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).

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Daniel Goleman - Ecological Intelligence

Moira interviews Daniel Goleman about his new book, Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything. His book discusses the hidden environmental consequences of what we make and buy, and how with that knowledge we can drive the essential changes we all must make to save our planet and ourselves.
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Tony Coles - One Drug Pharmaceutical Companies

Moira Gunn interviews Dr. Tony Coles, President and CEO of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, about the challenges to a company that depends on a single drug for business success.
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David Helvarg - The U.S. Coast Guard

Moira talks to author David Helvarg about his book, Rescue Warriors: The U.S. Coast Guard, America's Forgotten Heroes. He tells the story of the Coast Guard and how their missions range from saving fishermen in the icy waters off Alaska to rescuing thousands in the wake of Katrina.
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JJ Bienaime - Orphan Diseases

Dr. Moira Gunn talks to JJ Bienaime, President & CEO of BioMarin Pharmaceuticals about the problem of orphan diseases, diseases not yet under research by pharmaceutical companies because of a lack of financial incentive to market new medications for treatment.
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Paul Hastings - Cancer Stem Cells

Paul Hastings, president and CEO of Oncomed Pharmaceuticals, discusses the controversial topic of cancer stem cells, what he calls the root of the tumor. He also talks about how his company is working with other pharmaceutical companies who are helping with Oncomed's biotech work.
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Geoff Nunberg - Talking Dangerously

Moira speaks with Fresh Air commentator and linguist Geoff Nunberg, who discusses his book The Years of Talking Dangerously and assesses the impact of words in a dynamic, changing world. In the book, he explains why grammar buffs are drawn to sarcasm, and deftly unpacks the telling phrases of our national conversation, from progressive to elite to change, as well as the national conversation itself.
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David Kessler - The End of Overeating

Moira speaks with former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler about his book The End of Overeating, in which he discusses what has been invisibly added to the American supply, leaving some of us obese, and many of us, unexpectedly overweight. He tells us the science behind what happens to our brains when we eat food laden with salt, fat and sugar.
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Matt Gardner - California Biotech Companies

Moira interviews Matt Gardner, President & CEO, BayBIO, the Northern California Life Sciences Organization, about the organization's the new free online Impact 2009 Report about all the biotech companies in California and everything they are working on.
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Rory Cooper, Oz Osborn - Quality of Life

Moira speaks with Rory Cooper and Oz Osborn about quality of life technology. The Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Center is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (ERC) who's mission is to transform lives in a large and growing segment of the population, people with reduced functional capabilities due to aging or disability.
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Judith Orloff - Emotional Freedom

Moira speaks with UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Judith Orloff about the psychology and biology of our emotions. Orloff discusses her book Emotional Freedom, a road map for those who are stressed out, discouraged, or overwhelmed as well as for those who are in a good emotional place but want to feel even better.
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