Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Hanadi Elyan - filmmaker

Hanadi Elyan, an Arab filmmaker, recently graduated with a masters degree in directing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.  

She makes independent films focussing on Arab women and the social issues facing marginalized communities from a female perspective. 
She has been recognized with a number of awards. Hanadi is a rising star in Hollywood and joined me to discuss her degree, career and aspirations.

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Broadcast: BBC 5 Live's Up All Night with Rhod Sharp - June 25, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Jim Lutz: Yosemite's big trees

Tucker Furniss   |   Jim Lutz   |    Sara Germain
Ten years ago I visited Yosemite National park as researchers launched a unique scientific project to track the life histories of some of the world's oldest and tallest trees. 

2019:
VIDEO | AUDIO | Extended interview with Jim Lutz - BBC 5 Live 7.9.19

2009: VIDEO | AUDIO

They want to find out why some of the giant species in Yosemite are dying prematurely.  The project aims to follow a 25 hectare plot over many decades, possibly centuries, as the study is passed on to future generations of researchers. The first decade has already seen dramatic changes in the forest, with wildfires and drought taking their toll.

After covering the launch of the project in 2009, I returned to the plot in May 2019, to meet lead scientist, Dr. Jim Lutz, from Utah State University, and current field team members Tucker Furniss and Sara Germain, see what has changed. 

Tara Gadomski: Exposing the futility of 'anti-aging'

Anti-aging - who needs it?  Surely, striving to master or embrace the aging process is better than trying to defy it.  It is a philosophy we at Live Long and Master Aging share with Tara Gadomski, writer, filmmaker and director of a new short film, Signs of Aging. The story explores, through dark humor, the methods used to sell so-called anti-aging products to older women. A powerful message emerges about the appreciation of life over vanity. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Tara explains her distaste for what she calls the shaming of older people, who’re beginning to show their age.  


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Martin Tobias: Upgrade Labs

Martin Tobias, a former Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur, is the CEO of Upgrade Labs - a futuristic gym which embraces the latest science and technology to achieve optimum health and longevity. We also hear from Dave Asprey, the founder of Bulletproof, Tom Griffin, Halo Neuroscience; Lauren Hansen, CRYO Science and Dr. Patrick Porter, BrainTap.

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Broadcast: BBC 5 Live's Up All Night with Rhod Sharp - June 11, 2019