The Kamla Show - Andy Hertzfeld

SILICON VALLEY PIONEERS: ANDY HERTZFELD PART-2

From our 5-part series on Silicon Valley Pioneers meet Andy Hertzfeld known as “software wizard” at Apple computers. In Part-2 of our conversation we pick up the threads and discover Hertzfeld’s thoughts on kindness and empathy, how he came to be known as software wizard, how he came to work on Apple’s Macintosh project and… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show: Bill Atkinson on Apple, Macintosh and Steve Jobs

SILICON VALLEY PIONEERS: BILL ATKINSON ON APPLE’S MACINTOSH, LISA & MORE

Bill Atkinson was part of the team that created the original Macintosh at Apple computers. In Part-2 of our conversation Atkinson shares what it was like to work with Steve Jobs on the Lisa project. He shares the backstory of how Quickdraw and MacPaint were created and what it was it like working for Apple… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show with Dr. Arghavan Salles on Women in STEM TV Series

WOMEN IN STEM: DR. ARGHAVAN SALLES

From our Women in STEM TV series meet Dr. Arghavan Salles who is currently a Scholar in Residence at School of Medicine, Stanford University. She is a medical doctor, a surgeon, and an activist. Her research focus is on  on gender equity and physician well-being. In our one-on-one conversation Dr. Salles talks  about her life… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Kamini Dandapani on Women in STEM TV Series

WOMEN IN STEM: KAMINI DANDAPANI

From our  Women in STEM TV series meet Kamini Dandapani, who was senior director of engineering at Linkedin when we taped our conversation. She was at LinkedIn for nearly 6 years, where she lead the infrastructure and productivity team for LinkedIn’s application. In March 2020 Dandapani joined AirBnB as director of engineering for developer platform.… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Women in STEM - Myra Nawabi

KRCB PBS STATION IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AIRS OUR NEW SEASON OF WOMEN IN STEM SERIES

KRCB PBS station in Northern California starts airing our new season of Women in STEM from Silicon Valley. The 4-part series debuts on Sunday, April 4, 2020 on KRCB. Our first guest is Myra Nawabi, who came as a young refugee from Afghanistan to the US. We talk to her about her journey to America… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show: Bill Atkinson on Apple, Macintosh and Steve Jobs

SILICON VALLEY PIONEERS: BILL ATKINSON ON APPLE, MACINTOSH & STEVE JOBS

Meet Bill Atkinson from our 5-part series on Silicon Valley Pioneers. Atkinson was part of the team that created the original Macintosh at Apple computers. Atkinson’s contributions include Hypercard, dropdown menu, Macintosh paint and other innovative features for Apple’s User Interface. Atkinson is an entrepreneur, author and a nature photographer. In Part-1 of our conversation Atkinson… Continue Reading


Women in STEM TV Series: Dr Kristina Yu of Exploratorium

WOMEN IN STEM: DR. KRISTINA YU OF EXPLORATORIUM

From our Women in STEM TV series meet Dr. Kristina Yu, Director of the Living Systems Department at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The Exploratorium is a unique museum that spans science, technology and arts and offers a wide variety of interactive exhibits as well as learning tools for students, teachers and adults. How did Dr. Yu… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show Women in STEM TV Series

NEW WOMEN IN STEM SERIES – SILICON VALLEY’S HIDDEN FIGURES

We have a new 4-part Women in STEM from Silicon Valley. The four hidden figures in our new series of Women in STEM are Myra Nawabi, Kamini Deshpande, Kimberly Wiefling and Dr. Arghavan Salles. The series  starts airing on Utah’s UEN TV on Mondays at 9.30 pm MT and repeats on Fridays at 4.30 am MT.… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Women in STEM TV Series Dr. Jun Axup

WOMEN IN STEM: DR. JUN AXUP ON WHY SCIENTISTS ARE RELUCTANT TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS

From our Women in STEM TV series meet Dr. Jun Axup, PhD. She is scientific advisor and partner at Indiebio accelerator. Dr. Axup trained as a scientist, who went on to become an entrepreneur and is interested in helping scientist become entrepreneurs. We wondered why are scientists reluctant to become entrepreneurs and Dr. Axup gives… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show Women in STEM TV Series

