VideoWest was a great “punk influenced” video production company/television show based in San Francisco in the late 70s and early 80s. A lot of the VideoWest people moved on to MTV. I briefly did some volunteer work for them when I was in high school (answering phones, mostly). I have been waiting to see this episode-length video for ages.
So, presented in full, Special Edition Director’s Cut, from 1980, Written & Produced by Erik Nelson, Directed by Joe Dea.
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard is a German biologist who won the Nobel Peace prize along with her colleagues Eric Wieschaus and Edward B. Lewis, for research into genetics in embryonic development. She also serves on the National Ethics Council of Germany to help assess the ethical concerns of research in the life sciences.
Elizabeth Blackburn is a biological researcher at University of California, San Francisco, who was controversially removed from President Bush’s Council on Bioethics. She is a supporter of cell stem research.
Her area of research is in the telomere, and she is also a Nobel Laureate.
Sally Ride is an American physicist and former NASA astronaut. First woman into space, and at the time the youngest person into space (age 32). The song “Mustang Sally” has nothing to do with her, but was really popular for live bands to play back in ’83.
For the last day of October, I want to jump ahead to the holiday season with one great foodie:
Alice Waters founded her modest little restaurantChez Panisse right up the street from my middle school. Now she sponsors a program about growing and preparing food for the students of same middle school. She is quite awesome in what she has done for the culinary world, and for what she does for her community.