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The Brian Lehrer Show

Typhoon Haiyan Response: Keep Giving

Monday, November 18, 2013

There's an emerging narrative that relief efforts in the Philippines are being hampered. So what is working, and what can you do about it? Julien Schopp, Director of Humanitarian Policy and Practice at InterAction, offers his advice. Then, Rolando Lavarro, Jersey City Council President and Filipino-American, discusses the response from the local community and relief efforts in our area.

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WNYC News

New York Nurses Deploy for the Philippines

Sunday, November 17, 2013

150 of New York's nurses are heading to the Philippines to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan - many of them Filipino-Americans.

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The Takeaway

A Look Ahead After the Devastation of Haiyan

Friday, November 15, 2013

As rescue and aid efforts continue on the ground in the Philippines, the rest of the world has been reacting to the devastating storm nearly a week after its landfall. Perhaps few know the country’s ability to maneuver out of crises better than former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Stephen Bosworth. Ambassador Bosworth was in the Philippines from 1984 to 1987 and witnessed a tumultuous shift in regimes and the country's transition to democracy.

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The Takeaway

How to Help the Philippines Recover from Haiyan

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded on Earth, has ravaged the Philippines. There are now almost 2.5 million people in urgent need of food and about 600,000 are homeless. The U.S. Marines have landed in the Philippines, and another 700 U.S. troops are reportedly on their way to help. But you don't have to be a member of the armed forces to support the relief effort, nor do you need to be on the ground in the Philippines. Below are a list of organizations you can contact if you'd like to assist the relief effort.

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WNYC News

Filipino New Yorkers Organize Haiyan Relief

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Filipino New Yorkers gathered Wednesday in Woodside, Queens in solidarity with the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

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The Takeaway

Considering the Caribbean: Possible Effects of Rising Sea Levels in Our Backyard

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Last week's tsunami-like surge in the Philippines might be far away, but there's another vulnerable coast line right in our backyard: The Caribbean. Rising sea levels could have considerable effects on the Caribbean islands, profoundly impacting tourism and immigration. Member station WLRN in Miami is running a week-long series on the impact of sea level rise. WLRN Reporter Tim Padgett joins us to discuss his report on the projections for the Caribbean.

 

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The Takeaway

U.S. Military Makes Landfall in Philippines

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

In the days and weeks of the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, America will likely be the strongest international presence in the region. But the U.S. and the Philippines have a long history, a relationship once largely represented by one of America’s main overseas military bases—Subic Bay. Joining The Takeaway to explain the how the U.S. will assist in the relief effort is Dr. Ronald Ratcliff, professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College and a retired Navy Captain who spent some time in the Philippines during his service.

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The Takeaway

A Worldwide View of Storm Surges In One Map

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

There are all sorts of humanitarian and relief efforts that happen in hard-hit countries after disasters like Typhoon Haiyan. But not all disasters have equally damaging effects. The storm surge from Typhoon Haiyan reached as high as 23 feet and in some places sea water churned up by the storm far exceeded that. James K. Mitchell, a professor of geography at Rutgers University, joins The Takeaway to explain how storm surge makes natural disasters riskier.

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The Takeaway

Planning Relief Efforts in the Philippines

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

As horrific as typhoon Haiyan's impact has been on the Philippines, it’s not the first time a typhoon of great magnitude has hit the region. After years in the field, disaster management experts have developed a complex set of protocols for deploying help in the days and weeks after a major natural disaster like this one. Bob Kitchen, the International Rescue Committee’s Director of Emergency Preparedness, explains some of the procedures his organization follows in situations like this.

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WNYC News

How to Help Victims of the Phillipines Typhoon

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

There is currently a critical need for food, clean drinking water, shelter and medicine in the Phillipines. Looking to help? WNYC has compiled some aid agencies providing relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

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The Takeaway

Relief, Democracy & Corruption in the Philippines

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Adding to Super Typhoon Haiyan's damage is a long-standing problem that stems from a government plagued with inefficiencies and a history of corruption. Richard Chu is an Associate Professor of Philippine Colonial History, Pacific Empires, and Asian-Pacific America at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Chu, who was born and raised in the Philippines, explains how the country's long history of corruption will play out in the relief effort.

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The Takeaway

Rescue & Recovery Effort Underway in the Philippines

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Today The Takeaway examines the on the ground efforts happening in the hardest hit areas of the Philippines with Austin Ramzy, reporter for our partner The New York Times. Ramzy is currently in Cebu City, Philippines. Orla Fagan, Humanitarian Affairs Officer with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, is in the Filipino capital of Manila. She joins the program to explain the U.N. rescue and recovery effort.

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The Takeaway

Philippines Devastated After Super Typhoon Haiyan

Monday, November 11, 2013

About 10,000 are feared dead in the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. The storm has affected some 4.5 million people. U.S. officials have sent about 90 U.S. Marines and sailors to the Philippines to assist in relief efforts, and the United Nations is also stepping up operations. Joining The Takeaway to explain what's happening on the ground in the Philippines is Orla Fagan, Humanitarian Affairs Officer for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Filipino Community Comes Together to Help From Afar

Monday, November 11, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, blasted ashore in the Philippines over the weekend and left thousands dead and displaced as many as a half million people. Alex Montances is trying to get news about his family, who all in one of the hardest hit areas. Dr. Rommel Rivera has spent the weekend working with the Filipino community in the United States—he's been trying to connect with those affected, and has been working on fundraising for relief efforts.

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The Washington Report

President Obama's Health Care Issues; Typhoon Haiyan and the Iranian Nuclear Deal Hits a Snag

Monday, November 11, 2013

Kerry Nolantalks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about this weekend's failed nuclear negotiations with Iran, about the latest problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and why Typhoon Haiyan was so devastating.