HIV Gene Therapy/ Lunar Realtor/ 'Cinderella'/Donating Blood

HIV Gene Therapy A top stem cell scientist came to UC Davis a few years ago to run a lab known as the Good Manufacturing Practice facility. There Gerhard Bauer and his team test possible treatments for HIV and AIDS. Bauer gives a free public talk tomorrow night about HIV gene therapy. Today on Insight, you'll meet Bauer and hear about his work.

Dr. Gerhard Bauer speaks at the Sacramento State STEM Public Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8th in Ballroom 1 of the University Union, Sacramento State, 6000 J St.

Lunar Realtor A former Carmichael resident gained fame in the 1970s crossing the country selling lunar real estate. He's written a book about it called, "I Sold the Moon." Barry McArdles tells you about being the world's first "lunar realtor."

'Cinderella' A musical retelling of the classic story of Cinderella is on stage this month in Sacramento. It's a British pantomine-style production where men play some of the women's roles, namely the stepmother and stepsisters. The music was written by Sacramento composer Gregg Coffin and is playing at the Sacramento Theatre Company. You'll meet Coffin, director Peggy Shannon and the actor that plays the wicked stepmother, William Elsman. This segment originally aired Dec. 9th, 2008.

"Cinderella" runs through Jan. 3rd, 2010 at the Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento. Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 12:30 p.m. Thurdays; and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Information: (916) 443-6722.

Donating Blood It might be the season of giving, but it's hard for a lot of people to give blood. About four our of every 10 people are ineligible, and yet the demand remains. Who can't give blood and why? What happens to the blood that is given?

Monday, December 7, 2009