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                                                                                       Dr. Moira Gunn

Recent Programs


Air Date: October 29, 2019

F-Secure logo On this week’s Tech Nation, MIKKO HYPPÖNEN, the Chief Research Officer at F-Secure. Cybersecurity in the world today, as well as Hypponen’s Law. Then, the new approach taken with first Post-Partum depression drug. DR. JEFF JONAS, the CEO of Sage Therapeutics, tells us how it just may work for depression in general. And finally, why do these drugs cost so much? MIKE ABRAMS from Numerof and Associates explains.

Air Date: October 22, 2019

Martin-Marks - Messangers 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 behavioral characteristics – being human can be challenging. And did you know you had a personal data lake? Tech Nation regular contributor GARY DAVIS, the Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee, tells us how to take care of it.

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Air Date: October 15, 2019

Pratt - Link On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Computer Scientist DR. LORIEN PRATT about “Link … How Decision Intelligence Connects Data, Actions, and Outcomes for a Better World.” Then DR. SETH LEDERMAN, the CEO of Tonix Pharmaceuticals, tells us about how PTSD affects the brain, its relation to sleep, and how it may treated some 9 years after the initial trauma. If you have experienced trauma, and PTSD, you may qualify for one of their clinical studies.

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Air Date: October 8, 2019

Goodavage - Doctor Dogs On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with journalist MARIA GOODAVAGE. Following her books “Soldier Dogs” and “Secret Service Dogs”, her latest is “Doctor Dogs, How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine.” And ever wonder why those popular genetic tests don’t say you definitely will get a medical condition, but rather they cite a likelihood? A probability? DR. TARA NICKERSON from Maze Therapeutics explains it, as well as how their work is looking to create new therapies in the future.

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Air Date: October 1, 2019

Handler - Bottle Grove On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the author known best to you as LEMONY SNICKET, or rather his adult self: DANIEL HANDLER. They talk about his latest adult novel: “Bottle Grove”, and a different take on the San Francisco of today. Then Moira speaks with two different female engineers. BRIANNA WRONKO, the founder and CEO of Group K Diagnostics, is looking to create immediate response diagnostics. And DR. ERICA SMITH, the Vice President of Business Development for Tools4Patient, tlaks about removing the placebo effect - the impact of a positive response to a drug, even when the patient received nothing.

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Air Date: September 24, 2019

red ninja logo On this week’s Tech Nation, it’s all about data – who’s collecting it, and why, and how it can serve us, and maybe not. LEE OMAR from Red Ninja talks about smart cities around the world, and the art of listening before you build. Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT shows us we can crowdsource medical questions, while Tech Nation Regular Contributor GARY DAVIS reminds us that we love free stuff, and we pay for it with our data. Then KRISHNAN NANDABALAN, the CEO of InveniAI sees continued value in the data used for drug approval after the drug is approved.

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Air Date: September 17, 2019

Jewell - the man who wouldn't die On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist MATT RICHTEL turns tech noir thriller fiction writer with the pseudonym A B Jewell, in “The Man Who Wouldn’t Die” - from Silicon Valley values to venture capital lingo to the habits of the newly tech rich in San Francisco. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about the health benefits of Ambient Technology – the technology all around that you think is doing one thing, but could do another. Like keep you in good health …

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Air Date: September 10, 2019

Wydick - Shrewd Samaritan On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with USF professor and development economist BRUCE WYDICK about “Shrewd Samaritan - Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving Our Global Neighbor”. 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 talks about a treatment in their pipeline and a plan on how to avoid creating antibiotic resistance.

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Air Date: September 3, 2019

UCSF logo  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 Things, while DR. CRYSTAL ICENHOUR, the CEO of Aperiomics, talks about identifying hard-to-diagnose medical conditions by looking at the DNA of microorganisms in your body.

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Air Date: August 27, 2019

Tversky - Mind in Motion On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Stanford emerita psychology professor BARBARA TVERSKY. She talks about “Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought”, how the mind can override perception, how feeling comes before logic, and how we organize things in our world the way we organize our minds.

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Air Date: August 20, 2019

BIO logo On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the committed people who lead the biotech industry. Physician-entrepreneur DR. JEREMY LEVIN chairs BIO, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and also works on the rare disease Angelman Syndrome at Ovid Therapeutics. JIM GREENWOOD, the CEO of BIO, asks “What’s the right thing to do?” about the price of drugs and everyday people. While BIO Vice Chair, PAUL HASTINGS, is also the CEO of Nkarta Therapeutics. With Senior Vice President, NADIR MAHMOOD, they’re working with Natural Killer cells to fight cancer.

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Air Date: August 13, 2019

Duncan - Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human Robot Future 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 sale and they are out there … on the Dark Web – yes, he explains that, too.

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Air Date: August 6, 2019

Gates Foundation Logo On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. SUE DESMOND-HELLMAN, the CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and DR. PENNY HEATON, CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, also called Gates MRI. Then scientist-entrepreneur DR. JAKE GLANVILLE, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Distributed Bio, talks about developing a universal flu vaccine.

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Air Date: July 30, 2019

The Weather Company logo On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the people who predict the weather - TODD HUTCHINSON, the Director of Numerical Weather Prediction at The Weather Company, and CAMERON CLAYTON, the General Manager of Watson Media & Weather. And another question – what’s in the food we eat? And where did it come from? Moira speaks with BRIGID MCDERMOTT, Vice President of IBM Food Trust. From one field to one processor to one supermarket, technology can keep tiny problems tiny.

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Air Date: July 23, 2019

Osso VR logo On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Surgeon DR. JUSTIN BARAD, the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR. They help surgeons to learn new medical techniques better. And another MD, DR. DANIEL CHAO co-founded Halo Neuroscience to improve any activity requiring repetitive motion – from athletes to musicians to people recovering strokes and even surgeons.

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Air Date: July 16, 2019

Keck School of Medicine logo  Sensoria logo  On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with we’re talking about pain. Podiatric surgeon DR. DAVID ARMSTRONG, a Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and DAVIDE VIGANO, CEO of Sensoria, talk about the long term effect of diabetes on the feet, and how to prevent and help heal problems. DR. SHAI GOZANI, the President and CEO of NeuroMetrix, talks about their solution for treating chronic pain, and a study of pain sufferers in the face of the opioid crisis.

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Air Date: July 9, 2019

Andrews - Info We Trust On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with data storyteller RJ ANDREWS, the author, “Info We Trust: How to Inspire the World with Data.” Then on Tech Nation Health, ALI FATTAY, the CEO of Curis, talks about moving cancer treatments from the most common method - infusions - to pills. And chief correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT discusses Circadian Medicine – paying attention to your Circadian rhythm turns out to be important, even in the modern Healthcare.

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Air Date: July 2, 2019

McKenzie - Insane Mode On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with New Zealand journalist, HAMISH MCKENZIE about his book: “Insane Mode – How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil”. Then on this week’s Tech Nation Health, testing for Alzheimer’s Disease long before any outward symptoms appear. CARLO MEDICI, CEO of Alzeca describes their efforts, and our chief correspondent, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, talks about the ability to control technology with voice and how it will significantly impact medicine.

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Air Date: June 25, 2019

Roam - Draw to Win On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DAN ROAM, the founder of The Napkin Academy and author of “Draw To Win”. And on Tech Nation Health, a new model for addressing genetically-driven diseases affecting a small number of patients. NEIL KUMAR is the CEO of Bridge Bio. And Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT reviews new technologies to determine the health status of our hearts.

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Air Date: June 18, 2019

Sema4 logo  On this week’s Tech Nation, DR. ERIC SCHADT, the Founder & CEO of Sema4 talks about the explosion of personal medical information, and how it could work for us in the future. Then on Tech Nation Health, work on a vaccine to treat Alzheimer’s … and potentially prevent it. DR. AJAY VERMA, Chief Medical Officer of United Neuroscience tells us how and why it might work. Then Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about The Age Wave.

