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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.
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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.

moderntek:

KZSU interviews Stanford Professor Anthony Ricci  about how we perceive sound:

Stanford, Professor Ricci discussed Stanford’s Ricci Lab’s work to understand, restore, repair and protect hearing. We talked about their latest research that revolutionized the way scientists understand hearing by proving that adaptation and hearing is independent of Calcium; Dr. Ricci pointed out why this is significant and how it will change the way scientists might look for cures for hearing loss in the future..  Here is a summary of this research..
Dr. Ricci also talked about the other research efforts that his lab is currently working on at Stanford to help understand and help cure hearing loss.  He also had advice on how we can try to protect our ears from high noise levels.
Dr. Ricci’s interview was broadcast in June, 2014 and is available from this link.

elizaonair:

In this week’s complete episode, our own reporter expat, Amanda Demetrio, connects Silicon Valley to World Cup fever in Brazil. 
Peninsula Press Reporters Alexandra Peers and Grayson Badgley report: local governments in the Bay Area have begun to recognize extreme weather events, sea level rise, prolonged heat waves and drought, are they doing enough?

And Tobin Asher reports on how cities and water agencies negotiate the price consumers pay at the water tap, with East Palo Alto as our local example.

Listen here, and tune in each Thursday on 90.1 FM KZSU Stanford, streaming online at kzsulive.stanford.edu.

elizaonair:

In this week’s complete episode, our own reporter expat, Amanda Demetrio, connects Silicon Valley to World Cup fever in Brazil.
Peninsula Press Reporters Alexandra Peers and Grayson Badgley report: local governments in the Bay Area have begun to recognize extreme weather events, sea level rise, prolonged heat waves and drought, are they doing enough?

And Tobin Asher reports on how cities and water agencies negotiate the price consumers pay at the water tap, with East Palo Alto as our local example.

Listen here, and tune in each Thursday on 90.1 FM KZSU Stanford, streaming online at kzsulive.stanford.edu.

moderntek:

KZSU Interviews Mr. Phil Knight, Nike’s Co-Founder & Chairman

In this interview, Mr. Knight discussed his original vision for Nike and how it changed since 1964. He also talked about innovations at Nike and how wearable technologies, like Nike’s Fuel Band, will change Nike, When asked about whether Nike will have the Back to the Future power laces in 2015,he laughed and said “stick around” and added “we might.”  To listen to the interview, please click here.

moderntek:

Robert Klein, who conceived of and led the campaign for Proposition 71 which created California’s Stem Cell Agency, gave KZSU an interview about the success of the stem cell research in California.    Mr. Klein talked about some of the stem cell clinical trials that are under way to find cures for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy, macular degeneration, ALS and other diseases.  To find out more these clinical trials, please visit California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.   Mr. Klein also discussed how the Americans for Cures Foundation  plans to work with the public to advance stem cell research in the future. 

California’s stem cell researchers are working with scientists from 15 other countries.  To find out their latest breakthroughs, Mr. Klein suggested attending the meeting held by International Society for Stem Cell Research.  This meeting will be in Canada in June, 2014.
This interview will be broadcast on KZSU in May, 2014 and is available from this link.

moderntek:

Professor McKeown’s group at Stanford helped invent Software Defined Networking - SDN, a technology which will revolutionize computer networks.  In his interview with KZSU, Professor McKeown described how SDN started, its future and the many opportunities that exist for entrepreneurs and innovators in this field.
Professor McKeown’s interview was broadcast on KZSU in May, 2014 and is available from this link.

moderntek:

Dr. William Brody, President of the Salk Institute and Stanford Univesity Trustee, talked to KZSU about how students can position themselves to be different and stand out, how we can raise funding for scientific research as well as personalized medicine. To listen to the interview on KZSU, please click here.