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Labeled the "Grand Dame of Tech Talk" by Wired Magazine, Moira Gunn is best known as the host of National Public Radio's "TechNation: Americans & Technology", as well as a weekly columnist on Knight-Ridder's

On her weekly program, Gunn interviews technological innovators, as well as everyday people who are coping with the new wired world. Her guests have ranged from business leaders like's Jeff Bezos to political and cultural figures such as Senator John McCain and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to top scientists and science writers, including Sir Francis Crick and Stephen Jay Gould.

Gunn is a popular commentator on life in the technology age. Her weekly insights are available in both print and audio on the Web at and air nationally and internationally on National Public Radio.

Gunn is also a frequent guest on CNN, ZDTV and San Francisco's public television station, KQED. She is regularly asked to speak on a range of topics, including the impact of cyberspace on society, economic opportunities on the Internet and her experience as a woman in the fields of science and technology.

A former NASA scientist and engineer, Gunn has served as a member of the Awards Selection Committee for the Space Technology Hall of Fame and is currently on the board of directors of the Tech Museum of Innovation. She holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an M.A. in computer science, as well as a technical patent in human nutrition.


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