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Friday, November 21, 2008

The current fiscal crisis has everybody looking back to the 1970’s. Julia Vitullo-Martin, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, discusses what the comparison means and if we should venture down that road. Plus, Nobel Prize winning biologist Dr. David Baltimore on the case of one man’s unintentional AIDS cure and what it could mean for the future of AIDS research.

Guests:

David Baltimore and Julia Vitullo-Martin

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Daniel Sperling,director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, talks about his proposal to bail out the auto industry by implementing a $3.50 price floor on gas.

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A Man Cured of AIDS

A man in Germany was unexpectedly cured of AIDS. Nobel Prize winning biologist Dr. David Baltimore explains how it happened and what it means in the search for a cure.

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Back to the '70s

Julia Vitullo-Martin, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and director of the Center for Rethinking Development, talks about what does happen if New York makes a return to the 1970s.

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Open Phones: Freelance Security

As the economy takes a down-turn, more and more full-time employees are being fired; and more and more companies are relying on temporary staffing. So, do freelancers feel more secure than people with full-time jobs? Comment below!

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The Con Chemical

Ever been a victim of a con? Don't feel bad. Research shows that the same brain chemical that makes us vulnerable to being scammed is also behind trust and family bonds. Dr. Paul Zak, Professor of Economics and the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate ...

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