How to Disaster: Recover. Rebuild. Reimagine Podcast

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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 Help Communities Prepare and Respond to Disaster with Nancy Brown, PhD

Nancy Brown talks about the role of the public sector in ensuring that their community is adequately prepared for a disaster.

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Pat Kerrigan

How to Broadcast Media: Radio with Pat Kerrigan

Pat Kerrigan spent 24 days on-air delivering urgent news and serving the community in every way she can during the 2017 wildfire.

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Margie Foster

How to Lead a Community Post Disaster with Margie Foster

Margie Foster shares how her experience of a prior disaster helped her be an advocate for her community.

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James Gore

How to Lead: Public Sector (Local) with James Gore

Tune in as Jennifer and Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore share how to be a public official that the community needs in the midst of a disaster.

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How to Execute a Successful Disaster Response with Gerardo Castillo

Gerardo Castillo describes the process and scope of work they do in helping communities before, during, and after a disaster.

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Jenna Johnson

How to Zone Captain: Rural Area with Jenna Murray Johnson

Jennifer interviews Jenna Murray Johnson, Co-Founder of Camp Fire Zone Captains on the role of zone captains in fostering recovery in rural areas.

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Martin Bras and Kelly Thompson

How to Face Disaster on an Island (Hurricane Maria) with Kelly Thompson and Martin Bras

Hurricane Maria, 2017- named “the worst natural disaster” and the “deadliest” in the history of Dominica, Saint Croix, and Puerto Rico.

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Peter Alan

How to Heal Through Art with Peter Alan

In this episode, we learn how art can be used in recovery as Jennifer speaks with Peter Alan, a Visual/conceptual mixed-media artist.

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Lorez Bailey

How to Lead During a Disaster & Racial Reckoning with Lorez Bailey

What makes leadership harder than it already is? Lorez Bailey gives us a glimpse of this unique mission and how it impacts recovery.

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Belia Ramos

How to Advocate: Public Sector (Local) with Belia Ramos

Communication is a crucial factor in a successful recovery and rebuild project. But with all the chaos, communication is also the first defense to fail.

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Jennifer Gray Thompson Portrait

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.