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Kamla Show from Silicon Valley

The Kamla Show is a unique show from Silicon Valley about authentic conversations with real people. Often, when we talk about the success of a company, film or book, we tend to overlook the person behind that success. The Kamla Show is about asking those questions you would be asking if you had the chance to sit with our guests in your living room over a cup of tea. What was the first record you owned? Why did you study engineering? What was the first piece of computer code you wrote? Or, what does money mean to you? The Kamla Show is not just about technologists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers and authors, but also about ordinary people doing extraordinary things and sharing their memories with us. As we say - it is about Life, People and Ideas.

  • Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens, Part 2
    Monday, September 16
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lois Vossen grew up on a farm in Minnesota & as a young child thought her options were: become a nurse, a nun or a teacher. And, then she discovered Mary Tyler Moore's TV show that opened up a whole new world of possibilities she could pursue in life. How did Lois go from a farm to a world of films and television? How did she become a part of Sundance Film Festival and then work with Independent Lens? She never dreamt she'd be ever live in San Francisco she confesses. So, what brought her to San Francisco? Lois chartered her own path to success with grit and handwork as she shares in this 2-Part conversation with Kamla.
  • Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens, Part 2
    Friday, September 20
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lois Vossen grew up on a farm in Minnesota & as a young child thought her options were: become a nurse, a nun or a teacher. And, then she discovered Mary Tyler Moore's TV show that opened up a whole new world of possibilities she could pursue in life. How did Lois go from a farm to a world of films and television? How did she become a part of Sundance Film Festival and then work with Independent Lens? She never dreamt she'd be ever live in San Francisco she confesses. So, what brought her to San Francisco? Lois chartered her own path to success with grit and handwork as she shares in this 2-Part conversation with Kamla.
  • Dr. Priya Satia, History Dept at of Stanford University and author of Empire of Guns
    Monday, September 23
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Priya Satia grew up in Silicon Valley and witnessed the growth of high-tech companies in her neighborhood. She studied chemistry at Stanford University & had a change of heart and switched from science to history and got a PhD in history. How has her background in science helped her with her research in history? We talk about her transition from a science to a liberal arts major, the decline of students studying liberal arts and her book: Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Dr. Priya Satia, History Dept at of Stanford University and author of Empire of Guns
    Friday, September 27
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Priya Satia grew up in Silicon Valley and witnessed the growth of high-tech companies in her neighborhood. She studied chemistry at Stanford University & had a change of heart and switched from science to history and got a PhD in history. How has her background in science helped her with her research in history? We talk about her transition from a science to a liberal arts major, the decline of students studying liberal arts and her book: Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Reena Merchant, Ux Manager, Google/Youtube
    Monday, September 30
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Reena Merchant combines the logical and creative strands for her work at YouTube/Google. She started her professional career as a computer engineer and made a conscious choice to work with user interface and design. She went back to school and got an MBA degree in design strategy while working full time. Reena is an advisory board member of Human Computer Interaction Design at University of California, Irvine. How did she make the transition from a computer engineer to UX manager?
  • Reena Merchant, Ux Manager, Google/Youtube
    Friday, October 4
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Reena Merchant combines the logical and creative strands for her work at YouTube/Google. She started her professional career as a computer engineer and made a conscious choice to work with user interface and design. She went back to school and got an MBA degree in design strategy while working full time. Reena is an advisory board member of Human Computer Interaction Design at University of California, Irvine. How did she make the transition from a computer engineer to UX manager?
  • Caroline Winett, Executive Director of Skydeck Accelerator at UC Berkeley
    Monday, October 7
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caroline Winett is a musician turned entrepreneur and is now the Executive Director of Skydeck Accelerator at University of California, Berkeley. The accelerator incubates startups in technology, logistics, robots, bioengineering and other areas. Winnet was a professional violinist, when she decided to change the professional direction of her life. She pursued an MBA at UC Berkeley and became an entrepreneur. What inspired Winett to become a musician and then an entrepreneur? How does she combine her learnings in music and writing with being an entrepreneur and advisor to young startups? How did her father's business shape her? What did she learn from her father?
