11pm - 12am
Dr. Moira Gunn examines the impact of technology on our lives.
Tech Nation is the sole national weekly radio program on the impact of technology, and its weekly BioTech Nation segment enjoys the same status in the area of biotech issues.
More than simply radio, the family of Tech Nation programs seeks to educate the public on the issues of science and technology. They demonstrate that all aspects of our lives are affected, and to make reasonable decisions, we must understand much, much more - as individuals, as communities, as nations and as a global society.
About the host:
Dr. Gunn's weekly commentaries touch all aspects of our lives in these unpredictable times. The intriguing story of the building the BioTech Nation segment and the leading issues facing us all in the arena is described in Dr. Gunn's book "Welcome to BioTech Nation...My Unexpected Odyssey into the Land of Small Molecules, Lean Genes, and Big Ideas."
In over 2,000 in-depth interviews, Dr. Gunn has engaged with recognizable people from every venue: From business leaders like Intel's Andy Grove to emergent tech guru's like Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin, from the old guard of science such as Linus Pauling and Crick and Watson to our new generation of scientists like Dr. Pam Marrone, the etymologist who single-handedly created the first certified organic agribusiness pesticide and received the EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Award for her efforts.
An early career at NASA included large-scale scientific computation and global communications. She has subsequent robotics engineering work in place at IBM, Morton Thiokol, United Technologies/Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed-Martin, Rolls-Royce and the U.S. Navy. As well as a technical patent in conjunction with two USDA nutrition scientists in the area of nutrition measurement systems.