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Former Stanford President John Hennessy:
In his interview, Stanford's President John Hennessy, Stanford's 10th President, discussed Stanford University's plans plans to deal with the continuing federal budget cuts to scientific research. To listen to President Hennessy's interview on KZSU, please click here.
Dr. Vint Cerf, Google VP and Chief Internet Evangelist:
Our new interview with Dr. Vint Cerf (the father of the Internet) focused on how to prevent a Digital Dark Age, the Interplanetary Internet and how to ensure the security of our appliances that are connected to the Internet. This interview was broadcast in July, 2015 and is available from this link.
Dr. Cerf's 2013 interview is available from this link.
Former Stanford Trustee, Dr. William Brody:
Dr. William Brody, Former President of the Salk Institute and Stanford University Trustee, and former President of Johns Hopkins, discussed his course, Uncommon Sense, in which he taught students how to stand out and be noticed. Dr. Bordy also discussed the promise of personalized medicine and what we need to do to get adequate funding for scientific research. To listen to the interview on KZSU, please click here.
Our April, 2015 Interview with Professor Chomsky is available from this link. Professor Chomsky discussed President Obama's new nuclear deal with Iran, the role of the US in the Middle East and Cuba and why the US media does not report accurately on all the US policies overseas. We talked about how NAFTA hurt Mexico's economy and helped increase immigration from Mexico to the US.
Our 2013 interview with Professor Noam Chomsky is available from this link. In this interview, Professor Chomsky discussed the media, Occupy Wall Street and Scientific Research in America.
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."
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. Dr. Kennedy's interview is available from this link.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Opera talked to KZSU about San Francisco Opera’s new, exciting production of Two Women which will premiere in June, 2015. Mr. Gunn is also a member of Stanford University’s Board of Trustees, we took this opportunity to discuss his vision for Stanford, Stanford Hospital and Stanford Research and some of the opportunities that students can find in the field of biotechnology.
Dr. Kathleen Rubins, Stanford PhD ’06, the first astronaut to sequence DNA aboard a spacecraft is the 46th American woman (& 60th woman) to go to space. In her interview on the ISS, Dr. Rubins described her experiments on the ISS with Kevin Cool, editor of Stanford Magazine.
To celebrate JetBlue's 20th Anniversary in August, 2018, we interviewed its Chairman, Stanford Professor Joel Peterson. We asked about what makes JetBlue successful, why its management team is terrific, why customers trust JetBlue and why JetBlue won the JD Power Award for more than a decade.
We also asked Professor Peterson about his book The 10 Laws of Trust as well as his leadership of the Hoover Institution at Stanford; Professor Peterson is Chair of the Board of Overseers, Hoover Institution.
Stanford Professor David Burns, renowned pioneer of advancing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), talked to KZSU about why CBT helps patients suffering from depression and anxiety. Dr. Burns discussed how he uses CBT techniques that he developed since the 1970s to cure patients with depression, often in just one three-hour session.
In this interview, we asked Dr. Burns to give us examples of how these CBT techniques work. They are described in his books, which include: Feeling Good - The New Mood Therapy and Feeling Good Together. For more information, please visit Dr. David Burns' Feeling Good website where he posts audio of some of his CBT therapy sessions with patients. The audio is free of charge.
Stanford Professor, Dr. David Burns, and The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Revolution:
20 Years with JetBlue (and the Future of Aviation):
Women in Space (and on the Moon by 2024 - vote for NASA Artemis):
Dr. Barry Kerzin, founder, Altruism in Medicine Institute:
KZSU's Interview with Dr. Barry Kerzin, Physician to HH Dalai Lama about Pandemic:
Dr. Barry Kerzin gave KZSU this interview from Dharmsala in April 2020 to share HH The Dalai Lama's message of using Compassion to help deal with the 2020 pandemic. Dr. Kerzin shared his advice on how to cope in these trying times,and discussed some of the Compassion programs that his Altruism in Medicine Institute teaches around the world to physicians, nurses, teachers as well as the police force in Pittsburgh, PA and other groups.
Simon Lau talked to KZSU about how Otter.ai is revolutionizing Speech-to-Text! Otter.ai can help Zoom users with Close Captioning and real-time transcription of their online meetings. Why is this important? Because it helps people who have hearing loss easily follow meetings. Otter also helps students transcribe and summarize lectures, helps managers and doctors take notes, and has so many other applications.
Otter.ai, a small startup in the Bay Area, achieved the impossible goal of beating Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa and this other speech-to-text app from Google.. How did Otter.ai do it? They trained their speech-to-text engine to understand long conversations, not short commands, they did it in about 4 years and if you listen to Simon;s interview, you will find out why a small and smart company can achieve great things.
With this pandemic, more people are quickly finding out how Otter.ai and speech-to-text can help make education and work, much easier, and more productive.