  • Caroline Winett, Executive Director of Skydeck Accelerator at UC Berkeley
    Friday, October 11
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caroline Winett is a musician turned entrepreneur and is now the Executive Director of Skydeck Accelerator at University of California, Berkeley. The accelerator incubates startups in technology, logistics, robots, bioengineering and other areas. Winnet was a professional violinist, when she decided to change the professional direction of her life. She pursued an MBA at UC Berkeley and became an entrepreneur. What inspired Winett to become a musician and then an entrepreneur? How does she combine her learnings in music and writing with being an entrepreneur and advisor to young startups? How did her father's business shape her? What did she learn from her father?
  • Miku Jha - Founder & Ceo of Agshift
    Monday, October 14
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Miku Jha is the founder and CEO of AgShift, a startup that uses artificial intelligence and big data to help analyze and grade the quality of food products like strawberries, cashew nuts and other food items. Miku studied engineering and worked for a couple of large corporations and co-founded a couple of companies before AgShift. How & why did she make the shift from working for tech companies to working in the food and agriculture space? What lessons did she learn from her father, who was an engineer turned entrepreneur?
  • Miku Jha - Founder & Ceo of Agshift
    Friday, October 18
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Miku Jha is the founder and CEO of AgShift, a startup that uses artificial intelligence and big data to help analyze and grade the quality of food products like strawberries, cashew nuts and other food items. Miku studied engineering and worked for a couple of large corporations and co-founded a couple of companies before AgShift. How & why did she make the shift from working for tech companies to working in the food and agriculture space? What lessons did she learn from her father, who was an engineer turned entrepreneur?
  • Dr. Jun Axup. Scientific Parter and Advisor at Indiebio Part 1
    Monday, October 21
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jun Axup is Scientific Partner & Advisor at Indiebio, one of the largest biotech accelerators. She describes herself as an entrepreneurial scientist. She is passionate about helping scientists to bring their ideas from their labs to the market. Scientists are often hesitant about becoming an entrepreneur she shares. Jun developed a keen interest in science and math along with art from a young age. While enrolled in a PhD program to study chemical biology Jun started a side project to create science toys. She raised money through Kickstarter and turned her side project into a successful small business. What drives and inspires Jun to help scientists become entrepreneurs? What are some of the new, cutting-edge technology in biotech? How does she and the team at Indiebio help scientists incubate their idea to start a company?
  • Dr. Jun Axup. Scientific Parter and Advisor at Indiebio Part 1
    Friday, October 25
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jun Axup is Scientific Partner & Advisor at Indiebio, one of the largest biotech accelerators. She describes herself as an entrepreneurial scientist. She is passionate about helping scientists to bring their ideas from their labs to the market. Scientists are often hesitant about becoming an entrepreneur she shares. Jun developed a keen interest in science and math along with art from a young age. While enrolled in a PhD program to study chemical biology Jun started a side project to create science toys. She raised money through Kickstarter and turned her side project into a successful small business. What drives and inspires Jun to help scientists become entrepreneurs? What are some of the new, cutting-edge technology in biotech? How does she and the team at Indiebio help scientists incubate their idea to start a company?
  • Dr. Jun Axup. Scientific Parter and Advisor at Indiebio Part 2
    Monday, October 28
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jun Axup is Scientific Partner & Advisor at Indiebio, one of the largest biotech accelerators. She describes herself as an entrepreneurial scientist. She is passionate about helping scientists to bring their ideas from their labs to the market. Scientists are often hesitant about becoming an entrepreneur she shares. Jun developed a keen interest in science and math along with art from a young age. While enrolled in a PhD program to study chemical biology Jun started a side project to create science toys. She raised money through Kickstarter and turned her side project into a successful small business. What drives and inspires Jun to help scientists become entrepreneurs? What are some of the new, cutting-edge technology in biotech? How does she and the team at Indiebio help scientists incubate their idea to start a company?