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Air Date: June 11, 2019

Simon - Plight of the Living Dead On this week’s Tech Nation, Wired science journalist MATT SIMON and his book: “Plight of the Living Dead: What Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World – and Ourselves”. Who’s a parasite? Who’s a host to a parasite? And who might be controlled by one? Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT relates a story about a man and his smartwatch – it saved his life.

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Air Date: June 4, 2019

Lacanche logo On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with JEAN-JACQUES AUGAGNEUR, CEO of Lacanche, and Chef PATRICK BOISJOT, the Director of Export. It’s a story of technology and iron - from the Middle Ages through the French Revolution and the Industrial Age up until today - a “bespoke” French stove from a single, tiny village in remote France.

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Air Date: May 28, 2019

odell - how to do nothing On this week’s Tech Nation, JENNY ODELL, the author of “How to Do Nothing – Resisting the Attention Economy.” Then Tech Nation Chief Correspondent DANIEL KRAFT tells us about the World Health Organization’s new goals for technology. And Tech Nation regulator contributor, GARY DAVIS, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee explains those phone calls we get pretending to be the IRS.

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Air Date: May 21, 2019

rich - losing earth On this week’s Tech Nation, how we came to question climate change. To even question the science. What’s it all about? NATHANIEL RICH, journalist and author of “Losing Earth: A Recent History”, explains. Then Tech Nation Chief Correspondent DANIEL KRAFT talks about the age of the medical selfie.

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Air Date: May 14, 2019

calthorpe - urbanism in the age of climate change On this week’s Tech Nation, PETER CALTHORPE, co-founder of Urban Footprint, who focuses on sustainable urban growth and planning, and the author of “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change”. 

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Air Date: May 7, 2019

purnell - a woman of no importance 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 from F-Star in Cambridge, England describes their approach to creating cancer drugs, and Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about sleep – and upsides and downsides of all this technology.

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Air Date: April 30, 2019

Dehgan - The Snow Leopard Project On this week’s Tech Nation, DR. ALEX DEHGAN joins Moira to talk about “The Snow Leopard Project … and other Adventures in Warzone Conservation”. And we’ll from Tech Nation regular contributor, GARY DAVIS, the Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee – phishing is more than just an innocent-looking email in your inbox.

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Air Date: April 23, 2019

Sachs - Unsafe Thinking On this week’s Tech Nation, Fast Company columnist JONAH SACHS. His book is “Unsafe Thinking: How to Be Nimble and Bold When You Need It Most”. Then on Tech Nation Health, DR. TOM LOWERY from T2 Biosystems – their part in fighting life-threatening Sepsis. And DAVID DOMZALSKI from Foamix Pharmaceuticals talks about a new approach to America’s most common skin disorder: Acne.

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Air Date: April 16, 2019

Chang - Lean Impact cover On this week’s Tech Nation, ANN MEI CHANG, the Executive Director of Lean Impact, before a live audience at the Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Symposium at the University of San Francisco. Her book is “Lean Impact … How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good”. And JERRY SHEEHAN, the Deputy Director of the National Library of Medicine at NIH - the world’s largest medical library, founded in 1836 as a bookshelf in the office of the Army Surgeon General.

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Air Date: April 9, 2019

Bahcall - Loonshots On this week’s Tech Nation, Science/Tech entrepreneur SAFI BAHCALL. He’s written “Loonshots … How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries.” And French biotech - Sensorion Pharmaceuticals. Its president and CEO, NAWAL OUZREN, tells us about making progress in severe vertigo, sudden hearing loss, and hearing loss in children following treatment for cancer. Also, DANIEL DE BOER, the CEO of ProQR Therapeutics, talks about their approach to treat genetic diseases, including as childhood blindness. We’ll learn how it works, and why it’s safe.

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Air Date: April 2, 2019

Wolf - Reader, Come Home On this week’s Tech Nation, cognitive scientist MARYANNE WOLF and her book: “Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, neuroscientist DR. MARK GURNEY, CEO of Tetra Discovery Partners, talks treatments for such challenges as Fragile X Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and traumatic brain injury.

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Air Date: March 26, 2019

F-Secure logo On this week’s Tech Nation, MIKKO HYPPÖNEN, the Chief Research Officer at F-Secure. Cybersecurity in the world today, as well as Hypponen’s Law. Then, the new approach taken with first Post-Partum depression drug. DR. JEFF JONAS, the CEO of Sage Therapeutics, tells us how it just may work for depression in general. And finally, why do these drugs cost so much? MIKE ABRAMS from Numerof and Associates explains.

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Air Date: March 19, 2019

Brown - Manual for Survival On this week’s Tech Nation, historian and MIT professor KATE BROWN talks about “Manual for Survival … A Chernobyl Guide to the Future”. She looks at the long term impact of Chernobyl – on humans, on the environment, on the politics of governments with nuclear capabilities, and even on international humanitarian organizations.

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Air Date: March 12, 2019

Higginbotham - Midnight in Chernobyl On this week’s Tech Nation, part I of a two-part series on Chernobyl: Then 9and Now. Journalist ADAM HIGGINBOTHAM, author of “Midnight in Chernobyl”, recounts what exactly happened at the time of the accident. Later in the show, VINCENT KEUNEN, the Founder and CEO of Andaman7, describes a new app to collect and manage your own medical records, and HELEN TORLEY of Halozyme returns to talk about a technology which reduces the time for infusion therapy.

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Air Date: March 5, 2019

Kawasaki - wise guy On this week’s Tech Nation, GUY KAWASKAI, the chief evangelist for Canva, and former chief evangelist of Apple, looks back on his life in “Wise Guy … Lessons from a Life”. Then PAT CONDO, CEO of NTENT, describes how our world is changing now that we can speak to the tech around us. HELEN TORLEY, President and CEO of Halozyme, explores how we might fight different aspects of a cancer, making existing cancer treatments more effective. Its first target – pancreatic cancer, with other cancers soon to follow.

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Air Date: February 26, 2019

Shermer - Heavens on Earth  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.

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Air Date: February 19, 2019

panasonic automotive logo On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks ANDREW POLIAK, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at Panasonic Automotive Systems America, about the human experience within self-driving cars, as well as cars of the future. Also, GARY DAVIS, the Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee talks about the human experience of security in our homes, while JENNIFER ERNST, the CEO of Tivic Health, reveals their electrical medical device - just approved by the FDA - to relieve sinus pain.

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Air Date: February 12, 2019

The Weather Company logo On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the people who predict the weather - TODD HUTCHINSON, the Director of Numerical Weather Prediction at The Weather Company, and CAMERON CLAYTON, the General Manager of Watson Media & Weather. And another question – what’s in the food we eat? And where did it come from? Moira speaks with BRIGID MCDERMOTT, Vice President of IBM Food Trust. From one field to one processor to one supermarket, technology can keep tiny problems tiny.

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Air Date: February 5, 2019

CES On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with three takes on what would work well in a Smart Home, the projected US trends in consumer technology – what you will likely buy this year, and a tiny chip that can monitor the air that we breathe.

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Air Date: January 29, 2019

Osso VR logo  On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Surgeon DR. JUSTIN BARAD, the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR. They help surgeons to learn new medical techniques better. And another MD, DR. DANIEL CHAO co-founded Halo Neuroscience to improve any activity requiring repetitive motion – from athletes to musicians to people recovering strokes and even surgeons.

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Air Date: January 22, 2019

Keck School of Medicine logo  Sensoria logo  On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with we’re talking about pain. Podiatric surgeon DR. DAVID ARMSTRONG, a Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and DAVIDE VIGANO, CEO of Sensoria, talk about the long term effect of diabetes on the feet, and how to prevent and help heal problems. DR. SHAI GOZANI, the President and CEO of NeuroMetrix, talks about their solution for treating chronic pain, and a study of pain sufferers in the face of the opioid crisis.

