Tenple Grandin

Air Dates: December 7-9, 2019

THIS WEEK: TEMPLE GRANDIN, Doctor of Animal Science, Colorado State University; Autism Activist; Best-Selling Author; Consultant to the Livestock Industry regarding Animal Behavior

New Book: “Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor”

Inductee, National Women's Hall of Fame 2010 

Time Magazine - 100 Most Influential People In The World - Category: "Heroes"

QUOTE“Who do you think made the first stone spears? The Asperger guy. If you were to get rid of all the autism genetics, there would be no more Silicon Valley.”

June 12, 2019 --This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is Temple Grandin, doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, best-selling author, autism activist, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and the subject of an award-winning HBO biographical film “Temple Grandin.” In 2010, she was listed in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, in the "Heroes" category.

Dr. Grandin is celebrating the release of her new book, “Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor.” An accomplished inventor herself, Grandin shares her experiences and insights into her processes of tinkering and building, offering excellent advice to aspiring young inventors for realizing their own innovative ideas. She also discusses autism and her iconic book, “Thinking in Pictures: Other Reports from My Life with Autism.” Temple Grandin is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world.

A specialist in animal behavior, Dr. Grandin has penned the New York Times bestsellers “Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior,” and “Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals.” She wrote the standard text "Humane Livestock Handling," and is a highly respected designer of livestock handling facilities. It is said that half of the beef processed in North America is done in facilities designed by Dr. Grandin.