Haiti's Earthquake: One Year Later

Haiti's Earthquake: One Year Later

It took less than sixty seconds. On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, altering the landscape of the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince, and changing the lives of millions of people. Kojo talks with several of the people...

It took less than sixty seconds. On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, altering the landscape of the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince, and changing the lives of millions of people. Kojo talks with several of the people he met on our November trip to Haiti, and assesses how much progress has been made in rebuilding the country.

Guests

Johanna Mendelson-Forman

Senior Associate, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Michael Delaney

Director of Humanitarian Assistance, Oxfam America

Joseph Blanchard

Fixer and driver based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Rene Jean-Jumeau

Senior Advisor for Energy and Coordinator of the Energy Sector Management Unit (UGSE), Ministry of Public works, Transport and Communications, Government of Haiti

Carel Pedre

Haitian Radio and TV Host

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