Kimberly Reed is the director & producer Dark Money (2018), a documentary that traces the role of dark money in the state politics of Montana. What did Montana do differently compared to other states in tracking the role of dark … Continue reading
KSMQ-TV, PBS member station in Austin, MN is broadcasting Season 2 of our 13-part TV series on Women in Science and Tech from Silicon Valley. The series airs on Sundays at 9.30 pm CST from July through mid-September 2018. KSMQ-TV … Continue reading
Dr. Leila Takayama is a cognitive scientist with a deep interest in human-robotics interaction. She is a teacher at University of California, Santa Cruz.
This is a highlight of an upcoming interview with Dr. Takayama where she shares how she got interested in math and science and how she developed an interest in cognitive science and robots.
The Kamla Show presents a TV series on Women in Science & Tech from Silicon Valley. Continue reading
Our TV series on Women in Science and Tech in Silicon Valley continues to air this week on KCSM TV on Comcast 17 and 717 and Direct TV 43 in San Francisco Bay Area.
On Sunday July 1, 2018 catch our interview with Dr. Gini Deshpande founder and CEO of NuMedii at 7.30 pm on KCSM TV.
This interview is part of our Women in Science and Tech from Silicon Valley sponsored b Genentech.
Silicon Valley-based Alka Jarvis works, teaches and writes about quality assurance and software testing. She is Cisco Distinguished Quality Engineer and has worked in the networking company for the past 25 years.
I sat down with Jarvis to find out her journey from Nairobi, Kenya to Silicon Valley and how she got started in quality assurance and software testing. We also spoke about the influence of Dr. Edward Deming, famous for underscoring the importance of quality of products in companies. Deming’s 14 points for management is an important contribution that helped improve the quality fo products in many companies, especially in Japan.
Catch our interview with educator, author and film historian Dr. Annette Insdorf of Columbia University on Oakland’s KTOP TV on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7.30 pm. The program airs on Comcast 10 and folks in Oakland, East Bay and even some parts of San Francisco.
We spoke with Dr. Insdorf about her love for films and how she prepares for her regular in-person with famous filmmakers called Reel Places at 92Y in New York. She currently teaches film history at Columbia University in New York and prior to that taught at Yale University. She has taught many well-known actors and filmmakers like Angela Bassett, Ed Norton, Rami Bahrani and others.
Every week you can catch our weekly TV show on KTOP, Comcast 10 in Oakland and East Bay in the San Francisco area.
Our 13-part TV series on Women in Science and Technology from Silicon Valley is currently airing on KCSM TV in San Francisco Bay Area. The series features scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, rocket scientist and an astronomer, who share their journey and how they discovered their love for science and math.
Thank you to Genentech for sponsoring 7 episodes from our series on Women in Science and Technology in Silicon Valley.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area – you can watch series for the next few weeks on Sundays and Saturdays on KCSM TV on Comcast 17 and 717 and Direct TV 42.
Silent films are often labelled as perky-jerky pictures with no sound but just text to give the viewer a context. That is not the complete picture as Robert Byrne, film restorer and Board President, San Francisco Silent Film Festival shares. Silent films contributed many of the techniques and narratives used by modern day filmmakers points out Byrne. Filmmakers and actors like DW Griffith, Abel Gance and Mary Pickford played a key role in the Silent Film era. Mary Pickford, for instance, was one of the founders of United Artists studio and took pains to preserve her films.
Silent filmmakers were prolific in their output, but sadly many of their films don’t exist.They were either lost in accident, destroyed or poorly archived. Byrne, who is a film restorer explains how he along with other organizations uncover and painstakingly restore silent films. Many of these restored silent films are then shown at the annual 5-day San Francisco Silent Film Festival in San Francisco.
The 2018 San Francisco Silent Film Festival runs from May 30 through June 5 at the Castro Theatre. The films are accompanied by live musicians and orchestra that adds a wonderful touch to the movie watching experience.
I caught up with filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen during the SFFILM to find out how they got to make their documentary RBG on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I was alsocurious to find out how they got permission to shoot the gym segment of Justice Ginsburg. Despite her packed schedule Justice Ginsburg (85) makes time to work out in the gym 3 times a day.
RBG traces Justice Ginsburg life growing up as a first generation American in Brooklyn to studying law at Cornell & Columbia and then making her career as a lawyer and a teacher. She became the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. Equal rights for women was an area that Justice Ginsburg focussed right from her early days as a lawyer. The film also highlights how Justice Ginsburg’s husband Martin Ginsburg played an important role in helping her career and bringing up their family.
RBG has got strong reviews from film critics. Kenneth Turan of the LA Times writes “RBG shows the formidable soft power of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” AO Scott of The New York Times writes “The movie’s touch is light and its spirit buoyant, but there is no mistaking its seriousness or its passion.”
RBG released on Friday, May 4, 2018 in San Francisco Bay area.