Almanac North - Sept 23, 2011

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Video Summary

Topics: "Forest Service on Pagami Creek Fire" & "Synthetic Marijuana Use" & "Media Law/Hospital Lawsuit"

Description: The Superior National Forest Supervisor talks about efforts to contain a major fire in the BWCAW, and what they've learned in the process. A chemical dependency program supervisor talks about the influx of synthetic drugs into the region, and the powerful effects of these drugs. And a panel of guests talk about a lawsuit alleging defamation, and the legal standards in place to protect a free and open media.

Guests: Jim Sanders, Superior National Forest Supervisor; Dennis Cummings, chemical dependency program director, Duluth Bethel; Rob Karwath, North Coast Communications; Catherine Winter, UMD Journalism Instructor

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