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Webcast Archive



The Office of News and Public Information conducts public briefings, news conferences and other meetings live on the World Wide Web. Below is an archive of audio files.


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2014

2013

Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School (May 23, 2013)


Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences Book Event (April 17, 2013)


2012

Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces (September 17, 2012)


BRDI Forum: Global Scientific Data Infrastructures (August 29, 2012)


Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society (August 15, 2012)


Future of Social Science Data Collection (May 11, 2012)


Meeting of Committee Reviewing Scientific Needs and Options for NBAF Facility: Morning Sessions (April 13, 2012)


Meeting of Committee Reviewing Scientific Needs and Options for NBAF Facility: Afternoon Sessions (April 13, 2012)


The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Technical Issues for the United States (March 30, 2012)


2011

Stringent Limits on Use of Chimpanzees in Research Needed (December 15, 2011)


Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care (November 10, 2011)


Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Promoting Healthier Choices (October 20, 2011)


Essential Health Benefits: Balancing Coverage and Cost (October 6, 2011)


Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence (September 28, 2011)


Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas Day 2 - part 1 (September 7, 2011)


Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas Day 2 - part 2 (September 7, 2011)


Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas Day 2 - part 3 (September 7, 2011)


Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas Day 1 - part 1 (September 6, 2011)


Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas Day1 - part 2 (September 6, 2011)


Evaluation of the Updated Site-Specific Risk Assessment for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas Day1 - part 3 (September 6, 2011)


Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality (September 1, 2011)


Symposium on Scientific Data Sharing in the Developing World (April 18, 2011)


A Plan for Evaluating the District of Columbia's Public Schools: From Impressions to Evidence (March 6, 2011)


PEPFAR Evaluation Committee Meeting 2 (February 22, 2011)


Reykjavik to New START: Science Diplomacy for Nuclear Security in the 21st Century Symposium Part 1 (January 19, 2011)


Reykjavik to New START: Science Diplomacy for Nuclear Security in the 21st Century Symposium Part 2 (January 19, 2011)


Essential Health Benefits Workshop - Jan 14 Session (January 14, 2011)


Essential Health Benefits Workshop - Jan 13th Morning Session (January 13, 2011)


Essential Health Benefits Workshop - Jan 13th Afternoon Session (January 13, 2011)


2010

Integrating Sustainability at EPA Launch Event (November 30, 2010)


Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (September 30, 2010)


A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs (September 28, 2010)


Deepwater Horizon Committee Hears From Oil Industry Executives Part 1 (September 26, 2010)


Deepwater Horizon Committee Hears From Oil Industry Executives Part 2 (September 26, 2010)


Deepwater Horizon Committee Hears From Oil Industry Executives Part 3 (September 26, 2010)


Deepwater Horizon Committee Hears From Oil Industry Executives Part 4 (September 26, 2010)


Enhancing Food Safety: The Role of the Food and Drug Administration (June 8, 2010)


Cancer Risk for Populations Living Near Nuclear Power Facilities (April 26, 2010)


Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention: A Framework to Inform Decision Making (April 23, 2010)


Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States (April 21, 2010)


Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports (April 14, 2010)


Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Sustainability in the United States (April 13, 2010)


Computational Thinking for Everyone: Workshop 2 (February 4, 2010)


Choosing the Nation's Fiscal Future (January 13, 2010)


2009

New Nutrition Requirements Recommended for School Meal Programs (October 20, 2009)


Lab Security for Biological Select Agents and Toxins (September 30, 2009)


Scientific Review of FBI Anthrax Investigation: Second Committee Meeting Day 2, Part 1 (September 25, 2009)


Scientific Review of FBI Anthrax Investigation: Second Committee Meeting Day 2, Part 2 (September 25, 2009)


Workshop on News and Terrorism: Communicating in a Crisis Part I (September 24, 2009)


Workshop on News and Terrorism: Communicating in a Crisis Part 2 (September 24, 2009)


Scientific Review of FBI Anthrax Investigation: Second Committee Meeting Part 1 (September 24, 2009)