WOMEN IN STEM: MIKU JHA of AgSHIFT

From our Women in STEM TV series meet Miku Jha, CEO and Founder of AgShift in Silicon Valley.  This is a highlight of our extended conversation with Jha where she explains how her startup is helping address food quality and food waste issue in the food industry. One-third of available good goes to waste in… Continue Reading


Linda Pouliot on The Kamla Show

WOMEN IN STEM: LINDA POULIOT

From our Women in STEM TV series meet Linda Pouliot, who is an entrepreneur and investor in Silicon Valley. She co- founded 2 robotics company. The first one was Neato that made a home cleaning robot and the second company is Dishcraft, which was in stealth mode when we recorded our conversation. In 2019 Dishcraft… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: HADIYAH MUJHID of HBCUvc

Hadiyah Mujhid is founder and CEO of HBCUvc, a not-for-profit organization that helps black students learn about entrepreneurship and venture capital. The organization works with Historical and Black Colleges and Universities in the US and the goal is to promote diversity in tech entrepreneurship and venture capital. We sat down to speak with Mujhid to… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: DR. SANDRA FABER

Dr. Sandra Faber is Professor Emerita and former chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). We asked her on how women have progressed in the field of science and technology over the years. “In my field there has been a big improvement,” points out Dr. Faber.… Continue Reading


Vince Wilbur Jr and Erin Davis

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

Director Stanley Nelson’s new  documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool makes for an absorbing watch. Nelson uses rare archival footage, photos and interviews with musicians to paint us a complex picture of this famous and complicated musician and composer. The film is named after the 1957 seminal album Birth of Cool, which is considered as an… Continue Reading


San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary Aug 9-11, 2019

The annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is back for 3 days from Aug 9 through Aug 11, 2019. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the festival and is studded with a wonderful line-up of music. The festival will be held in downtown San Jose spread across different stages and venues like the Main… Continue Reading


Dr. Julie Yu of Exploratorium on The Kamla Show in Women in STEM TV series

WOMEN IN STEM: Dr. JULIE YU OF EXPLORATORIUM, PART-1

Science, education and teaching is what Dr. Julie Yu is passionate about and that is what keeps her engaged in her role as a Senior Scientists at the Exploratorium, San Francisco.   We bring you a 2-part conversation with Dr. Yu. We sat down with her to find out how she developed an interest in… Continue Reading


Lois Vossen on The Kamla Show

SNEAK PEEK: LOIS VOSSEN OF INDEPENDENT LENS

Lois Vossen is executive producer at Independent Lens, PBS in San Francisco.  This clip is a highlight of our upcoming 2-part interview with Vossen, who shares how she grew up in a farm in Minnesota and never dreamt that one day she would be living in San Francisco and working with filmmakers. Imagine her utter… Continue Reading


TRACY EDWARDS & THE FIRST ALL-FEMALE SAILING TEAM IN WHITBREAD RACE

 Tracy Edwards is a trailblazer, who was the captain of the first all-female sailing crew that sailed around the world. This was in 1989 when Edwards and her crew successfully participated and completed the Whitbread race. They sailed for 9 months and were the first all-female crew to sail in this race. The name of… Continue Reading


Kamlashow-Atkinson-Hertzfeld

WHUT TV BROADCASTS OUR 5-PART SERIES WITH BILL ATKINSON & ANDY HERTZFELD

WHUT-TV,  PBS station in Washington DC is airing our 5-part series with Silicon Valley pioneers Andy Hertzfeld and Bill Atkinson. You can watch the series in July on Wednesday nights 8.30 pm EST.  Here is the schedule: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – Bill Atkinson Part-1 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – Bill Atkinson Part-2 Wednesday, July… Continue Reading


