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 interviews Cheskin CEO Darrel Rhea, the author of "Making Meaning." We will find out why new products need to be meaningful to be successful.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks to forensic anthropologist, Dr. Robert Mann. He relates the science behind identifying the remains of the Vietnam vet, originally interred in the Tomb of the Unknowns.
On BioTech Nation, Dr. Moira Gunn interviews Mary Del Brady, the President & CEO of Redpath Integrated Pathology. She reveals a new scientific technique for diagnosing pancreatic cancer. On then on the BioIssue of the Week, David Ewing Duncan talks about the questionable value of knowing your DNA.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with scientific historian Kelly Tyler-Lewis. She'll tell us about the little known story of the support party to Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks about the latest in brain surgery with neurosurgeon Dr. Katrina Firlik. Dr. Firlik is the author of the book "Another Day in the Frontal Lobe."
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Robert "Al" Beardsley, the President and CEO of Kereos. He talks about their cancer research -- and how it fits in the field of nanotech. Then on the BioIssue of the Week, David Duncan will give us the expert's view on a reasonable timeline to expect results from today's stem cell research.
On TechNation Apostolos Gerasoulis joins host Dr. Moira Gunn to compare the Ask.com search engine with Google's -- Yes, you've seen his face...on those award-winning Ask.com commercials.
On BioTech Nation, Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr. Mahendra Rao, the Vice President of Research in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Technologies for Invitrogen. He'll tell us how a stem cell line dies out, and what this means for the Presidential Stem Cell Lines, the only ones approved for federal funding. Then on the BioIssue of the Week, we'll find out why the 2004
California Stem Cell Initiative appears to be in limbo.
On BioTech Nation, Dr. Bjorn Melin from the Argentinian firm BioSidus explains the economic reason which drove Argentina to become #2 worldwide cultivating genetically-modified crops.
Then for the BioIssue of the Week, David Ewing Duncan takes up Malaria.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with UC Irvine business professor Peter Navarro. He's got a follow-up to his popular book "If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbuck's." It's called "The Well-Timed Strategy." Dr. Navarro understands business cycles and explains how they can be used to create business strategy. He argues that business schools don't do enough to teach students about macro-economics. Successful businesses know how to read these cycles and build their strategies accordingly.