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AirTalk for August 7, 2001

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An Aids Vaccine

Guest host and Nobel laureate Dr. David Baltimore will discuss the problems of finding a vaccine for AIDS. Twenty years after the appearance of the disease, researchers seem no closer to finding a way to immunize the body against the virus that causes AIDS. Why? Dr. Baltimore explores this question with the Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Disease at the National Institutes of Health, and with Dr. As Sy from the U.N. AIDS Liason Office in New York City.

National Coverage of Science in The Media

Is the public getting what it wants and needs from the media in terms science coverage? Guest host Dr. David Baltimore speaks with Editor at Large for the U.S. News and World Report, David Gergen, the Editor in Chief of the Los Angeles Times, John Carroll, NPR's Science Friday host of Talk of the Nation, Ira Flatow, and Miles O'Brian, Science reporter at CNN.

The Nobel Centennial

California's had about a hundred Nobel laureates over the past hundred years, more than any other country and second only to the US as a whole. Guest host Dr. David Baltimore speaks with Deputy Consul General for Sweden, Anita Nasstrom-Ekman, and former first lady of California, Gayle Wilson, about plans for the Los Angeles Nobel Centennial Luncheon at the California Science Center.

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