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Reflections of AIDS in Pop Culture

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Reflections of AIDS in Pop Culture

Reflections of AIDS in Pop Culture

Reflections of AIDS in Pop Culture

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Popular culture can inform and enlighten — or merely sensationalize. In the case of AIDS, it's done both. On World Aids Day, a look at how media and culture affect the ways we think and act and deal with this disease.

Guests:

Judd Winick, cartoonist and writer of the monthly DC Comic Green Arrow in which Mia (aka Speedy) recently tested positive for HIV

Tina Hoff, vice president and director of Entertainment Media Partnerships at the Kaiser Family Foundation

David Waggoner, founder and publisher, A&U (formerly Art and Understanding)

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