AirTalk for August 15, 2001

America's Oceans

Larry Mantle talks with author and longtime ocean enthusiast David Helvarg about the state of America's oceans and his new book Blue Frontier: Saving America's Living Seas (W.H. Freeman).

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Larry Mantle speaks with a panel of experts about gays in the military and the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. What is at the origin of this policy, and, now that it has been in effect for several years, what are the results of its application? Panelists: Marc Wolf, author of and actor in the show Another American: Asking and Telling; Aaron Belkin, Director of the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military at UC Santa Barbara; Laura Miller, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UCLA; Melissa S. Embser-Herbert, miltary veteran and author of Camouflage Isn't Only for Combat: Gender, Sexuality and Women in the Military (New York University Press); and, Jay Williams, retired Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves and Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago.
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