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WESTERN RESERVE PUBLIC MEDIA IS BROADCASTING OUR SERIES ON BILL ATKINSON & ANDY HERTZFELD

Very excited to share that Western Reserve Public Media, a PBS affiliate in Ohio starts broadcasting our 5-part series with Silicon Valley pioneers Bill Atkinson and Andy Hertzfeld. The series airs on WNEO’s Fusion channel starting on Monday, Aug 5, 2019 at 8.30 pm. Atkinson and Hertzfeld joined Apple Computers in the late 1970s and were… Continue Reading


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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


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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


TOM QUINN ON COLEWELL & KAREN ALLEN

Tom Quinn wrote and directed Colewell, a quiet and evocative film set in a rural town in Pennsylvania. The film stars Karen Allen, Kevin J. O’Connor and others. Colewell had its world premiere at the 2019 SFFILM, which is where we caught up with Quinn. We spoke about the making of Colewell, how he got… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: LINDA POULIOT & DR.KRISTINA YU

In our Women in Science and Technology TV series from Silicon Valley we speak with  Linda Pouliot and Dr. Kristina Yu. Pouliot is a serial entrepreneur & founder of Dishcraft Robotics, while Yu is Director of the  Living Systems Department at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Pouliot and Yu share who mentored them, how they… Continue Reading


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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


AUSTIN PBS STATION KLRU IS BROADCASTING OUR 5-PART SERIES WITH ANDY HERTZFELD & BILL ATKINSON

Austin’s PBS station KLRU is broadcasting our 5-part series with Andy Hertzfeld and Bill Atkinson, who were the original members of the Macintosh team at Apple. After working at Apple they left to start their own startup.  Atkinson, Hertzfeld and Marc Porat co-founded General Magic, one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley in the… Continue Reading


STEVE PAOLINI ON BECOMING AN ENGINEER & ENTREPRENEUR PART-2

Steve Paolini is an engineer turned entrepreneur and is the President of Telelumen, that he founded in 2007 in Silicon Valley. In Part-2 of our conversation we talk to him about  growing up in Pennsylvania and how he dreamt of being an engineer. He knew as a 10 year old that he wanted to be… 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


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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


MARC PORAT ON COINING THE TERM “INFORMATION ECONOMY”

Marc Porat coined the term “information economy” in the 1970s. There was an information revolution in the air in the early 1970s shares Porat and that was the subject of his PhD thesis at Stanford in 1976.  Porat grew up in the 1960s during a period of revolution as he puts it. In the US… Continue Reading


Megan Smith on The Kamla Show

MEGAN SMITH ON APPLE, GENERAL MAGIC, US CTO & WHY SHE BECAME AN ENGINEER

Megan Smith is CEO of shift7 and 3rd US CTO and I got an opportunity to interview her a while back. In this wide-ranging conversation Smith talks about her work at Apple and General Magic, how she decided to study engineering and her work with President Obama as the 3rd US CTO  and  what keeps… Continue Reading


John Turturro on The Kamla Show

JOHN TURTURRO ON HOW TO CORRECTLY PRONOUNCE HIS NAME

Ever wondered how to correctly pronounce actor John Turturro’s last name? I wondered about the correct way to pronounce his name since he is one of my favorite actors. I got an opportunity to ask Turturro that question in 2014. Turturro was in San Francisco for the press junket of Fading Gigolothat he wrote, directed and… Continue Reading


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MEGAN SMITH ON GENERAL MAGIC

We bring you highlight of our conversation with Megan Smith, who was part of the team at General Magic. In the early 1990s General Magic was one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley. Smith shares some of the  hardware challenges the General Magic team faced in developing their pocket crystal or personal communicator.  General… Continue Reading


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A 5-PART SERIES – ANDY HERTZFELD & BILL ATKINSON ON APPLE, MACINTOSH & GENERAL MAGIC

We are excited to share about our new 5-Part TV series with Silicon Valley pioneers Andy Hertzfeld and Bill Atkinson. Both were pursuing their graduate studies when they decided to drop out and join Apple in the late 1970s when it was a young startup. Hertzfeld and Atkinson were members of the original Macintosh team… Continue Reading


SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA’S KPJK TV AIRS OUR SHOW ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

San Francisco Bay area’s KPJK TV (previously it was KCSM TV) is airing our series on Women in Science and Technology from Silicon Valley on Sundays at 2.30 pm. On Sunday, March 10 you can catch watch our conversation with Celeste Ford who is an aeronautics engineer turned entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. This episode is… Continue Reading


Steve Paolini on The Kamla Show

TELELUMEN’S STEVE PAOLINI ON LED, ENGINEERING, LED & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Steve Paolini is President of Telelumen. We bring you a 2-part series where Paolini shares how he became interested in engineering, the role of his father in nurturing his interests, why he came to Silicon Valley to work for HP and developed an interest in LED and how he became an entrepreneur. In Part-1 Paolini… 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 - Director Bjorn Runge on Glenn Close & The Wife

DIRECTOR BJORN RUNGE ON GLENN CLOSE’S OSCAR BUZZ

What about all this initial Oscar buzz for Glenn Close for her role in #TheWife? This was a question on my mind when I got an opportunity to interview director Bjorn Runge in 2018 just before the release of the film.  “I don’t dare think those thoughts,” he replied. “What happens next is out of my… Continue Reading


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OPLE’s PEDRO ALVES ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & DATA MINING

Artificial intelligence, data mining, learning to learn to learn or meta, meta learning is what keeps Pedro Alves busy. He is the founder & CEO of Ople, a Silicon Valley startup. How do you automate learning to learn to learn is what keeps him preoccupied . He  wants to make AI easy, cheap and ubiquitous and shares… Continue Reading


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TWO NEW CONVERSATIONS WITH ENGINEER-TURNED-ENTREPRENEUR PEDRO ALVES & STEVE PAOLINI

In the next few weeks we will bring you conversations with engineers-turned-entrepreneur Pedro Alves and Steve Paolini. Both are Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurs, who share what propelled them to start their companies and what they are working to solve. Alves is the founder and CEO of Ople, a startup that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big… Continue Reading


FILMMAKER FLORIAL HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK ON NEVER LOOK AWAY

We speak with Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck about his Oscar nominated  film Never Look Away that he wrote, directed and produced. Never Look Away is on the final list for the 2019 Oscars in the foreign film category. In 2007 Donnersmarck won an Oscar for his debut feature film The Lives of Others  that was… Continue Reading


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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


Tony Fadell on The Kamla Show

TONY FADELL ON NEST, GENERAL MAGIC & HIS GRANDFATHER’S INFLUENCE

Tony Fadell is an investor, entrepreneur and engineer. He worked at General Magic, Apple (iPod and iPhone), and  co-founded Nest Labs (maker of Nest Learning Thermostat) that Google acquired for $3.2 billion in 2014. He is currently an investor at Future Shape and lives in France. We caught up with Fadell during the Silicon Valley… Continue Reading