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July 03, 2018 02:04 AM PDT

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Mitch Prinstein, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. There’s a science to being popular – and a proven path to likability. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr Daniel Kraft brings 3D printing into healthcare – there’s a lot of value there – far more than printing cute little widgets just for fun. And Dr. Serge Saxonov, CEO of 10x Genomics, explains how our current technology for decoding our genomes has its limits, and how to can be improved upon.

June 27, 2018 02:58 AM PDT

Moira speaks with Yale psychology professor John Bargh about “Before You Know It – The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do”. And on Tech Nation Health, a radical new treatment to replace human skin following a serious burn. Dr. Denver Lough (“Low”), the President & CEO of PolarityTE, tells us how it works, and how a group of doctors left a hospital burn center to bring this new technology worldwide.

June 25, 2018 09:48 AM PDT

Unedited 2005 interview with Elizabeth Holmes, President & CEO, Theranos.
Recorded at KQED in San Francisco

Tech Nation Media retains full rights regarding this transcript, the raw audio it reflects, and the final edited audio which aired over NPR Now and other broadcast and Internet venues. Attribution should be given as “Unedited Tech Nation interview with Elizabeth Holmes by Dr. Moira Gunn, KQED, May, 2005”. Re-publishing and/or re-airing on any medium beyond “fair use” requires the express written permission of Tech Nation Media. Contact technationmedia@gmail.com.

June 19, 2018 12:48 PM PDT
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Moira speaks with 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank and microloans to the poor. He sees “A World of Three Zeros” – Zero Poverty, Unemployment, and Net Carbon Emissions. Then on Tech Nation Health, brain cancer in children. Dr. Rob Wechsler-Reya heads the Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.

June 12, 2018 09:37 AM PDT

On this week’s Tech Nation, Andreas Weigand, former chief scientist at Amazon, and author of “Data for the People.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Marshall Summar, Director of the Rare Disease Institute and Chief of Genetics and Metabolism at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. They talk about treating rare diseases in the very young, and the efforts to support families, local pediatricians and the patients themselves, nationwide and around the world.

June 06, 2018 04:27 AM PDT

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with …

Ray Dalio, the founder and co-chair of Bridgewater Associates, which he founded 40 years ago in his 2 bedroom apartment. Today it is recognized as the world’s largest hedge fund. His mental processes, his values and how he sees the world are all part of his book “Principles: Life and Work”.
Then on Tech Nation Health, the biotechnology of CRISPR. We hear from Katrine Bosley, the President & CEO of Editas Medicine. This is a new kind of therapeutic.

May 30, 2018 01:15 AM PDT

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with …

Stanford History professor Tom Mullaney about “The Chinese Typewriter”. And on Tech Nation Health, we celebrate the Summer of Love. Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft follows the recreational drugs through today with new therapeutics. And Amit Munshi, the President & CEO of Arena Pharmaceuticals tells us about their many drug candidates, including one sourced from cannabinoids.

May 22, 2018 09:37 AM PDT

Moira speaks with journalist Jason Fagone talks about Elizebeth Smith Friedman, a pioneer in codebreaking, from World War I to rumrunners to drug smuggling to the famous Enigma machine. His book is “The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies.”

Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Marco Taglietti, President and CEO of Scynexis, talks about their work in serious invasive fungal infections.

May 18, 2018 06:04 AM PDT

On this week’s Tech Nation, Michael Shermer talks about “Heavens on Earth – The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia.” We’ll find out who believes – or does not believe – in an afterlife.

Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Carl Ware, from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, talks about viruses, cancer and autoimmune diseases.

May 09, 2018 12:10 PM PDT

On this week’s Tech Nation, how technology has enabled the economies of scale to trickle down to everyone. Hemant Taneja, a managing director at the venture capital firm General Catalyst talks about “Unscaled – How AI and the Next Generation of Upstarts are Creating the Economy of the Future.”
And on Tech Nation Health, understanding more about our immune systems – and how they change as we age. We’ll hear from Dr. Thomas Olin, the CEO of Kancera from Stockholm, Sweden. And the Maker Movement in Healthcare. Chief Correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about the niche of MakerNurse and his own experience developing a new surgical tool.

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