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Judy Foreman

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Author and award-winning journalist Judy Foreman talks with Gary Scott Thomas on this episode of Here’s What We Know. She dives into CRISPR, a technology that can be used to edit genes.

In this episode:

  • The ethical questions behind gene editing
  • “Curing” Sickle Cell Anemia
  • The thought of humans living 120 years
  • How she took real science and turned it into her fiction medical thriller CRISPR’d
  • What makes a good villain

Quotations:

“Exercise is medicine.” ~Judy Foreman

“Unintended consequences can be good or bad.” ~Judy Foreman

“We are living longer and longer.” ~Judy Foreman

Guest’s Bio:

Judy Foreman is a former Boston Globe health columnist and the author of three works of nonfiction. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College. She spent three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Brazil and has a Masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was a Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Fellow in Medical Ethics, also at Harvard Medical School, and a Knight Science Fellow at MIT. She was a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. She has won more than 50 journalism awards including a George Foster Peabody Award and a Science in Society award from the National Association of Science Writers. She swims competitively with U.S. Masters and sings with Boston’s Back Bay Chorale. CRISPR’d is her first novel.

Guest’s Contact Info:

https://judyforeman.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/judy_foreman

Marc Straus

By Author, Education, Personal Growth, Philosophy, Uncategorized No Comments

*Trigger Warning: domestic abuse*
This episode with highly accomplished oncologist Marc Straus is jam-packed with astonishing stories that take you by surprise and inspire you to stay in the fight.

Key Takeaways From Episode:

  • Being published over 100 times
  • Poetry
  • Why Americans don’t like poetry as much as other places
  • Growing up with a father who wasn’t allowed to go to school
  • What immigrant families can do to set their kids up for success
  • Going against the grain with his new book
  • Childhood abuse
  • Being a streetfighter
  • Putting a stop to the abusive cycle
  • Being able to drift out and not feel pain
  • The Fisherman & The Sea and how he could relate
  • Staying true to his childhood voice
  • The unusual fact about his art collection
  • Turning a bad situation into a way to help others
  • Being married to his childhood sweetheart
  • Being in a nearly fatal hit and run
  • Growing up Jewish in the 70s
  • Racism around the world
  • How he came up with the name of his book One-Legged Mongoose

Quotations:

“When I had an idea, I just pushed ahead and did it.” ~Marc Straus

“Poetry is a unique way to use language.” ~Marc Straus

“You can’t do the best job without being fully committed.” ~Marc Straus

“I was meant to be a cancer doctor.” ~Marc Straus

“I was in the fight.” ~Marc Straus

“A lot of who I am today is because I fell in love with books.” ~Marc Straus

“I think books in some way saved me.” ~Marc Straus

“I don’t look back. It gets in your way of moving forward.” ~Marc Straus

“You have to be decisive.” ~Marc Straus

“We have a long history of not learning from history.” ~Marc Straus

Guest’s Bio:

MARC STRAUS is a poet, writer, medical oncologist, and art collector who lives with his wife, Livia, in Chappaqua, NY. The author of numerous scientific papers and articles on contemporary art, and has published four poetry collections including Not God, staged Off-Broadway. His poems and stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, and many other literary journals. The Strauses founded Hudson Valley MOCA in Peekskill, NY, and Marc runs the Marc Straus Gallery in New York City. One-Legged Mongoose is his first book of prose. For more information, please visit https://marcjstraus.com/.

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Coy Bowles

By Author, Education, Music, Personal Growth, Politics No Comments

In This Episode:

  • The Process of Writing a Children’s Books
  • What It Takes To Make It In The Music Industry
  • How Coy Combats Music Anxiety
  • What Coy’s Dad Said To Him When He Was Thinking Of Quitting the Zac Brown Band
  • How Coy Approaches Songwriting 
  • What Coy Learned From His Wife and Why He Doesn’t Want To Be Right When They Argue
  • How Teaching and the Education System Could Be Better

Quotations:

“She made me cold call all these musicians and ask them how they made a living, which I don’t know if you’ve had to do anything like that, but it’s like the most uncool thing to do in your whole life.” – Coy Bowles

“You can do this. If you wanna do it if you put every ounce of energy in your heart and soul and your brain and you do everything you can, something will happen, I guarantee it. It might not be fame and fortune, but it’ll be a lot more than you ever thought was gonna happen in the first place.” – Coy Bowles

“I don’t really get anxiety about music, because I love it so much unless I’m going into a situation unprepared, so that’s why I work overtime.” – Coy Bowles

“I’m gonna die of stress before I die of getting sick.” – Coy Bowles

“I can’t believe I have two kids and I get to wake up to them every morning and they like me.” – Coy Bowles

“I feel like teaching is an important part of the human experience.” – Coy Bowles

Guest’s Bio:

Guitarist, Songwriter, Keys for 3x Grammy award-winning Zac Brown Band. Children’s book author. His new children’s album “Music for Tiny Humans” is out now!!!

Guest’s Contact Info:

Instagram username

@coybowles


https://linktr.ee/coybowles