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Air Date: January 15, 2019

Andrews - Info We Trust On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with data storyteller RJ ANDREWS, the author, “Info We Trust: How to Inspire the World with Data.” Then on Tech Nation Health, ALI FATTAY, the CEO of Curis, talks about moving cancer treatments from the most common method - infusions - to pills. And chief correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT discusses Circadian Medicine – paying attention to your Circadian rhythm turns out to be important, even in the modern Healthcare.

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Air Date: January 8, 2019

McKenzie - Insane Mode On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with New Zealand journalist, HAMISH MCKENZIE about his book: “Insane Mode – How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil”. Then on this week’s Tech Nation Health, testing for Alzheimer’s Disease long before any outward symptoms appear. CARLO MEDICI, CEO of Alzeca describes their efforts, and our chief correspondent, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, talks about the ability to control technology with voice and how it will significantly impact medicine.

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Air Date: January 1, 2019

Pinker - Enlightenment Now On this week’s Tech Nation, Harvard professor STEVEN PINKER makes the case that we’re better off today than ever before. His book is “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT takes us beyond the hype on “artificial intelligence” in healthcare.

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Air Date: December 25, 2018

Purdue University logo On this week’s Tech Nation, we discover what science might do for Food, Energy, Water and the Environment in the Arequipa Valley of Peru. Purdue University geosciences professor TIM FILLEY describes their work. Then on Tech Nation Health, what the World Health Organization calls out as a burning need – healthcare management. STEVE SAMMUT joins us with a solution in Africa. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about electroceuticals - electricity as medicine.

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Air Date: December 18, 2018

David - Emotional Agility On this week’s Tech Nation, psychologist DR. SUSAN DAVID speaks on “Emotional Agility” as well as her TED Talk, “The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage”. Then on Tech Nation Health: The opioid crisis. Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT to brings us up-to-date with the surprising findings of a new study.

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Air Date: December 11, 2018

Agrawa - India Connected On this week’s Tech Nation, former CNN journalist and Managing Editor of Foreign Policy, RAVI AGRAWAL with “India Connected … How the Smartphone is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy.” Then, we’ll hear from JAMIE METZL on “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.”

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Air Date: December 4, 2018

D'Aveni - The Pan-Industrial Revolution On this week’s Tech Nation, how Global Trade will change with manufacturing turning to commercial-grade 3D printers. Dartmouth professor RICHARD D’AVENI is the author of “The Pan-Industrial Revolution – How New Manufacturing Titans Will Transform the World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, producing your own cells to deliver on the promise of Precision Medicine. STEVE BAGSHAW, the CEO of FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, explains what they do. And Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT gives us more insight on the announcement out of China of gene-edited babies.

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Air Date: November 27, 2018

Deepest Well - Harris On this week’s Tech Nation, DR. NADINE BURKE HARRIS, the CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, with her new book “The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about the microbiome, and how the right surgical intervention can change everything.

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Air Date: November 20, 2018

Quirky - Schilling On this week’s Tech Nation, NYU professor MELISSA SCHILLING talks about everyone from Albert Einstein to Steve Jobs and Elon Musk in “Quirky – The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World.” Then on Tech Nation Health, DR. CHRIS SMITH from the start-up, Q-Sera in Brisbane, Australia, tells us how the venomous Australian Brown snake lashed out at the wrong scientist.

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Air Date: November 13, 2018

Heath - The Power of MomentsHeath - The Power of Moment Moira speaks with Duke University Senior Fellow, DAN HEATH, about “The Power of Moments”. It turns out, we actually remember our life in slices of time. Then on Tech Nation Health, it’s the power of viruses – against cancer. Moira speaks with DR. HARRY GRUBER, the President for Science and Innovation at Tocagen about their genetically engineered viruses. Their first, glioblastoma, has received breakthrough therapy designation from the FDA. Tocagen is also working on colorectal, breast, lung, pancreatic and renal cancers, as well as melanoma. Dr. Gruber explains how the virus works.

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Air Date: November 6, 2018

Smith - The AI Delusion On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Pomona College professor GARY SMITH about how we humans are the intelligent ones .. and not computers. He de-hypes our expectations of Artificial Intelligence in “The AI Delusion”. Then on Tech Nation Health, a look at the global biotech industry, its accomplishments and its challenges. JIM GREENWOOD, the President & CEO of BIO, joins us to cover everything from scientific breakthroughs to plentiful jobs for the non-scientists among us.

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Air Date: October 30, 2018

Susskind - Future Politics On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with JAMIE SUSSKIND about his book: “Future Politics … Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech.” Then on Tech Nation Health, breakthrough science in the treatment of epilepsy. TONY COLASIN, the Co-Founder and CEO of Bloom Science, talks about the science Bloom is utilizing to develop new treatments.

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Air Date: October 23, 2018

McClelland - Silicon City On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with CARY MCCLELLAND about the significant impact of technology on San Francisco – which may be coming to your city, if it hasn’t already. Cary’s book is “Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley”. Then on Tech Nation Health, a potential new treatment for Proteus Syndrome, best known to you from the movie, The Elephant Man. It may also deliver benefits for endometrial cancer. DR. BRIAN SCHWARTZ is the Chief Medical Officer of Arqule.

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Air Date: October 16, 2018

Roam - Draw to Win On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DAN ROAM, the founder of The Napkin Academy and author of “Draw To Win”. And on Tech Nation Health, a new model for addressing genetically-driven diseases affecting a small number of patients. NEIL KUMAR is the CEO of Bridge Bio. And Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT reviews new technologies to determine the health status of our hearts.

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Air Date: October 9, 2018

Mazzucato - The Value of Everything On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. MARIANA MAZZUCATO a professor of the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London. Her book is “The Value of Everything … Making and Taking in the Global Economy”. Then on Tech Nation Health, TIM SHANNON from Canaan Partners discusses some terms with potential in the future of medicine: “protein degradation” and “synthetic lethality”. And Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT reviews the latest FDA approvals using AI.

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Air Date: October 2, 2018

Sema4 logo On this week’s Tech Nation, DR. ERIC SCHADT, the Founder & CEO of Sema4 talks about the explosion of personal medical information, and how it could work for us in the future. Then on Tech Nation Health, work on a vaccine to treat Alzheimer’s … and potentially prevent it. DR. AJAY VERMA, Chief Medical Officer of United Neuroscience tells us how and why it might work. Then Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about The Age Wave.

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Air Date: September 25, 2018

Simon - Plight of the Living Dead On this week’s Tech Nation, Wired science journalist MATT SIMON and his book: “Plight of the Living Dead: What Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World – and Ourselves”. Who’s a parasite? Who’s a host to a parasite? And who might be controlled by one? Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT relates a story about a man and his smartwatch – it saved his life.

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Air Date: September 18, 2018

Jones - The Big Ones On this week’s Tech Nation, how natural disasters shaped civilizations. Former USGS scientist, DR. LUCY JONES joins Moira to talk about her book: “The Big Ones”. Then on Tech Nation Health, treating medical conditions with a person’s own cells. NINA KJELLSON, Managing Partner, from Canaan Partners explains the challenges of car-T therapy in treating cancer patients, and Vericel’s GERARD MICHEL describes their work repairing cartilage in the knee and severe burns. Also, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT covers the Blue Button conference.

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Air Date: September 11, 2018

Leading Matters On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with JOHN HENNESSEY, chairman of the board of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. From computer science professor to President of Stanford University, he talks about his book: “Leading Matters: Lessons from My Journey”. Then, if you think the Internet is global with just the click of a mouse, think again. Moira speak with KEITH ROCKWELL, the Director of the Information and External Relations Division at the World Trade Organization. They’ll talk about what technology in the Cloud may mean to different nations.

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Air Date: September 4, 2018

Gates Foundation Logo On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. SUE DESMOND-HELLMANN, the CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and DR. PENNY HEATON, CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, also called Gates MRI. Then scientist-entrepreneur DR. JAKE GLANVILLE, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Distributed Bio, talks about developing a universal flu vaccine.

