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Is America Ready for the Next Disaster?

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Around the county, disaster planners at the state level are roasting the Department of Homeland Security.  Since Katrina, they say, Washington has been trying to minimize its own exposure and blame the states for not being prepared.  Despite past promises, they say, the states have not been allowed to help draw up what’s called the National Response Framework.  

Credits

Guests:
Patrick Yoest - Congressional Reporter, Dow Jones Newswires and Wall Street Journal, Jane Bullock - former FEMA Chief-of-Staff, Tim Manning - Response and Recovery Chair for the National Emergency Management Association, Mike Byrne - Senior Vice President at ICF International

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Karen Radziner