A daily discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic with a diverse collection of disaster experts - hosted by Dr. Scott Gabriel Knowles, a historian of disasters at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
EP #503 - 7.28.2023 - COVID Memory and COVID Justice
EP #502 - 9.4.2022 - The Cosmic Oasis with Mark Williams and Jan Zalasiewicz
EP #501 - 4.4.2022 - The Quarantine Series with Gonzalo Bacigalupe
Today I speak with Gonzalo Bacigalupe about his project the Quarantine Series.
Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD, MPH, is professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is principal investigator of the Mediated Technologies for DRD at the National Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN), and adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Chile School of Engineering. His research with colleagues in Chile, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the USA, focuses on the impact of emerging media adoption on families, the role of patient online communities, the use of emerging media to build community resilience for disaster risk reduction, and family health. Bacigalupe has published and presented on research addressing the role of emerging digital technologies and vulnerable populations including transnational families and couples, political and family violence, family health and disparities (celiac disease, chronic pain, and medication strategies and literacy), e-health, and social technologies. He is presently studying the role of digital volunteers and the use of drones to strengthen disaster risk reduction among vulnerable communities in Chile.
EP #500 - 3.19.2022 - RESTORING MEMORY: What is COVIDCalls?
Today in this 500th episode I discuss COVIDCalls: how it started, what I’ve attempted to do with the project, and some of the ways I hope people will use it in the future. Thanks for tuning in!
EP #499 - 3.19.2022 - RESTORING MEMORY: A Time for Memorial III
My name is Scott Gabriel Knowles, I am a historian of disasters and since March 16, 2020 the host of COVIDCalls, a daily discussion of the pandemic with a diverse collection of disaster experts. Today I will be reading some memorials from victims of COVID.
EP #498 - 3.17.2022 - RESTORING MEMORY: A Taiko Drum Performance by Marco Lienhard
Today I have Marco Lienhard on for a musical performance and discussion.
Marco Lienhard studied the shakuhachi under Master Katsuya Yokoyama, quickly mastering the instrument and becoming a virtuoso solo artist. Marco Lienhard mastered Taiko drumming as a member of Ondekoza for 18 years. While touring as a professional taiko player in Japan, Lienhard also studied the fue and the nohkan (Noh theater flute) with Yukimasa Isso. In 1995, Lienhard founded Taikoza in New York, where he now makes his home. With Taikoza he has toured, the US, Japan, Mexico and Europe. Lienhard has performed more than 3000 concerts in Europe, Oceania, Asia and North and South America with appearances at some He toured Japan with Carnegie Kids program. He regularly teaches and performs in Japan, South America, US and Russia. His best selling albums include award nominated Taikoza Cd, best selling Music of Hayao Miyazaki 1 and 2 Cd. He recently recorded two albums for Piano and Shakuhachi; the critically acclaimed: Travelers's Song as well as the Classical music collection: Rêverie. He recorded music for the new Nintendo wii game Red Steel 2. In 2015., he released two CDs of his music composed and arranged for Taikoza: Voice of the Earth and Tree Spirit.
Thank you for doing this amazing work you’ve done this whole pandemic. Such a great documentation of all we’ve been though this two years. I have appreciated all of these episodes and your hard work and really enjoyed the episode with your father today! You can see where your caring humanitarian side came from!