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    Book Discussion on The Mercy of the Sky

    Holly Bailey talked about her book The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado, in which she recalls a tornado that struck her hometown, Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, 2013. The storm, the…

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    The Eruption of Mount St. Helens

    This 1981 U.S. Forest Service film documents the May 18th, 1980, earthquake at Mount St. Helens, in the Cascade Range of Washington state, which caused a volcanic eruption that killed…

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    Wildfire Management

    Environmental and firefighting experts testified on the role of government in wildfire management. The hearing focused on the effects of wildfires on communities prone to them.

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    Open Phones with Dan Fagin

    Dan Fagin, author of Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, talked about his book and responded to viewer questions and comments. He was interviewed at the 2015 Tucson Festival of…

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    Panel Discussion on Disasters

    Dan Fagin, author of Tom’s River, and Alexandra Witze, co-author of Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, talked about how disasters,…

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    Book Discussion on The Ship That Would Not Die

    Professor Stephen Curley talked about his book, The Ship That Would Not Die, about the many lives of the Texas Clipper. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

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    Book Discussion on Through a Night of Horrors

    Casey Greene talked about the book Through a Night of Horrors: Voices of the 1900 Galveston Storm, which he co-edited with Shell Henley Kelly. In the book, the editors present survivor…

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    Book Discussion on Flood of Lies

    James Cobb, Jr., talked about his book, Flood of Lies: The St. Rita’s Nursing Home Tragedy, about nursing home owners Sal and Mabel Mangano who were accused of causing the deaths…

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    1953 Waco Tornado

    Larry Holze talked about the 1953 tornado that destroyed much of downtown Waco, Texas. The tornado killed 114 people and caused extensive damage to the downtown area. It is the…

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    1962 Documentary Design for Disaster

    This 1962 documentary tells the story of a fire that started on November 5th, 1961 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, and over the course of three days destroyed 484 homes, damaged 190 others, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Resilience Dividend

    Judith Rodin talked about her book, The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong. She spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Festival International, held on the campus of…

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    Earthquake Science

    Science experts assessed recent advancements and new technologies for studying earthquakes and the progress in developing an early warning system for earthquakes. In remarks, U.S.…

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    Preparing for Catastrophes

    Panelists talked about preparing for catastrophes, including natural disasters such as earthquakes, accidents such as industrial chemical leaks, and terrorists attacks, including nuclear…

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    Oso, Washington Mudslide Recovery

    President Obama made remarks in the Oso, Washington, firehouse after viewing some of the destruction and meeting with first responders, volunteers, and the families affected by the…

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    Senator Landrieu on Flood Insurance Bill

    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) came to the floor to urge passage of a bill that would make changes to a 2012 federal flood insurance law. The measure would delay federal flood insurance…

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    U.S.-Philippines Economic Relations

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima spoke to the press after their meeting in the Treasury Department about the U.S.-Philippines economic…

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    Typhoon Haiyan Response

    Witnesses testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs on the U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. They said the U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Five Days at Memorial

    Sheri Fink talked about her book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, in which she chronicles what happened at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans,…

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    U.N. News Conference on Recovery Efforts in the Philippines

    Officials updated reporters on the devastation to parts of the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan and on international disaster and relief efforts in affected regions.

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Pentagon spokesperson George Little updated reporters on the Defense Department’s disaster relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

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