DARE Anti-Drug Program

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DARE -- Drug Abuse Resistance Education, advertised on bumper stickers and t-shirts everywhere, is the largest anti-drug program in the world. After a recent barrage of critical studies claiming it has little effect on children, the 226 million-dollar campaign is switching gears, thanks to a foundation grant that will fund revamping efforts in LA and five other cities. Supporters remain firm, but critics claim it's a waste of time and money. We hear about overhaul efforts and get evaluations from representatives of DARE, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the LA school board, and others. (Managing editor Kyle McKinnon guest hosts.)
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Riverside Police Department

Attorney General Bill Lockyer

DARE America

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

LA Unified School Board



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton