Regionally Speaking, Monday, December 14, 2020

Dec 14, 2020

Senators Birch Bayh and Robert Dole co-sponsored a bill in Congress that is now remembered 40 years later as a major economic development initiative for the U.S. We revisit our conversation with Bayh's son Chris and former Bayh staffer Joe Allen about Bayh-Dole. We also have another conversation with Tami Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute about another holiday coming up during the COVID-19 pandemic: Christmas Day.
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Today:  We revisit our conversation with Chris Bayh, the son of former Senator Birch Bayh, and Joe Allen, a former Bayh staffer who now heads up the "Bayh-Dole-40" initiative that marks the 40th anniversary (actually observed earlier this month) of the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act.   The Bayh-Dole Act fundamentally changed the nation's system of technology transfer, by enabling universities to retain title to inventions and take the lead in patenting and licensing groundbreaking discoveries.  We also have Tami Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute to talk about her latest column entitled "Still Home for the Holiday: Supporting Our Kids Over Break." Young people usually await the holidays to enjoy being with friends and family, as well as the presents.  But the pandemic changed all that and added stress to the holiday plans.  Tami offers some tips in dealing with that stress.