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Cool Science Radio - March 16, 2017

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John and Lynn’s  first guests this morning are Eric Miller, CEO and Dana Kunz, Chief Operating Officer for Avi-on a company that designs and builds simple blue-tooth controls for home automation. Once headquartered in California, Avi-on has moved to Park City. . The 2nd guest this morning is Dr. Michael Osterholm who has written Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs. In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics inevitable.

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.