CNN announced to day that Kelli Arena will host a one hour special on Crystal Meth for CNN’s Radio affiliates…
“The Rise of Crystal Meth” will air Thursday, Jan. 26, from 2-3 p.m. and will be produced by supervising producer Sherri Maksin. All times Eastern.
Arena, making her CNNRadio debut, will discuss efforts to combat the spread of crystal meth, what federal and state law enforcement agencies call America’s most dangerous drug. Her guests will include Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) who has introduced a bill to move cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, the ingredient used to cook meth, behind store counters in an effort to curb the meth epidemic.
Arena will also interview a former addict who was hooked on the drug for nearly a decade and the social worker responsible for taking the addict’s children away from her. Other scheduled guests include DEA agent Doug Coleman and Tennessee Judge Seth Norman, who established the country’s first live-in drug court, a rehabilitation facility where meth-addicted inmates reside instead of going to traditional prison.