C-Span recently had an interview with Rear Admiral Karl Schultz, Governmental and Public Affairs Director (Nov. 10, 2011, 41 minutes) . There were no surprises in the interview, but he did an excellent job of providing an overview of the Coast Guard’s organization and missions, including recognizing the contribution of reserves and auxiliary. He did a great job speaking off the cuff in response to telephone questions and comments, very impressive, but if you have followed Coast Guard news closely you may not hear much new.
Actually. following a link on the page, I found an earlier interview with RAdm Paul Zukunft, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Security (March 22, 2011, almost 44 minute) more interesting because it was more detailed.
What I did not hear in either of these interviews was a clear statement that there is an urgent need to replace our ships.