Senior Scientist and Deputy Director, Science Center Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
For interviews on Hurricane Irma.
As Hurricane Irma makes it's way north through Florida, major damage has already been done and many are left without power. To discuss this ongoing crisis, we SPOTLIGHT Kim Knowlton. Kim is a senior scientist with NRDC in New York City. She is also assistant clinical professor of environmental health sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; and chair of the Global Climate Change and Health Topic Committee of the American Public Health Association’s Environment Section. Her work focuses on the health effects of climate change; advocating for strategies to prepare for and prevent these impacts, especially for our most vulnerable communities; and making health a more central feature of national, state, and local climate change adaptation plans. Media includes: NBC Nightly News, National Public Radio, Bloomberg News, Reuters.
Former Director: Hackbright Academy, Founder: Women 2.0
Founder: Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners
For interviews on Apple launch.
The iPhone X is expected to launch tomorrow, September 12th, and we FEATURE Angie Chang. Angie is formerly the Director of Growth at Hackbright Academy, a 10-week accelerated computer science and software development program exclusively for women in San Francisco. In 2008, she started Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners to network women in technology, asking that guys come as the “+1″ for once to a tech event. Dinners are sponsored by companies including Google, Facebook, Yahoo! and Palantir. Prior to that, she co-founded Women 2.0, a media company which promotes women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Media includes: ForbesWomen Blog, Huffington Post Blog, Fast Company.
Equifax was recently hacked and the hack may have left 143 million Americans vulnerable to identity theft. To discuss, we FEATURE Jill Hazan. Jill is an Identity Theft educator with a passion to inform individuals on ways to mitigate the risks of identity theft. She is a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist. She provides seminars to a wide variety of groups, from employers to high school students, and teaches an approved continuing education course for health and life insurance licensing in Maryland, Virginia, DC, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Extensive media experience.
For interviews on President Trump & Steve Bannon interview.
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon recently had an interview with "60 Minutes" that revealed an ongoing clash within the Republican Party -- news that does not bode well for the party following President Trump's recent dealings with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. To discuss, we FEATURE Leah Wright Rigueur. Leah is an author, historian, speaker, and Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Leah is the author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (2015), a book that offers a much-needed critical examination of the tense relationship that exists between African Americans and the GOP. Media includes: CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, PBS, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post.
The Women's Media Center recently released our 2017 review of gender and Emmy primetime nominations and with the 69th Emmy Awards ceremony coming up this weekend, we FEATURE, its author Sasha Stone. Sasha writes about media awards, starting with the Oscar race 16 years ago when she launched her website Oscarwatch.com, which changed to AwardsDaily.com in 2006. Although the primary focus of her coverage is film and the Oscar race, her specific focus is on women and diversity within the awards race. She is currently working on a book about women in film. Media includes: The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, US Magazine.
Areas of Expertise: Africa, Domestic violence, Gender-based violence, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Humanitarian, International, Mental health, Poverty, Public health, Science and Technology, Social justice, Violence against women, Women's issues