How to Disaster: Recover. Rebuild. Reimagine Podcast

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How to Improve Community Preparedness After a Wildfire with Pamela Van Halsema

How to Improve Community Preparedness After a Wildfire with Pamela Van Halsema      “It’s through those human relationships that make this whole thing tolerable to do because it’s about the people involved.” -Pamela Van Halsema   Wildfires are a natural part of the globe’s ecosystem. But in recent years, they’ve become more common and…


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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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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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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.