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moderntek:

Fencing at Stanford, a Kzsu Interview:

ured an introduction by Stanford’s Fencing Head-Coaches Lisa Posthomus and George Pogosov.  This was followed by an interview with Alex Massialas and Maestro Greg Massialas, both of whom are Olympic fencing athletes.  Alex will compete this weekend (Oct 17-19) in the Men’s Foil World Cup in San Francisco.  Good Luck! 

Many of Alex’s Stanford friends and coaches are going to cheer for him this weekend. 
We were joined after that by Melody Lowman and Christopher Lowam from the Stanford FencingAssociation.
For details please visit Modern Tek News’ website.  To listen to this interview, please click here.

moderntek:

In this interview, Dr. Kennedy discussed his vision for improving education at Stanford, while he was President of Stanford from 1980 - 1992. Dr. Kennedy also discussed how as Editor-in-Chief of Science, he helped popularize science and climate change. Dr. Kennedy also discussed why he thinks Stanford could help UC Berkeley and other UC Schools increase their budget from the State of California.

In this interview Dr. Kennedy talked about the significance of the visits by  Russian President Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth and French President Mitterand to Stanford.  

Dr. Kennedy received many honors and awards.  The latest recognition came from Stanford which named it’s newest graduate residential complex The Kennedy Complex.  Dr. Kennedy visited the Kennedy Complex and told KZSU why he thinks it’s a great building,

Dr. Kennedy’s interview is available Modern Tek News and from this link.

moderntek:

KZSU interviewed Congressman Mike Honda:

In his interview with KZSU, Congressman Honda discussed his plans to help reduce the gap between the rich and the poor in the US. He also discussed his record to help his constituents in Silicon Valley - California’s District 17.  Congresman Honda visited Stanford many times and in his interview he mentioned how much he admired the research that is done at Stanford’s Linear Accelerator, SLAC.

Congressman Honda is a lifetime educator and in this interview he mentioned how he worked to reduce the interest rate on student loans. 

Congressman Mike Honda also mentioned that we need to think of good education as a civil right and all children are entitled to a good education.

To read more about this interview, please visit Modern Tek New’s website.  To listen to the interview, please click here.

Congressman Honda is running for re-election this November.  For more information about his campaign, please click here.

moderntek:

KZSU’s Interview about Solar Cars and the Future of Solar Vehicles with:
In this interview, President Toledo who will run again for re-election in Peru in 2016 discussed his plans to use solar energy in Peru and his vision to help the poor in Peru and how he will look for alternate fuels to decrease Peru’s dependence on oil.  Dr. Richard Swanson who founded Sunpower while teaching engineering at Stanford University discussed his vision for solar fuels that will reduce the amount of oil we use in transportation today and how that will help solve climate change.  Stanford’s Solar Car Team hosted the event and their Team Lead, Guillermo Gomez talked about their plans to improve their solar car for the next solar car race in 2015.
This interview was broadcast in September, 2014 and is available from this link.

moderntek:

In his interview with KZSU, Dean Arjay Miller talked about why he came to Stanford University after serving as President of Ford Motor Company, why he started the Public Management Program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and why he helped create the California Public Policy Institute.  Arjay also discussed climate change and why he is optimistic that some of Stanford’s MBA graduates will help mitigate climate change.  This interview was broadcast in 2014 and is available from this link

moderntek:


In his interview with KZSU, Dr. Joseph Wu discussed his lab’s research on Cardiac iPS Cells and how they are pioneering an iPS Cell Biobank where patients can store their stem cells.  These stem cells would be used to help treat genetic heart disease and could also be used for drug screening and discovery.  Dr. Wu said that they initially need 1,000 volunteers to donate only 10 cc of blood each so that they could have initial data for the iPSC biobank.  Dr. Wu added that the 1,000 limit is a number restricted by the current funding level for the project.   In the second part of the interview Dr. Wu discussed how his lab’s research on the iPSCs will impact personalized medicine in the next few years.  At the end of the interview, listeners will find out how high school students can volunteer to work at the Wu Lab and other science labs at Stanford.
Dr. Wu recently received many awards including the 2014 ARR Distinguished Investigator Award.

​This interview was broadcast on KZSU in August, 2014.  It can be downloaded from this link.

moderntek:

Ernie Rideout, Marketing Director of the Stanford Jazz Festival talked to us about this year’s Jazz Workshops and some of the  jazz musicians and artists who will perform at the festival this year.  Ernie’s interview is here.

