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The Toll of the Haiti Earthquake on the Dominican Republic

Friday, January 29, 2010

Yesterday, we talked about the anticipated influx of Haitian immigrants to Florida in the upcoming weeks. Today, we look at a place where Haitians are already seeking refuge: across the border in the Dominican Republic. Before the earthquake, up to a million Haitians were already living in the neighboring nation – many of them undocumented. Now thousands more are expected to cross into the Dominican Republic in the coming months.

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The Takeaway

Images from Haiti

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Aashish Jethra landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, six days after the earthquake, to work as a journalist and volunteer.

I stayed with Haitian families, took photographs and assisted with medical relief at Centre de Diagnostic et de Traitement Intégré. During my six days in Haiti, I traveled all over the capital and frequented the airport, the United Nations compound, refugee camps and the neighborhoods of Croix-des-Bouquets and Peguy-Ville. These photographs represent the state of Port-au-Prince, the relief efforts by the United Nations and the desperation of Haiti's people in the days immediately following this disaster.

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The Takeaway

TAKEOUTS: Haiti Relief, Arizona's Snow Emergency, Your Responses

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

  • HAITI TAKEOUT: Freelance reporter for the Wall Street Jounal Pooja Bhatia joins us from Port-au-Prince with an update on Haitians lining up at money transfer offices to collect cash from relatives abroad.
  • ARIZONA TAKEOUT: Last week's big snow storm in Northern Arizona created brutal conditions on Navajo and Hopi land. Gillian Ferris Kohl, reporter and Morning Edition host at KNAU, Arizona Public Radio, gives us an update. 
  • YOUR STATE OF THE UNION: Listeners respond to our request for their own State of the Union address.

 

The Navajo nation is a 27,000 square mile nation. It's hard to assess exactly how many people are stranded. It's in the hundreds if not thousands, and of course the problem now is melting snow turning to mud on dirt roads in a very, very rural area. —Gillian Ferris Kohl

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The Takeaway

TAKEOUTS: Haiti Relief, L.A. Regulates Marijuana Dispensaries

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

  • HAITI TAKEOUT: BBC correspondent Karen Allen gives us an update on the Haiti aid effort in Port-au-Prince.
  • MARIJUANA TAKEOUT: Medical marijuana advocates in Los Angeles hit a bump in the road with a new local ordinance that will sharply limit the number of marijuana dispensaries in the city, closing hundreds of existing stores; Reuters reporter Steve Gorman gives us details.

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The Takeaway

In Haiti, Lots of Doctors, Little Coordination

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Since the earthquake devastated much of the Haitian capital nearly two weeks ago, the outpouring of support has been overwhelming, including from the medical community. Doctors from around the world have signed up to volunteer in the relief effort and now, there may actually be too many doctors in the country, with not enough nurses to provide the essential follow-up care.

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The Takeaway

Are Photographs From Haiti Too Graphic?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The tragedy in Haiti has been captured in powerful photographs that reveal the extent of the human suffering in that country. But are the images too graphic? At what point do photographs become exploitative and blur the the lines of ethical photojournalism?

 

 

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: State of the Union, Ben Bernanke, Haiti

Monday, January 25, 2010

We give you all you need to know about the news we expect to come in the next seven days. This week, we take a look at what to expect in President Obama's first State of the Union address. We'll also look ahead at how the president  is planning to stop what appears to be a tailspin for the Democrats; Ben Bernanke's confirmation as Fed chairman; the relief effort in Haiti; and the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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The Takeaway

As Rescue Efforts in Haiti Wind Down, the Rebuilding Challenge Just Begins

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's been almost two weeks since the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti and the government has formally called an end to the search and rescue efforts. The focus of relief will soon shift from treating the wounded survivors to embarking on the long slog of rebuilding a collapsed city. We get an update on the overall situation there and then we examine how other cities dealt with reconstruction challenges after a disaster like this.

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WQXR News

Haiti Quake Survivors Rescued after 10 Days

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fresh moments of hope emerged in Haiti on Friday, as two survivors were pulled from the rubble 10 days after an earthquake ravaged the country.

