Tech Nation with Moira Gunn
Dr. Moira Gunn is the host of Public Radio's Tech
Nation, where she has conducted over 2,000 interviews with space pioneers
and cyber-novelists, venture capitalists and genetics researchers, teachers
and technophobes. A former NASA scientist and engineer, Dr. Gunn is a
Member of the Board of Directors of the Tech Museum of Innovation and
the Tech Awards' Global Leadership Council, and has served as a member
of the Awards Selection Committee for the Space Technology Hall of Fame.
The first woman to earn a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue
University, she also holds advanced degrees in Computer Science and a
software technical patent. Dr. Gunn is regularly asked to speak on the
Impact of Technology on Society, on the Current and Projected State of
Global Technology Penetration, and on her experience as a Woman in Technology,
Science and Engineering.
Between 2004 and 2012 The Conversations Network published 748 podcast episodes
of Technation. Look for them and more-recent programs on the
Tech Nation website (http://technation.com).
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Rick Alvarez, Vice President of Operations and Research at Selexys Pharmaceuticals, about his research into Sickle Cell Anemia.
Dr. Moira Gunn learns about the challenge of getting essential medicine to all people while navigating through the legal guarantees of drugs patents, from WTO reps, Keith Rockwell and Antony Taubman.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with author Howard Rheingold about how to prosper in the post-internet world and his new book, NetSmart: How to Thrive Online.
Dr. Moira Gunn learns about how Organovo has been able to build human blood vessels from CEO, Keith Murphy.
Dr. Moira Gunn catches up with author Dan Roam who gives her a lesson in what to do when even the right words don't work, from his new book, Blah, Blah, Blah: What to do when words don?t work.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Avanir Pharmaceuticals CEO, Keith Katkin about a new treatment for Pseudobulbar Affect which is causes great discomfort for stroke victims.
Dr. Moira Gunn learns about Copernicus' understated role in history from author Dava Sobel from his book, A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks about the science behind extremely pre-mature babies with BCO Pharma boss, Seamus O'Loan and then switches gears to discuss pancreatic cancer with Targovax president, Hanne Kristensen.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks about the world's smallest nano wire with University of New South Wales professors, Michelle Simmons and Bent Weber.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with sleep experts, Bernard Pécoul Executive Director at DNDi and Yves Ribeill, CEO for Scynexis, about their work and the development of a drug for sleeping sickness.