Our interview with the great jazz guitarist, Larry Coryell is available from this link.  Larry discussed his new opera, War and Peace which he composed based on Tolstoy’s masterpiece.   War and Peace will be permiere in Slovenia later this year and the CDs will be available in December, 2014.
Dena Derose will sing songs from her new album We Won’t Forget You, A Homage to Shirley Horn.  Dena Derose interview will be broadcast this week on KZSU and will be available from this link.  To see Dena Derose at this year’s festival, please click here.

moderntek:

Stanford Professor Chris Gerdes 
Discuss Driverless Cars at Stanford & In Latin America:
In their interview on KZSU, President Alejandro Toledo, former President of Peru (2001 - 2006) and Professor Chris Gerdes, who heads Stanford’s efforts in building automous vehicles, discussed how driverless cars will increase safety and reduce the amount of energy we use in driving.  President Toledo will campaign to be re-elected as President of Peru in 2016. if elected, President Toledo told us that he would like to build scientific cities where many scientists from Stanford and Latin America will work.  President Toledo and Professor Gerdes also discussed how driverless cars could be used in Peru and Latin America and how to start thinking of solving some of the urban planning problems in crowded cities in Peru and in Latin America.
For more information about Stanford’s Car Projects, please click here.  The photos above were taken during President Toledo’s visit to Stanford’s Dynamic Design Lab.
This interview was broadcast in July, 2016 and is available from this link.
elizaonair:

Talk across the U.S. this week has highlighted American religious relationships – whether it’s banning certain forms of contraception or excommunicating an advocate for women priests, the conversation has centered on how humans interpret what they say are God’s commands.
How do we tell when God is talking to us? This week the Peninsula Report is returning to a story about when God Talks Back, first broadcast in 2012.

Tanya Luhrmann is a Professor in the Anthropology Department here at Stanford University. She’s also a writer who studies the way people experience God and the supernatural, in the United States and abroad. Sometimes, when you hear God’s words you h ave a psychiatric illness. Other times, you’re just a member of a local evangelical community, right here in Palo Alto.
She visited the Peninsula Report to talk about her recent book, When God Talks Back, and to describe her experience of joining the Vineyard Church in Palo Alto. She joined the congregation of a charismatic, evangelical faith group, one where people experience a profoundly real, and audible, higher power.

Listen here, and tune in each week on 90.1 FM KZSU Stanford.
http://soundcloud.com/the-peninsula-report/
when-god-talks-back

elizaonair:

Talk across the U.S. this week has highlighted American religious relationships – whether it’s banning certain forms of contraception or excommunicating an advocate for women priests, the conversation has centered on how humans interpret what they say are God’s commands.

How do we tell when God is talking to us? This week the Peninsula Report is returning to a story about when God Talks Back, first broadcast in 2012.

Tanya Luhrmann is a Professor in the Anthropology Department here at Stanford University. She’s also a writer who studies the way people experience God and the supernatural, in the United States and abroad. Sometimes, when you hear God’s words you h ave a psychiatric illness. Other times, you’re just a member of a local evangelical community, right here in Palo Alto.

She visited the Peninsula Report to talk about her recent book, When God Talks Back, and to describe her experience of joining the Vineyard Church in Palo Alto. She joined the congregation of a charismatic, evangelical faith group, one where people experience a profoundly real, and audible, higher power.

Listen here, and tune in each week on 90.1 FM KZSU Stanford.

http://soundcloud.com/the-peninsula-report/ when-god-talks-back

moderntek:

Dr. Eduardo Maraban, Director Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute discussed the current Phase 2 Heart Stem Cell Clinical Trials at Cedars-Sinai which are underway in 2014.  Dr. Maraban described how Phase 1 Clinical trial showed that heart stem cells can help repair heart tissue damaged during heart attacks.  Cedars-Sinai is leading the effort for the Phase 2 ALLSTAR Clinical Trial.  If patients would like more information about the trial, Dr. Maraban suggested they visit the Capricor Therapeutics, the biotech company that is in charge of this study.    We also talked about why not many women are included in clinical trials associated with heart disease and how the Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai is planning to change that.

If you’re curious about how heart stem cells work, we recommend this video "Stem Cells Help Regenerate Damaged Heart"  which shows the results Phase 1 Trial had when it was conducted in 2009.

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This interview was broadcast on KZSU in June, 2014.  It can be downloaded from this link.