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Air Date: August 28, 2018

Lacanche logo On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with JEAN-JACQUES AUGAGNEUR, CEO of Lacanche, and Chef PATRICK BOISJOT, the Director of Export. It’s a story of technology and iron - from the Middle Ages through the French Revolution and the Industrial Age up until today - a “bespoke” French stove from a single, tiny village in remote France.

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Air Date: August 21, 2018

Wolf - Reader, Come Home On this week’s Tech Nation, cognitive scientist MARYANNE WOLF and her book: “Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, neuroscientist DR. MARK GURNEY, CEO of Tetra Discovery Partners, talks treatments for such challenges as Fragile X Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and traumatic brain injury.

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Air Date: August 14, 2018

Sachs - Unsafe Thinking On this week’s Tech Nation, Fast Company columnist JONAH SACHS. His book is “Unsafe Thinking: How to Be Nimble and Bold When You Need It Most”. Then on Tech Nation Health, DR. TOM LOWERY from T2 Biosystems – their part in fighting life-threatening Sepsis. And DAVID DOMZALSKI from Foamix Pharmaceuticals talks about a new approach to America’s most common skin disorder: Acne.

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Air Date: August 7, 2018

Five Stars by GalloOn this week’s Tech Nation, Forbes.com columnist CARMINE GALLO returns with “Five Stars … The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great”. Then on Tech Nation Health, DR. DAN GOLD, CEO of MEI Pharma, joins Moira to talk about the eight out of nine drugs which fail FDA clinical trials. MEI Pharma sees this as opportunity.

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Air Date: July 31, 2018

The Perfectionists - Winchester On this week’s Tech Nation, SIMON WINCHESTER joins us to talk about “The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, how do we test new medications on our immune systems? We’ll hear from DAVE JOHNSON from Gigagen about building synthetic immune systems outside our bodies to do just that. Also Chief Correspondent, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, talks about transformative technologies. 

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Air Date: July 24, 2018

mdlive-logo On this week’s Tech Nation, RICH BERNER, the CEO of MDLIVE, talks about access to physicians from your smartphone - 24/7. And on Tech Nation Health, Dr. JOHN BEADLE, the CEO of Psioxus, describes about how they build new viruses to target cancer cells, and JIM JOYCE, the CEO of Aethlon Medical, talks about filtering high-threat infectious viruses with their product: Hemopurifier.

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Air Date: July 17, 2018


Why - What Makes Us Curious On this week’s Tech Nation, DR. MARIO LIVIO and his book: "Why? What Makes Us Curious". And on Tech Nation Health, a look at rapid genome analysis for newborns in trouble. DR. STEPHEN KINGSMORE, the President and CEO of the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine tells us about their experience.

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Air Date: July 10, 2018

CES On this week’s Tech Nation, members of the CES 2018 panel “Who Owns Athlete’s Data?” DR. LESLIE SAXON, from the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and ERIC WINSTON, the President of the NFL Players Association. DAVE AUFHAUSER, Managing Director, Sports and Entertainment at Intel on the fan experience with live 360 Virtual Reality. And GUY KAWASAKI with a vision of our futures with autonomous vehicles.

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Air Date: July 3, 2018

Mitch Prinstein - Popular 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.

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Air Date: June 26, 2018

Before You Know It 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, 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.

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Air Date: June 19, 2018

A World of Three Zeros 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.

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Air Date: June 12, 2018

 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.

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Air Date: June 5, 2018

 RAY DALIO, the founder and co-chair of Bridgewater Associates, talks about his company, 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.

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Air Date: May 29, 2018

 Stanford History professor TOM MULLANEY discusses “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.

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Air Date: May 22, 2018

 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.

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Air Date: May 15, 2018

 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.

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Air Date: May 8, 2018

 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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Air Date: May 1, 2018

   On this week’s Tech Nation, SHIDAN GOURAN, the President of Global Blockchain Technologies, about the difference between Blockchain and Bitcoin, and what cryptocurrencies mean to traditional banking. Then on Tech Nation Health, a new technology aims to make a range of existing medications more effective. GEORGE YEH, President of TLC Bio, describes their first targets - Osteo arthritis and liver cancer. And Chief Correspondent, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, explores how global tech firms are addressing healthcare.

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Air Date: April 24, 2018

 On this week’s Tech Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times journalist MATT RICHTEL about his latest novel, “Dead on Arrival”. And on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT examines the reality and the potential of using drones in healthcare.

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Air Date: April 17, 2018

 On this week’s Tech Nation, we discover what science might do for Food, Energy, Water and the Environment in the Arequipa Valley of Peru. Purdue University geosciences professor TIM FILLEY describes their work. Then on Tech Nation Health, what the World Health Organization calls out as a burning need – healthcare management. STEVE SAMMUT joins us with a solution in Africa. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about electroceuticals - electricity as medicine.

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Air Date: April 10, 2018

 Psychologist DR. SUSAN DAVID speaks on “Emotional Agility” as well as her TED Talk, “The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage”. Then on Tech Nation Health: The opioid crisis. Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT to brings us uptodate with the surprising findings of a new study.

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Air Date: April 3, 2018

 Harvard professor STEVEN PINKER makes the case that we’re better off today than ever before. His book is “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT takes us beyond the hype on “artificial intelligence” in healthcare.

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Air Date: March 27, 2018

  On this week’s Tech Nation, a full complement of inventor/entrepreneurs from CES in Las Vegas. That would be CHRIS YOUNG, the CEO of McAfee, SJOERD PITSTRA, the Founder & CEO of Roader, CAROL STANINGER, the CEO of Ancer, and TAJ MANKU, the Co-Founder and CEO of Cognitive Systems. They are all motivated, come from Silicon Valley to Waterloo, Canada, from Florida and even Holland. CES is about innovating technology.

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Air Date: March 20, 2018

 On this week’s Tech Nation, Psychologist DR. GUY WINCH. He tells us the science behind “How To Fix A Broken Heart”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT tells us about his work as a pediatric oncologist.

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Air Date: March 13, 2018

 DR. NADINE BURKE HARRIS, the CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, with her new book “The Deepest Well … Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about the microbiome, and how the right surgical intervention can change everything.

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Air Date: March 6, 2018

 A full hour of Tech Nation Health, reimagining the future of health and healthcare with the emergence of new technologies. DR. DANIEL KRAFT, Chief Correspondent for Tech Nation Health talks about the future of Surgery and Other Interventions. Purdue Professor, DR. PHIL LOW, the Director of Purdue Center for Drug Discovery and Chief Scientific Officer of Endocyte, talks about why it’s hard to surgically remove all the cancerous tissue, and a technology that can change that. And DR. RICHARD KUHN, the Director of the Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease. He was the first to discover the structure of the Zika virus, and he compares it to other viruses, like Polio and HIV.

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Air Date: February 27, 2018

 NYU professor MELISSA SCHILLING talks about everyone from Albert Einstein to Steve Jobs and Elon Musk in “Quirky – The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World.” Then on Tech Nation Health, DR. CHRIS SMITH from the start-up, Q-Sera in Brisbane, Australia, tells us how the venomous Australian Brown snake lashed out at the wrong scientist.

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Air Date: February 20, 2018

 On this week’s Tech Nation, SIR MARK WALPORT, former Chief Science Advisor for the UK Government and soon, the first Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation – you may be surprised at the UK’s impact on our everyday technology. Then NPR’s lead digital education correspondent ANYA KAMENETZ, and her book, “The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media & Real Life”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent, DR DANIEL KRAFT talks about the rise of the individual inventor in health and wellness.

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Air Date: February 13, 2018

 ANDREW KEEN talks about “How to fix the Future”. And on Tech Nation Health, Dr. STEVE MENTO from Conatus Pharmaceuticals talks about our livers and their scientific work in treating NASH and Cirrhosis of the liver. Also, Chief Correspondent DANIEL KRAFT describes the social determinants of health. Yes, it makes a difference.

