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 Jim Fowler, the CEO of Jigsaw. They discuss an innovative online database which is changing the world of sales.
Dr. Carlos Melo, the Manager of Special Projects for the Argentinian firm BioSidus joins host Dr. Moira Gunn to talk about Transgenic Animals -- in this case, cows which produce milk containing juvenile growth hormone. Also, David Ewing Duncan joins us once again for the Bio-Issue of the Week.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Nobel Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen about his latest book, 'Identity and Violence.' They'll examine the relationship between religion and government.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks about the Free Radicals of Innovation with Bob Newhart, the founder and CEO of the Innovation Center.
On BioTech Nation, Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Anne De Groot, the Founder & CEO of EpiVax, about smallpox, botox, and more. And for the BioIssue of the Week, science journalist David Ewing Duncan talks about the personalities of scientists.
Dr. Moria Gunn speaks with 70's icon Erica Jong. Best known for her novel "Fear of Flying," Jong is back with a new memoir, "Seducing the Demon." This edition of TechNation looks back on what exactly changed during that heady time.
Dr Moira Gunn speaks with Tamara Draut, the Director of the Economic Opportunity Program at Demos, a New York City-based public policy center. Draut is the author of the book "Strapped -- Why America's 20- and 30- Somethings Can't Get Ahead." We'll find out why young people today just can't get ahead.
Dr. Moria Gunn speaks with Michael Morrissey, Executive Vice President for Drug Discovery at Exelixis, talks about their efforts in discovering new drugs for cancer research. And BioIssue of the Week, science journalist David Ewing Duncan talks about the economics of the biotech industry.
Gordon Chang is the author of "Nuclear Showdown -- North Korea Takes on the World." In this edition of TechNation, he draws us a world map of nuclear power and nuclear potential, and describes the ways technology can detect a nuclear detonation.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks to the chief of a rural South African village, Chief Advocate Mdutshane, and a South African government scientist, Dr. Makhosandile Rebe, about genetically modified crops in South Africa. And on Bio-Issue of the Week, science journalist David Ewing Duncan reviews former President Clinton's keynote speech. This edition of BioTech Nation was broadcast from the BIO2006 conference in Chicago.