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 Peter Hessler, the Beijing Correspondent for The New Yorker. Hessler discusses his experience in China, where today more people are learning English, than there are Americans in America.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Phil Luton of the UK's Health Protection Agency about the first non-US research organization to be approved for biodefence and bioterrorism since the events of 9/11.
In this audio interview, Moira Gunn talks to Julia Novy-Hildesley, the executive director of the Lemelson Foundation. They discuss how technology may elevate half the world's population into a new global middle class.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Steen Riisgaard, the President of Novozymes. Riisgaard explains why Novozymes' annual report also includes its environmental record.
Environmental journalist and author Sy Montgomery, tells Dr. Moira Gunn what Charles Darwin knew over a century ago: Pigs are really smart. Montgomery discusses her new book, The Good Good Pig, about her experience adopting a pig as a pet. Her conclusion: Pigs are much smarter than your average cat or dog.
In this audio interview with Moira Gunn, forensic anthropologist Kathy Reich talks about Tempe Brennan, the main character in Reichs's books and the weekly Fox television series Bones.
In this audio interview, Moira Gunn speaks with Neville McClenaghan about Diabetica Limited's innovative approach to treating diabetes and the link between this disease and obesity.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with environmental journalist Elizabeth Grossman, who dissects the retired technology we have lurking around our houses. From cell phones and PDAs to computers, monitors and printers, we'll find out what's in them and what to do with them.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Vical Vaccines' President & CEO, Vijay Samant. Samant explains why there are so few vaccines available, and how Vical is focussing its efforts on making vaccines that can be effective in third world environments.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks to Dr. Glen Elliott, director of The Children's Center at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, and author of "Medicating Young Minds". Dr. Elliott discusses the practise of prescribing psychiatric drugs for kids of all ages, even those as young as four.