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


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


Mahesh Kale on The Kamla Show

MAHESH KALE ON MUSIC & TECHNOLOGY

Mahesh Kale  shares why he gave up engineering to pursue a career in music. Kale won an award for the best playback singer at the 63rd National Film Award in India. This was for the Marathi film Katya Kaljat Ghusali. Award winning Kale lives in Silicon Valley where he teaches Indian classical music to about… Continue Reading


Linda Pouilot on The Kamla Show

WOMEN IN TECH: LINDA POULIOT

Linda Pouliot moved from New York to  Silicon Valley to start a company, but did not know what kind of startup she wanted to create. That she did not have an engineering degree or a background in tech companies did not faze Pouliot. All she wanted to do is start a company in Silicon Valley… Continue Reading


Kamla Show - Tony Fadell Interview

TONY FADELL ON SILICON VALLEY & GENERAL MAGIC

Tony Fadell is an investor, entrepreneur and an engineer, who worked in Silicon Valley for many years and now lives in France. He worked at General Magic, Apple (iPod and iPhone) and co-founded Nest Labs that was acquired by Google in 2014. We caught up with Fadell during the screening of a new film General… Continue Reading


Dr. MICHAEL MERZENICH ON THE POWER OF OUR BRAINS

Dr. Michael Merzenich  is  a teacher, scientist, entrepreneur and an author. He is the co-founder and chief scientist at Posit Science of San Francisco that makes brain training software products. You are the creation of your lifetime points out Dr. Merzenich in our 2-part interview. How do you harness the power of the brain? Ever thought… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show on KWSU PBS Station in Pullman, WA

NorthWest Public Broadcasting Aired Our Women in Science & Tech Series

Northwest Public Broadcasting,  Pullman, WA aired Season Two of our Women in Science and Tech series from Silicon Valley. The series aired on KWSU PBS station on Mondays at 4 pm PST . The final episode from the series  aired on November 16, 2018. A big thank you to @NWPBroadcasting for broadcasting the series to their… Continue Reading


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KENW PBS New Mexico Is Broadcasting Our Women in Science and Tech Series

KENW PBS Portales New Mexico is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Tech from Silicon Valley series. KENW started broadcasting the 13-part series from September 2018. You can catch the next episode from our series on Friday, Oct 12, 2108 at 4.30 pm Mountain Daylight Time. KENW PBS Portales New Mexico broadcasts… Continue Reading


Dr. Gini Deshpande on The Kamla Show

Women in Tech: Dr. Gini Deshpande of NuMedii

Dr. Gini Deshpande is the founder and CEO of NuMedii, a biotech startup in Silicon Valley. We talk to her about raising money from Venture Capitalists (VC) and how valuations work. She pitched to 40 VCs before successfully raising a round of funding from 2 of them. This is a highlight of a longer interview… Continue Reading


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UEN TV Broadcasts Our Women in Science & Tech Series

Utah Education Network TV (UEN) is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Tech from Silicon Valley series. UEN started broadcasting the 13-part series on Women in Science and Tech from September 2018 and will run through December 2018. You can catch the series on UEN TV on the following days at Mountain… Continue Reading


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PBS KLRN in San Antonio Airs Our Women in Science and Tech Series

KLRN PBS San Antonio  is broadcasting Season Two of our Women in Science and Tech series from Silicon Valley from October 14, 2018. This 13-part TV series features engineers, researchers, rocket scientist and others who share what drew them pursue their interest in science and math and who helped them nature and sustain their interests.… Continue Reading


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WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH: JYOTSNA KAKI

Jyotsna Kaki is a program manager at Google, where she works with the central  accessibility testing team. Kaki shares her journey on how she lost her eyesight while she was doing her undergraduate studies. She had to relearn a lot of things and also got interested in how technology can be made accessible for differently… Continue Reading


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Prof. Annette Insdorf on Films, Filmmakers and Film History

Prof. Annete Insdorf is a teacher, author, film historian and an interviewer. She teaches at Columbia University and prior to that she taught at Yale University. To say that Prof. Insdorf is consumed by films is an understatement. She got hooked to films as a graduate student at Yale University and her love for films grew… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Interview with the filmmakers of Science Fair

