Radio Archive by Tag

Natural Disasters

  • Act Two.

    497: This Week 06.14.2013

    Reporter Annie Correal hangs around with Sol Saltzman, a demolition guy who’s scrambling for ...Natural Disasters

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  • Wednesday, Tuscaloosa AL.

    434: This Week 05.06.2011

    This week Southerners were still digging out in the wake of last week's tornados. David ...Natural Disasters

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  • Prologue.

    408: Island Time 05.21.2010

    Four months after the earthquake in Haiti, Ira Glass talks to Haitian reporter Joseph-Romuald ...Natural Disasters

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  • Haiti is Destiny.

    408: Island Time 05.21.2010

    Short story writer Ben Fountain tours Port au Prince with his best friend—one of the few ...Natural DisastersTravel

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  • Jane's Dad's Story.

    400: Stories Pitched by Our Parents 02.12.2010

    Harry Brakeman University. (16 minutes.) Here is a gallery of photos from this story.EducationFathersNatural Disasters

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  • My Way Or The Fbi Way.

    381: Turncoat 05.22.2009

    Brandon Darby was a radical activist and one of the founders of the incredibly effective relief ...ActivismNatural Disasters

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  • Twistery Mystery.

    369: Poultry Slam 2008 11.28.2008

    Wayne Curtis has been puzzling over an unexplained meteorological phenomenon involving ...AnimalsNatural DisastersScience

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  • Prologue.

    359: Life After Death 07.18.2008

    One day at church camp, David Maxon challenged the devil to show himself. Just then, a huge ...DeathNatural DisastersReligion

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  • The Crisco Kid.

    325: Houses of Ill Repute 02.02.2007

    When David Wilcox was eighteen, he set about looking for an apartment in Houston. He had no ...DrugsEducationHousing

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  • If This Ark Is A Rockin', Don't Come A Knockin'.

    321: Sink or Swim 12.01.2006

    Jonathan Goldstein retells the original sink-or-swim story, the one about Noah and the flood. ...BoatsFictionFunny

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  • Refugee Cat.

    316: The Cat Came Back 08.18.2006

    We end this show about people and animals who return against all odds with a story about some ...HomelessnessHousingNatural Disasters

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  • The Thin Gray Line.

    307: In the Shadow of the City 02.03.2006

    In New Orleans now, visitors to that city are taking a new bus tour called "HURRICANE KATRINA: ...Natural DisastersTravel

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  • 'P' Is For Porta-potty.

    299: Back from the Dead 10.07.2005

    This American Life producer Sarah Koenig visits Pearlington, Mississippi, a town in danger of ...EconomicsNatural Disasters

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  • Friday Night Floodlights.

    299: Back from the Dead 10.07.2005

    About fifteen miles from Pearlington, Bay St. Louis and Waveland are other communities ...HomelessnessNatural DisastersSports

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  • Prologue.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    At the Astrodome complex in Houston, charities from Colorado and Florida and other states are ...HomelessnessHousingNatural Disasters

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  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    Producer Jane Feltes talks with the first people on line for the bus to Colorado: Two twin, ...ChildrenHomelessnessNatural Disasters

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  • No Place Like Dome.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks to evacuees about what it's like to live on a cot in the Astrodome and the ...HomelessnessHousingNatural Disasters

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  • Land Grab.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    As a half-dozen families—including a pregnant woman having contractions and another with a ...HomelessnessHousingNatural Disasters

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  • The Long Way Home.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    Nick Spitzer, host of the Public Radio International music show American Routes, drives through ...Natural Disasters

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  • Water Bed.

    297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005

    Louann Mims, a 78-year-old retiree, planned to leave her New Orleans house before the ...HousingNatural Disasters

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  • Prologue.

    296: After the Flood 09.09.2005

    Host Ira Glass talks about something he read that seemed to put an end to all debate over one of ...GovernmentNatural Disasters

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  • Middle Of Somewhere.

    296: After the Flood 09.09.2005

    In the days following Hurricane Katrina, Denise Moore was trapped in the New Orleans Convention ...Natural Disasters

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  • Forgotten, But Not Lost.

    296: After the Flood 09.09.2005

    To find out more about the bridge Denise talked about in act one and the armed police who ...Natural DisastersPolice

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  • Social Studies Lesson.

    296: After the Flood 09.09.2005

    We compare Fox TV talk show host Bill O'Reilly's ideas about the hurricane's aftermath with ...EconomicsNatural DisastersTelevision

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  • Diaspora.

    296: After the Flood 09.09.2005

    Hundreds of thousands of Gulf residents evacuated before the storm and followed the whole thing ...Natural Disasters

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  • Displaced Persons Camp.

    296: After the Flood 09.09.2005

    In August 2004, Hurricane Charley devastated parts of Florida. Afterwards, FEMA built a trailer ...HomelessnessHousingNatural Disasters

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  • Tornado Prom.

    186: Prom 06.08.2001

    Susan Burton reports on Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas, a town of about 3,000. While the ...Natural DisastersTeenagers

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