Host Dr. Seth Shostak, senior astronomer for SETI, interviews people in the know around the Silicon Valley. Local experts and professionals discuss and debate the latest hot topics abuzz in Silicon Valley -- the innovation capital of the world! Every episode of Silicon Valley Buzz will broadcast live on KMVT and our website on the first Monday of every month at 7:30PM. For questions/comments or suggestions for future topics, email us.
Ep. 12: Proposition 34 Debate - The Death Penalty
KMVT hosts a non-partisan debate on the highly controversial Prop 34, which appears on the November 2012 ballot. Prop 34 aims to repeal the death penalty. Seth Shostak moderates this debate between Santa Clara Law Professor Ellen Kreitzberg (yes on 34) and San Mateo District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe (no on 34).
Ep. 11: Digging into Illegal Immigration
What are the real bay area immigration issues? What do we do? Join Seth Shostak, Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen and Mountain View Chamber of Commerce CEO Oscar Garcia to find out...and see if your views hold up.
Ep. 10: The Other Half. (Wo)men.
What is it like being a woman professional in Silicon Valley? Dr. Seth Shostak finds out from Alicia Crank and Diana Bautista of Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, and Marisa Chancellor, Senior Director of IT at Cisco Systems.
Ep. 09: Cyber-Security, The New Warfare
How real is the hacking and computer-related spying we see on TV? How much of a threat is this new field of warfare? Join Dr. Seth Shostak as he interviews cyber-security expert Ali Golshan to learn what cyber-security is, how it works, how new it is, and how much of an impact it can have on you.
Ep. 08: Getting a Startup Started up
Can you get your great ideas turned into a company? Are entrepreneurs still flocking to Silicon Valley? What's hot today in the start-up world? Hear from Sarosh Kumana and Don Ross, two angel investment leaders from Sand Hill Angels, and economist Tom Means from SJSU to find out.
Ep. 07: Alternate Energy Sources, Part 2
Learn about the revolutionary new light bulbs from Brett Sharenow of Switch Lighting. Hear from Randy Zechman of Clean Solar if you can install solar panels and get money back now. Plus, did you know the government is phasing out your normal light bulbs?
Ep. 06: Alternate Energy Sources, Part 1
A glimpse of how promising the future of green tech could be -- without the scientific jargon -- from Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project. Professor and Program Director Sally Benson, along with graduate students Jason Bloking and Jared Schwede, talk about cutting edge research that could end up in our homes and lives.
Ep. 05: Science for the everyday man
Dr. Seth Shostak interviews Ariel Waldman, from the Institute For The Future, on the subject of Open Science. Ariel's mission is to take well known hacking and open source methods from the Internet world and apply them to science, to encourage more Americans to take part in complex science initiatives without becoming PhDs themselves.
Ep. 04: Wanted. Jobs.
Host Seth Shostak gets a dose of optimism for jobs in the Silicon Valley. Tune in for job hunting tips, facts, and more from SJSU Professor of Economics Tom Means and KITList job site founder Sue Connelly.
Ep. 03: State if High School Education
Host Dr. Seth Shostak ponders over the methods and future of public high school education with principals Ana Lomas of Evergreen Valley High and Phil Winston of Palo Alto High.
Ep. 02: NASAs Stustainability Base
Dr. Seth Shostak interviews Dr. Steven Zornetzer, Associate Center Director at NASA Ames Research Center, about NASA's own "green building." This building for its employees is full of NASA's own green tech and hopes to be ranked as Platinum Plus by LEED standards.
Ep. 01: Electric Car Technologies
In this premiere episode of Silicon Valley Buzz, Host Dr. Seth Shostak, senior astronomer for SETI, interviews KleenSpeed Technologies to tackle the question of the sustainability of Electric Vehicles.