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How to Heal from Trauma and Rebuild Your Property After a Fire- Practical Lessons from a Woolsey Fire Survivor with Gary Jones Part 2

“All the big decisions in life are before you”, says Gary Jones, a Woolsey Fire survivor. We have heard Gary’s story in part 1 of this interview. This week, Jennifer and Gary  discuss practical lessons on survival, healing, and positivity. Tune in as Jennifer and Gary engage you in an insightful and fun conversation about…

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How to Inform the Public as an Information Gatekeeper During a Disaster with Sydnie Kohara

The 3 most expensive words are equity, sustainability, and resiliency. We are now in a period where we are paying for the lack of stewardship with high costs, but there is still hope. This week, Dr. Lisa Micheli, joins the stage to talk about how to connect each individual landowner to their community and to resource opportunities.

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Lisa Micheli

How to Manage Wildlands Collaboratively in the Era of Megafire with Lisa Micheli, Ph.D.

The 3 most expensive words are equity, sustainability, and resiliency. We are now in a period where we are paying for the lack of stewardship with high costs, but there is still hope. This week, Dr. Lisa Micheli, joins the stage to talk about how to connect each individual landowner to their community and to resource opportunities.

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Reno Franklin

How to Serve a Tribal Nation with Reno Franklin

In this episode, Jennifer sits with Reno Franklin, Chairman Emeritus of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians. Being a trusted resource, Reno Franklin talks about how to help tribal communities be more resilient, advocate for equity, make community-centered policies, and democratize information.

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Christa Lopez

How to Serve Communities Pre and Post Disaster with Christa López, Ph.D., CEM

Jennifer interviews one of the strong leaders of today, Dr. Christa López. Listen in as they teach how you can obtain the best knowledge possible during a crisis, find trustworthy investments, get the most of your insurance, and prepare for necessities during the YOYO (You’re On Your Own) period in a disaster.

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Amy Bach

How to Navigate Insurance Before, During, and After a Disaster with Amy Bach Part 2

Jennifer and Amy talk about the coverage of insurance policy, the role of advocacy, laws, and opportunities in insurance, as well as money and equity issues.

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Amy Bach

How to Navigate Insurance Before, During, and After a Disaster with Amy Bach Part 1

How do you know who to trust? In this episode, you will be empowered to successfully navigate the world of insurance with United Policyholders Founder, Amy Bach, Esq..

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How to Serve Vulnerable Communities with Alma Bowen

Tune in as Jennifer and Alma Bowen, the CEO and Founder of Nuestra Comunidad, discuss the best practices and most appropriate approaches to bring the culture of preparedness and resiliency into these communities.

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Algeo Che Casul

How to Manage Private Lands in the Era of Mega Fires with Algeo Che Casul

This week, we are going back to the past to discover how our ancestors protected their lands from fire. As a 7th generation landowner in Sonoma, Algeo Che Casul shares practical wisdom on land stewardship passed on to him by his great grandfathers.

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How to Protect and Serve During a Disaster with Aristotle Wolfe

“To Protect and To Serve” is more than a motto. It is a vow that every police officer must take seriously. Listen in as Jennifer and CHP officer Aristotle Wolfe walk you through the life of a police officer.

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Adrienne Heinz

How to Design and Implement a Mental Health Collaborative with Adrienne Heinz, PhD

Jennifer interviews Dr. Adrienne Heinz for an in-depth discussion about mental health, why it is important to address trauma as a community.

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This podcast is for those who have experienced disaster or want to build in resiliency prior to a disaster.  Host Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO of After the Fire: Recover. Rebuild. Reimagine., interviews disaster professionals, community members, emergent leaders, and ordinary, yet extraordinary people who bring lessons, strategies, mistakes, triumphs, and humanity forward to help you recover, rebuild, and reimagine.