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).
Moira speaks with psychologist and author Dr. Ken Dychtwald, about re-writing the script for aging, especially in these economic times.
Moira speaks with Astrophysicist Mario Livio, who asks and answers the question: "Is God a Mathematician?"
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with John Holady of QRX Pharma. He reviews the company's work in creating new applications for old blockbuster drugs.
Dr. Moira Gunn interviews Rohit Shukla, CEO of the LARTA Institute. He discusses how some governments are helping struggling biotech start-ups.
Dr. Moira Gunn interviews Eric Simons, author of the book Darwin Slept Here, a portrait of a young Charles Darwin. 2009 is the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth.
Susan RoAne, author of the book Face to Face: How to Reclaim the Personal Touch in a Digital World, talks to Moira Gunn about how basic conversational and social skills have deteriorated. RoAne's book offers simple steps to more effective communication.
Moira speaks with Neil Degrasse Tyson, Hayden Planetarium Director and author of The Pluto Files. He talks about all the flack he took for downgrading Pluto from a planet to a dwarf.
Most people would rather take a pill than deal with injections. Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Dr. Andrew Hopkins about why this issue is affecting the field of biotech pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Ken Brill about a paradox of modern life. He discusses how we traded in our big gas-guzzling automobiles, while dealing with the surprise energy downside of surfing the Internet.
Dr. Moira Gunn interviews David Young of FermiScan, a company that is developing a new method of breast cancer detection using a snip of hair. He talks about the benefits of the test and its current market status.