Rhodes is the author or editor of twenty-three books including “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award. His new book "The Twilight of the Bombs" will be published in August 2010. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT and a host and correspondent for documentaries on public television's Frontline and American Experience series, as well as a recipient of numerous grants and fellowships.
To learn more about how you can bring Rhodes to your organization, click here.
“The Secret Life of Scientists” is a fantastic web-only series that shows what happens when scientists take off the lab coats.
Check out Tyson's page here to read about his cosmic tie collection, his job as a dog-walker, and who he chooses: Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart.
Learn more about Neil deGrasse Tyson, and how you can bring him to speak at your organization, here.
So why not spend today thinking about what Earth Day means to you and how can help save Mother Earth. And if you need some inspiration, our speakers are here to help:
- Annie Leonard: Writer/Director of The Story of Stuff, Annie Leonard is an expert in international sustainability and environmental health issues.
- Dr. Edith Widder: Biologist and deep-sea explorer Edith Widder combines her expertise in research and technological innovation with a commitment to reversing the worldwide trend of degradation in our marine environment.
- Dr. Robert Bullard: Named Environmental Leader of the Century by Newsweek, Robert Bullard is considered the father of the environmental justice movement supporting diverse environmental health issues, water quality, urban sprawl, and toxic dumping issues in disenfranchised communities.
- Captain Paul Watson: Star of Animal Planet's hit show Whale Wars and founder of The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Captain Paul Watson is a dynamic and passionate speaker on conservation and environmental issues.
Shah is an investigative journalist and author of critically acclaimed and prize-winning books on science, human rights, and international politics.
Her latest book, “The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years,” described by international malaria expert Malcolm Molyneux as "thrilling" and "astonishing," is based on five years of original reportage in Cameroon, Malawi, Panama and elsewhere.
Learn more about the book here. And be sure to read an excerpt, check out the slideshow, and read reviews of the book.
*And while you're at it, read her most recent story on the problem of pharmaceutical residues in the environment here.
"It's a big problem," he said. "We don't know how to know each other."
His book "Race Manners for the 21st Century: Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americans in an Age of Fear," provides strategies to help people better understand each other.
Some of these strategies include: embrace a person's goodness while challenging bad ideas; be prepared to occasionally speak inappropriately; talk to people as they show themselves to be; don't wait for a major issue to communicate with people of another race; and don't shy away from discussing difficult issues.
To learn more about Bruce A. Jacobs and his innovative ideas, click here. Read The Reporter article on Jacobs' lecture here.
Author Eugene Linden writes about humanity's relationship with nature, sharing anecdotes of animals (like your dog) who seem to display their thoughts proudly. Stories include penguins trying to play touch football like the humans they were watching, monkeys playing practical jokes, and tigers hiding in shame at their mean pranks.
Check out what Linden has to say in this clip from ABC's Nature Edge:
Named the best beauty/fashion book of the year, Treehugger says "the page-turner offers a gripping account of the five-year campaign by environmental and health groups to pressure the United States' cosmetics industry to use safer ingredients in products we use every day."
Learn more about Stacy Malkan, and her dynamic environmental work, here.
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Neil deGrasse Tyson|
If you want to help your kids make responsible sexual choices, not only do you have to talk to them about sex, you have to do it in a way that addresses their real concerns with advice that's relevant to their lives.
Neil deGrasse Tyson will be a guest on The Colbert Report tonight, which ultimately ensures a fantastic and hilarious episode of the faux news show. Tune in to Comedy Central at 11:30PM EST for your dose of the duo.
And before the show, catch up on all his past appearances on The Colbert Report here.
And Tyson doesn't just visit Comedy Central, he can also lecture at your organization or school. Learn more about bringing Tyson to you here.
We mourn the loss of our friend Chief Wilma Mankiller. A woman who always walked tall.
Are you a Cleveland-er? Then get ready for a full day of Jeff Lieberman, host of Discovery Channel's hit show Time Warp.
Lieberman will be a guest on the radio show Around Noon on WCPN today. The show, which is hosted by Dee Perry, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens. Learn more about Jeff's interview (and listen live) here.