Disaster

Failed States

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

Do so-called "failed states" pose a threat to other countries? And if the answer is yes, when should the U.S. be involved in fixing their problems? From Somalia to Haiti, Kojo looks at why some states fail, and the practical and moral...

Washington's Katrina Recovery Controversies

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:40 p.m.

Almost five months after Hurricane Katrina, a thicket of controversies has ensnared leaders in Washington. The White House is taking heat for rejecting a $30 billion recovery plan, while federal officials are facing tough Congressional...

Pakistan Earthquake Update

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.

It's been more than two months since a deadly earthquake rocked Pakistan and killed at least 73,000 people. With winter setting in across a mountainous area the size of Maryland, we get an update on what's being done to protect thousands...

Post-Hurricane Economics

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Congress has been abuzz with huge budget requests and commitments, but vague sketches of where the money will come from. And increasingly ideas incubated in think tanks have found their way onto policy...

Building Against Disaster

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2005 at 12:06 p.m.

Buildings that sway with earthquakes and roofs that hold up to tsunamis- how engineers are building structures that can withstand nature's worst.

International Journalists and Hurricane Katrina

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.

Hurricane Katrina has been on the front pages of American newspapers for weeks and has riveted readers around the country. But how is Katrina -- and the ensuing controversy over the handling of the disaster -- covered overseas? A...

DC Politics Hour with Kojo and Jonetta

Friday, Sep 9, 2005 at 12:06 p.m.

The crop of mayoral candidates expands and the city mobilizes to take in evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. We sort political fact from fiction, and have fun while we're at it in our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities...

International Disaster Aid: Lessons for the Gulf

Thursday, Sep 8, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.

"How could this happen in the U.S.?" It's a common refrain as disaster assistance continues in the hurricane-ravaged Gulf region. We ask international development experts how lessons from humanitarian crises in countries as...

D.C. Armory

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2005 at 12:06 p.m.

As Hurricane Katrina evacuees arrive in the city and begin to file into the D.C. Armory, we talk with Gregg Pane, Director of the D.C. Department of Health to ascertain how the district is looking to service the many needs of Katrina's...

U.S.- Venezuela Relations

Thursday, Sep 1, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.

The shifting typography of America's relationship with Venezuela. From Pat Robertson's assassination rhetoric, to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's proposal to sell discounted heating oil to poor Americans, we explore an eventful month in...

Local Reaction to Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.

We look at the massive storm's effects on the nation's gasoline infrastructure and open the phones to learn how it's affecting you.

Terrorism Exercises

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2005 at 12:06 p.m.

The nation's capital can play an integral role in terrorism simulations or exercises. And most of us don't hear about these exercises until after the fact unless you are a part of them. Find out what really happens before and after the...

"Before the Fallout"

Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 12:34 p.m.

When Marie Curie discovered radium in 1898, no one knew that forty-seven years later, her insight would lead to the creation of the A-bomb. With this summer marking the 60th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, we look...

Blood Transfusions and Synthetic Blood

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 12:06 p.m.

By this Spring, a Fairfax County hospital hopes to launch a project to put a "fake" blood substitute called Polyheme in emergency vehicles. The new substance holds promise for reducing the number of extreme trauma victims who die...

World Hunger

Monday, Feb 7, 2005 at 1:32 p.m.

U.S. Ambassador Tony Hall made headlines a few months ago. Why? Because he served bowls of cold rice to a roomful of diplomats expecting fancy hors ‘doevres. He discusses the issues facing those working to combat world hunger.

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