Haiti

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.

Haiti's Earthquake: One Year Later

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

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...

The Haitian Diaspora (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show begins a week of special broadcasts with a look at how local Haitian-American communities are influencing efforts on the ground in Haiti.

Green Solutions to Haiti's Energy Challenges (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.

Before the earthquake, only 13 percent of Haitians had access to electricity. We examine new green initiatives to meet Haiti's energy needs.

Wireless Technology and the Haitian Recovery (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

We explore how wireless technology and mobile money are changing the economic landscape in Haiti.

Haiti Election Update

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010 at 1:45 p.m.

A former first lady and a government-backed candidate are heading to a run-off in Haiti's presidential race, while supporters of a popular musician who came in third are contesting the results.

Haiti Election Update

Monday, Nov 29, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

Haitian voters went to the polls Sunday for island's first post-earthquake election, but twelve of the eighteen presidential candidates were crying foul even before polls closed. We get an update.

Haiti's Future

Thursday, Nov 11, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

What everyone from Port-au-Prince residents to politicians to the international community expects for Haiti in the coming months, years, and decades.

Green Solutions to Haiti's Energy Challenges

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.

Before the earthquake, only 13 percent of Haitians had access to electricity. We examine new green initiatives to meet Haiti's energy needs.

Wireless Technology and the Haitian Recovery

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

We explore how wireless technology and mobile money are changing the economic landscape in Haiti.

Understanding Haiti's History

Monday, Nov 8, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

Since January's earthquake, an influx of international aid has been promised to Haiti. But Haitians have an uneasy relationship with the international community, and the U.S. in particular, stemming from over two hundred years of huge...

The Haitian Diaspora

Monday, Nov 8, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show begins a week of special broadcasts with a look at how local Haitian-American communities are influencing efforts on the ground in Haiti.

Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

Monday, Oct 25, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

More than dead and thousands sickened -- what the world can expect from Haiti's first cholera epidemic in more than 50 years.

Planning for Haiti's Future

Monday, Apr 26, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

The international community has pledged more than $5 billion to help rebuild earthquake-ravaged Haiti. But there are already major disagreements about how that reconstruction should proceed -- and who should be in charge of it. We look...

Haitian Recovery: What's Next?

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 1:06 p.m.

We examine what's next for relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti.

Seismic Technology

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:06 p.m.

How seismometers and cell phone early-warning systems are helping us understand and predict earthquakes and other ground tremors.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.