Episode 339: SeaPerch – Feb 25, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with David Ulrich about the Pacific New Media, Contemporary Photography in Hawaii contest. Then we’ll have Kathleen Cabral tell us about the annual Leeward Community College Geek Day. Finally, we’ll learn about an underwater robotics program called SeaPerch. We’ve invited Coast Guard organizer Lieutenant Commander Andy Goshorn and the team from Wahiawa Elementary featuring teacher Randy Otaka and students Kai, Kohala and Dominic.

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Episode 338: Science Writers – Feb 18, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Arthur Garbiso, HICTA President, about the upcoming HICTA Conference. Also Jay Fidell will join us to give us an update on Think Tech shows and the upcoming Unfunded Liabilities panel. Finally, we’ll talk to two science writers, Sarah CP Williams and Brittany Moya del Pino about the citizen science and the fledgling Hawaii Science Writers Association.

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Episode 337: SBIR – Feb 11, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Keoki Fraser, Vice Principal at Mokapu Elementary, about the upcoming Windward District Science Fair. Then Harrison Rue from the City & County of Honolulu joins us to tell us about Urban HNL. Finally, we’ll learn how the Small Business Innovation & Research (SBIR) programs aid tech companies that conduct early stage research. We talk with 3 companies that are recipients of SBIR funds including Ron Weidenbach from Hawaii Fish Co., Ian Kitajima from Oceanit and Ed Knobbe from Spectrum Photonics.

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  • HB1069 – Relating to Technology
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Episode 336: Social Science + Technology – Feb 4, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, including a pair of upcoming events. Ben Trevino will tell us about a talk by Tahir Hemphill at Kakaako Agora and then Randall Kosaki will tell us about his upcoming lecture about Papahanaumokuakea at Mamiya Theater. Finally, we’ll talk about the intersection of storytelling and technology. We’ve invited Brett Oppegaard and Jenifer Winter from UH College of Social Science to tell us all about it.

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Episode 335: HURL – Jan 28, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Vanessa Chong from the ACLU-Hawaii will tell us about the upcoming Davis Levin First Amendment Conference. Then Andrea Bertoli tell us about the Sustainability Unconference. Finally, we’ll talk to Steve Price and Terry Kerby from University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology about the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory.

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Episode 334: Tech Policy 2015 – Jan 21, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Amy Fredeen, CFO of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council will tell us about Never Alone, an interactive game the tribal council developed based on a story from their tribe. This will be featured at upcoming event at Kakaako Agora. Finally, we’ll get a rundown from Robbie Melton from HTDC and Rep. Angus McKelvey on the tech policy bills being introduced in the 2015 legislative session.

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Episode 333: EPSCoR and STEM – Jan 14, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Nicole Velasco from the Neighborhood Board Commission will tell us about their Board elections. Then Jay Fidell from ThinkTech will join us to tell us about the State of Science panel. Finally, we’ll talk about EPSCoR or Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. Both Kevin Kelly and John Rand are here from the University of Hawaii to tell us about it.

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Episode 332: Hawaii Drones – Jan 7, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups will tell us about the next cohort and Marco Morawec will update us on the Firehose project. Finally, we’ll talk about unmanned aerial vehicles. We’ll get the latest updates on drone policy and new amateur uses, Ted Ralston and John Johnson are here to tell us all about it.

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Episode 331: Predictions for 2015 – Dec 31, 2014

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Our New Year’s Eve show will be a special hour, as we skip the news and get right into a look back at the year that was, and a look ahead to 2015. It’s a year-end talk story session with a focus on tech and science. And we’d love to hear from you. To get the conversation going we’ve invited a couple of guests to join us, Sen Glenn Wakai, chair of the Economic Development and Technology Committee; and Brian Dote, Chief Innovation Office at Mid Pacific Institute.

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Episode 330: Cyber Infrastructure – Dec 24, 2014

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Joining us today is Mark Hukill from the Pacific Telecommunications Council to tell us about their upcoming PTC Conference. Then we’ve invited Gwen Jacobs, Director of Cyber Infrastructure and visualization expert, Jason Leigh to tell us about the Univ of Hawaii’s high performance computing cloud service, data visualization and other cyber resources.

Note: PTC, in conjunction with NHK, will give a demo of 8K TV during PTC. If you want to be invited to the demo, just send an email to Marketing@PTC.org with the subject line “Invite me to 8K TV Demo”.

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