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  • em102 Minutes  Inside the Twin Towersem
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    102 Minutes: Inside the Twin Towers

    Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn talked about their book 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers, published by Times Books. It drew on interviews the two…

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    Haiti After the Earthquake

    Paul Farmer talked about the devastation caused by the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti and took a critical look at the aid agencies which had been working there since. Dr. Farmer also…

  • State Department Announces 4 Million in New Humanitarian Aid for Bahamas
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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Following an update from USAID Administrator Mark Green on additional aid to the Bahamas, Morgan Ortagus briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of international…

  • Washington Journal Michael Greenberger Discusses Disaster Response
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    Michael Greenberger on Disaster Response

    Michael Greenberger, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security at the University of Maryland, talked about local, state, and federal disaster response.

  • Washington Journal Thomas Frank Discusses a Report on US Federal Disaster Response
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    Thomas Frank on U.S. Federal Disaster Response

    Thomas Frank talked about an investigative report on U.S. federal disaster response capabilities and shortfalls.

  • Washington Journal Daniel Kaniewski Discusses FEMA Response To Hurricane Dorian
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    Daniel Kaniewski on FEMA Response To Hurricane Dorian

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deputy Administrator Daniel Kaniewski talked about the agency’s preparation ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

  • Washington Journal Representative Michael Waltz on Hurricane Preparations in Florida
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    Representative Waltz on Hurricane Preparations in Florida

    Representative Michael Waltz (R-FL) talked about federal hurricane preparations in Florida.

  • Florida Governor DeSantis Briefs Reporters on Hurricane Dorian
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    Hurricane Dorian Update

    Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis briefed reporters on preparations for Hurricane Dorian. The governor spoke about his conversation with President Trump regarding Florida’s needs for the…

  • Washington Journal Laura Lightbody Discusses Flood Preparation  the National Flood Insurance Program
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    Laura Lightbody on Flood Preparation and National Flood Insurance

    Laura Lightbody, who leads the Flood-Prepared Communities Project at Pew, discusses what needs to be done to better prepare communities for floods and potential reforms to the National…

  • FEMA Contracting
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    FEMA Contracting

    Two House Homeland Security subcommittees held a joint hearing on how FEMA contracts are awarded and managed. The committee heard testimony from a FEMA associate administrator, a Government…

  • House Education Subcommittee Hearing on Disaster Preparedness and Schools
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    Disaster Preparedness and Schools

    A House Education and Labor subcommittee held a hearing on responses for elementary and secondary schools to natural disasters. In the first panel, Frank Brogan, the assistant Education…

  • Vice President and Second Lady Tour Tornado Impacted Communities in Oklahoma
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    Vice President and Second Lady Tour Storm Damage in Oklahoma

    Vice President Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence visit Tulsa, Oklahoma, to tour communities and speak to families affected by recent tornadoes in the region.

  • House Debate on Disaster Aid Bill
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    House Debate on Disaster Aid Bill

    The House debated a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill for damage caused by tornadoes, flooding, wildfires, earthquakes, volcanoes, and hurricanes.

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  • Washington Journal Jennifer Shutt Discusses Federal Disaster Aid
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    Jennifer Shutt on Federal Disaster Aid

    Jennifer Shutt talked about the delay in federal aid money for disaster victims and how some 2017 federal disaster funds have yet to be spent.

  • Emanuel Cleaver Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address, Representative Emanuel Cleaver (MO) talked about disaster relief, highlighting the need to pass the bipartisan disaster relief package.

  • Representative John Rose on Blocking Disaster Aid Bill
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    Representative John Rose on Blocking Disaster Aid Bill

    Representative John Rose (R-TN) talked to reporters following his denial of a unanimous consent request for the House to approve a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill during a pro forma…

  • Representative Jamie Raskin on Blocking Disaster Aid Bill
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    Representative Jamie Raskin on Blocking Disaster Aid Bill

    Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) talked to reporters following a denial by Representative John Rose (R-TN) of a unanimous consent request for the House to approve a $19.1 billion disaster…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer reactions to the Senate’s passing of a $19 billion disaster aid package and President Trump’s announcement of a $16 billion farm aid…

  • Senator Schumer Welcomes Passage of Disaster Relief Package
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    Senator Schumer News Conference on Disaster Relief

    Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) held a news conference following Senate passage of a $19.1 billion disaster relief package for states affected by flooding and storm damage.

  • Kellie Mejdrich on Disaster Relief Bill
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    Kellie Mejdrich on Disaster Relief Bill

    Kellie Mejdrich previewed a revised $17.4 billion disaster relief bill that was set to be debated in the House the next day.

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