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Haiti Continues to Chart Path Toward Recovery

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Even after you restore safety and security, how do you begin to rebuild? Haitian President Rene Preval will meet with President Barack Obama in Washington today to discuss what Haiti needs two months after the earthquake that devasted large swathes of the country. Along with severe damages to infrastructure in the wake of the disaster, Haitians are trying to deal with economic issues — some of them pre-existent — brought into sharp relief by the quake. We're checking in with two people who have a birds-eye view of Haitian need, and how it interacts with that country's economy, past and future. 

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The Takeaway

What Does Haiti Need from the World?

Monday, March 08, 2010

This week, John Hockenberry is co-hosting from Miami from our friends at WLRN. All week, we're asking the question, What does Haiti need from the world right now? If you've been affected by the quake, and especially if you're Haitian, What are you NOT getting that you still need?

Read and listen to responses here.

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Features

Photojournalist Ron Haviv on the Aftermath in Haiti

Friday, February 26, 2010

Photojournalist Ron Haviv landed in Haiti less than 24 hours after the January 12 earthquake that devastated the nation. Watch the video that documents the aftermath.

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The Takeaway

Miami Schools Struggle With Aftereffects of Haiti's Earthquake

Friday, February 26, 2010

With 21,000 Haitian American students, Miami-Dade schools have struggled with the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake perhaps more than any other school system in the United States. 

 

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The Takeaway

8 of 10 Haiti Missionaries Charged with Kidnapping Return to US

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Eight of the 10 missionaries from Boise, Idaho who were charged with trying to take Haitian children out of the country illegally have been freed and are now back in the U.S. They were released by a Haitian judge on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after they were jailed for trying to take a group of children out of the earthquake-stricken country.

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The Takeaway

E-mail Scams Exploit Haiti Earthquake Generosity

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A BBC Investigation has uncovered evidence that criminal gangs have been cashing in on the Haiti earthquake by asking people to donate to bogus charities. The charity asks for donations to pay for relief supplies using untraceable bank transfers. 

 

 

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The Takeaway

Visiting Doctors Haunted by Haiti

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dr. Steven Landau, a family physician from Smithfield, N.C. rushed to Haiti after the earthquake to do his part in the relief effort. He was not prepared for the emotional toll of the experience. He tells us what he saw and how he coped.

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WQXR News

Hundreds of Haitians Enroll in NYC Schools

Monday, February 15, 2010

In the month since the Haitian earthquake the city's public schools have taken in 219 students from Haiti.

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The Takeaway

Haitians In America Look Back After One Month

Friday, February 12, 2010

Today marks one month since an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shook Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At dawn on that first day, the capital was filled with dust, rubble and disoriented Haitians searching for loved ones.  Today, the sun rises on a changed city, full of tents, foreign aid workers and the first signs of rebuilding.

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The Takeaway

Organizing Haiti

Thursday, February 11, 2010

It's not often that you hear a UN Chief described as a "badass," but that’s the way retired Lieutenant Colonel Shayne Gilbert is described by his team.  His official title is Chief of the Joint Operations and Tasking Center for the United Nations in Haiti.

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WQXR News

Death Toll Rises in Haiti Earthquake

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Haiti's government now says 230,000 people died in the Jan. 12 earthquake that leveled much of the capital of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas.

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The Takeaway

Aid Group Steps in to Find Families of Haitian 'Orphans'

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A group of ten American Baptists accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children, who the group members said were orphans, has raised complicated questions about the intersection of good intentions and misguided actions. One thing is certain: not all of the 33 children were orphans. In fact, the majority of the children do have families. The group that was asked to look after the children following their ordeal is SOS Children's Villages.

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The Takeaway

International Adoption or Child Trafficking?

Monday, February 08, 2010

Last week, ten American Baptist community members attempted to take 33 children out of Haiti, claiming their goal was to rescue the children. The Haitian government disagreed and charged the Americans with kidnapping.  For many, the story has raised new concerns and questions about adoption.

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The Takeaway

Haiti & Cuba: Intertwined Cultures Before and After the Earthquake

Friday, February 05, 2010

A photo-journalism and essay project by the Miami-based Iris Photo Collective portrays the complex connections between Haiti and her neighbor Cuba. We speak with Iris co-founders Carl Juste and Luis Rios talk about the photographs and essays, produced before the earthquake, and how their context has changed after the disaster.

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American Baptists Charged with Kidnapping

Friday, February 05, 2010

Ten members of an Idaho-based Baptist community have been charged with kidnapping and criminal association in Haiti, after attempting to spirit 33 Haitian children into the Dominican Republic. The group says it only intended to help the children and it claims they were orphans. But Haitian athorities don't buy the story and the group's members face prison terms of up to 15 years if convicted.

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Studio 360

Courage in Creole

Friday, February 05, 2010

Brooklyn-based band Djarara plays the traditional Haitian street music known as rara, which features metal horns, bamboo trumpets, and drums. Every one of the 15 band members lost someone in the recent earthquake. They're continuing the music, and even rehearsing a new song to commemorate the tragedy. "Rara ...

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The Takeaway

Miami Mayor on the City's Haitian Community

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Miami has been in the national news as the American staging ground for many of the relief efforts in Haiti. We talk to Miami's Mayor Tomas Regalado about his many Haitian constituents.

 

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The Takeaway

Haitian Patients Flood Miami Hospitals

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Haitian airlifts have resumed, but they're still flying almost exclusively to Florida – and to Miami's overburdened hospitals. According to Florida Governor Charlie Crist, the state has taken more than 500 injured evacuees from the Haiti earthquake since it struck three weeks ago. Doctors there says 150 of those have gone to two hospitals in Miami.

 

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The Takeaway

Rebuilding Haiti: Mangos, Tourism and Garment Factories

Monday, February 01, 2010

The massive earthquake that struck Haiti nearly three weeks ago has left development economists and international aid workers scrambling for the best way to rebuild the country. Some want the United States to take the lead in a Marshall Plan-type recovery program, while others advocate leaving Haiti alone as much as possible. We find out how Haiti might best rebuild — and how the international community can help.

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Soundcheck

No Cover: Djarara

Monday, February 01, 2010

Park Slope's Barbès recently hosted a celebration of Hatian rara music, which featured a performance by the group Djarara. Stream their whole set right here.

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