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Comparing Responses to Katrina, Calif. Wildfires

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Comparing Responses to Katrina, Calif. Wildfires

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Many parallels have been drawn between the response to the Southern California wildfires and the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Guests discuss the comparison of the natural disasters, the communication between local and state agencies, and how the federal government is handling the wildfire situation differently.

Guests:

Karen Breslau, San Francisco bureau chief for Newsweek

Chris Reynolds, professor and program manager for emergency and disaster management at American Military University in Tampa, Fla.

Jasmyne Cannick, journalist and commentator