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Update from Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

An update from Carol Fipp, an aid worker with The Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti. Fipp wrote to us on Sunday, frustrated with how slowly their waiting hospital was receiving patients from Port-au-Prince.

We received five helicopter deliveries of 12 patients today. We had four U.S. Coast Guard airlifts and one Navy airlift. It's definitely an increase from yesterday, but we can still handle many more. It is an improvement, but the current effort is still inadequate; many more people are stranded in Port-Au-Prince, in dire need of care, and the clock is ticking. Our biggest obstacle is the lack of helicopters. Our surgical teams did 16 procedures today, operating until 11:30 PM tonight, and we have six surgeries scheduled for tomorrow morning. We expect the airlifts to increase, and expect possibly two bus loads of injured from Port-au-Prince — a 75 mile ride, which takes six-eight hours over rough roads.

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Takeouts: Bank Profits Up, Athletes with Haitian Family, Listeners

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

  • MONEY TAKEOUT:  A handful of Wall Street banks announce their earnings this week, and profits are expected to be sharply up. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story takes a look at compensation and calls for additional taxes on executive pay.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Takeaway Sports Contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin looks at how sports players with family in Haiti are reacting to the disaster.
  • RESPONSES TAKEOUT: We hear what our listeners are saying about the Haiti earthquake - on everything from sending money to help out to how to talk to kids about it. 

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Haiti Relief Effort

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is the White House cabinet member who would be in charge of administering any new health care system in the United States. But right now her department is focused on the relief effort in Haiti, with more than 250 of her department's personnel providing medical care to survivors in the quake-ravaged country.

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Haiti Relief Efforts One Week After The Quake

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It's been one week since the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, destroying much of the capital, Port-au-Prince and, according to some estimates, killing as many as 100,000 people. 

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Vijay Iyer

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Download Vijay Iyers's funky tune"Mystic Brew."

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Helping Kids to Cope (and Help) When World Tragedies Strike

Monday, January 18, 2010

Kids often feel scared and powerless when a disaster – like the Haiti earthquake – hits. But there are constructive ways to talk with them about traumatic world events, and to channel their anxieties into positive outcomes.

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This Week's Agenda With Rob Watson and Marcus Mabry

Monday, January 18, 2010

We look ahead to this week's agenda with Marcus Mabry, international business editor for the New York Times, and the BBC's Rob Watson.

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Takeouts: USAID, NFL, Civil Rights on MLK Day

Monday, January 18, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT:  The USAID says that the search-and-rescue operation in Haiti will officially end sometime today, as relief agencies transition to other recovery efforts. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich brings us the latest on this and the U.S. military's deployment in Haiti.
  • SPORTS TAKEOUT: Sports Contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin tells about the big upset last night that ended the hopes of the Indianapolis Chargers and guaranteed the New York Jets a place in the AFC finals.
  • MLK DAY TAKEOUT: Femi Oke and Celeste Headlee went to a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, and spoke about the future of the civil rights movement with Dr. Roscoe Brown.  Brown is a professor at CUNY graduate center and a former Tuskegee airman

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Help in Haiti was Do It Yourself

Monday, January 18, 2010

As relief efforts continue in Haiti, we're hearing more and more first-person accounts of what happened on the ground during and just after the quake, and how little help there was in the aftermath. In the face of little help from the authorities or other facilities in the area after the quake, many people in Port-au-Prince resolved to do it themselves.

 

 

 

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Aid Agencies Struggle to Bring Help

Sunday, January 17, 2010

We got this email on Sunday from Carol Fipp, an aid worker with The Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti. She is trying to coordinate an airlift of injured quake victims from Port-au-Prince to their full-service hospital in Milot, which is 75 miles north of Port-au-Prince. So far, the hospital has only airlifted four patients. The New York Times reports a similar story from the medical charity Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

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Takeouts: The Week, Congress, Haitian Community

Friday, January 15, 2010

  • GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK: Our regulary segment with The Week Magazine. We reflect on the past seven days to see who had a good week and who didn’t. We’ll take your nominees anytime.
  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Lawmakers, labor leaders, and President Obama were on Capitol Hill last night saying significant progress has been made towards a final health care bill. Takeaway correspondent Todd Zwillich was there.
  • COMMUNITY TAKEOUT: The crisis in Haiti has affected many American Hatians living in New York. Takeaway Correspondent Femi Oke reports from a community center in Brooklyn that has become a hub for sending aid to the country. 

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US Navy Brings Relief to Haiti

Friday, January 15, 2010

The first U.S. Navy ship arrived in Haiti yesterday morning. A large aircraft carrier is set to arrive off the coast today, with 19 helicopters and relief supplies. We speak to Rear Adm. Victor Guillory, who is responsible for the U.S. naval operations in Haiti.

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Grim Scene on the Ground in Haiti

Friday, January 15, 2010

The first U.S. Navy ship arrived in Haiti yesterday morning. A large aircraft carrier is set to arrive off the coast today, with 14 helicopters and relief supplies. But right now, the situationon the ground is grim. We hear from Christina Boyle a reporter for The Daily News who landed in Port-au-Prince last night.

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Relief Efforts in Haiti: Progress and Obstacles

Friday, January 15, 2010

Yesterday, The Haitian Red Cross released its first estimate of the death toll after Tuesday's earthquake. It said between 45,000 and 50,000 people might have died. As the body count rises, relief efforts are intensifying. President Obama promised $100 million and more than 5,000 soldiers and marines, but the aid workers are facing many obstacles reaching the victims.

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WQXR News

News Trickles In for NYC's Haitians

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Now that cell phone service is starting to return, Haitian New Yorkers are starting to get information about relatives and friends.

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WQXR News

International Aid Heads to Haiti

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Help is on the way to Haiti this morning, as the Caribbean nation struggles to get back on its feet.

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The Takeaway

From the Evening Shift...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Alex here at the Takeaway news desk.

As the first wave of rescue supplies arrive and aid efforts intensify, we'll hear from aid workers on the challenges and progress they've seen: one in Port-au-Prince, one near the border in the Dominican Republic and one coordinating plans from back here in the U.S.

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Updates from Haiti: Reporters and Aid Workers Arrive, an Orphanage Still Stands

Thursday, January 14, 2010

We hear recent reactions from the ground in Haiti. New York Times Carribbean correspondent Marc Lacey arrives in Haiti and describes the destruction he can see from the sky while cargo planes land behind on the tarmac. We also hear from Dixie Bickel, who runs an orphanage outside Port-au-Prince. The orphanage still stands, and she tells us how the children are coping in the aftermath of the quake.

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Updates as Thousands Continue Trying to Reach Loved Ones in Haiti

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yesterday on the Takeaway, we united by phone Mallery Thurlow, in Michigan, with her boyfriend France Neptune, an aid worker in Haiti. As details of the destruction continue to emerge, we look at ways Haitians are persevering through the tragedy.

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Inventions for Saving the World (and Helping Haiti Now!)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

This week’s tech segment looks at innovations that can help Haiti now. We’re not talking about sophisticated computer programs or gadgets, but low-tech, low-cost tools that are easy to use. We talk with two experts to find out they're making a difference in an emergency situation.

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