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Cool Science Radio - October 8, 2015

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Cool Science Radio's first guest stepping away from the Future in Review Conference is Con Slobodchikoff, author of Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals. Slobodchikoff is CEO of Animal Communications Ltd. and the director of the Animal Language Institute. The name of the panel that he will be heading at the Conference is “The Patterns of Language: Using Computers to Communicate with Other Species.”

The next guest  is  Brett Horvath, the co-founder of  Scout, which combines investigative reporting with near-term science fiction.  Scout covers the intersection of technology, economics, and morality. Brett is a technologist, writer, and community organizer.  He has a background in big data, machine learning, risk modeling, and technology policy.  

Finally on the show, Evan Anderson, Director of Marketing, Strategic News Service; and Director of Research, INVNT/IP and author of Theft Nation: How IP Theft Drives the Chinese National Business Model, and Its Effect Upon the Global Economy. The name of the panel that Evan is heading at the Conference is, “Behind the China Crash: How China Makes Money.”

 

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.
John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.
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