Methamphetamines: Poor Man's Cocaine, Part 2 (No. 216)

First Aired Thursday, May 26, 2005

In the second installment of the Montana Focus series on methamphetamine abuse, Mary Haydal, who lost her daughter Cassie to meth abuse, talks about the need for interdiction and treatment in Montana. Rimrock counselor Coralee Goni talks about a successful school drug assessment program that includes parents and children, and Missouri River Drug Task Force Lieutenant Jeff Waite calls attention to proposed federal funding cuts in the Bush budget that would shut down interdiction efforts in the Rocky Mountain Region. Additionally, former investigative journalist Bob Ekey considers the recent flap created by Newsweek's lack of properly sourcing a quote about the Koran being flushed down a toilet at the Guantanamo Bay prison. And finally, United Nations Foundation adviser Gillian Sorensen weighs in on the strained relationship between the U.S. and the UN. Produced for KUSM-MontanaPBS by Gene Brodeur and Scott Sterling, MSU- Bozeman.