How to Disaster Podcast

Episodes

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Encore: How Unexpected Moments Can Reveal Your Inner Leader with Jocksana Corona

Encore: How Unexpected Moments Can Reveal Your Inner Leader with Jocksana Corona   “Being a volunteer is a privilege…  I wasn’t documented so I volunteered a lot. And that volunteer work led many doors to be opened up for me.” –Jocksana Corona   When disaster strikes a community, ordinary people frequently discover an inner strength…

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Encore: How to Rebuild as a Public Sector Official with Tennis Wick

Encore: How to Rebuild as a Public Sector Official with Tennis Wick   “You’re in that place where disaster hasn’t hit you, but you know it’s coming. Start training now.” -Tennis Wick   In the aftermath of the devastating 2017 wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes in Sonoma County, Tennis Wick found himself at the…

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Encore: How to Serve Vulnerable Communities with Alma Bowen

Encore: Encore: How to Serve Vulnerable Communities with Alma Bowen   SERIES: Role of the Non-Profit   “You cannot approach a community without respecting in full who they are and their autonomy. If you can’t approach it that way, it’s going to come off as ingenuine, and they’re going to read it right away, and…

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Christa Lopez

Encore: How to Serve Communities Pre and Post Disaster with Christa López PhD CEM

Encore: How to Serve Communities Pre and Post Disaster with Christa López PhD CEM   SERIES: Role of the Public Sector Leader    “Sometimes we think physically doing something for someone is what’s best for them. But sometimes they just want someone to hear their story… Sit back and listen. People want to be heard.”…

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Encore: How to Design and Implement a Mental Health Collaborative with Adrienne Heinz, Ph.D.

Encore: How to Design and Implement a Mental Health Collaborative with Adrienne Heinz, Ph.D.   SERIES: Role of the Mental Health Care Leaders   “We have to go beyond education, we need mental health action!” -Adrienne Heinz, Ph.D.   What’s more terrifying and costly than cancer? Untreated mental health issues. Mental health is a huge…

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Encore: How to Create a Rebuild Organization with Charles Brooks

Encore: How to Create a Rebuild Organization with Charles Brooks     “Be very careful what you promise unless you know you can deliver something. There is enough heartbreak in a disaster that people don’t need to hear that you’re going to solve all their problems, and then you don’t.” –Charles Brooks   The last…

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How to Overcome the Challenges of Meeting Urgent Needs Post-Disaster While Building Future Resilience with Michael Morter

How to Overcome the Challenges of Meeting Urgent Needs Post-Disaster While Building Future Resilience with Michael Morter     “You have to have some structure so that when that event happens, there’s a trusted grassroots network in place.” —Michael Morter   It is said that disaster recovery is part problem-solving and part relationship-building. It recognizes…

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Ensuring Equitable Recovery— How to Support Diverse Communities with Alicia Johnson and Dave Reid

Ensuring Equitable Recovery— How to Support Diverse Communities with Alicia Johnson and Dave Reid     “If you’re a local leader, you’re knee-deep in it, moving at the speed that the community wants you to move, in the direction that they’re willing to go. That’s the basis of a successful recovery.” —Alicia Johnson   “We…

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How to Self-Care— Recovery Leaders and Helpers with Jolie Wills

How to Self-Care— Recovery Leaders and Helpers with Jolie Wills     “One of the beautiful things disasters have to teach us is how to not just offer support, but receive it.” —Jolie Wills   Emergent leaders and frontliners are akin to shock absorbers in a car. They absorb a heavy load of impact, cushioning…

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Navigating Financial Challenges in a Disaster with Kate Bulger

Navigating Financial Challenges in a Disaster with Kate Bulger     “Helping people adjust to that new financial reality is really critical in helping them adjust quickly. Because the longer someone goes where they’re spending more than they’re making every month, the harder it is for them to recover long-term.” —Kate Bulger     When disaster…

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Welcome to "How to Disaster," the ultimate podcast for navigating the challenges of climate-based disasters, the defining crisis of our generation. With the increasing frequency and severity of these calamities, it's not a matter of if, but when you'll be affected. Whether you're a disaster survivor or seeking proactive strategies, this podcast is your beacon of hope. 

In each episode, we delve into the profound stories and lessons from those who have triumphed over adversity. Join our host Jennifer Gray Thompson as we bring you the most compelling insights, innovative solutions, and best practices to equip you with the tools to face any disaster head-on. 

Recognized by top leaders in government, business, and the nonprofit sector, "How to Disaster" is the go-to podcast for those seeking a 360-degree view of disaster management. From gripping survivor accounts to exclusive interviews with experts, each episode offers a unique perspective that transcends conventional thinking. 

Gain invaluable knowledge as we explore groundbreaking strategies, cutting-edge technologies, and sustainable approaches to disaster resilience. Our mission is to empower you with actionable steps to safeguard yourself, your community, and the planet. Together, we can shape a more resilient future. 

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