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Thursday, November 21, 2013
When a storm hits, our attention often shifts from science to God. But what do we lose when we place the burden of a natural disaster upon a higher power and wipe our hands clean from any responsibility? Joining The Takeaway is Ted Steinberg, professor of history and law at Case Western Reserve University, author of “Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America," and of the forthcoming book "Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York."
Monday, May 27, 2013
One week ago today, a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, killing 24 people, including seven children who died at Plaza Towers Elementary School. The tornado produced winds of more than 200 M.P.H. that leveled whole blocks of homes and businesses. Lindsie Harms, a fifth grade teacher at Plaza Towers Elementary School, explains how the community is coping.
Friday, May 24, 2013
It has been a devastating week for the people of Oklahoma. Monday’s tornado left twenty-four people dead, hundreds injured, and an estimated 2 billion dollars in damage. Despite the destruction, students from Moore, Southmoore and Westmoore high schools will graduate as planned on Saturday. Jeff Wood and Brooke Potter will be among them.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
As the road to recovery begins for the people affected by the Oklahoma City Tornado Monday, unsung heroes have emerged out of this tragedy. People whose jobs helped to save lives, keep others calm, and keep the public informed. Among them are the school teachers who rushed their students to safety.
Defining Normal After a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia, The Mayor of Oklahoma City, A New Kind of Commencement Speech
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
More than a Weather Man | In Praise of the Less-Than-Earnest Commencement Speech | The Mayor of Oklahoma City on How His City is Coping | Geena Davis on Gender, Media, and Perception | The DSM and Mental Health in America | Defining Normal After a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
While Midwesterners see tornadoes almost every spring, few twisters leave the magnitude of damage that yesterday's tornado dropped on Moore, Oklahoma. Dozens are dead, untold numbers are injured, and damage is likely to be in the billions of dollars.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A huge tornado tore through parts of Oklahoma City Monday, killing many and injuring hundreds. The tornado is said to have produced winds of 200 M.P.H. that leveled buildings and whole neighborhoods. Among the buildings damaged were two elementary schools, including the Plaza Towers Elementary School in the suburb of Moore, which was full of children at the time the tornado struck.
Devastating Tornado in Oklahoma City, What James Rosen Case Says About Freedom of the Press, Syrian Conflict Deepens
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Devastating Tornado Rips Through Oklahoma City | What the James Rosen Case Says About the Freedom of the Press | Congressional Investigation: Apple Avoided Billions of Dollars in Taxes | As Syrian Conflict Deepens, Violence Bleeds into Iraq and Lebanon | Oklahoma City Tornado: 200 M.P.H. Winds, EF-4 on Fujita Scale
Monday, May 20, 2013
A huge storm swept through swaths of the Midwest this weekend creating tornadoes that touched ground in Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma. Rachel Hubbard is associate director at KOSU in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the first tornado touched down about a half mile from her house.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Amy Wilentz, author of The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier and Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti, and Laurent DuBois, professor of History at Duke University and the author of the 2012 book, now in paperback, Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, look at what’s changed in the three years since the devastating earthquake.
It can be difficult to know where to make a contribution to the ongoing relief and development effort in Haiti. Ms. Wilentz and Prof. DuBois gave us three recommendations.
*CODEP-The Comprehensive Development Project works on reforestation and self-sufficiency projects in rural Haiti.
*Partners in Health-Provides "preferential medical care" to Haiti's poorest citizens.
*Ti Kay Haiti-Dr. Megan Coffee treats and works to prevent Tuberculosis and HIV in Port-au-Prince.
Friday, August 31, 2012
This summer has seen a host of natural disasters, from wildfires across the U.S. to Hurricane Isaac. Back in 2009, while wildfires burned in Los Angeles, Brooke spoke with LA Times then-media reporter James Rainey about how the wildfires were unfolding for him in his backyard and on his television screen.
Peter Gabriel - Down To Earth
Monday, October 03, 2011
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 fore-grounded the concept of disaster preparedness, but it was Hurricane Katrina, four years later, that redefined the idea of animal rescue. Sept. 11, 2001 gave us the Department of Homeland Security; Katrina, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act, which was signed into law in October of 2006.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Senate voted 79 to 12 last night in favor of an agreement on spending for disaster relief, that will avert the government shutdown that many feared might happen this week. Funding for government agencies like FEMA will now be extended for six weeks. Senate leaders are hoping the House will pass the deal later this week.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Hurricane Irene swept through the Northeast last weekend with a fury that destroyed homes, roads, towns, and took lives. Now, people in towns and cities across the region are coping with the clean-up process. The storm hit places in Vermont and upstate New York particularly hard.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
A very rare event happened In the northeastern part of the United States yesterday. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Mineral, Virginia sent tremors outward, all the way north to New York and New England, and south to North Carolina. Limited damage was reported and some even found the event to be exciting. The earthquake follows a number of natural disasters we have witnessed this year, including Japan's massive quake and tsunami, tornadoes ravaging southern states and the Mississippi River rising to historic levels, flooding cities in its path. And now Hurricane Irene, which experts predict could turn into a category 4 storm, and may hit Florida on Friday.
Monday, July 18, 2011
This week, meteorologists are predicting that heat waves will hit hard and heavy in the midwest. Though many consider them to be merely a nuisance, heat waves are among the deadliest natural disasters in the U.S. So why don’t we treat heat waves with more concern?