TechNation Radio Podcast

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TechNation Radio hosted by Dr Moira Gunn
April 18, 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.
April 13, 2018
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.
April 4, 2018
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.
March 28, 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.
March 21, 2018
On this week’s Tech Nation, Psychologist Dr. Guy Winch. He tells us the science behind “How To Fix A Broken Heart”. Then non Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us about his work as a pediatric oncologist.
March 13, 2018
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.
March 9, 2018
On this week’s Tech Nation, 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.
March 1, 2018
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.
Feb. 21, 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 (Kam-inettes), 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.
Feb. 14, 2018
On this week’s Tech Nation, 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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