Scientific Review of FBI Anthrax Investigation: Second Committee Meeting Part 2 (September 24, 2009)


Scientific Review of FBI Anthrax Investigation: Second Committee Meeting Part 3 (September 24, 2009)


Scientific Review of FBI Anthrax Investigation: Second Committee Meeting Part 4 (September 24, 2009)


Scientific Review of FBI Anthrax Investigation: Second Committee Meeting Part 5 (September 24, 2009)


Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases (September 22, 2009)


A New Biology for the 21st Century: Ensuring the United States Leads the Coming Biology Revolution (September 17, 2009)


Engineering in K-12 Education: Understanding the Status and Improving the Prospects (September 8, 2009)


Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity (September 1, 2009)


Scientific Review of FBI Anthrax Investigation - Day 2 (July 31, 2009)


Scientific Review of FBI Anthrax Investigation - Day 1 (July 30, 2009)


Combating Tobacco Use in Military and Veteran Populations (June 26, 2009)


Depression in Parents, Parenting, and Children: Opportunities in Improve Identification, Treatment, and Prevention (June 10, 2009)


Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering and Mathematics Faculty (June 2, 2009)


Updated Guidelines on Pregnancy Weight Gain Aim to Minimize Health Risks for Mothers and Children (May 28, 2009)


The U.S. Commitment to Global Health: Recommendations for the Public and Private Sectors (May 20, 2009)


Academies Presidents and John Holdren Speak at Federal Statistical Symposium (May 8, 2009)


Kenneth Prewitt and Peter Orszag Speak at Federal Statistical Symposium (May 8, 2009)


Shellfish Mariculture in Drakes Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore, California (May 7, 2009)


Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities (April 29, 2009)


Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice (April 28, 2009)


Webcast of Obama Address to Academy Members (April 27, 2009)


A Celebration of International Polar Year 2007-2008 (April 8, 2009)


E.O. Wilson Discusses Fate of Earth's Species (April 2, 2009)


Global Security Engagement: A New Model for Cooperative Threat Reduction (March 6, 2009)


America's Uninsured Crisis: Consequences for Health and Health Care (February 24, 2009)


Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Way Forward (February 18, 2009)


Attitudes and Actions by Life Scientists in the United States (February 5, 2009)


Lecture Explores Science and Economic Growth in Africa (January 9, 2009)


National Security Controls on S&T Should Be Restructured (January 8, 2009)


2008

Adolescent Health Services: Missing Opportunities (December 9, 2008)


Changes to Medical Residents' Hours, Workloads, and Supervision Needed (December 2, 2008)


IOM Annual Meeting 2008, Part 3 (October 13, 2008)


IOM Annual Meeting, Part 2 (October 13, 2008)


IOM Annual Meeting, Part 1 (October 13, 2008)


Data-based Counterterrorism Programs Should be Evaluated for Effectiveness, Privacy (October 7, 2008)


NAE Grand Challenges in Engineering 2008 Part 1 (October 6, 2008)


NAE Grand Challenges in Engineering 2008 Part 2 (October 6, 2008)


Science Masters Degrees and U.S. Competitiveness (July 11, 2008)


Ralph Cicerone's Address to NAS Members (April 28, 2008)


Efforts Needed to Expand Health Care Work Force for Aging Nation (April 14, 2008)


New Book on Science and Evolution (January 4, 2008)


2007

Science and Security in a Post 9/11 World: A Report Based on Regional Discussions Between the Science and Security Communities (October 18, 2007)


Mississippi River Water Quality and the Clean Water Act: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities (October 16, 2007)


Safe Drinking Water is Essential (September 18, 2007)


NASA's Beyond Einstein Program: An Architecture for Implementation (September 6, 2007)


Review of Chemical Agent Secondary Waste Disposal and Regulatory Requirements (July 26, 2007)


Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation (May 24, 2007)


Measuring the Economic Effects of Global Warming (May 10, 2007)


Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way to Healthier Youth (April 25, 2007)


PEPFAR Implementation: Progress and Promise (March 30, 2007)