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Air Date: February 6, 2018

 A full hour of Tech Nation Health, reimagining the future of health and healthcare with the emergence of new technologies. DR. DANIEL KRAFT, Chief Correspondent for Tech Nation Health talks about the future of Surgery and Other Interventions. Purdue Professor, DR. PHIL LOW, the Director of Purdue Center for Drug Discovery and Chief Scientific Officer of Endocyte, talks about why it’s hard to surgically remove all the cancerous tissue, and a technology that can change that. And DR. RICHARD KUHN, the Director of the Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease. He was the first to discover the structure of the Zika virus, and he compares it to other viruses, like Polio and HIV.

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Air Date: January 30, 2018

 An overview of CES 2018 with RICK KOWALSKI, the Manager of Industry and Business Intelligence at the Consumer Technology Association. Going beyond gadgets, Arizona State professor CODY FRIESEN tells us how his company, Zero Mass Water, is building hydropanels, producing water from sunlight and air. In healthcare, DR. NEAL KASSELL talks about the global potential and the challenges of focused ultrasound.

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Air Date: January 23, 2018

 Members of the CES 2018 panel “Who Owns Athlete’s Data?” DR. LESLIE SAXON, from the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and ERIC WINSTON, the President of the NFL Players Association. DAVE AUFHAUSER, Managing Director, Sports and Entertainment at Intel on the fan experience with live 360 Virtual Reality. And GUY KAWASAKI with a vision of our futures with autonomous vehicles.

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Air Date: January 16, 2018

 AARON HOROWITZ and HANNAH CHUNG, Co-Founders of Sproutel and Designers of My Special AFLAC Duck, for children with cancer. Then on Tech Nation Health, DR. TODD BRADY, CEO of Aldeyra describes their work on a disease which affects one-third of people. It led to a new drug helping patients with a very rare disease - Sjögren -Larsson Syndrome.

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Air Date: January 9, 2018

 JARON LANIER talks about “Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality”. Then on Tech Nation Health, DR. HARTMUT EHRLICH, the CEO opf Abivax, describes their efforts to keep HIV undetectable for longer and longer periods, and Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT explores the future of going to the doctor.

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Air Date: January 2, 2018

 How video on your smartphone is the next generation of focus group. We'll hear from PATRICIA ROLLER, the CEO of Vidlet. Then on Tech Nation Health the link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease. DR. JEROLD CHUN is a Professor and Director of Neuroscience Drug Discovery at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.

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Air Date: December 26, 2017

 “The NPR Math Guy”, KEITH DEVLIN, tells us about Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, chief correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT tells us about the winners of the Qualcomm Tricoder Xprize - StarTrek medicine isn’t fiction any more.

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Air Date: December 19, 2017

 Former Google CEO and Alphabet Executive Chair, ERIC SCHMIDT and former Senior Vice President for Products, JONATHAN ROSENBERG talk about “How Google Works”. Then on Tech Nation Health, faster diagnostics for the 25 species of bacteria which cause Sepsis. JOHN MCDONOUGH, the CEO of T2 Biosystems, talks about their efforts in Sepsis and other new diagnostics for candida and Lyme disease.

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Air Date: December 12, 2017

 STEVEN JOHNSON discusses his book: “Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World.” Then on Tech Nation Health, chief correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about the future of cancer – its prevention, early detection and emergent treatments. And DR. NICLAS STIERNHOLM, the President & CEO of Trillium Therapeutics, tells us about identifying cancer cells so that the immune system can remove them.

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Air Date: December 5, 2017

 Moira speaks with UC Berkeley professor EDWARD ASHFORD LEE talks about “Plato and the Nerd: The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about the current state of Big Data in the healthcare field and DR. AJAY GUPTA from Rockwell Medical tells us about his work getting iron to very ill patients – from cancer to kidney failure to long term infections. The breakthrough came from scientific work almost two centuries old.

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Air Date: November 28, 2017

 Moira speaks with WALTER ISAACSON about his latest book “Leonardo Da Vinci”. After all these centuries, more information emerges. And on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT recaps the Exponential Medicine Conference 2017. And DR. KEN HORNE from Symic Bio talks about a common challenge: vein grafts in legs and arms.

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Air Date: November 21, 2017

 Moira speaks with Duke University Senior Fellow, DAN HEATH, about “The Power of Moments”. It turns out, we actually remember our life in slices of time. Then on Tech Nation Health, it’s the power of viruses – against cancer. Moira speaks with DR. HARRY GRUBER, the President for Science and Innovation at Tocagen about their genetically engineered viruses. Their first, glioblastoma, has received breakthrough therapy designation from the FDA. Tocagen is also working on colorectal, breast, lung, pancreatic and renal cancers, as well as melanoma. Dr. Gruber explains how the virus works.

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Air Date: November 14, 2017

 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

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Air Date: November 7, 2017

 Moira speaks with GARY SHAPIRO, the President of the Consumer Technology Association about technology and tech jobs in the US and globally. And where does all this innovation come from? Rice University music professor ANTHONY BRANDT and Stanford neuroscientist, DAVID EAGLEMAN look at “The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World”.

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Air Date: October 31, 2017

  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, 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.

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Air Date: October 24, 2017

  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.

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Air Date: October 17, 2017

 DEREK THOMPSON, a Senior Editor at The Atlantic describes his book “Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in the Age of Distraction”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. DANIEL KRAFT talks about the future of aging, longevity and technology in the near and more distant future, and on BioTech Nation, Dr. NATHANIEL DAVID, Founder & CEO of Unity Biotechnology talks about the role of “senescent” cells in aging.

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Air Date: October 10, 2017

 RAY DALIO is the founder and co-chair of Bridgewater Associates, which he began 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.

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Air Date: October 3, 2017

 Stanford history professor TOM MULLANEY discusses his book “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. Also, AMIT MUNSHI, the President & CEO of Arena Pharmaceuticals tells us about their many drug candidates, including one sourced from cannabinoids.

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Air Date: September 26, 2017

  DR. SETH LEDERMAN from Tonix Pharmaceuticals talks about military-related PTSD. Their drug has been fast-tracked by the FDA. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DANIEL KRAFT with JORDAN AMADIO describes the emergent technology in the field of neurosurgery, and DR. ELLIOT GOLDSTEIN from ProMIS Neurosciences discusses the particular kind of plaque that brings about Alzheimer’s.

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Air Date: September 19, 2017

 DR. TAJ MANKU is the Co-Founder of Cognitive Systems in Waterloo, Canada. Their product, AuraHome, enables in-home security with no gadgets to put on your windows and no need to arm it when you leave. Then a new segment on Tech Nation - Tech Nation Health! Where we reimagine the future of health and healthcare with the emergence of new technologies. DR. PATRICIA FLATLEY BRENNAN is the Director of the National Library of Medicine. She disscusses information available worldwide. Then chief correspondent for Tech Nation Health, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, talks about 3-D printing in medicine.

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Air Date: September 12, 2017

 DR. MARIO LIVIO discusses his book: "Why? What Makes Us Curious". On Tech Nation Health, a look at rapid genome analysis for newborns in trouble. DR. STEPHEN KINGSMORE, the President and CEO of the Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine tells us about their experience.

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Air Date: September 5, 2017

 Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times journalist MATT RICHTEL describes his latest novel, "Dead on Arrival". On Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT examines the reality and the potential of using drones in healthcare.

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Air Date: August 29, 2017

 DR. NORA VOLKOW, the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, talks about the grip of addiction and the opioid crisis - prescription opiates, heroin and fentanyl, synthetically-produced heroin. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR DANIEL KRAFT examines "misaligned incentives" in healthcare, and DR. CIARA KENNEDY, CEO of Amplyx Pharmacecuticals, tells us about treating life-threatening fungal infections.

