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Interviews: 71-Year Old Nobel Prize Physicist Steven Chu Q&A On Sustainability (Video)

Watch a Q&A with Steven Chu, who’s devoted a large part of his scientific career to searching for solutions to our climate challenges.

  • 0.06 – What does sustainability mean to you?
  • 0.34 – What are the present challenges in sustainability?
  • 1.50 – How can we help every person see the importance of being sustainable?
  • 3.24 – What can I do to be more sustainable in my everyday life?
  • 5.22 – What’s the most sustainable form of energy in your opinion?
  • 6.44 – How do you try to do research in the lab in a sustainable way?
  • 8.34 – Where do you see our world’s climate status in 50 years?
  • 10.19 – Do you feel hope in humanity when it comes to tackling climate change?

Steven Chu born February 28, 1948) is an American physicist and a former government official. He is known for his research at the University of California at Berkeley and his research at Bell Labs and Stanford University regarding the cooling and trapping of atoms with laser light, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997, along with his scientific colleagues Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and William Daniel Phillips.

Chu served as the 12th United States Secretary of Energy from 2009 to 2013. At the time of his appointment as Energy Secretary, Chu was a professor of physics and molecular and cellular biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where his research was concerned primarily with the study of biological systems at the single molecule level. Chu resigned as energy secretary on April 22, 2013. He returned to Stanford as Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology.

Chu is a vocal advocate for more research into renewable energy and nuclear power, arguing that a shift away from fossil fuels is essential to combating climate change. He has conceived of a global “glucose economy”, a form of a low-carbon economy, in which glucose from tropical plants is shipped around like oil is today. On February 22, 2019, Chu began a one-year term as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Interviews: 77-Year Old Actor Harrison Ford On Reprising “Indiana Jones”

In this preview of a conversation with correspondent Lee Cowan to be broadcast on “CBS Sunday Morning” on February 16, Harrison Ford, the actor who has played iconic characters in the “Star Wars” and Indiana Jones franchises, talks about returning to familiar roles.

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor, aviator, and environmental activist. He gained worldwide fame for his starring role as Han Solo in the original Star Wars Trilogy (1977–1983), eventually reprising the role decades later in the sequel trilogy (2015–2019). Ford is also widely known for his portrayal of Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones film franchise and as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan in the spy thrillers Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994).

Film critic Roger Ebert described Ford as “the great modern movie everyman”. His career spans six decades and includes roles in many highly successful Hollywood films. Some of his most popular films include Apocalypse Now (1979), Witness (1985), Presumed Innocent (1990), The Fugitive (1993), Air Force One (1997), What Lies Beneath (2000), and (2013). Seven of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry: American Graffiti (1973), The Conversation (1974), Star Wars (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and Blade Runner (1982).

As of 2019, the U.S. domestic box-office grosses of Ford’s films total over $5.1 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $9.3 billion, making him the fourth highest-grossing domestic box-office star of all time.

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Video Interviews: 57-Year Old Dani Shapiro, Author Of Memoir “Inheritance”

Inheritance Dani Shapiro 2019What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us?

In 2016, celebrated writer and memoirist Dani Shapiro took a genetic test on a whim, believing that she knew her history well – the daughter of Orthodox Ashkenazi Jews, raised on her father’s stories of their family and ancestors. But her DNA revealed that the man she’d known as her father for her whole life was not biologically related to her. With this news, her history – and the entire life she had lived – suddenly crumbled beneath her.

Dani Shapiro is an American writer who is the author of five novels and the best-selling memoirs Inheritance, Hourglass, Slow Motion, and Devotion. She has also written for magazines such as The New Yorker, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, and ELLE.

Video Interviews: 55-Year Old Actor Mike Wolfe Of “American Pickers” (CBS)

An archaeologist of antiques, Mike Wolfe has taken viewers on a nationwide scavenger hunt for historic finds via his History Channel series, “American Pickers.”

But he’s not just about buying up the past; he’s also helping preserve it, by restoring old Main Street buildings in Le Claire, Iowa, and elsewhere. Lee Cowan talked with Wolfe about his passion for relics of history.

 

Video Interviews: 61-Year Old Director Tim Burton – Value Of Music In His Films

BFI logoIn an interview filmed just before Christmas, Tim Burton joins Soundtracking podcast host Edith Bowman to talk in depth about his work and the importance of music in his films.

In 1985, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure brought together Burton and a then-unknown composer called Danny Elfman, a collaboration that’s produced 16 films – and counting. With classics such as Batman, Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands, audiences have grown up with a creative partnership that’s formed an unmistakable and formidable artistic voice, spanning over 30 years.

Video Interviews: 65-Year Old Director Ron Howard At Sundance Film Festival

Director Ron Howard stops by Cinema Cafe for a thought-provoking conversation with Variety’s Matt Donnelly about REBUILDING PARADISE, his documentary premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Presented by Variety.

Video Interviews: 69-Year Old Professor & Author Of “Find Me”, André Aciman

André Aciman (born 2 January 1951) is an American writer. Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, he is currently distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of City University of New York, where he teaches the history of literary theory and the works of Marcel Proust. Aciman previously taught creative writing at New York University and French literature at Princeton and Bard College.

In 2009, he was Visiting Distinguished Writer at Wesleyan University.

He is the author of several novels, including Call Me by Your Name (winner, in the Gay Fiction category, of the 2007 Lambda Literary Award and made into a film) and a 1995 memoir, Out of Egypt, which won a Whiting Award. Although best known for Call Me by Your Name, Aciman stated in an interview in 2019 his best book to be the novel Eight White Nights.

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