Public Safety & Homeland Security

Nightclub catastrophies in Chicago and Rhode Island are chilling reminders of how quickly an apparently safe situation can turn deadly. These tragedies are making some people ask how much Americans' safety and security in a war on terrorism will depend on what private companies do to protect their customers. Guest host Lynn Neary and guests discuss the public's safety in private buildings.


Martha Bebinger
*Reporter for member station WRNI in Providence, R.I.

Jake Pauls
*Independent consultant on building use and safety, focusing on codes and standards for building design.

Larry Soehren
*President of BOMA International (Building Owners and Management Association), representing the office building industry in North America.
*Vice president of Kiemle & Hagood, a commercial real estate and property management company in Spokane, Wa.

Randy Larsen
*Director of the Institute for Homeland Security, part of the ANSER Corporation, a not-for-profit think tank.

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