Dick Gordon speaks with science fiction writer Steve Karmazenuk about how his writing was offered for sale under another author's name. It was disturbing, but it made him go ahead and offer his own work for sale on Amazon.
Lindsay Morgan Lockhart, a designer for the Halo video game series, tells host Dick Gordon: "I'd love to get to a place where women don't exist to be sexualized in games, but at the moment, I'd even take more games with female protagonists."
The fight against HIV-AIDS in Africa is a matter of two steps forward and one step back, as Catherine Piwang knows well. People were just beginning to talk about this mysterious new disease when she left Uganda in the late 80s. When she returned in 1996, seven of her siblings had died of HIV-AIDS and two more were gravely ill.
One possibility car makers see to revive the ailing industry is building a new electric car. Wayne Goldman sees nothing new about that. Back in the 70s, Wayne designed and built an electric car that he drove for years.
From the time she was a little girl, Barbara Quinn loved the idea of nursing. But after marriage, kids and a career as a public health nurse, at age 68 it was time to retire. Now she's 72 and back at work…as a volunteer. She works at a clinic staffed by health professionals who have come out of retirement to treat the needy.
Entrepreneurs have big plans for space. One is developing the first space hotel. Another is selling homesteads on Mars. Yet another is blasting people's ashes into the final frontier. And NASA is sketching its plans to build and permanently occupy a base on the moon by the year 2020. Dick talks to two astronauts who have been there. And they have lots of tales to tell.