Kamla Show - Karen Allen Interview

KAREN ALLEN ON MARION RAVENSWOOD, ANIMAL HOUSE, COLEWELL & TEXTILE DESIGN

Karen Allen is an actor, director and a textile designer. We caught up with Allen at 2019 SFFILM in San Francisco where her new film Colewell by director Tom Quinn had its world premier. Colewell is a poetic film with a touch of melancholy on how economic change is re-shaping small towns in rural America.… Continue Reading


MARC PORAT ON INFORMATION ECONOMY & GENERAL MAGIC

Marc Porat is an entrepreneur, venture capitalists and co-founder of General Magic. He coined the phrase “information economy.” In this wide ranging interview we talk to Porat on information economy and the frontier of privacy and how he came to co-found Genera Magic in 1990 and why he thinks Silicon Valley reminds him of Florence… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show on KCOS-TV, El Paso PBS Station

KCOS-TV PBS STATION IN EL PASO IS BROADCASTING OUR WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH SERIES

, KCOS-TV, PBS station in El Paso, Texas is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Technology in Silicon Valley  series.  On Thursday, May 16, 2019 you can watch our conversation with Hadiyah Muhjid, Founder and CEO of HBCUvc. Mujhid is a software engineer, who worked for corporations before becoming an entrepreneur. And on… Continue Reading


KAREN ALLEN ON ANIMAL HOUSE

Karen Allen got her first acting role in National Lampon’s Animal House, an iconic 1978 comedy directed by John Landis. We got an opportunity to ask Allen how she got to be a part of Animal House that became a box-office hit. After National Lampon’s Animal House Allen went on to act in many feature… Continue Reading


The White Crow

FILM NOTES: ASK DR.RUTH, THE WHITE CROW & LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

Ask Dr. Ruth, The White Crow and Long Day’s Journey Into Night are three of the films that are currently playing in a theatre near you in the US. Two of the films are biopics and the third is a moody film noir from China. Director Ryan White’s biopic Ask Dr Ruth makes for an interesting watch.… Continue Reading


PBS NORTH COAST IS BROADCASTING SEASON 2 OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH SERIES

PBS North Coast in Eureka, Northern California is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Technology in Silicon Valley series. You can watch the series on Sundays at 3.30 pm PST and Tuesdays at 5.30 hmm PST. A big thank you to PBS North Coast for broadcasting Season 2 and Season 1 of… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show on WHUT TV

WHUT TV IN WASHINGTON DC IS BROADCASTING OUR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECH SERIES

PBS station WHUT/Howard University in Washington DC is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Technology in Silicon Valley series. You can catch the series on Wednesday nights at 11.30 pm EST on Channel 32 in Washington DC. A big thank you to WHUT for broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science… Continue Reading


Tony Misch - The Kamla Show

TONY MISCH ON HIDDEN FIGURES AT LICK OBSERVATORY, ALBERT EINSTEIN & JOHANNES KEPLER

Tony Misch is director of Lick Observatory Historical Collection projects  Lick Observatory located in Silicon Valley  is a historic observatory and  one of the oldest observatories in western USA. In this conversation we talk to him about the early women astronomers – the “hidden figures of Lick Observatory,” and the important role of the  observatory in… Continue Reading


Filmmaker Pete Nicks on The Kamla Show

FILMMAKER PETE NICKS ON “THE FORCE” PART-2

We bring you a 2-part conversation with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Pete Nicks. He is the chief storyteller of Open’hood, an Oakland-based non-profit organization. Story telling is one of the best ways to connect with your community shares Nicks. This San Francisco Bay area-based filmmaker is making a trilogy of films on Oakland, California. Each film… Continue Reading


DR. MICHAEL MERZENICH ON BEING A SCIENTIST AND AN ENTREPRENEUR

Dr. Michael Merzenich is an author, entrepreneur and an educator, who won the Kavli Prize for neuroscience in 2016. He is the co-founder and chief scientist at Posit Science of San Francisco that makes brain training software products. In our 2-part series of conversation we spoke to Dr.Merzenich about what drew him to study the brain, his… Continue Reading