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The Brian Lehrer Show

Devastation in The Philippines

Monday, November 11, 2013

Holly Solberg, CARE’s director of emergencies, talks about the relief efforts underway following typhoon Haiyan and we take calls from listeners with ties to the hard-hit country.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Building Human Infrastructure in the Rockaways

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In the year since Sandy, affected neighborhoods have started to rebuild, but also prepare for their response to the next storm.  Jaime Jordan, one of the founders of Rockaway Help, talks about the work she and her neighbors are doing in the Rockaways to build up social infrastructure as a key part of disaster response.

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Students Donate Books to Rockaways School

Thursday, January 03, 2013

As schools displaced by flooding and storm damage return to their buildings, and the holiday volunteer buzz fades, communities hard hit by Sandy still face a long recovery. One student recently undertook a book drive to help an elementary school, and he collected over 400 books.

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Rockaways Teen Documents Life Post-Sandy for School

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It was a frustrating and cold November in the Rockways, one of the areas of New York City hit hardest by Sandy's storm surge. Thousands of residents in this coastal community were left without power or heat -- and some are still waiting for service. One local teenager borrowed a camera from his high school and took on the assignment of documenting what life is really like on the peninsula post-Sandy.

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Students Powered Our School's Recovery

Monday, November 19, 2012

An elementary school teacher sings the praises of his school community as it absorbed the repercussions from Sandy and prepared to return to its building in Rockaway Park, Queens.

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Schools Can Offer Refuge and Routine

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

One principal muses on the role school leaders and school buildings play in times of trauma. Even when faced with displacement and damage of their own, his teachers and staff have had to find the strength to lead their students through this difficult post-Sandy adjustment period.

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