Emergency Preparedness

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What are Americans to make of the recently-elevated threat alert status, or the suggestions from the Department of Homeland Security for preparing a disaster supply kit? And can state and local governments — many of which already are in financial trouble — afford the tightened security costs? Join guest host Melinda Penkava for a discussion on emergency preparedness.

Randy Larsen
*Director of ANSER Institute for Homeland Security (Think tank focused on homeland security)

John DeStafano
*Mayor of New Haven, Conn. (Democrat)
*President of National League of Cities

Michael Guido
*Mayor of Dearborn, Michigan (Republican)
*Co-chair of the National League of Cities working group on Homeland Security



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