Each day, The Kojo Nnamdi Show connects you to your community, and connects your community to the world. We've covered Haiti's struggles and progress through both a global and a local lens since the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 230,000 and displaced more than 1.2 million. In November 2010, Kojo and the team broadcasted from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We explored the multi-layered issues linking Haiti's ongoing recovery and redevelopment efforts with people and organizations based in our region. For more news on the team's plans in the face of the many challenges that come with this kind of remote broadcasting, visit our show blog, Off Mic.
Towards the end of our series coverage, we heard from graffiti artist Jerry Rosembert, whose work can be found on walls all over Port-au-Prince:
We explored how Haitian-Americans and Haitian expatriates elsewhere are working to make positive change from thousands of miles away; how local families are forging ties to the island through adoption, activism and new types of philanthropy; how our region's businesses are expanding their markets into this part of the Caribbean; and how policy decisions made in Washington and other western capitals are affecting Haitian lives and the Haitian economy.
Visit us on Tumblr to get a feel for what it was like reporting from Port-au-Prince.