24 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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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

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).

    Episode 24 - National Flood Insurance

    Episode 24 - National Flood Insurance

    Episode 24 – National Flood Insurance

    In this episode, we 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
    Episode 20 - Disaster Heroes

    Episode 20 - Disaster Heroes

    In this episode we talk with Suzanne Bernier (@sbcrisis) about her book Disaster Heroes (@DisasterHeroes), as well as her new podcast and why extraordinary acts by everyday people is so important to celebrate and harness in our disaster systems.

    Suzanne Bernier’s Website: https://www.suzannebernier.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).

    • 40 min
    Episode 19 - Black Wave

    Episode 19 - Black Wave

    In this episode, Daniel Aldrich (@DanielPAldrich) returns to the podcast to discuss his new book, Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters. We go deeper on social ties and how they impact disaster response and recovery, and why it matters beyond the disasters in Japan.

    Other publications referenced in the discussion include:

    NPR reporting on Inequalities After Disasters (w/links to the source research articles in the piece): https://www.npr.org/2019/03/05/688786177/how-federal-disaster-money-favors-the-rich

    RAND Study on Preparedness Kits: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/disaster-medicine-and-public-health-preparedness/article/citizen-preparedness-for-disasters-are-current-assumptions-valid/C3BB34848AAA4CE0A24A5B4352A28DC9

    Additional article on lack of evidence for preparedness kits: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303148


    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).

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

The Readiness Corner Podcast ,

Great Podcast for EM professionals

This is one of my favorite podcasts. Jeff connects with great influencers and subject matter experts in the field to delve into concepts that are in the minds of EM professionals and all who have preparedness roles in their industry. The fact that Jeff himself is also a subject matter expert serves to provide consistency and a great knowledge base for the podcast. Highly recommend!

QuiGonTimm ,

Interesting and Insightful

This is a solidly produced podcast with great guests covering topics relevant to various areas of emergency management and homeland security. There are so many areas of public policy, law, and regulation that impact what we do and how we do it. This is a fresh new podcast you should try. There are few good podcasts on EM/HS, and this is one of them!

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