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Information Access

Earlier this month, the Bush administration proposed a scheme by which government printing jobs could be outsourced to private companies, thus ending the virtual monopoly held by the Government Printing Office. Host Liane Hansen speaks with former director of the Library and Information Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Miriam Drake, about the concern that this may lead to a sharp drop-off in the amount of information made available to the general public.

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Liane Hansen
Liane Hansen has been the host of NPR's award-winning Weekend Edition Sunday for 20 years. She brings to her position an extensive background in broadcast journalism, including work as a radio producer, reporter, and on-air host at both the local and national level. The program has covered such breaking news stories as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the capture of Saddam Hussein, the deaths of Princess Diana and John F. Kennedy, Jr., and the Columbia shuttle tragedy. In 2004, Liane was granted an exclusive interview with former weapons inspector David Kay prior to his report on the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The show also won the James Beard award for best radio program on food for a report on SPAM.
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