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. Moria Gunn sits down to discuss genetics with Dan Nevrivy from the Nevrivy Law Group and BIO's Deputy General Counsel, Hans Sauer. They dig into the Myriad Genetics ruling and analyze why some feel that the global biotech industry has been gutted.
On this week's Tech Nation the focus is on the recent International Biotech Conference, BIO 2010 from Chicago. We'll hear from Bob Klein, the BioHumanitarian of the Year, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, who was named BioGovernor of the Year, Wisconsin Governor Jim Boyle, and BIO's president, Jim Greenwood. David Ewing Duncan also reviews what he picked up trolling the hallways.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with VP for Commercial Development and Public Affairs at Dupont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, Jack Huttner, about how they brought next-generation ethanol fuel to a small Tennessee town.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with author and Nobel Laureate, Dr. Burton Richter, about the science behind the earths rapid warming.
Dr. Moria Gunn chats with anthropologist, Brian Fagan, about his research into Neaderthals and how they relate to modern humans, from the pages of his new book, Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Director and Chairman of the New England Healthcare Institute, Dr. Josh Boger, about how biotechnology is moving us closer to finding a cure of Cystic Fibrosis.
Dr. Moira Gunn chats with author, Susan Krieger, about her new book, Traveling Blind: Adventures in Vision with a Guide Dog by My Side, where she introduces readers to the world of true human-animal interaction.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Mark Emalfarb, CEO of Dyadic International, the entrepreneur who first brought us stonewashed jeans, who now develops novel products from natural proteins, enzymes and polypeptides for the private sector.
Dr. Moria Gunn visits with Mark Sherman, CEO of ZoomAtlas, and Wiki inventor, Ward Cunningham, to talk about the latest social networking trend, geo-social networking.
Dr. Moria Gunn interviews VP of Business Development for BioAtla, Leslie Hickle about the concept of buying proteins and antibodies in bulk from their manufacturing facility in China.