For Your Society

Whiskey & Immigrants is our new podcast which introduces listeners to regular, everyday people who have immigrated to the U.S. from elsewhere.

We’ll learn about their country of origin, how and why they came to here, find out how their expectations of the U.S. square with the reality they’ve encountered, politics, food, history and and so much more.

Join us.

Episodes now available:

  • S01E01 – Mexico – Santiago Sanchez
  • S01E02 – Slovenia – Gregor Strakl

Subscribe now on iTunes!

Whiskey & Immigrants is our new podcast which introduces listeners to regular, everyday immigrants. We hear their stories, how and why they came to America, expectations vs reality and much more. We hope you’ll join us.

Subscribe now on iTunes

you'd share this if you knew what was good for you

A final dash across the United States: Updates from the 2018 March for Science

The March for Science in New Delhi earlier today.

Manoj Kumar

The March for Science celebrated its anniversary today. And while the numbers were significantly smaller than last year, supporters haven’t lost any of their energy.

The global grassroots movement has evolved from having a million people take to the streets in 2017 in more than 450 cities to year-round advocacy for science and for evidence-based policies by government officials. But 14 April is still the big event for many local groups.

Below are some of the highlights from events around the world, including the flagship rally in Washington D.C.

In Washington, D.C., fewer marchers but still fired up by Trump policies

At today’s march and rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the flagship event of the day’s global series of rallies, the crowd that gathered under sunny skies was considerably smaller than at the inaugural March for Science a year ago, when attendees packed the same space, a wide expanse near the Washington Monument, in the rain.

“It’s disappointing to see so few people” at the rally, said John Cosgrove, a retired high school science teacher who traveled from Easton, Pennsylvania, to attend, as he did for last year’s March for Science. “It’s waned a little bit, but the energy is still there.”

Science organizations that partnered with today’s March, among them AAAS (the publisher of Science), aimed to promote  a nonpartisan message of support for science and its use in public policy. That message was echoed by today’s speakers, who  included internet pioneer Vinton Cerf; public-health expert Susan Sorenson of the University of Pennsylvania, who spoke about the need for research on gun violence; and David Titley, a professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University and former chief oceanographer of the U.S. Navy, who led a Navy review of the effects of global warming on the Arctic, said and said that when it comes to climate, “Ultimately the facts on the ground and the evidence win.”

But national politics and the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump were very much on the minds of many in the crowd.

“Since Trump got into office, Scott Pruitt [administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] has been rolling back environmental regulations,” said Dianne Holland, who lives in Northern Virginia and whose husband works for a government science agency. She

RELATED STORIES:

FOR YOUR SOCIETY

For Your Society is a media organization that brings you curated news from trusted and reputable sources. We encourage you to support these publications and their journalists by subscribing to their services. Our intent is to stand up for facts, and to present them in an appealing and condensed way that doesn’t waste your whole day. We bring you news that focuses on politics, American culture, foreign policy & the world, science and more.

We also produce podcasts focusing on facets of American society where we think we could use some improvement. Our new podcast Whiskey and Immigrants, in which we sit down with real immigrants to hear their stories, is now live – Subscribe on iTunes. Shortly after that we will debut a podcast unlike any other, called Unite or Die. We’re keeping the details of that one under wraps, but we think it will truly benefit society.

We try not to be too annoying with ads or pop-ups, so we mostly rely on your purchases from the FY Society Store and donations through Patreon to sustain our not-for-profit operations. Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Close Menu