Student leaders Natalie Barden and Danielle Johnson chat with us about their collaboration in creating the National Gun Violence Prevention Summer Music Series presented in partnership with the Newtown Action Alliance Foundation. The music series will virtually showcase a variety of talented students performing different songs followed by a discussion about their experiences with gun violence and what the community can do to enable change.
The Office star Rainn Wilson is the host of An Idiot's Guide to Climate Change.
Equality Spotlight: The Provincetown Brewery Co. Gives Back To Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts
In the Cape Cod town of Provincetown, MA resides the Provincetown Brewery Company. Known as one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly towns in the nation, The brewery is giving back by donating a portion of the company's profits to the Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts and other local charities.
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On July 9th, a 6-year old boy from Wyoming named Bridger saved his little sister from a dog attack. Bridger was bit several times in the head and face but managed to grab his sisters hand and run away to safety. After the incident went viral on Instagram, Bridger received lots of celebrity attention, even from Captain America, himself.