Interview

In The Studio - The Immune System and the Brain

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Lin Weaver hosts Kimberley McAllister, Professor of Neurobiology, Director of UC Davis Center for Neuroscience.

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topics discussed include: the immune system and how it communicates with the brain, new evidence that helps us understand what may cause diseases such as Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia, how viral infection affects brain development.

Recorded 12/11/19.

Wine Country at Work - The 1881 Napa Museum and Tasting Room

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In the heart of the Napa Valley is California's oldest running market, the Oakville Market. Right next door is the new wine country museum and tasting room called 1881, for the year that the market started. This is the story of its creation with the person who acted as the director and manager, George Webber. He is interviewed by Ralph DeAmicis.

Fast Forward - Connie Willis

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Episode #287 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features a new interview with award winning author Connie Willis. Mrs. Willis talks about her latest novel, Crosstalk. The book is a romantic comedy, using the trope of telepathy to cause all sorts of havoc in the lives of the main characters.

Mrs. Willis also discusses a recent trip to the Space Telescope Science Institute, where she and other science fiction writers got to talk with the team that handles the Hubble telescope data.

Fast Forward - Ada Palmer

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Episode #286 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with author, historian and composer Ada Palmer. Ms. Palmer talks about her first novel, Too Like the Lightning.

Also in this episode:

Guest book reviewer Steve Cordle discusses Night Shift, the 3rd Book in the Midnight Texas series by Charlaine Harris.

Marianne Petrino gives 5 chans, her highest rating, to the thoughtful anime series Gingitsune.

We talk to the man behind "Dalek Rainer" at last year's World Science Fiction Convention.

Fast Forward - Charles Stross

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Episode #285 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with award winning author Charles Stross. Mr. Stross talks about two of his popular book series - The Laundry Files and The Merchant Princes.

This interview was recorded on May 27th, 2016, on location at Balticon in Baltimore, MD.

Also in this episode:

Colleen Cahill gives us an unusual review of In Humor Most Odd, a story and essay collection by Alan Loewen.

Marianne Petrino gives a rating of four chans to the anime series Steins;Gate.

Fast Forward - Bill Campbell

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In Episode #284 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction, we feature an interview with author, editor, and publisher Bill Campbell. Mr. Campbell talks about the most recent developments at his company, Rosarium Publishing.

He discusses several recent book projects, including one of stories inspired by the works of Samuel (Chip) Delany, an anthology of Southeast Asian "Steampunk" stories, and a book of essays and comics dealing with the current problem of police brutality in America.

Fast Forward - Contemporary Sci-fi - Conventions

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Episode #283 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with Bill Lawhorn, a science fiction fan who helps organize and run various science fiction conventions. Mr. Lawhorn talks about different types of conventions, what kind of activities you can find there, and how to get involved.

Also in this episode:

We feature several short interviews recorded at, Sasquan, the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention.

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Fast Forward - Contemporary Sci-fi - Charles Gannon

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Episode #282 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with author Charles E. Gannon. He talks in depth about his new book, Raising Caine, the third volume in his Tales of the Terran Republic/Caine Riordan series. Dr. Gannon discusses the political complexities of his future history, as well as the biology of his multiple alien races.

As a special treat, this episode of Fast Forward also goes on location, featuring short segments recorded at the Library of Congress and the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention.