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    RESPONDING to TRUMP 

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    If you’re working to build a healthier and more just society, and want your ideas and your good works to achieve greater impact, let me help you tap the unique power of narrative.

    pointing-reversed My path – teaching, acting,  screenwriting, music and film producing, facilitating, in-depth interviews – has led me full circle again to teaching, through speeches and workshops. After 15 years of radio interviews with visionary thinkers and doers – I now produce and host Disruptive, a podcast for Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
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    I draw on all those experiences to help you develop more engaging narratives and tell more compelling stories. Listen here
    Let’s connect to explore how we might work together to change the world.
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    RESPONDING TO TRUMP
    Opens w 15 minute commentary
    Eddie Kurtz, Courage Campaign
    Colby Devitt, Standing Rock
    Replay of last week’s show, so no Inauguration references.


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    How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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    DISRUPTIVE podcast: Fluorescent In Situ Sequencing

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    Up till now, sequencing couldn’t be done on intact cells nor provide spatial information. Now Harvard’s Wyss Institute has developed FISSEQ, a genesequencing technology that simultaneously reads sequences of thousands of RNAs and visualizes their 3D coordinates within cells and tissues. It could lead to earlier cancer diagnosis, help us understand embryonic development, and map neurons of the brain. George Church, Rick Terry, and Shawn Marcell are featured in the latest episode of my podcast with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

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  • Free Forum – RESPONDING TO TRUMP Eddie Kurtz, Courage Campaign – Colby Devitt, Standing Rock First NEW SHOW since 2014. Opens w 15 minute commentary.

    After hosting and producing this show for 17 years, I stepped away from recording new live interviews nearly two years ago, but I couldn’t resist commenting about Trump’s election and our path forward confronting his administration. The Courage Campaign is spearheading resistance in California with a mix of online and ground organizing and action. Colby Devitt shares her experience at Standing Rock and her work in the campaign to divest from banks funding the pipeline.

  • Tap the Unique Power of Story and Narrative

     

     


     

     
     
    In this podcast, I go solo. Rather than interviewing others, I share with you the best of the work I do to help organizations develop more engaging narratives and tell better stories. Learn why narrative is uniquely powerful as well as the recipe for a good story – whether in a Hollywood screenplay or a one-to-one conversation. 

  • Disruptive #7: FISSEQ – Fluorescent In Situ Sequencing

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    Until recently, to analyze many mRNAs simultaneously, scientists had to grind cells to a pulp, which left them unable to pinpoint those mRNAs within the cell. Developed by a team at the Wyss and Harvard Medical School, FISSEQ allows scientists to pinpoint thousands of mRNAs and other types of RNAs at once in intact cells, and stands to revolutionize clinical diagnostics and drug discovery.

    Listen and subscribe to Disruptive on Soundcloud, iTunes, or Google Play.

    http://harvard.wyss.edu

    Disruptive #7 Transcript

  • Disruptive#6: Rapid, Low-cost, Paper-based Test for Zika

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    In early May, a rapid, low-cost, freeze-dried, paper-based, strain-specific diagnostic system for detection of the Zika virus was introduced by an international team of researchers led by James Collins of Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. The core of the test kit is a piece of paper that changes color in the presence of Zika virus RNA and produces results in two to three hours. University of Toronto biochemist Keith Pardee says that it should cost less than a dollar per test. And, according to Collins, in response to a new outbreak, a custom tailored diagnostic system could be ready for use within one week’s time.
    In this 53-minute podcast, I speak with Collins and Pardee, and explore how they did it, what they learned, and what this might mean for the future. Listen and subscribe to Disruptive on SoundcloudiTunes, or Google Play.

    http://wyss.harvard.edu

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  • Disruptive #5: Molecular Robotics – Building with DNA

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    DISRUPTIVE – the podcast from Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

    We’re learning to take advantage of properties of DNA that have served nature well- but in ways nature may have never pursued. We build with it. We tap its capacity to carry information to enhance our ability to explore the inner life of cells.

    In this episode, Wyss faculty members William Shih, Wesley Wong and Peng Yin share what it’s like being on the frontier of science, explain how and why they program DNA, and consider potential applications of their work.

    http://wyss.harvard.edu

    Disruptive: Molecular Robotics transcript