  • Dr. Jun Axup. Scientific Parter and Advisor at Indiebio Part 2
    Friday, November 1
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Jun Axup is Scientific Partner & Advisor at Indiebio, one of the largest biotech accelerators. She describes herself as an entrepreneurial scientist. She is passionate about helping scientists to bring their ideas from their labs to the market. Scientists are often hesitant about becoming an entrepreneur she shares. Jun developed a keen interest in science and math along with art from a young age. While enrolled in a PhD program to study chemical biology Jun started a side project to create science toys. She raised money through Kickstarter and turned her side project into a successful small business. What drives and inspires Jun to help scientists become entrepreneurs? What are some of the new, cutting-edge technology in biotech? How does she and the team at Indiebio help scientists incubate their idea to start a company?
  • Dr. Sandra Faber - Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz. Part 1
    Monday, November 4
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr.Sandra Faber is Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz & former director of Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley. She has worked extensively on the formation of galaxies and helped build some of the world's largest telescopes. She has won many awards for her pioneering work including the National Medal of Science Medal from President Obama. In 2018 Dr. Faber and her husband Andrew Faber set up Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. During Dr. Rubin's time the field of astronomy consisted mainly of men with very few women. Often, women were not allowed to work on telescopes. For the last 10 years women make up about half the PhD students in the astronomy department of UC Santa Cruz. In this 2-part interview Dr. Faber shares how she developed an interest in astronomy as a child and pursued her PhD and got a teaching position at UC, Santa Cruz. Until she went to study at college she had not met a professional working woman she shares. What drew her to study astronomy? Who inspires her?
  • Dr. Sandra Faber - Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz. Part 1
    Friday, November 8
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr.Sandra Faber is Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz & former director of Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley. She has worked extensively on the formation of galaxies and helped build some of the world's largest telescopes. She has won many awards for her pioneering work including the National Medal of Science Medal from President Obama. In 2018 Dr. Faber and her husband Andrew Faber set up Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. During Dr. Rubin's time the field of astronomy consisted mainly of men with very few women. Often, women were not allowed to work on telescopes. For the last 10 years women make up about half the PhD students in the astronomy department of UC Santa Cruz. In this 2-part interview Dr. Faber shares how she developed an interest in astronomy as a child and pursued her PhD and got a teaching position at UC, Santa Cruz. Until she went to study at college she had not met a professional working woman she shares. What drew her to study astronomy? Who inspires her?
  • Dr. Sandra Faber - Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz. Part 2
    Monday, November 11
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr.Sandra Faber is Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz & former director of Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley. She has worked extensively on the formation of galaxies and helped build some of the world's largest telescopes. She has won many awards for her pioneering work including the National Medal of Science Medal from President Obama. In 2018 Dr. Faber and her husband Andrew Faber set up Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. During Dr. Rubin's time the field of astronomy consisted mainly of men with very few women. Often, women were not allowed to work on telescopes. For the last 10 years women make up about half the PhD students in the astronomy department of UC Santa Cruz. In this 2-part interview Dr. Faber shares how she developed an interest in astronomy as a child and pursued her PhD and got a teaching position at UC, Santa Cruz. Until she went to study at college she had not met a professional working woman she shares. What drew her to study astronomy? Who inspires her?
  • Dr. Sandra Faber - Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz. Part 2
    Friday, November 15
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr.Sandra Faber is Prof Emerita, Astronomy & Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz & former director of Lick Observatory in Silicon Valley. She has worked extensively on the formation of galaxies and helped build some of the world's largest telescopes. She has won many awards for her pioneering work including the National Medal of Science Medal from President Obama. In 2018 Dr. Faber and her husband Andrew Faber set up Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. During Dr. Rubin's time the field of astronomy consisted mainly of men with very few women. Often, women were not allowed to work on telescopes. For the last 10 years women make up about half the PhD students in the astronomy department of UC Santa Cruz. In this 2-part interview Dr. Faber shares how she developed an interest in astronomy as a child and pursued her PhD and got a teaching position at UC, Santa Cruz. Until she went to study at college she had not met a professional working woman she shares. What drew her to study astronomy? Who inspires her?

 

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  • Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens, PBS Part 1
    Friday, September 13
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lois Vossen grew up on a farm in Minnesota & as a young child thought her options were: become a nurse, a nun or a teacher. And, then she discovered Mary Tyler Moore's TV show that opened up a whole new world of possibilities she could pursue in life. How did Lois go from a farm to a world of films and television? How did she become a part of Sundance Film Festival and then work with Independent Lens? She never dreamt she'd be ever live in San Francisco she confesses. So, what brought her to San Francisco? Lois chartered her own path to success with grit and handwork as she shares in this 2-Part conversation with Kamla.
  • Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens, PBS Part 1
    Monday, September 9
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Lois Vossen grew up on a farm in Minnesota & as a young child thought her options were: become a nurse, a nun or a teacher. And, then she discovered Mary Tyler Moore's TV show that opened up a whole new world of possibilities she could pursue in life. How did Lois go from a farm to a world of films and television? How did she become a part of Sundance Film Festival and then work with Independent Lens? She never dreamt she'd be ever live in San Francisco she confesses. So, what brought her to San Francisco? Lois chartered her own path to success with grit and handwork as she shares in this 2-Part conversation with Kamla.
  • Dr. Katrina Yu
    Friday, September 6
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr. Katrina Yu is Director, Living Systems at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. This is perhaps the only museum to have a lab on its premises and has a hi-end microscope imaging system that helps people understand about cells, evolution etc. Dr. Yu got hooked to biology and peering through the microscope as a high school student and that interest has endured and become a driving force that shaped her career.
  • Dr. Katrina Yu
    Monday, September 2
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr. Katrina Yu is Director, Living Systems at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. This is perhaps the only museum to have a lab on its premises and has a hi-end microscope imaging system that helps people understand about cells, evolution etc. Dr. Yu got hooked to biology and peering through the microscope as a high school student and that interest has endured and become a driving force that shaped her career.
  • Dr. Shailaja V.
    Friday, August 30
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr. Shailaja V. teaches MIS at San Jose State University. She discovered her love for computers after doing an undergrad degree in commerce. She describes how she fell in love with computer programing when she studied at Virginia Tech. She also talks about why there are so few women students in her class in Silicon Valley.
  • Dr. Shailaja V.
    Monday, August 26
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr. Shailaja V. teaches MIS at San Jose State University. She discovered her love for computers after doing an undergrad degree in commerce. She describes how she fell in love with computer programing when she studied at Virginia Tech. She also talks about why there are so few women students in her class in Silicon Valley.
  • Linda Pouliot
    Friday, August 23
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Linda Pouliot majored in arts and came to Silicon Valley to build a technology company. She co-founded a robotic company that was acquired by a German company. Currently she is the co-founder of another robotic company that is in stealth mode.
  • Linda Pouliot
    Monday, August 19
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Linda Pouliot majored in arts and came to Silicon Valley to build a technology company. She co-founded a robotic company that was acquired by a German company. Currently she is the co-founder of another robotic company that is in stealth mode.
  • Dr. Leila Takayama
    Friday, August 16
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr. Leila Takayama teaches human-robotics interaction at UC Santa Cruz. Dr. Takayama’s goal is to make robots friendly to human beings. She shares how she discovered her fascination for robots and how she pursued her interest and what keeps her motivated.
  • Dr. Leila Takayama
    Monday, August 12
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr. Leila Takayama teaches human-robotics interaction at UC Santa Cruz. Dr. Takayama’s goal is to make robots friendly to human beings. She shares how she discovered her fascination for robots and how she pursued her interest and what keeps her motivated.
  • Dr. Isabel Hawkins
    Friday, August 9
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr. Isabel Hawkins is Astronomer & Educator at the Exploratorium, San Francisco. Dr. Hawkins got hooked to stars as a young girl and her career was determined after she took a high school astronomy class. She married her high school sweetheart at 18 years and went on to get a PhD in astronomy. She is also a competitive salsa dancer.
  • Dr. Isabel Hawkins
    Monday, August 5
    10:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Dr. Isabel Hawkins is Astronomer & Educator at the Exploratorium, San Francisco. Dr. Hawkins got hooked to stars as a young girl and her career was determined after she took a high school astronomy class. She married her high school sweetheart at 18 years and went on to get a PhD in astronomy. She is also a competitive salsa dancer.
  • Shivani Govil
    Friday, August 2
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Shivani Govil is Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Products at SAP Ariba in Silicon Valley. Govil shares how she grew up with a scientist father and how she got interested in science and math and chartered her career in the tech world. She says her husband has played a significant role in her professional success.