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 Dr. Alan Sachs, about new medical treatments in development at Merck Pharmaceuticals based not on DNA, but RNA.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Pete Blackshaw, author of "Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends," about consumer megaphones -- the folks who get extremely displeased and upset with products or services.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr. David Lacey, Senior Vice President of Research at Amgen, who talks about a new treatment for bone loss, no matter what the cause.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Stanford Professor Paul Ehrlich about his latest book, "The Dominant Animal," which looks at human evolution and the environment.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with AgResearch's Dr. Ian Boddy, about the contribution of livestock to global warming and what their biotech research center is doing about it.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Ori and Rom Brafman, authors of "Sway," in which they discuss when and why people make irrational decisions.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Alan Lewis, CEO of Novocell, about yet another innovative new approach to treating diabetes: delivering insulin producing cells using a fine nano particle mesh.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr. Paul Swain, the inventor of the capsule you swallow; with a tiny little camera inside.
Dr. Moira Gunn checks in with Dr. Joshua Boger, from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, who has made progress with rational drug design: how Vertex re-engineered their HIV/AIDS drug into one for Hepatitis C.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with UCLA's Dr. Marco Iacoboni about mirror neurons: the cells in our brains which enable us to comprehend how others are feeling.