AirTalk for October 23, 2001

The Mood on Capitol Hill

Larry Mantle talks with U.S. Congressman David Dreier about the mood on the House Floor since anthrax was discovered on Capitol Hill. He will also talk about the increasing role our legislators are playing in the war against terrorism.

The L.A. Economy

How has the Southern California economy been affected by the terrorist attacks, the anthrax scare, and the war in Afghanistan, and what does the future hold? Larry Mantle talks with Mark Lacter, editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal, and Edward Leamer, Director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast.

U.S. Drug Policy Post Sept. 11th

Afghanistan supplies 72% of the world's opium. How will U.S. drug policy be affected by our war in Afghanistan and the added security measures that the Bush Administration is taking to protect Americans from terrorism? Larry Mantle speaks with the executive director and director of the Lindesmith Center, a policy organization that helped frame Proposition 36 passed last November, advocating treatment rather than jail time for first time drug offenders.
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