SCIENCE FAIR FILMMAKERS CRISTINA CONSTANTINI & DARREN FOSTER

We spoke with filmmakers Darren Foster and Christina Constantini about the making of their lover letter of a film called Science Fair.  The film won an audience award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. “Olympics of Science Fair,” is how one of the students describes this annual science festival that changes the lives of high school… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Interview with Noel Dockstader on POINT OF NO RETURN

Filmmaker Noel Dockstader on Point of No Return

We talk to filmmaker Noel Dockstader about the making of “Point of No Return.” This is the first documentary feature film  of Dockstader and his film parter Quinn Kanalay. They like making environmental films and were looking for their next big thing when they came across an article on how Bertrand Piccard and  Andre Boschberg… Continue Reading


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THE KAMLA SHOW YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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The Kamla Show interview with Bjorn Runge on The Wife

FILMMAKER BJORN RUNGE ON THE WIFE & GLENN CLOSE

Swedish filmmaker Bjorn Runge talks about the making of his film The Wife based on a novel by Meg Wolitzer. The film stars Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons and others. Jane Anderson wrote the screenplay for The Wife, who also wrote the screenplay for Olive Keterridge and Mad Men among others.  The Wife… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show interview of Andy Hertzfeld

ANDY HERTZFELD & BILL ATKINSON ON MACINTOSH & GENERAL MAGIC

Bill Atkinson and Andy Hertzfeld dropped out of their respective PhD programs and joined Apple Computer when it was still a young company. Steve Jobs persuaded them to join the company and they share how his persuasion worked. Both Atkinson and Hertzfeld made key and valuable contributions to Apple’s early products and some of them… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show - Interview with Noel Dockstader on POINT OF NO RETURN

FILMMAKER NOEL DOCKSTADER ON POINT OF NO RETURN

Filmmaker Noel Dockstader shares why his creative partner Quinn Kanaly and he were drawn into making  their “in the moment” film Point of No Return. The filmmakers spent over 3 years in making their film about the first solar plane – Solar Impulse – that flew around the world by using renewable energy. What drew them… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show interview with Jonathan Kauffman on Hippie Food

JONATHAN KAUFFMAN ON HIPPIE FOOD IN AMERICA

Jonathan Kauffman is a food writer at San Francisco Chronicle and the author of Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat (2018), his debut book and a fascinating one on the history of food in American kitchens.  Kauffman spent 5 years researching and writing this book that makes for an… Continue Reading


Kimberly Reed on Dark Money

FILMMAKER KIMBERLY REED ON DARK MONEY

Filmmaker Kimberly Reed shares how and why she made her new documentary Dark Money. Reed looks at how dark money enters the domestic politics of her home state of Montana and influenced the outcome of political elections. Dark money means money that cannot be traced to its source, Dark Money is a phrase that people… Continue Reading


Ben Rekhi on The Kamla Show

AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER BEN REKHI

Filmmaker Ben Rekhi grew up in Silicon Valley surrounded by entrepreneurs and startup. It was not tech startups, but making films that was his passion. We sit down with Rekhi to find out why he left Silicon Valley and why he headed south to Los Angeles to become a dream merchant.  There is a lot… Continue Reading


Dr. Merzenich on Brain Plasticity on the Kamla Show

WHAT IS BRAIN PLASTICITY?

What is brain plasticity? Ever wondered about it? Dr. Michael Merzenich, professor emeritus neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco helps us understand what is brain plasticity or neuro plasticity. Our brain changes throughout our life and every time we acquire an ability or a new skill  the brain is evolving itself points out Dr.… Continue Reading


Tony Misch - The Kamla Show

TONY MISCH ON ALBERT EINSTEIN’S CONNECTION TO SILICON VALLEY

Albert Einstein has an interesting connection to Silicon Valley explains Tony Misch, Director, Lick Observatory Historical Collections. Turns out that Einstein’s famous theory of relativity needed to be proven and it was an astronomer from Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley, who helped prove the theory in 1922 shares Misch. This is a highlight of an… Continue Reading