Disaster

Tsunami Warning System

Thursday, Jan 6, 2005 at 1:06 p.m.

Last week's tsunami has many asking why India and other countries aren't part of an established tsunami warning system. A look at how tsunami warning systems work and whether this disaster will have more countries trying to establish a...

CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service

Wednesday, Sep 15, 2004 at 1:06 p.m.

Whether its SARS outbreak or an anthrax attack, the rapid reaction force from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is usually among the first people on the scene. Get a view inside the Epidemic Intelligence Service and hear how...

Three Mile Island

Thursday, Apr 1, 2004 at 12:30 p.m.

25 years ago, the worst accident in the history of U.S. commercial nuclear power occurred at Three Mile Island. A look at the harrowing days that followed, and the social and political issues that were raised by the accident.

Shoulder-Fired Missiles

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004 at 1:06 p.m.

Shoulder-fired missiles are definitely a threat to airline security. But is it really a threat that can be resolved? The Department of Homeland Security has several companies trying to figure out the best defense, but cost and...

DC Transportation

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 1:06 p.m.

DC's Transportation Director talks about a proposed light-rail line in Anacostia, the oft-flooded streets near the National Mall, and more.

Shuttle Columbia

Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 1:22 p.m.

An update on the shuttle Columbia disaster, and reports revealing the tragedy was set in motion long before liftoff.

Emergency Preparedness

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 12:06 p.m.

How the Washington area is protecting itself from future terrorist attacks, and what you can do to prepare your family in case of emergency.

Shuttle Disaster

Monday, Feb 3, 2003 at 12:06 p.m.

Former astronauts join to discuss the future of space flight and to answer some of your questions about the Columbia space shuttle tragedy.

Metro Derailment

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 1:25 p.m.

Update on the Metro derailment.

Local Emergency Preparedness

Monday, Mar 11, 2002 at 12:06 p.m.

Six months after the attack on the Pentagon, Kojo and guests look at how prepared the region is for future acts of terrorism.

James R. Chiles: "Inviting Disaster" (HarperBusiness)

Thursday, Aug 23, 2001 at 12:06 p.m.

Three Mile Island. The Challenger explosion. The Exxon Valdez. In our increasingly high-tech world, the slightest mechanical defect or human error can sometimes lead to catastrophe. Join us as look at recent disasters, why they happen, and...

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