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A podcast exploring the intersection of policy and legislation with disaster preparedness, response and recovery. This podcast brings stakeholders from emergency management, politics, NGOs and others in the field to talk about how their work is influenced by political institutions and processes. Hosted by Jeff Schlegelmilch (@jeffschlegel).

A podcast exploring the intersection of policy and legislation with disaster preparedness, response and recovery. This podcast brings stakeholders from emergency management, politics, NGOs and others in the field to talk about how their work is influenced by political institutions and processes. Hosted by Jeff Schlegelmilch (@jeffschlegel).

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A podcast exploring the intersection of policy and legislation with disaster preparedness, response and recovery. This podcast brings stakeholders from emergency management, politics, NGOs and others in the field to talk about how their work is influenced by political institutions and processes. Hosted by Jeff Schlegelmilch (@jeffschlegel).

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English


Episodes

Episode 23 - Modelling COVID-19 in Africa

5/16/2020
Episode 23 – Modelling COVID-19 in Africa In this episode, we speak with Lawrence Were and Tom Achoki from the COVID-19 in Africa Data Science Initiative. We talk about their work modelling COVID-19 in Africa with a multidisciplinary team of Pan-African bio-statisticians, data scientists, economists, epidemiologists, and health systems researchers, and discuss what the data means for response, and long term resilience building across the continent and the globe. COVID-19 in Africa Data...

Duration:00:28:21

Episode 22 – The Role of Utilities in Building Resilience

4/17/2020
In this episode, we speak with Shay Bahramirad (@Sh_Bahramirad), who is leading ComEd’s work to build the electrical grid of the future. In this episode we discuss the role of utilities in building resilience more generally, as well as how that is playing out in the current COVID-19 response. We also discuss the ongoing partnership with ComEd and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute (@columbia_ncdp). The article on the partnership between...

Duration:00:23:07

Episode 21 - SUSTAIN WHAT: National Security in the Pandemic Age

3/17/2020
In this cross-over episode, Andy Revkin (@Revkin), director of the Initiative on Communications and Sustainability at Columbia University’s (@Columbia) Earth Institute (@EarthInstitute) sits down with national security experts Geoff Dabelko (@geoffdabelko), Alice Hill (@Alice_C_Hill), and Rod Schoonover (@RodSchoonover) to talk about where we are at with COVID-19, and what are the National Security Implications of this unparalleled moment. Sustain What is a series of web chats with Andy...

Duration:00:51:15

Episode 20 - Disaster Heroes

2/18/2020
In this episode we talk with Suzanne Bernier (@sbcrisis) about her book Disaster Heroes (@DisasterHeroes), as well as her new podcast and why extraordinary acts by everyday people is so important to celebrate and harness in our disaster systems. Suzanne Bernier’s Website: https://www.suzannebernier.com/ Theme Music is Chicky & Chacky by KieLoBot (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/KieLoBot/Chicky__Chacky/Chicky_Chacky_KMT_01). Transition music is Hippie Bulle Mushroom Funghi (KM+ T 04) by...

Duration:00:26:52

Episode 19 - Black Wave

12/11/2019
In this episode, Daniel Aldrich (@DanielPAldrich) returns to the podcast to discuss his new book, Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters. We go deeper on social ties and how they impact disaster response and recovery, and why it matters beyond the disasters in Japan. Other publications referenced in the discussion include: NPR reporting on Inequalities After Disasters (w/links to the source research articles in the piece):...

Duration:00:32:17

Episode 18 - Housing Recovery

10/3/2019
In this episode we talk with @DavidMazzuca about post disaster housing policy. He speaks about the post Hurricane Sandy housing recovery in New Jersey, and also shares lessons from across the country. We also discuss what states can do to be more prepared for the recovery process, and how changing the way we look at national funding may be necessary in the face of increasing disasters. Publications referenced in the discussion include: Sandy Child and Family Health Studies:...

Duration:00:44:40

Episode 17 - Ebola, Biocontainment and Infectious Disease Response Systems

9/17/2019
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Laura Evans from Bellevue Hospital Center and Dr. Michael Phillips from NYU Langone Health System. They talk to us about the Ebola crisis in 2014, what capabilities were built as a result of the emergency funding, and how it protects us from much more than just Ebola. We also talk about the complexity of treating Ebola from a clinical perspective all the way to a regional healthcare systems level, and why sustained investments are critical to our health...

Duration:00:39:23

Episode 16 - Building Inclusive Disaster Strategies

8/7/2019
Marcie Roth (@IEMStrategies), CEO of the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (@disasterstrat), and founder of FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination joins the podcast to talk to us about building more inclusive disaster strategies. We also talk about some pending legislation that can further enhance resilience for those with disability, access and functional needs, as well as resources for those seeking to implement programs and integrate these themes into their...

Duration:00:30:04

Episode 15 – Diversity and Community Representation in Emergency Management

7/28/2019
Chauncia Willis and Curtis Brown, co-founders of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (https://i-diem.org/), join us to talk about diversity in emergency management, and why inclusion and diversity is essential for achieving whole community resilience. We also discuss ways to increase diversity through policy and organizational development to enhance representation in the profession of emergency management, and how those impacts extend into the communities...