International Education and Foreign Languages: Keys to Securing America’s Future (March 27, 2007)


International Polar Year Begins (February 26, 2007)


2006

Convocation on Rising Above the Gathering Storm (September 28, 2006)


Medicare Should Gradually Adopt Pay-for-Performance System (September 21, 2006)


Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering (September 18, 2006)


Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity (September 13, 2006)


Preventing Medication Errors (July 20, 2006)


Health Risks from Dioxin and Related Compounds (July 11, 2006)


Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the Last 2,000 Years (June 22, 2006)


The Future of Emergency Care (June 14, 2006)


Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards (March 22, 2006)


Medicare's Quality Improvement Organization Program: Maximizing Potential (March 9, 2006)


Managing Coal Combustion Residues in Mines (March 1, 2006)


Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies: Hispanics and the American Future (March 1, 2006)


2006 African-American History Program (February 13, 2006)


Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences (January 31, 2006)


2005

Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity? (December 6, 2005)


National System Needed to Measure and Report on Health Care Performance (December 1, 2005)


Reaping the Benefits of Genomic and Proteomic Research: Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation, and Public Health (November 18, 2005)


Broader Effort Needed to Restore Louisiana Wetlands (November 9, 2005)


Strategy Needed to Address Mental Health, Substance-Use Problems (November 1, 2005)


Rising Above The Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future (October 12, 2005)


Ethical Considerations for Research on Housing-Related Health Hazards Involving Children (September 19, 2005)


Health Risks From Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR VII Phase 2 (June 29, 2005)


Bruce Alberts' Address to the 142nd Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (May 2, 2005)


Guidelines Recommended for Research Involving Embryonic Stem Cells (April 26, 2005)


WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change (April 26, 2005)


Prompt Measures Needed to Reduce Potential Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Risks (April 6, 2005)


Review of the HIVNET 012 Prenatal HIV Prevention Study (April 6, 2005)


Bridges to Independence: Fostering the Independence of New Investigators in Biomedical Research (March 18, 2005)


2005 African American History Month Program (February 15, 2005)


Zoo Has Improved Animal Care and Management, But Problems Remain (January 19, 2005)


Report Examines Complementary and Alternative Medicine (January 12, 2005)


Report Assesses Health Implications of Perchlorate Exposure (January 11, 2005)


2004

Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review (December 16, 2004)


Shuttle Should Conduct Final Servicing Mission to Hubble Telescope (December 8, 2004)


Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research (November 19, 2004)


Science and Technology in the National Interest: Ensuring the Best Presidential and Federal Advisory Committee Science and Technology Appointments (November 17, 2004)


Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance (September 30, 2004)


Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods: Approaches to Assessing Unintended Health Effects (July 28, 2004)


Scaling Up Treatment for the Global AIDS Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities (July 7, 2004)


Damp Indoor Spaces and Health (May 25, 2004)


Public Financing and Delivery of HIV/AIDS Care: Securing the Legacy of Ryan White (May 13, 2004)


Bruce Alberts' Address to the 141st Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (April 19, 2004)


Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion (April 8, 2004)


Dietary Supplements: A Framework for Evaluating Safety (April 1, 2004)


Animal Care and Management at the National Zoo: Interim Report (February 25, 2004)


2004 African American History Month Program (February 23, 2004)


Intentional Human Dosing Studies for EPA Regulatory Purposes: Scientific and Ethical Issues (February 19, 2004)


Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate (February 11, 2004)


Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms (January 20, 2004)


Setting Priorities for Large Research Facility Projects Supported by the National Science Foundation (January 14, 2004)


Insuring America's Health: Principles and Recommendations (January 14, 2004)


2003

Patient Safety: Achieving a New Standard for Care (November 20, 2003)


Exploration of the Seas: Voyage into the Unknown (November 4, 2003)


Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses (November 4, 2003)


Biotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism: Confronting the (October 8, 2003)


Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility (September 10, 2003)


Enhancing the Vitality of the National Institutes of Health: Organizational Change to Meet New Challenges (July 29, 2003)


Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds in the Food Supply: Strategies to Decrease Exposure (July 1, 2003)


Hidden Costs, Value Lost: Uninsurance in America (June 17, 2003)


A Review of the Dose Reconstruction Program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (May 8, 2003)


Bruce Alberts' Address to the 140th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (April 28, 2003)


Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Food (April 24, 2003)


Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection, and Response (March 18, 2003)


A Shared Destiny: Community Effects of Uninsurance (March 6, 2003)


Cumulative Environmental Effects of Oil and Gas Activities on Alaska's North Slope (March 4, 2003)


Planning Climate and Global Change Research: A Review of the Draft U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan (February 26, 2003)


2003 African American History Month Program (February 10, 2003)


Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality (January 7, 2003)


2002

The Internet Under Crisis Conditions: Learning from September 11 (November 21, 2002)


Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century (November 4, 2002)


Leadership by Example: Coordinating Government Roles in Improving Health Care Quality (October 30, 2002)


The Polygraph and Lie Detection (October 8, 2002)


Responsible Research: A Systems Approach to Protecting Research Participants (October 3, 2002)


Health Insurance is a Family Matter (September 18, 2002)


BIO2010: Undergraduate Education to Prepare Biomedical Research Scientists (September 10, 2002)


Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Fat, Protein and Amino Acids (Macronutrients) (September 5, 2002)


Animal Biotechnology: Science-Based Concerns (August 21, 2002)


Technical Issues Related to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (July 31, 2002)


Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism (June 25, 2002)


Oil in the Sea: Inputs, Fates and Effects (May 23, 2002)


Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late (May 21, 2002)


Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence (May 17, 2002)


Youth, Pornography and the Internet (May 2, 2002)


Bruce Alberts' Address to the 139th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (April 29, 2002)


Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care (March 20, 2002)


The Anthrax Vaccine: Is It Safe? Does It Work? (March 6, 2002)


2002 African American History Month Program (February 11, 2002)


Scientific and Medical Aspects of Human Reproductive Cloning (January 18, 2002)


The Missouri River Ecosystem: Exploring the Prospects for Recovery (January 9, 2002)


2001

Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits (November 29, 2001)


Coal Waste Impoundments: Risks, Responses, and Alternatives (October 12, 2001)


Coverage Matters: Insurance and Health Care (October 11, 2001)


Improving Palliative Care for Cancer: Summary and Recommendations (June 19, 2001)


Bruce Alberts' Address to the 138th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (April 30, 2001)


Alternative Technologies to Replace Antipersonnel Landmines (March 21, 2001)


Mammography and Beyond: Developing Technologies for Early Detection of Breast Cancer (March 8, 2001)


Crossing the Quality Chasm: New Health System for the 21st Century (March 1, 2001)


2001 African American History Month Program (February 26, 2001)


Clearing the Smoke: Assessing the Science Base for Tobacco Harm Reduction (February 22, 2001)


Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc (January 9, 2001)


2000

From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development (October 3, 2000)


No Time to Lose: Getting More from HIV Prevention (September 27, 2000)


Science and Technology in the National Interest: The Presidential Appointment Process (September 21, 2000)


Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers (September 11, 2000)


Gulf War and Health, Volume 1: Depleted Uranium, Sarin, Pyridostigmine Bromide, and Vaccines (September 7, 2000)


LC21: A Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress (July 26, 2000)


Calling the Shots: Immunization Finance Policies and Practices (June 16, 2000)


Making IT Better: Expanding Information Technology Research to Meet Society's Needs (May 10, 2000)


Ending Neglect: The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States (May 4, 2000)


Bruce Alberts' Address to the 137th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (May 1, 2000)


Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Plants: Science and Regulation (April 5, 2000)


Networking Health: Prescriptions for the Internet (February 23, 2000)


2000 African American History Month Program (February 14, 2000)


Reconciling Observations of Global Temperature Change (January 12, 2000)


1999

Safety of Silicone Breast Implants (June 21, 1999)


Bruce Alberts' Address to the 136th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (April 26, 1999)


Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base (March 17, 1999)