The challenges for Obama's new border czar

Thursday, April 16, 2009

President Obama has appointed former U.S. Attorney Alan Bersin to the newly-created position of "Border Czar." Bersin will lead the effort to stop drug-related violence along the U.S.–Mexico border. The Takeaway talks to Amita Sharma an investigative reporter with KPBS, San Diego Public Radio, who has been following Bersin's career. And for more on what's needed along the border, we're joined by Diana Washington-Valdez, a reporter with the El Paso Times who is author of the forthcoming book, "Mexican Roulette: Last Cartel Standing".

Guests:

Amita Sharma and Diana Washington Valdez

Contributors:

Noel King

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