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March 3, 2009

on the radio, talking about the Kennedy-Hatch Serve America Act

I was a guest this morning on WNPR, public radio in Connecticut. The hour-long call-in show is archived here. The topic was national and community service, and specifically the Kennedy-Hatch Serve America Act, on which I have blogged before. There were some good questions about whether paying for service cheapens it, whether AmeriCorps volunteers replace regular employees, and whether taxpayers should be required to fund service. There were also many supportive callers, and apparently more were on the line when we ended. My co-panelists were Chris Meyers Asch, proponent of a US Public Service Academy, and Gina McCarthy, Connecticut's Commissioner of Environmental Protection (which is considering a state conservation corps).

March 3, 2009 12:23 PM | category: none


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