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Air Date: August 22, 2017

 MARK WOLYNN is the Director of the Family Constellation Institute, and author of "It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle." Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT speaks to the new science of diet, and DR. EVAN SNYDER from the Sanford Burnham Prebus Medical Discovery Institute. They figured why Lithium works for Bipolar Disorder, and why that's important for all of us.

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Air Date: August 15, 2017

 DR. HERB NEEDLEMAN, from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, measured the impact of very low levels of lead on children. He discusses the results of his study - removing lead from household paint and putting unleaded gasoline in our cars. Then, another scientist who wanted research to reach the people who needed it - DR. PERRY NISEN, CEO of Sanford Burnham Prebus Medical Discovery Institute. And DR. OLIVER FETZER, CEO of Synthetic Genomics, enabling scientists to create unique DNA overnight in their own labs.

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Air Date: August 8, 2017

 CARMINE GALLO relates "The Story Teller's Secret." Turns out - there's a science to telling your story. Then on Tech Nation Health, there's more in your gut than bacteria. Case-Western University Professor MAHMOUD GHANNOUM and his son, AFIF GHANNOUM, the CEO of Pathobiome, about fungus. Decades of NIH-funded research tell us what they do, how they interact with the bacteria, and why that's important.

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Air Date: August 1, 2017

 If it looks like a newborn baby and moves like one and sounds like one, well, it just might be Super Tory, the newborn simulator from Gaumard Scientific. JIM ARCHETTO joins Moira to talk about Super Tory in detail. Then, speaking of what it takes to address complex engineering feats, DR. DANIEL MOTE, the President of the National Academy of Engineering. He joins Moira to talk about how everyone, one way or another, can be an engineer.

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Air Date: July 25, 2017

 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 we can improve it.

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Air Date: July 18, 2017

 DR SANDRA AAMODT discusses her book: “Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss.” Then on BioTech Nation, DR. EDUARDO ESQUENAZI, the Founder and CEO of Sirenas Marine Discovery, talks about bioprospecting for new drugs in the ocean.

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Air Date: July 11, 2017

 Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University, ROBERT CIALDINI is the author of “Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade”. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, the Chair of Medicine at Singularity University. He’s the Founder of Exponential Medicine, the annual fall conference each year in San Diego, which brings together people interested in the frontiers of medicine, and the technology that can drive it.

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Air Date: July 4, 2017

 DR. RITA COLWELL, the first woman to head the National Science Foundation. Today, she has founded and chairs CosmosID, a bioinformatics company on a mission to change how we diagnose disease. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. KEVIN JUDICE, President and CEO of DICE Molecules tells us why every medication can be delivered in pill form. And also DR. THOMAS HALLAM from Leading Biosciences.They discuss the work they are doing to intervene when a person goes into shock.

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Air Date: June 27, 2017

 EDWARD TUFTE, Yale University Professor Emeritus who is most widely known for this work in Data Visualization – and his books, including "Beautiful Evidence". Then on BioTech Nation, efforts to treat the rare genetic cardiovascular disorder – HCM. You will recognize it as the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes. TASSOS GIANOKAKOS, the CEO of MyoKardia, describes the condition, the impact on families and Myokardia’s approach.

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Air Date: June 20, 2017

 Neuroscientist DR. ALEX PANG about “Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less.” Then on BioTech Nation, the focus is Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Gunn speaks with KEVIN COX, CEO of Imanova about the ability to actually examine the state of the brain on a more routine basis, improving diagnosis and predicting the success or failure of drugs. Then, it’s DR. CHARLES STACEY, the President and CEO of Accera. The basis for their Alzheimer’s treatment centers on glucose uptake in the brain.

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Air Date: June 13, 2017

 ANDREAS WEIGAND, former chief scientist at Amazon, is the 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.

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Air Date: June 6, 2017

 A full hour of Tech Nation Health: reimagining the future of health and healthcare with the emergence of new technologies. DR. DANIEL KRAFT, Chief Correspondent for Tech Nation Health talks about the future of Surgery and Other Interventions. Purdue Professor, DR. PHIL LOW, the Director of Purdue Center for Drug Discovery and Chief Scientific Officer of Endocyte, talks about why it’s hard to surgically remove all the cancerous tissue, and a technology that can change that. And DR. RICHARD KUHN, the Director of the Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease. He was the first to discover the structure of the Zika virus, and he compares it to other viruses, like Polio and HIV.

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Air Date: May 30, 2017

 MIT professor Sherry Turkle about the psychological effect of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Her latest book is “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”. Then on BioTech Nation, in the pediatric area, diagnosing some behavioral problems and mental disorders by testing the immune system. Dr. Craig Shimasaki, the CEO of Moleculera Labs, explains their test and the science behind it.

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Air Date: May 23, 2017

  LARRY BRILLIANT, physician, technologist and best friend to Wavy Gravy, talks about helping to eradicate smallpox globally. He’s the author of “Sometimes Brilliant … The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History.” Then on BioTech Nation, correcting the underrepresentation of Latinos in testing pharmaceuticals and directly addressing the Zika virus in humans. Dr. KOSMAS KRESTOS, the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI) describes the efforts underway in Puerto Rico.

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Air Date: May 16, 2017

 Data Scientist Dr. CATHY O’NEIL discusses her book, “Weapons of ‘Math’ Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” Then on BioTech Nation, Dr. DAVID JOHNSON is the Founder, President & CEO of GigaGen. He describes a new approach to achieving health with a compromised immune system. Also on BioTech Nation, critically-ill newborns get the genetic information they need … and fast. GAVIN STONE is the Vice President for Marketing at EdicoGenome in San Diego.

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Air Date: May 9, 2017

 Neuroscientist DANIEL LEVITIN talks about how we can tell the difference between a simple lie and a weaponized lie. His book is “Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era.” Then on Tech Nation Health, chief correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT tells us about The Internet of Medical Things and what it can do for us.

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Air Date: May 2, 2017

  NOAH KONIG from Cambridge Cognition and BEN FEHNERT from The CTRL Group, talk about their new venture upping the game for wearables, Cognition Kit, measuring cognition along with the impact of medications, and opening up these measurements for others to develop applications.

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Air Date: April 26, 2017

  KEITH DEVLIN, “The NPR Math Guy”,  tells us about "Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, chief correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT tells us about the winners of the Qualcomm Tricoder Xprize - StarTrek medicine isn’t fiction any more.

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Air Date: April 19, 2017

 BRAD STONE from Bloomberg News talks about “The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World.” On Tech Nation Health, integrating the data from all our smartphones apps and exercise bands, and much more is DREW SCHILLER, the CEO of Validic. Every nation approves drugs, medical devices and even cosmetics differently - GREER DEAL, the Director of Global Regulatory Services, breaks it down.

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Air Date: April 12, 2017

   NYU marketing professor, ADAM ALTER describes the rise of addictive personal technology. Then on Tech Nation Health, chief correspondent, DANIEL KRAFT, talks about the cutting edge of stem cell therapies today and in the future, and Second Genome’s DR. KARIM DABBAGH links bacteria in the gut to the inflammation experienced in IBD, Irritable Bowel Disease.

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Air Date: April 5, 2017

 Former Google CEO and Alphabet Executive Chair, ERIC SCHMIDT along with former Senior Vice President for Products, JONATHAN ROSENBERG talk about “How Google Works”. Then on Tech Nation Health, faster diagnostics for the 25 species of bacteria which cause Sepsis. JOHN MCDONOUGH, the CEO of T2 Biosystems, talks about their efforts in Sepsis and other new diagnostics for candida and Lyme disease.

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Air Date: March 28, 2017

  This Special Edition of Tech Nation Health figures in both the NFL and Major League Baseball. First up is JIM JOYCE, CEO of Aethlon Medical and Executive Chairman of Exosome Sciences. Its blood test appears to identify CTE – Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy – in retired NFL players. Then Right Eye returns with improvements to its eye tracking diagnostics for medical conditions, and a new project with professional sports. BARBARA BARCLAY is the President of Right Eye, and DR. MELISSA HUNFALVAY is its Chief Scientific Officer. Then, Tech Nation Health’s chief correspondent, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, talks about disruption in medical care, all brought about by emerging technology.

