As the military restructures, communities around the
country once again face the disruptive threat of base closings. Last week,
National Public Radioís Talk of the
Nation, looked at how towns are fighting to keep their bases --
and how life has changed in places that lost that battle.
The April 5th guests included Beverly Johnson, Mayor of Alameda,
California, George Cahlink,
staff correspondent from Government Executive magazine who covers the
Pentagon, and Pete Conroy,
Director of the Environmental Policy and Information Center at Jacksonville State University. Conroy was selected by NPR because of his current
role as a member of the former Fort McClellanís local re-use authority.
Talk of the
Nation is heard by millions of
American weekly and is known for its exchange of ideas and opinions on the
issues that dominate the news landscape. From politics and public service to
education, religion, music and healthcare, Talk of the Nation offers call-in
listeners the opportunity to join discussions with decision-makers, authors,
academicians and artists from around the world. The show is hosted by Neal
Conan, who has had a long involvement with NPR as reporter and editor for NPR
News, anchor for NPR live events coverage, and host of NPR's Weekly Edition. His
broadcasts are often marked by their clarity, accuracy and eloquence. †
The broadcast including JSUís Conroy can be heard
through the following link: www.npr.org.