Radio Show Focuses on “Crumbling Infrastructure”

Tuesday’s edition of the Diane Rehm Show, available on a variety of public radio stations in the area, will discuss infrastructure funding — prompted by the ongoing federal budget debate, cutbacks in state and local budgets, and the recent devastation in Japan.

According to the show’s website:

The crisis in Japan is prompting new questions about long simmering issues here at home, and among them, our country’s deteriorating infrastructure. For years our bridges, dams, water treatment systems and other critical infrastructure elements have been in dire need of maintenance and repair, but finding the money to address these needs has become increasingly difficult. Earlier this month a bipartisan group in the Senate offered a plan that, if enacted, would encourage private investors to take the lead on large scale transportation, water and energy projects. Please join us for an update on efforts to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

    Guests

Stephen Flynn
President, Center for National Policy, former senior fellow with the National Securities Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of “America the Vulnerable” and “The Edge of Disaster.”

Dan Flanagan
consultant, project finance and infrastructure investment

Jack Basso
director, program finance and management, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official (AASHTO)

Josh Mitchell
staff writer,Dow Jones Newswires.

Tune in to your local public radio station to listen, or visit the show’s website to stream or podcast the episode.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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