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Air Date: March 21, 2017

  OLIVIA FOX CABANE and JUDAH POLLACK disscuss their book: “The Net and the Butterfly – The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking”.  Their exercises all source from breakthroughs in neuroscience. Then on Tech Nation Health, DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about the future of Neuroscience and Neuromedicine. On BioTech Nation, DR. ASHA DAS from Tocagen talks about their approach to treating brain tumors – it starts with a virus.

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Air Date: March 14, 2017

  In the second part of a two-part series on Digital Health, DR. RAJAIE BATNIJI describes how he became the Co-Founder and Chief Health Officer of Collective Health. It all started with a nightmare in filing health claims. Then on BioTech Nation is RIF PAMUKCHU, the CEO of RxMP Therapeutics. It’s about the technology of stopping blood loss.

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Air Date: March 7, 2017

 STEVEN JOHNSON, the author of “Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World” discusses his book. Then on Tech Nation Health, chief correspondent Dr. DANIEL KRAFT talks about the future of cancer – its prevention, early detection and emergent treatments. And Dr. NICLAS STIERNHOLM, the President & CEO of Trillium Therapeutics, tells us about identifying cancer cells so that the immune system can remove them.

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Air Date: February 28, 2017

 DEREK THOMPSON, a Senior Editor at The Atlantic, talks about his book “Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in the Age of Distraction”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. DANIEL KRAFT talks about the future of aging, longevity and technology in the near and more distant future, and on BioTech Nation, Dr. NATHANIEL DAVID, Founder & CEO of Unity Biotechnology talks about the role of “senescent” cells in aging.

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Air Date: February 21, 2017

 ALAN BURDICK, former senior editor at The New Yorker and National Book Award finalist, discusses his latest book: “Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Ken Horne, the CEO of SymicBio describes their efforts to better the long term results of angioplasty and a clinical trial for osteoarthritis in the knee. We’ll also hear from our chief correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT on the future of medical education. It’s not just doctors and nurses, but it’s also changing for everyday people.

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Air Date: February 14, 2017

 DANIEL LEVITIN, Dean of Social Sciences at the Minerva Schools at KGI, discusses his book “A Field Guide to Lies – Critical Thinking in the Information Age”. Then on BioTech Nation, the second installment in our two-part series on Women in biotech venture capital. It’s WENDE HUTTON, NINA KJELLSON and JULIE PAPANEK, all from Canaan Partners.

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Air Date: February 7, 2017

 Stanford Professor HANK GREELEY explains his book: “The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction”. Then on BioTech Nation, the winner of BIO’s Future Maker 2016 Award - Dr. HOWARD JACOBS from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Air Date: January 31, 2017

 Dr. Taj Manku, the Co-Founder of Cognitive Systems in Waterloo, Canada, discusses AuraHome, a system which enables in-home security with no gadgets to put on your windows – no need to arm it when you leave. Then a new segment on Tech Nation - Tech Nation Health! Where we reimagine the future of health and healthcare with the emergence of new technologies. Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan is the Director of the National Library of Medicine. She talks about information available worldwide. Then chief correspondent for Tech Nation Health, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about 3-D printing in medicine.

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Air Date: January 24, 2017

 Jim Barry from the Consumer Technology Association discusses the latest tech from CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Also, Andrew Thomas, the co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer for SkyBell, explains their product - a video doorbell which you monitor from anywhere. He also describes his transition from a person dissatisfied with his work life to becoming an entrepreneur.

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Air Date: January 17, 2017

 Dava Sobel, author of “Longitude” talks about her new book: “The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.” Then on BioTech Nation, Tom Kottler, the CEO of Healthprize Technologies, talks about strategies to get patients to take their prescribed medications. And Dr. Arnold Lippa, the Chief Scientific Officer of RespireRX reveals their multiple approaches to the respiratory problems relating to the overuse of opioids.

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Air Date: January 10, 2017

 DR. RITA COLWELL, Former Director of the National Science Foundation and Founder and Chair of CosmosID, explain the company's mission to change how we diagnose disease. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. KEVIN JUDICE, President & CEO of DiCE Molecules talks about its attempts to make biopharmaceutical drugs, normally infused into the bloodstream, into easy-to-take pills. Then DR. THOMAS HALLAM, Head of Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs at Leading BioSciences, talks about their efforts to intervene when a person goes into shock.    

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Air Date: January 3, 2017

 EDWARD TUFTE, Yale University Professor Emeritus, tells us about his work in Data Visualization – and his books, including "Beautiful Evidence". Then on BioTech Nation, efforts to treat the rare genetic cardiovascular disorder – HCM. You will recognize it as the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes. TASSOS GIANOKAKOS, the CEO of MyoKardia, tells us about the condition, the impact on families and Myokardia’s approach.

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Air Date: December 27, 2016

 Journalist BRIAN CHRISTIAN and UC Berkeley Professor TOM GRIFFITHS, the Director of the Computational Cognitive Science Lab discuss their book, “Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions”. Then on Biotech Nation, it’s all about Youth Rally, an annual camp for kids and teens with conditions of the bowel and bladder. We’ll hear from its chair, PAUL HASTINGS, who is also the President and CEO of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, as well as Youth Rally’s APRIL GIMLEN and EMILY MALLAR.  

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Air Date: December 20, 2016

 SC MOATTI speaks about her background with Facebook, Trulia and Nokia, and her book, “Mobilized …. An insider’s guide to the business and future of connected technology”. Then on BioTech Nation, how much do we know about the clinical trials behind drugs approved by the FDA? JENNIFER MILLER, the Founder and President of Bioethics, International and a professor at NYU Medical School, talks about the Good Pharma Scorecard.    

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Air Date: December 13, 2016  

 The founding executive editor at Wired magazine, KEVIN KELLY, discusses “The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future.” Then on Biotech Nation, looking for cancer cells in the blood. DR. PAUL DEMPSEY, Chief Scientific Officer of Cynvenio Biosystems talks about their technology and an ongoing clinical study of women with breast cancer.    

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Air Date: December 6, 2016  

 Neuroscientist DR. ALEX PANG is the author of “Rest … Why You Get More Done When You Work Less.” Then on BioTech Nation, the focus is Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Gunn speaks with Kevin Cox, CEO of Imanova about the ability to actually examine the state of the brain on a more routine basis, improving diagnosis and predicting the success or failure of drugs. Then, it’s Dr. CHARLES STACEY, the President and CEO of Accera. The basis for their Alzheimer’s treatment centers on glucose uptake in the brain.    

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Air Date: November 29, 2016  

 DR. ALEXANDRA HOROWITZ, the Director of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard is the author of “Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell.” Then on BioTech Nation, Dr. IGNACIO PINO, is the CEO of the next generation proteomics company, CDI, located in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.    

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Air Date: November 22, 2016  

 DR. SUSAN DAVID, a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School  tells us about “Emotional Agility” - what is it, how we can use, and what science can tell us about how it actually works. Then on BioTech Nation, DANIEL ZARR, CEO of Quark Pharmaceuticals. Their approach uses a part of the immune system called siRNA, and they are working on treatments for kidney damage following open heart surgery, damage to kidneys during the transplantation process, and sudden vision loss.    

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Air Date: November 15, 2016  

 BRIAN SAGER, the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Omnity, a search engine – not based on keywords, but search in the context of entire documents. Google isn’t going away – but your need to find information is growing. Then on BioTech Nation, the promise and challenges of cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Gunn speaks with DR. SEAN MCCARTHY, the CEO of CytomX Therapeutics.    

