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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. JUSTIN REICH, Director of the Teaching Systems Lab at MIT and host of the podcast, TeachLab. His book is “Failure to Disrupt … Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent DR DANIEL KRAFT tells us that we are having an “Infodemic”.…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Levi Garraway, the Chief Medical Officer of Genentech about FDA approvals for treatments in two very rare diseases - SMA - Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and NMOSD - Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder. Then Dr. Thomas Rando, Co-Founder of Fountain Therapeutics, a Professor at Stanford University Schoo…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder and CEO of Square – that little gadget that plugs into a smartphone and any vendor can take your credit card. He’s written “The Innovation Stack … Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time”. Then on BioTech Nation, Chris Nave, the Managing Director of Brandon Capi…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with a company that paused its work on Hepatitis B to focus on treatments for COVID. Dr. Lawrence Blatt, the CEO of Aligos Therapeutics joins Moira to talk about their idea for treating COVID. Then, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us that all COVID vaccines are not the same, an…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the late David Graeber, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics and an early architect of the Occupy Wall Street movement. With his recent, unexpected passing, this archive Tech Nation interview was recorded shortly before Occupy Wall Street coalesced. Moira speaks with him about h…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Patrick Yang, Chair and Co-Founder, Acepodia. They’ve just treated their first human. Their treatment? For HER-2 positive cancer - it can be anywhere in the body. Then writer, poet, writing critic, and writing coach - Joan Gelfand. Her 2018 book, “You Can Be a Winning Writer”, can help you write tha…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Tech Nation’s former biotech correspondent David Ewing Duncan about his new book - “Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human Robot Future.” Then Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us how robotics are replacing surgeons, and McAfee’s Gary Davis, expands on those massive thefts of online credentials – they are for sal…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with STEPHEN MARTIN and JOSEPH MARKS, the authors of “Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why”. From the neuroscience of it, to the human behavioural characteristics – being human can be challenging. And did you know you had a personal data lake? Tech Nation regular contributor Gary Davis, the Ch…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, ANDREW MARANTZ talks about what social media is doing to the information we consume … and perhaps more importantly, the information we believe. His book is Antisocial – Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. Then, in biotech, DR. PAUL-PETER TAK, the CEO of Kintai Therapeutics …
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, ADRIAN SHAHBAZ, Research Director for Technology and Democracy at Freedom House, and ALLIE FUNK, a Research Analyst focusing on the global impact of network information. They discuss the Freedom House report “Freedom on the Net 2019 – The Crisis of Social Media”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, DR. DANIEL KR…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, the global supply chain of … recycled goods. Adam Minter talks about “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale.” Then in biotech, former University of Southern California professor Bob Ladner CEO of CV6 Therapeutics, moved his cancer research group from the beaches of Santa Monica to Belfast, Northern Ireland. C…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with UC San Francisco professor Dr. Louise Aronson talks about a new stage of life: Elderhood, – Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimaging Life. With modern technology, it lasts longer than anyone imagined. Also, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Daniel Kraft talks about the Internet of Medical…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with journalist Oliver Broudy about his book “The Sensitives - The Rise of Environmental Illness and Search for America’s Last Pure Place.” Then in biotech, a San Diego company who pivoted from treating parainfluenza and influenza to target COVID … and they started in Wuhan, China. Moira speaks with Dr. Stan…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Tanuj (“Ta-nooj”) Mohan, the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Enlighted, a Siemens Company based in Silicon Valley. Smart technology may bring us back to safe workplaces - from social distancing, to automatic contact tracing, overly crowded points of contact, and more. Then Tech Nation Health …
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Karoly (Kah-rowl-ii) Nikolich, the Co-Founder and CEO of Alkahest. He describes how they are targeting certain proteins to address the degenerative conditions we develop as we age. Then, Dr. Tony Fiorino from electroCore tells us about their device which may alleviate the pain of cluster headaches, …
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with What if we could just get the antibodies from all the various strains of COVID-19, put them together and get them in an IV drug? Well, that’s exactly what Gigagen has done. Today, when Moira speaks with geneticist David Johnson, its co-founder, President and CEO of Gigagen. Then, your skin micro biome -…
 
USF professor and development economist Bruce Wydick about “Shrewd Samaritan - Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving Our Global Neighbour”. Which poverty intervention programs work, and which don’t? Then the global health challenge of the bacteria H. Pylori and its role in stomach ulcers and gastric cancer. Gilead Raday, COO of RedHill Biopharma…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, journalist Sonia Purnell talks about the spycraft of Virginia Hall, an American in Occupied France during World War II. Her book is called “A Woman of No Importance.” Then Dr. John Haurum (ha-RUMM) from F-Star in Cambridge, England describes their approach to creating cancer drugs, and Tech Nation Health Chief Correspond…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, what we lose if we go to driverless cars. Moira speaks with Matthew Crawford about his book: “Why We Drive … Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road”. Then Yochi Slonim, CEO of Anima Biotech, talks about the path from your DNA to producing proteins, and the potential for new drugs.…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Steven Johnson with “Enemy of All Mankind … A True Story of Piracy, Power and History’s First Global Manhunt.” It’s a 17th century story that’s rife with insights for today. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about food as medicine – it might be steamed vegetables … or could that be chocol…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, how exactly did Edward Snowden deliver those classified government documents into the hands of the media? Former Washington Post investigative journalist Bart Gellman, currently writing for The Atlantic, talks about his book: “Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Matt Ridley, columnist from The Times of London on science, the environment, and economics, and author of “How Innovation Works – And Why It Flourishes in Freedom”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft leads the COVID-19 Response Task Force for the XPrize Pandemic Alliance.…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, learning to draw on the radio! Dan Roam, the founder of The Napkin Academy, invites us to make simple drawings showing what the COVID-19 pandemic looks like to each of us. They’ll also talk about his writer’s workshop and how he’s writing his upcoming book– “The Pop-Up Pitch” – he’s inviting all nonfiction writers to wri…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, the first Google radio interview with Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin from the year 2000. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft gives us insights into where Google is today in the area of healthcare and groundbreaking research – from Google Health, to Calico, Verily Life Sciences, Goo…
 
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