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 Elan Pharmaceuticals President, Carlos Paya about the latest in innovative approaches to treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients.
Dr. Moira Gunn explores the quirky science behind preparing a space crew for a mission with Mary Roach, author of 'Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void' and meets two space entrepreneurs, who have experiments flying on the International Space Station.
Dr. Moira Gunn catches up with author and columnist, David Duncan, to hear about the US Judge who has ruled against President Obama's stem cell policy.
Dr. Moria Gunn talks with co-authors Peter Rogers and Susan Leal about the state of the worlds water supply from the pages of their new book, Running Out of Water: The Looming Crisis and Solutions to Conserve Our Most Precious Resource.
Dr. Moria Gunn chats with the CEO for Somnus Therapeutics, Gary Cupit, on a new use for an old drug which is helping the weary sleep better.
Dr. Moria Gunn talks with Dr. Aaron Blackledge, Medical Director for Care Practice, who's medical practice is driven thru social media.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Biotech columnist and author, David Ewing Duncan, about the attention genetic testing is receiving from the FDA, the National Institutes of Health *and* the Government Accounting Office.
Dr. Moira Gunn sits down with author, Nicholas Carr, to discuss the weird, new, artificial world in which we now live, through the pages of his new book, The Shallows: What is the Internet Doing to Our Brains.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with the Director of Community for Harvard Medical School, Jason Bobe, about the Personal Genomes Project and "Do It Yourself" Biotech.
Dr. Moira Gunn catches up with science journalist and author, Matt Ridley, to talk about his new book, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves' and explain why he believes it is probable that humanity will be better off in the next century than it is today, and so will the ecology of our planet.