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The Takeaway

Donations to Haiti May Break Charity Records

Friday, January 22, 2010

In just over a week Americans have given more than $305 million to help Haitians recover from the recent earthquake in Port-au-Prince.  The numbers are being tracked by the independent charity watchdog Charity Navigator

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The Takeaway

Joint Chiefs Chair Adm. Mike Mullen On Haiti Relief

Friday, January 22, 2010

We continue our conversation with Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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The Takeaway

Update from Haiti

Thursday, January 21, 2010

BBC World Affairs Correspondent Adam Mynott spent yesterday in a hospital in Port-au-Prince. He reports on the latest situation on the ground and how food is being distributed throughout the city.

"I think probably too much time has been spent setting up processes, securing sites, and deciding programs, and actually they should have simply dumped some food on the streets and allowed the people who are here, who need it desperately, to get their hands on it"

--Adam Mynott

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The Takeaway

Getting Medical Help to Haiti

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The USNS Comfort has steamed into a sea of misery in Haiti. The floating hospital has a thousand beds, which is a big number, but is nothing compared to what's needed in Haiti right now. The worry this morning is will injured people, who would otherwise survive, die for lack of basic medical care. We find out about the status of the medical care there.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: NT Trio

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Download NT Trio's driving track, "Is It Noise."

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Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Explains US Military Role in Haiti Relief Effort

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The United States military is getting more involved in the Haiti relief effort by the day. On Wednesday, 4,000 more troops were added, bringing the total U.S. presence in the country to about 16,000. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the nation's highest ranking military officer, tells The Takeaway that he recognizes the scale of the U.S. footprint and insists the focus is to support other organizations. He also says the use of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is an option in the treatment of the many wounded Haitians.

John Hockenberry sat down with Adm. Mullen in the Pentagon on Wednesday. Here is a partial transcript of the interview.

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The Takeaway

From the Evening Shift ... politics and relief.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Alex here shepherding tomorrow's show through the night ... 

As already posted on this website, John Hockenberry interviewed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen today. We'll run that tomorrow along with our continuing coverage of the political fallout from the electoral upset in Massachusetts. Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner (NY) will tell us why the Dems are OK without a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. 

We might have heavy hitters from Washington (or right outside Washington in the Pentagon anyway) but we're not letting up on watching the relief efforts in Haiti. After a serious aftershock today a friend of the show wrote us to say "the aftershock was stronger than I realized and we are concerned more buildings have collapsed. People are screaming outside." So tomorrow we'll get the full update live. We're also following a few different 'big picture' angles. For one, we want to know if the medical risks to patients and doctors are evolving or growing over time with so many victims remaining injured and bodies still unburied. And on a political level, three prominent female political leaders were victims of the quake, so we're looking into what that means for gender progress in Haitian politics. 

Plus graphic journalist Joe Sacco, how Starbucks bounced back, and an examination of the Apple buzz-making machine. 

See ya tomorrow. 

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Studio 360

Helping Haiti: Relief through Music

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The human tragedy in Haiti is overwhelming, and it's hard to know what we can do from hundreds or thousands of miles away. Here's one thing…

January 20 through 25, New York's City Winery (155 Varick Street) is holding a series of four emergency benefit concerts ...

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The Takeaway

How Best to Help Haiti's Orphaned Children

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The number of orphans in Haiti is expected to double after last week's earthquake; there's rising debate over the best way to help these children.

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WNYC News

Haiti Benefit Events in the City

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

As relief efforts continue in Haiti, New Yorkers are finding creative ways to provided aid. Below is a list of a upcoming events to raise funds for various relief organizations.

If you'd rather give a direct cash donation, WNYC has a list of organizations here.

WNYC is not in ...

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The Takeaway

Talking to Haiti with BBC's World Have Your Say

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The BBC’s World Have Your Say has been speaking with ordinary people in Haiti about the disastrous earthquake that took place one week ago.

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