Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Episode 17: The Dukes Solve Emergency Issue #1

Mitch & Andrew are back with Comms Specialist Sean "Storm" Sweeney to fix the biggest issue in every emergency: Communications. Did you know you cell phone won't work in a disaster? Er, did you know the government could shut down your cell service at any time? How do we make sure first responders can talk without spending a BILLION dollars on it? Plus, don't we need another Games of Thrones podcast, really? And is the NSA finally shutting us down?

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Episode 16: Our Rash of Active Shooters

Suzanne Blake of MIT joins the Dukes to break down the emergency management response to active shooter incidents. Run hide fight like they do in Texas or run hide tell like they do in England? How do you notify folks in a timely manner? What's it like to pivot to planning major media events right after a massive tragedy? We get into what you need to cover - from Family Assistance Centers to Reunification. Then, a special segment from the Special Libraries Association of New York about how to keep our knowledge safe. Also, we get it, Andrew loves Texas and Mitch reads nerdy books. 

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Episode 15: David Abramson cares about the children

BECAUSE the children are our future - Mitch and Andrew talk Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy and the long term effects of disasters on children and families with David Abramson, the founding director of NYU's Program on Population Impact, Recovery, and Resiliency (PIR2). Warning: It's not pretty. On the bright side: How do you get teenagers involved with disaster recovery?  Can Mitch even get his own daughter to talk to him about disasters? Also, where were you when you heard John Lennon died? Can starving actors turn the tide on hurricane evacuation? And we get fan mail from Canada!

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Episode 14 Rundown

Psyc! No news clips this episode but call us and leave us an emergency management related question: 859-429-2731

We'll play your question/comment on our next episode.

Also, check out the Special Libraries Association Conference that we're speaking at. What do EM and Libraries have in common?? Turns out A LOT!

That's it! See you soon!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Episode 14: Emergency Management Everyday

The Dukes are back in the studio with a breakdown of how emergency management can help you survive some of the most stressful times of your life. Whether it's planning your wedding, moving, having kids, traveling abroad, looking for a job or, you know, dying, Mitch & Andrew have got your back with real, concrete strategies to assist. We also take a look at the skills we've learned at other jobs and how those help us as emergency managers. Jump aboard for DJ Drabek, dear Aunt Edna and the wonders of alcoholic root beer. 

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Episode 13 FTW!!

Mitch and Andrew break things down with Brandon Greenberg of DisasterNet. All of these stories were pulled from his website so sign up for his newsletter!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Episode 13: Brandon Greenberg Explains It All

Mitch and Andrew drink Shandies and break down all things tech+disaster with Brandon Greenberg of @disasternet. You may already have had your last avocado, thousands of people are sifting through pictures of Nepal right now, and Facebook urges you to check yourself before you wreck yourself with Safety Check. All this, the worst musical interludes of any podcast ever recorded, and even more in what may be the deepest episode of the Dukes of Hazards so far (which may not be saying much).

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