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The Red Cross: Providing Relief Since 1881

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
This episode of New York: A Portrait in Sound looks into the Red Cross' response to the 1962 Ash Wednesday Storm.
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WNYC News

Fire Smolders for Second Day in East Harlem

Thursday, March 13, 2014

At the site of the explosion on 116th Street, residents walked around wearing surgical masks and a backhoe filled a dump truck with wreckage.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Cold Weather Hacks

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Listeners offer their cold weather "hacks" as Scott Omelianuk, editor of This Old House magazine, shares tips for homeowners and Joshua Lockwood, CEO of the American Red Cross Greater New York Region, offers advice for staying safe in the extreme winter weather.

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The Takeaway

Digital Volunteers Map Destruction in the Philippines

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New crowdsourcing technologies are bringing humanitarian relief work to anyone with an internet connection. Hundreds of volunteers use the latest satellite photos, news reports, and easy opensource technology to update maps of disaster-affected areas with information about damaged roads and buildings. Dale Kunce is the senior geospatial engineer at the American Red Cross. He joins The Takeaway to explain how a legion of volunteer techies around the world helped with the typhoon relief process in the Philippines.

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WNYC News

Red Cross Reversed Eligibility for Sandy Aid, Watchdog Says

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hundreds of Sandy victims may be denied access to thousands of dollars in Red Cross funds because of a change in the eligibility requirements made without their knowledge, a watchdog group claims.

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Radiolab

Clear Eyes, Full Veins, Can't Lose

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

You can fake blood in the movies, but so far, there's no artificial substitute in real life. Peeking in on blood drives, wondering how blood gets from an arm to an operating table, producers Molly Webster and Soren Wheeler find a complex world that has them ...

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WNYC News

Red Cross has Millions in Unspent Donations After Sandy

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

WNYC

The Red Cross has raked in $303 million in donations since Sandy struck the region last October, but the organization has only spent two-thirds of that, leaving $111 million in its coffers.

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WNYC News

In Hard-Hit Areas, Red Cross Runs Into Image Issue

Monday, December 03, 2012

The group was criticized in New York City following Hurricane Sandy when residents from Staten Island to Breezy Point were asking themselves: where is the familiar red-and-white logo of the Red Cross? But In New York, the organization works with FEMA, city agencies and other groups — meaning it is often less visible on the ground.

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WNYC News

For Many Volunteers, Disaster Response is Double-Duty

Friday, November 16, 2012

WNYC

In the wake of Sandy, thousands of Red Cross volunteers deployed to hard-hit areas. At the same time the group is responding to other disasters that occur on a daily basis.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The American Red Cross

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Red Cross is continuing its relief operation throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast to shelter and assist people affected by Superstorm Sandy. Steve Bayer, American Red Cross spokesman, talks about what the Red Cross is doing to help after this disaster—and what it does to help after all kinds of disasters and emergencies.

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WNYC News

NY Area Volunteers Lend a Hand in the Gulf

Monday, August 27, 2012

In preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, the Red Cross of Greater New York is sending 30 volunteers down to the Gulf states.

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WNYC News

Teens Talk Global Justice at New Summer Camp

Monday, August 06, 2012

Some New York City teens got a lesson in global justice this summer.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Red Cross Declares: Syria Conflict is Civil War

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

David Scheffer, law professor and director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law and the author of All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals, discusses the Red Cross announcement and what it means with regard to the Geneva Conventions, as well as the 10th anniversary of the International Criminal Court. Scheffer was the first U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues.

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The Takeaway

Syrian Crisis Continuing Coverage: Civilians Forced to Flee

Friday, June 08, 2012

Away from the politics and diplomacy, there's an unfolding humanitarian crisis in Syria. Today the International Committee of the Red Cross said that more Syrian civilians are being forced to leave their homes to escape the fighting between the Syrian troops and the opposition forces. Sean Maguire is a spokesman ...

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The Takeaway

Rebuilding and Recovering in Joplin, Missouri

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One month ago today, President Obama visited the town of Joplin, Missouri, where a tornado killed 156 people and caused millions of dollars in damage. Today we’re going back to the scene of the devastation to see how Joplin residents are recovering one month after President Obama told Joplin, "There’s no doubt in my mind that Joplin will rebuild. And as President, I can promise you your country will be there with you every single step of the way...The cameras may leave. The spotlight may shift. But we will be with you every step of the way until Joplin is restored and this community is back on its feet. We’re not going anywhere."

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WNYC News

New York Volunteers Help Storm-Damaged South

Sunday, May 08, 2011

New Yorkers are among those helping out in the South, where weather officials say a record 300-plus tornadoes devastated the region late last month. Alabama suffered the worst damage and the most casualties.

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