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Air Date: November 8, 2016  

 MIT professor SHERRY TURKLE about the psychological effect of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Her latest book is “Reclaiming Conversation … The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”. Then on BioTech Nation, in the pediatric area, diagnosing some behavioral problems and mental disorders by testing the immune system. DR. CRAIG SHIMASAKI, the CEO of Moleculera Labs, explains their test and the science behind it.    

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Air Date: November 1, 2016  

 LARRY BRILLIANT, physician, technologist and best friend to Wavy Gravy, about helping to eradicate smallpox globally. He’s the author of “Sometimes Brilliant … The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History.” Then on BioTech Nation, correcting the underrepresentation of Latinos in testing pharmaceuticals and directly addressing the Zika virus in humans. DR. KOSMAS KRESTOS, the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI) describes the efforts underway in Puerto Rico.    

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Air Date: October 25, 2016  

 GARY SHAPIRO, head of the Consumer Technology Association. He’ll tell us what’s coming up at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. STEVE MENTO, the CEO of Conatus Pharmaceuticals, talks about their efforts to treat NASH – Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and BILL NEWELL, the CEO of Sutro Biopharma, fills us in on their strategic approach to treating cancer. Their first target? B-cell lymphomas.    

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Air Date: October 18, 2016  

 PBS Nova columnist ANIL ANANTHASWAMY about “The Man Who Wasn’t There … Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self”. And on BioTech Nation, STEVE HURST, the President & CEO of Savant HWP. We hear about an emergent treatment for cocaine addiction, work in the tropical disease Leishmaniasis, and the unexpected link between addiction to dopamine in Parkinson’s patients.    

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Air Date: October 11, 2016  

 Data Scientist Dr. CATHY O’NEIL about her book, “Weapons of ‘Math’ Destruction … How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” Then on BioTech Nation, a new approach to achieving health with a compromised immune system. Dr. DAVID JOHNSON is the Founder, President & CEO of GigaGen. And critically-ill newborns get the genetic information they need … and fast. GAVIN STONE is the Vice President for Marketing at EdicoGenome in San Diego.    

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Air Date: October 4, 2016  

 DAN MOTE, the President of the National Academy of Engineering. They talk about the difference between technology and engineering. Then on BioTech Nation, SIR JOHN CHISHOLM, head of Genomics England and the 100,000 Genomes Project.    

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Air Date: September 27, 2016  

 ROSS KING, the author of Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lillies. Then on BioTech Nation, upping the game for wearables – NOAH KONIG from Cambridge Cognition and BEN FEHNERT from The CTRL Group, talk about their new venture, Cognition Kit. Measuring cognition along with the impact of medications, and opening up these measurements for others to develop applications.    

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Air Date: September 20, 2016  

 AL RAMADAN, DAVE PETERSON, and CHRIS LOCHHEAD, the authors of “Play Bigger - How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets”. Then on BioTech Nation, GEORGE YEH, the President of Taiwan-based TLC Biotherapeutics, tells us about their efforts to make treatments for Aged-related Macular Degeneration last longer, and Dr. CHUCK SHERWOOD, President & CEO of Anika Therapeutics, on how Anika is bringing three Osteoarthritis treatments, approved in Europe, to the US market.    

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Air Date: September 13, 2016  

 ROBERT CIALDINI, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, and author, “Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade”. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, the Chair of Medicine at Singularity University. He’s the Founder of Exponential Medicine, the annual fall conference each year in San Diego, which brings together people interested in the frontiers of medicine, and the technology that can drive it.    

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Air Date: September 6, 2016  

 DANIEL LEVITIN, Dean of Social Sciences at the Minerva Schools at KGI, and author of “A Field Guide to Lies – Critical Thinking in the Information Age”. Then on BioTech Nation, the second installment in our two-part series on Women in biotech venture capital. It’s WENDE HUTTON, NINA KJELLSON and JULIE PAPANEK, all from Canaan Partners.   

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Air Date: August 30, 2016  

 SHARON VOSMEK, the CEO of Astia, providing capital, connections, and guidance highly-innovative, women-led ventures around the globe. Then on BioTech Nation, the first of a two-part series on Women in biotech venture capital: DR. MARIANNE DE BACKER, the Vice President for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Janssen Business Development.    

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Air Date: August 23, 2016   

 Stanford Professor HANK GREELY about “The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction”. Then on BioTech Nation, the winner of BIO’s Future Maker 2016 Award - DR. HOWARD JACOBS from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama.    

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Air Date: August 16, 2016   

 DR. SANDRA AAMODT, the author of “Why Diets Make Us Fat … The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss.” Then on BioTech Nation, looking for new drugs … in the ocean. DR. EDUARDO ESQUENAZI, the Founder and CEO of Sirenas Marine Discovery, talks about bioprospecting.   

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Air Date: August 9, 2016    

 DR. SHAI GOZANI, President & CEO of Neurometrix. It’s about treating chronic pain with a small device strapped to your calf. Apparently … it’s all in your brain. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. THEODORA ROSS, the Director of Cancer Genetics Program at Southwestern Medical Center talks about cancer susceptibility genes. Her book is “A Cancer in the Family … Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance”  

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Air Date: August 2, 2016

 Tech Nation broadcasts from the International Biotechnology Conference, BIO 2016 in San Francisco. This week’s guests are JIM GREENWOOD, President and CEO of BIO, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, MIKE MAY, Editorial Director, Scientific American WorldView 2016, and YALI FRIEDMAN, its head of Data Analytics, ROGER CRYSTAL, the CEO of Opiant Pharmaceuticals, and GARETH WILLIAMS with Marks & Clerk International Intellectual Property Firm.   

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Air Date: July 26, 2016

 SC MOATTI about her background with Facebook, Trulia and Nokia, and her book, “Mobilized …. An insider’s guide to the business and future of connected technology”. Then on BioTech Nation, how much do we know about the clinical trials behind drugs approved by the FDA? JENNIFER MILLER, the Founder and President of Bioethics, International and a professor at NYU Medical School, talks about the Good Pharma Scorecard.    

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Air Date: July 19, 2016

  Journalist BRIAN CHRISTIAN & UC Berkeley Professor TOM GRIFFITHS, the Director of the Computational Cognitive Science Lab about their book, “Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions”. Then on Biotech Nation, it’s all about Youth Rally, an annual camp for kids and teens with conditions of the bowel and bladder. We’ll hear from its chair, PAUL HASTINGS, who is also the President and CEO of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, as well as Youth Rally’s, APRIL GIMLEN, and EMILY MALLAR.    

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Air Date: July 12, 2016

 The founding executive editor at Wired magazine, KEVIN KELLY, talks about “The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future.” Then on Biotech Nation, looking for cancer cells in the blood. DR. PAUL DEMPSEY, Chief Scientific Officer of Cynvenio Biosystems talks about their technology and an ongoing clinical study of women with breast cancer.   

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Air Date: July 5, 2016

  Johns Hopkins professor DR. DAVID LINDEN about “Touch … The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind.” Then on BioTech Nation, ANTHONY RAESIDE, the Head of Research at The Evaluate Group in London. He’ll preview the global pharmaceutical industry and give us a look ahead to 2020, and on BioIssue of the Week with David Ewing Duncan, it’s President Obama’s announcement about a precision medicine initiative.   

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 Air Date: June 28, 2016

  MIT professor DAVID MINDELL about “Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy.” He’s out to dispel the “persistent misconceptions about robots.” Then on BioTech Nation, PAUL PERRAULT, the CEO of CSL Behring, on their long history from the Spanish flu a century ago to Hemophilia today, and SHANE KOVACS from PTC Therapeutics, on nonsense mutations and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.    

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Air Date: June 21, 2016

 DR. CHARLOTTE JACOBS, the author of “Jonas Salk: A Life”. They re-visit 1950’s America under the threat of Polio – what did science know and what had it gotten wrong? Then on BioTech Nation, JAY LICHTER, co-founder of Otonomy,  tells us about his diagnosis of Menieres disease, and how, as a venture capitalist, he decided to start a company to find better treatment options on the spot.    

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