Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Your Call 030509 What Do You Want From Our National Parks?

How should we rebuild the national park system? On the next Your Call we'll talk with members of the National Parks Second Century Commission who are gathering ideas to improve the parks. How can national parks become more relevant to everyone in America's increasingly diverse population? What kind of programs should they have? How should parks balance tourism and preservation? Send us an email at or join us live at 11 am. What should we do to preserve wildlands for another century? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Ron Tipton in Washington
Senior Vice President of Park Policy for the National Parks Conservation Association

Bill Wade in New Mexico
Chairman of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees

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Your Call 030409 Does Mexico's violence have roots in the U.S.?

How much of the violence in Mexico has its roots in the United States? On the next Your Call, we'll speak with journalists on both sides of the border. More than 1,000 people have been murdered this year in Mexico. Kidnappings and murders connected to Mexican Cartels are increasing in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California. Why is violence flaring up now? You can join us by phone or email at What should the U.S. do to slow demand for weapons and drugs pouring in and out of Mexico? It's Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Laura Carlsen in Mexico City
Director of the Americas Policy Program at the Center for International Policy. She co-edited Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico. Before joining the Americas Policy Program, Carlsen was a correspondent for Latin Trade magazine, editor of Business Mexico, freelance writer, and researcher.

Armand Peschard-Sverdrup in Leesburg, Virginia
Mr. Peschard is an expert on the strategic priorities of the three nations that make up North America. He is a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the former director of their Mexico Project and directed the CSIS North American Futures 2025 Project. He is the CEO of Peschard-Sverdrup & Associates.

Scott Stewart in Austin, Texas
VP for Tactical Intelligence for Stratfor, short for Strategic Forecasting Inc., is a private intelligence company with its headquarters in Austin, Texas. Stewart is Stratfor's senior terrorism and security analyst. He is a former Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent who was involved in hundreds of terrorism investigations, most notably the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Claudine LoMonaco in Tucson, Arizona
Reporter and Producer with Arizona Public Media where she covers the border.

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