Disaster Preparedness

The Oscars, A Series of Tubes, & The Ostrich Paradox

Feb 24, 2017

On this weekend's show: 

  • Walt Hickey talks to us about 538's Oscar Tracker and which categories will be the most interesting to watch.
  • "Now There's Only Time to Live Forever" from producer Jessica Ripka. Listen again at prx.org.
  •  A Series of Tubes with Rob Fleischman, our new series all about tech. 
  • We talked to Robert Meyer about the book he co-wrote with Howard Kunreuther called: The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Underprepare for Disasters.

2.21.17: Executive Orders & The Ostrich Paradox

Feb 21, 2017
Victor Trovo Afonso via flicr Creative Commons / https://flic.kr/p/a2BN15

On today's show:

CorpsNewEngland / Flickr CC

New Hampshire safety officials have announced a new project to beef up flood planning. A new database will look to maximize return on dollars invested in flood mitigation.

The problem is that data on where money has been spent to repair flood damages isn’t kept in one place: some is with the federal flood insurance program, some comes from FEMA disaster declarations, and still more is with local towns.

NH Public Healh And Disaster Preparedness Improving

Feb 2, 2014

A national report says New Hampshire has made progress toward building and strengthening its abilities to prepare for a public health emergency.    Being prepared to prevent, respond to, and recover from all types of public health threats, such as disease outbreaks, chemical  releases, or natural disasters, requires that public health departments improve and maintain their capabilities in surveillance and epidemiology, laboratories, and response readiness.