Del Mar Foundation Cultural Arts Event

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‘How Technology Can Resuscitate The Health Care System’: It was a special Del Mar Foundation Cultural Arts evening recently with Moderator Marty Cooper, a pioneer in the wireless communications industry, inventor, entrepreneur, and executive. For 50 years he has been a contributor to the technology of personal wireless communications.

One of the event’s panelists, Darrel Drinan, is co-founder/CEO of PhiloMetron, a medical technology accelerator located in San Diego that is developing novel therapeutic solutions for chronic disease and quality of life conditions.
Another panelist, Murray Reicher, MD., F.A.C.R., chairman of DR Systems, Inc., is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist and Fellow of the American College of Radiology. For more information, go to www.delmarfoundation.org.

Photos and report by Tanys Evangelisti

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  1. In recent months, I have seen several accounts in the press discussing Martin Cooper’s role in the development of the cell phone. I worked for Martin at Motorola Communications and Industrial Electronics (C&IE) from November 1959 to June 1960. Motorola was developing the latest in a series of two way radio products of ever smaller size. These developments were part of an evolutionary process that led eventually to the cell phone. I was fresh out of school and my contributions were of no particular significance.

    But let me tell you about something I observed on a daily basis at Motorola’s plant in Chicago. Motorola C&IE had two black employees. They tended an incinerator on the opposite side of the parking lot from the plant. They were not allowed into the building. Not to take a break or eat lunch. Not to use the rest rooms. Not to warm up in the middle of Chicago’s sub zero winters. And my fellow employees would take their breaks at the second floor windows overlooking that parking lot, and they would make insulting, racist comments about the two black employees.

    I went to human relations, and in the most non-confrontational way that I could muster I asked why Motorola did not employ on the basis of ability, without regard to race. And at my six month review, I was terminated.

    You don’t have to take my word concerning Motorola’s employment policies. In September of 1980, Motorola agreed to pay up to $10 million in back pay to some 11,000 blacks who were denied jobs over a seven-year period and to institute a $5 million affirmative action program, according to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    I have a question for Martin Cooper. Marty, what did you ever do to challenge the blatant, toxic racial discrimination at Motorola?

    Robert Gilchrist Huenemann, M.S.E.E.
    120 Harbern Way
    Hollister, CA 95023-9708
    831-635-0786
    bobgh@razzolink.com
    https://sites.google.com/site/bobhuenemann/
    Extra Class Amateur Radio License W6RFW

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