope everyone is having a great week! Here’s the latest news from some of our speakers who are making headlines:   Bruce Campbell  stars in the new television incarnation of the cult classic Evil Dead series: Ash Vs Evil Dead. Read what he has to say before it premiers on STARZ  on Halloween!   Astrophysicist

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Weekly Round Up: Jessica Valenti, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lilly Ledbetter

Happy Tuesday! Check out the latest from some of our amazing speakers:   Read Jessica Valenti’s piece from The Guardian on the significance of growing up feminist in the modern technological world, as she enlightens us on how young people can inspire change through being informed.   Watch Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson describe what he

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Trending Now: Dr. Stephanie Coontz, Jessica Valenti, Lorene Cary, Kyle Thiermann

Check out what our speaker’s have been up to this week!   Head over to the Guardian and check out Dr. Stephanie Coontz’ article about the UK’s new parental leave laws.   Feminist author and Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti has secured her latest book deal: She told the Cut that her fifth book, Sex Object,

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Trending Now: Ian Cheney, Lateefah Simon, Charles Johnson

Ian Cheney’s latest film, The Search for General Tso,  will be available in theaters and video-on-demand on January 2. Check out the newest trailer here!   Lateefah Simon, a MacArthur Fellowship winner for her civil rights work,  has been nominated for the San Francisco Chronicle’s newest award honoring the top Bay Area visionary.   Head over to The Guardian

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Trending Now: David Quammen, Steven Strogatz, Daisy Hernandez

Get the latest from our speakers with this collection of good reads from around the web:   The New York Times reviews famed science writer David Quammen’s timely new release.  “In  Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus, Mr. Quammen puts the frightening reality of Ebola — and the heightened language and hyperbole surrounding it —

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Trending Now: Sandra Steingraber, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

What does the anti-fracking and the climate movements have to do with one another? EcoWatch posted a speech by Sandra Steingraber, who has been campaigning for anti-fracking, explaining the correlation between the two.   Host of  “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson, was featured on a  “StarTalk”  broadcast with the creator of  “Cosmos,” Ann Druyan. Get a peek into what it’s

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What’s trending now: Michael Tubbs, Jessica Valenti, and more!

Here’s what is trending from some of our speakers, activists, and change makers:   The Huffington Post interviews Michael Tubbs and proclaims that the 23 year old councilman from Stockton, California will restore your faith in politicians.  True Son, a documentary film about councilman Tubbs, debuted last week at the Tribeca Film Festival.   In

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Trending Now: Walsh-Kennedy Memorial, Wade Davis, and more!

We would like to take a minute to honor and remember two fallen hometown heroes: Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy of the Boston Fire Department.   A Lieutenant Walsh – Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund has been established, donations can be made here. *************************************************************************************************************** Here’s what some of our speakers have

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