26 episodes

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).

    Redefining Emergency Management

    Redefining Emergency Management

    Episode 26 – Redefining Emergency Management

    In this episode, we speak with EmilyJane Zahreddine from Golden Hour Consulting and the Emergency Management Growth Initiative (EMGI). We discuss why old definitions may not fully capture what emergency managers do today, her work with the EMGI innovation hub, and what the future holds for the field.

    Websites discussed:

    Golden Hour Consulting - https://www.goldenhourconsultingllc.com/

    Emergency Management Growth Initiative - https://www.emginitiative.org/


    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 KieLoBot (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/KieLoBot/Chicky__Chacky/Hippie_Bulle_Mushroom_Funghi_KM_T_04).

    • 35 min
    Episode 25 – Immigration, Politics and Unaccompanied Minors

    Episode 25 – Immigration, Politics and Unaccompanied Minors

    In this episode, we speak with Dr. Irwin Redlener (@IrwinRedlenerMD) founder of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute (@columbia_ncdp) and co-founder of the Children’s Health Fund (@chfund) about the influx of unaccompanied minors into the US along the southern border. We discuss some of the complexities of the situation, how it has challenged administrations for decades, and what the future may hold.

    Websites:
    Irwin Redlener - https://irwinredlener.org/
    National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute - https://ncdp.columbia.edu/
    Children’s Health Fund - https://www.childrenshealthfund.org/



    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 KieLoBot (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/KieLoBot/Chicky__Chacky/Hippie_Bulle_Mushroom_Funghi_KM_T_04).

    • 35 min
    Episode 24 - National Flood Insurance

    Episode 24 - National Flood Insurance

    Episode 24 – National Flood Insurance

    In this episode, we speak with Cynthia DiVincenti (@CynthiaDiVince1), head of government relations at National Flood Services (@NationalFlood). In this episode we talk about the public private partnerships that facilitates flood insurance in the United States, the current state of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and what the future may hold with the potential for reform on the horizon.


    National Flood Services: https://nationalfloodservices.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 KieLoBot (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/KieLoBot/Chicky__Chacky/Hippie_Bulle_Mushroom_Funghi_KM_T_04).

    • 32 min
    Episode 23 - Modelling COVID-19 in Africa

    Episode 23 - Modelling COVID-19 in Africa

    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 Science Initiative: https://sites.bu.edu/covid-19-in-africa/


    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 KieLoBot (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/KieLoBot/Chicky__Chacky/Hippie_Bulle_Mushroom_Funghi_KM_T_04).

    • 43 min
    Episode 22 – The Role of Utilities in Building Resilience

    Episode 22 – The Role of Utilities in Building Resilience

    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 ComEd and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute: https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/lives-on-the-line-the-big-benefits-of-microgrids-in-disaster

    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 KieLoBot (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/KieLoBot/Chicky__Chacky/Hippie_Bulle_Mushroom_Funghi_KM_T_04).

    The article on the partnership between ComEd and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute: https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/lives-on-the-line-the-big-benefits-of-microgrids-in-disaster

    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 KieLoBot (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/KieLoBot/Chicky__Chacky/Hippie_Bulle_Mushroom_Funghi_KM_T_04).

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

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

    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 Revkin with experts to talk about different aspects of sustainability and the challenges we face. This recording was done on Sunday 3/15/2020.

    See the video for this and other Sustain What conversations here: https://www.pscp.tv/search?q=revkin

    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 KieLoBot (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/KieLoBot/Chicky__Chacky/Hippie_Bulle_Mushroom_Funghi_KM_T_04).

    • 1 hr 15 min

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