Hurricane Dorian & Politics of FEMA Funding

Michael discusses how the FEMA Disaster Relief Fund works and dispels the misinformation in the media about the President’s re-allocation of money from the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) to border spending.

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Michael Brown Introduction & DHS Headquarters

Michael discusses the purpose of The Michael Brown Show on Bravo Charlie Ready and uses the construction of the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters as an example of the difficulty of consolidating 22 different departments and agencies under one roof.

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Discussion on Civil Defense with Michael Mabee

So, I have a great deal of experience – both overseas and in the U.S. – seeing what the world looks like when things go wrong.

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What’s Your Plan? Putting the Culture of Preparedness to Work

This week we are talking to James DeMeo the author of What’s You Plan. We discuss the culture of preparedness and how we can encourage people to be vigilant about their soundings. In todays world you can be involved in an act of violence any place, and anytime.

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The Direct Housing Mission Done the Texas Way

This week we talk to Christa López the Director at Texas General Land Office. Christa has taken on the unique role of running a traditional job of FEMA, direct disaster housing. Christa discuss how Texas took on that job and how she is fulfilling that responsibility.

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EP 79 The Rise of Private Disaster Relief Organizations In The World

This week we are discussing the role of the non-government disaster response organizations. Since 2000 there has been a steady increase in the number of organizations not affiliated with government that are responding to and doing an effective job during and after a disaster. Texas Disaster Inc, is a company that was formed after Hurricane Harvey by Jon Cole.

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EP 59 What is a Resilient Community

Today, we are talking about a Resilient Community. According to the Webster’s Dictionary online, resilience is the capacity to recover quickly. I think that our role as emergency managers becomes even more important during recovery.

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EP 57 Launching FEMA's Innovative Strategic Plan with Dr. Daniel Kaniewski

Hey welcome to EM Weekly, and this is your host Todd De Voe. And today we’re talking FEMA’s Strategic Plan with Dr. Daniel Kaniewski. He is the Deputy Administrator for the Protection and National Preparedness Program for FEMA.

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