A cholera-infected patient lays on a bed at the hospital in L'Estere, about 12 miles north of Saint Marc, Haiti.

A cholera-infected patient lays on a bed at the hospital in L'Estere, about 12 miles north of Saint Marc, Haiti.

Monday, Aug 22 12:08 p.m. (ET)

U.N. Admits To Role In Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic

Top officials at the United Nations are acknowledging, for the first time, that their organization played a role in a cholera epidemic that broke out in Haiti in 2010. The disease swept through the country as it was recovering from a catastrophic earthquake, just as the staff of the Kojo Nnamdi Show arrived to report on the disaster.

Montgomery County fire officials search the smoky  rubble of an apartment building after a blast injures 30 and displaces 100 in Silver Spring.

Montgomery County fire officials search the smoky rubble of an apartment building after a blast injures 30 and displaces 100 in Silver Spring.

Monday, Aug 22 12:40 p.m. (ET)

Montgomery County Government’s Response To Apartment Explosion

Local municipalities do their best to prevent emergency events. But when they do happen, like the recent deadly explosion at an apartment building in Silver Spring, local government has to respond quickly and effectively to address the short term and long term impact of the disaster.

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