Duration:00:37:56

Episode 14 - Covering Disasters

11/20/2018
In this episode we talk with veteran journalist Eve Troeh (@evetroeh) from Marketplace, and formerly WWNO, about her experience covering disasters. We also discuss the role of journalism in disasters, how disasters are covered, what some of the challenges are, and how good coverage can help inform and shape better preparedness, response and recovery. Some links talked about on the Podcast: Covering Recovery Panel and Link to Archive Video:...

Duration:00:38:17

Episode 13 – Emergency Management’s #MeToo Moment and Building a More Inclusive Field

10/23/2018
We discuss the #MeToo movement in emergency management and how to build a more inclusive field with Dr. Samantha Montano (@SamLMontano) the Disasteroligist (disaster-ology.com/). This episode also references and continues the discussion from a prior Dukes of Hazards episode (@hazardspodcast), and also discusses an op-ed in The Hill on EM’s #MeToo moment. Dukes of Hazards Podcast Episode – Women in Emergency Management:...

Duration:00:45:45

Episode 12 - Fiscal Federalism and Disaster Spending

8/29/2018
In this episode we talk about fiscal federalism, and the intersection of state and federal spending on disasters. Our guest is Anne Stauffer (@AStaufferDC) from the Pew Charitable Trusts (@PewStates). Here are the links to a few of the reports we talk about on the podcast: From the Pew Charitable Trusts What We Don't Know About State Spending on Natural Disasters Could Cost Us (report):...

Duration:00:38:11

Episode 11 - Droning on….

4/28/2018
We discuss the growing field of drone technology with Guy Cherni (@guycherni) of Atlas Dynamics (@Atlas_Dynamics) about how drones are changing the way we look at disasters, as well as how regulation and management of the space could accelerate the usage of drones for the public good. Theme Music is Chicky & Chacky by KieLoBot (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/KieLoBot/Chicky__Chacky/Chicky_Chacky_KMT_01). Transition music is Hippie Bulle Mushroom Funghi (KM+ T 04) by KieLoBot...

Duration:00:39:29

Episode 10 - US Premiere of Disaster Capitalism: Live Panel Discussion

3/29/2018
Take a listen to the live panel discussion after the US Premiere of Disaster Capitalism (@DisasterCapFilm) in New York City on March 27, 2018 at the Columbia Journalism School (@ColumbiaJourn). The panel includes the film’s director Thor Neureiter (@ThorNeureiter) and disaster experts Chernor Bah (@Cee_Bah), Jeff Schlegelmilch (@JeffSchlegel), Sarah Baker from Healthcare Ready (@HC_Ready), and is moderated by Jonathan Sury (@JonathanSury) from the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at...

Duration:01:41:50

Episode 9 - Research Politics Part 1

3/7/2018
In the first part of our two-part series on disaster research, we talk with the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (@NCDMPH) Director Dr. Tom Kirsch (@DisasterProf) and Education Director Kandra Strauss-Riggs. In this episode we discusss the state of disaster medicine research, why regions respond to catastrophes, and the origin story of NCDMPH. Theme Music is Chicky & Chacky by KieLoBot...

Duration:00:36:11

Episode 8 - Business Continuity

12/11/2017
In this episode we get all up in your business talking about continuity and how no one is an island onto themselves. We are joined first by Chloe Demrovsky (@ChloeDemrovsky) CEO of DRI International (@DRI_Intl) to talk about the big picture when thinking about business continuity, and why community resilience is so critical. We then speak with Jim Paturas from the Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (https://www.ynhhs.org/emergency.aspx) to...

Duration:01:03:54

Episode 7 - Academia to the Rescue

10/25/2017
In this episode we go deep into academia to look for answers to contemporary disaster policy issues. First we talk to a panel of policy graduate students from the Columbia University School for Intentional and Public Affairs. On the panel is Mima Mendoza (@ironmima), Sid Shah, Lauren Harper (@lololulula), and Jenna Lewein (@cordo_roxen). We also speak with Professor Daniel Aldrich (@DanielPAldrich), director of the Security and Resilience Program at Northeastern University, about social...

Duration:01:00:13

Episode 6 - Legislating Relief

9/1/2017
In Episode 6 we talk to a former staffer for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and current Policy Associate for the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense (@BiodefenseStudy), Robert Bradley. We talk about various disaster relief programs, what they do, and how they are legislated. This interview was recorded before the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, but may be even more relevant now with many of the programs talked about on the agenda as Congress comes back in...

Duration:01:01:21

Episode 5 - Going Global

8/9/2017
In Episode 5, we get out of domestic disaster response and take a deep dive into the causes, effects and structures for managing international disasters. Dr. Uzma Alam (@UzmaAlam3) joins us to talk about her experience responding to disasters like the Ebola crisis, and how geopolitics can be its own force of nature in creating international disasters. International journalist Antony Loewenstein (@AntLoewenstein) then joins us as we talk about his book, and soon to be documentary, Disaster...

Duration:01:11:55

Episode 4 - All Resilience is Local

7/28/2017
From block parties in San Francisco to building ambulance services in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania, the building of resilience only works with local ownership. But how do you build resilient systems at the local level, and how does this fit in with national and international systems? Joining us to talk about this is the Director of the City and County of San Francisco’s Neighborhood Empowerment Network, Daniel Homsey (@NENtweet) and Jason Friesen, the Founder and Executive Director of...

Duration:01:02:01