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).
On this edition of Tech Nation, Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr Larry Dossey, the former co-chair of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions at the National Institutes of Health and former Chief of Staff at Medical City Dallas Hospital. He's talking about the connection between mind and body and "The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things."
On this edition of Tech Nation, Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr Rubin Naiman, the sleep and dream medicine specialist in Dr. Andy Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine. His book is "Healing Night: The Science and Spirit of Sleeping, Dreaming and Awakening."
On this edition of Biotech Nation, Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with, Ryan Phelan, the Founder & CEO of DNA Direct. He'll tell us about personal DNA testing in your own home and their commitment to DNA counseling.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Bob Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and author, along with Jeffery Pfeffer, of the book "Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths & Total Nonsense." In this discussion, Sutton proposes that when it comes to management, people need to be less concerned with what's new and more concerned with what's true.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Fran Maier, the President and Executive
Director of TRUSTe. TRUSTe is a non-profit privacy organization best known for it's Web site certification and privacy programs. Maier discusses what TRUSTe is and talks about new programs to protect the consumer.
In today's world, we routinely implant heart pacemakers and replace knee and hip joints. Are we fast becoming part machine? How far can we go? Find out as Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr. Greg Stock, the Director of UCLA's Program on Medicine, Technology and Society and CEO, Signum Biosciences.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with William Vollmann the winner of the National Book Award and the author of "Uncentering the Earth -- Copernicus and the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres." They discuss how much technology Copernicus had at his disposal in 16th century Italy and how much science he actually got right.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with historical Novelist Sarah Dunant, who takes us from Rome to Venice with her latest book "In the Company of the Courtesan," a novel set in Renaissance Italy. In this fascinating interview, we'll find out about the technology of the times.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Dr. Corey Goodman, the president and CEO of Renovis, who gives us some perspective on regenerative medicine and the ethics of the scientific community.
As part of the recent BioAgenda Summit 2006, Baroness Susan Greenfield, Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, debates Ray Kurzweil, one of America's most prolific inventors and a futuristic thinker in his own right. Their topic? One of the burning questions of our time: Will biotechnology save us? Or hurt us? The answers are nuanced, and they often don't agree. We'll find out how the audience voted -- From help us to hurt us to "It's too early to tell."