Haiti Follow-Up: Listener Charles

Monday, January 18, 2010

Last week on the program, Henry Charles Dorville called into to talk about his mother, who he believed was trapped in a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince. He's since found out she passed away in the aftermath of the earthquake.


Henry Charles Dorville

Comments [5]

Eleni from NYC

John from the office, I can understand why feel that its wrong to focus on just one person. I think that Charles is more symbolic of the average hatian and the helplessness of their situation.

Jan. 18 2010 10:49 AM
john from the office

The ports are in ruins since the 80s and airdrops will lead to riots.

Jan. 18 2010 10:42 AM

I was talking to a friend about how the airport has become a bottleneck in terms of supply distribution. And we couldn't understand why supplies aren't being airdropped in? Or taken to ports via boat? Maybe they are, but no one is talking about that.

Jan. 18 2010 10:42 AM
peipei zhou from chelsea, nyc

This is a really touching story. My heart goes out to the man and his family. Furthermore, it is a demonstration of the power of media. Thank you for airing this and procuring aid for the helpless through grass-root efforts. This is a testament to the integrity and relevancy of your show. Viva la vie, the radio!

Jan. 18 2010 10:37 AM
john from the office

All this is very sad, but to focus on one person, with the scale of this event is wrong.

Jan. 18 2010 10:35 AM

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