The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
 

Dr. Ben Bova (author of more than 115 books about science and science fiction) is today's featured guest.

Topics: (Second of two parts) radical new medical treatments based on stem cell research; examples of what can go wrong when politics and science mix; a controversial revelation as to why the Russian Sputnik satellite beat the US Vanguard rocket into earth orbit; as well as: global climate change, ozone depletion, the International Geophysical Year, and the army verses the navy verses Dr. Wernher von Braun.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the October 27, 2010 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 34 minutes] This was recorded in front of a live audience at LibertyCon in Chattanooga on July 10, 2010. (This means it was recorded before the recent layoff of 1200 NASA employees.)

Dr. Ben Bova is an award-winning author of more than 115 books of fiction and nonfiction. He has worked with film makers and television producers such as Woody Allen, George Lucas, and Gene Roddenberry. He is President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was editor of Analog Science Fiction magazine for seven years.  After leaving Analog, he went on to edit Omni Magazine. He has been the science analyst on CBS Morning News, and has appeared frequently on Good Morning America and the Today show.

 

Direct download: TFAY_2010_10_27.mp3
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Dr. Ben Bova (author of more than 115 books about science and science fiction) is today's featured guest.

Topics: Government bureaucracies; government funded science and engineering projects; NASA; space exploration; and The Sigma Corporation (an organization created to provide a way for Science Fiction authors to give advice to government officials). (This is the first of two parts.)

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the October 20, 2010 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 30 minutes] This was recorded in front of a live audience at LibertyCon in Chattanooga on July 10, 2010. (This means it was recorded before the recent layoff of 1200 NASA employees.)

Dr. Ben Bova is an award-winning author of more than 115 books of fiction and nonfiction. He has worked with film makers and television producers such as Woody Allen, George Lucas, and Gene Roddenberry. He is President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He was editor of Analog Science Fiction magazine for seven years.  After leaving Analog, he went on to edit Omni Magazine. He has been the science analyst on CBS Morning News, and has appeared frequently on Good Morning America and the Today show.

Direct download: TFAY_2010_10_20.mp3
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Doctor Jeffery R. Gosney D.M.D. is today's featured guest.

Topics: The secret battle being fought for control of the American Dental Association by two of its internal factions--one faction composed of the organization's hired staff, and the other faction composed of those who are elected to control it by the votes of its members. Government efforts to create a new category of dentists in America who are authorized to preform dental procedures but can charge far less for their services since they save a lot of money by not getting as much training as a regular dentist. The failure of dental insurance to keep up with reality since 1967. The benefits of electronic medical records. And much more. (This is the second half of the interview begun last week.)

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the October 13, 2010 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 59 minutes] This interview was recorded on October 1, 2010.

Doctor Jeffery R. Gosney earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston campus, in 1987 and has been practicing ever since.

Direct download: TFAY_2010_10_13.mp3
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Doctor Jeffery R. Gosney D.M.D. is today's featured guest.

Topics: how nanomaterials are used in dentistry today; why mercury is being phased out of dental fillings; the continued decline in the value of insurance; new advances in dental imaging (both digital and 3D); benefits of the new low viscosity filling materials; as well as many other trends in dentistry. (First of two parts. Second in next week's episode.)

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the October 6, 2010 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 50 minutes] This interview was recorded on October 1, 2010.

Doctor Jeffery R. Gosney earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston campus, in 1987 and has been practicing ever since.

News Item: Regular listeners will notice the host is using a new microphone. The old mic was a Logitech headset microphone bought at Staples for $59. The new one is made by Audio-Technica and costs considerably more. It's part number is AT2020-USB, and it's described as a Side-Address Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone With Stand Mount And USB digital output. Hope everyone likes the new sound.

Direct download: TFAY_2010_10_6.mp3
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