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 speaks with Zachary Shore of the Naval Postgraduate School about blunders, looking back through history and gleaning insights on life in the present. The techno-snafu's start with no other than Thomas Alva Edison.
Jim Greenwood, President of BIO, joins Moira Gunn to discuss the state of biotech today. In particular, he talks about what we can expect from the new Obama administration.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with two scientists involved with new companies formed to work with new medical discoveries. Dr. Carolee Barlow discusses newly updated knowledge about anti-depressants and how they work. Then, Dr. Paul Rubin talks about the science of fish oils.
Moira speaks with Darrel Rhea, the CEO of Cheskin Added Value. He tells us that even in an economic meltdown, we need to study the marketplace. They also discuss the importance of user-centered design and the current state of innovation.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Don Elmer about a new approach for fighting HIV now being developed by Koronis Pharmaceuticals. The company is pioneering the development of a new class of anti-viral therapeutics based on a novel mechanism called Viral Decay Acceleration (VDA).
Moira speaks with Van Jones about what it takes to build a green collar economy. Remember that 10 pounds each of us Americans put on over the last decade? Well, he's computed what it's costing us in terms of gas in our cars and fuel in our jets.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Maria Giudice, CEO and founder of Hot Studio, about the democratization of the internet, and the principles of human centered design.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Professor Jesse Schell, from the Entertainment Technology Center, about the serious task of designing video games.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with various leaders of industry of the biotech industry in the San Diego BioTech Cluster and asks them how to attract biotech venture capital in a place where the venture capitalists don't live.
Herbert Needleman has received numerous awards for his work in documenting the effects of lead poisoning in children. Dr. Moira Gunn asks Needleman why we have unleaded paints and gasoline, and how neuro-developmental changes are caused by lead poisoning.