Black Wave: The Triple Disaster

This week we are talking to Dr. Daniel Aldrich about his book Black Wave. Daniel was part of a study that looked at the recovery of the world’s most unique disaster. It is known as the three sisters of disasters, a tsunami, Earthquake, and nuclear meltdown. Join us as we delve deeper into the recovery of Fukushima.

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Big City Emergency Management

This week we are talking to Mona Curry about what it is like to be a “Big City Emergency Manager”. Los Angeles is a vast geographical are with everything from beaches, dense city population, and mountain wildland area. In addition to this size of the city, they have to plan for special events that are on the world stage.

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Systems Thinking for Emergency Managers

This week we are talking to Dr Derek Cabrera. Derek is an internationally recognized expert in metacognition and that’s basically thinking about thinking and epidemiology, which is the study of knowledge, human and organizational learning and education. He completed his PhD in post-doctoral studies at Cornell University and served in the Faculty of Cornell and a researcher at the Santa Fe Institute. And He leads the Cabrera research lab. We discuss systems thinking and how do we apply systems thinking to the world of emergency management

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Power Outage, Is Your Community Ready?

This week we are talking to Michael Cockrell about the power company’s (California) Public Safety Power Shutoff. The issue is that how do we prepare the public for these events? How do who is responsible for the losses associated with the power shutoff? What about the infirm that need power to live? Michael brings his expertise and research to this important topic.

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