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We are restarting our blog-radio show, "Heroes of Katrina." Several years ago, we hosted the show under the generous support of Bonnie Kaye ("Books of Excellence"), who provided support for our efforts.
We are now restarting the show under a thematic of "Ten Years After." What are the heroes written about in the book, "Katrina: A Freight Train Screamin'" doing now? How have their lives changed. What is new and interesting for them?
All these questions are important, as Katrina changed many lives in many ways...As always we provide this show to exhibit a perspective of the resiliency of the human spirit.
As the winds of Katrina blew, lives were changed. People did what they had to do...and their stories reflect the power of human and perseverance and spirit.
What better than ten years later do we explore lives affected and re-equlibrated and re-reflected.
Please join us for an inspirational and reflective discussion on the human spirit as reflected by the changes of lives.
When the winds of Katrina began to die down, the flood waters began to rise. For St. Bernard Parish, the flooding was nearly absolute. 99% of the structures had been flooded and destroyed. In some places 25 feet of water lapped up upon the rooftops.
St Bernard Parish is the only county in the history of the United States to have been nearly completely destroyed.
As of the census of 2000, there were 67,229 people (an increase of 598 or 0.9% over the previous decade), 25,123 households, and 18,289 families residing in the parish. The population density was 145 people per square mile (56/km²). There were 26,790 housing units at an average density of 58 per square mile (22/km²).
After Katrina, with an entire population reeling from the destruction, many evacuated. Those that remained waited for the waters to subside and began the long process of re-building.
For perspective, as of the census of 2010, there are 35,897 people. The community is still re-building 10 years later.
During the storm, the St Bernard Parish Fire and Sherriff's Department deployed to aid the community as the flood waters rose and remained.
Chief Thomas Stone is our special guest.
Chief Stone recently told us, "So much has occurred with the recovery and rebuilding of our departments, such as building new stations, replacing our apparatus, hiring and training new firefighters. Our departments have been to hell and we’re not back yet. We had a mass departure of senior officers in the years after Katrina, threat of layoffs of firefighters and all the red tape trying to rebuild. We have not even replaced all of our equipment lost through the Public Assistance Project Worksheet program 9 ½ years later".
Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating show about perseverance, reality, hopes, and dreams.
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1989 or Caustic Love or The London Sessions?
Blackish or How To Get Away With Murder or Gotham?
PETA kidnapping and killing a dog, or Ferguson, or Ebola?
What's YOUR Best-and-Worst-of list for 2014? Join Rock and Spectre as they go over their lists. Compare them to yours. Special guests - Biff & the Danimator from GEEK PILE radio will also bring their lists to the table. Let's rant together, shall we?
Tuesday, 1/13/15 7PM PST
Gavin and....some other people discuss NXT R-Evolution, TLC+Stairs, Raw, and what's coming up for professional wrestling in the first part of 2015 including the Royal Rumble, Ring of Honor, Wrestle Kingdom and more. Listen live and if we get brave or bored we'll take calls. Sorry, Jed.
in Self Help
Terrorism, Police Brutality, Natural Disasters ... the world is full of negativity and fear. Where's the balance?
Who will save us?
Heroes, who else??
This week we bring you stories of people (like you and me) committing acts of heroism.
Running a charity race, donating blood, helping a neighbor with a flat tire ... the stories in this episode and the upcoming events will help you to bring the balance back to your week.
As always, we invite you to call in, join the chat room, or just listen in.
Please invite a friend to listen!
Join News Director and Host Rick Spisak with his guest Joanne Forman producer of the Unsung Heroes Radio Series. Joanne Forman's series on pivotal women activists who have had remarkable impact on our world, in labor and human rights.
Sharron Rose Vice President of Sacred Mysteries Productions and President of Sacred Mysteries Distribution will discuss her new film The Last Avatar which will make its debute February 1st. in Emeryville CA.
Also we will be joined by Professor of Philosophy and Frack-Activist Wendy Lynne Lee will speak on fracking in Pennsylvania and the Challenges of the Activist life in 2015.
solidarity & peace
News Director Rick Spisak
Yes, today's guest has the same last name as Karla Byrd, John's cohost, and that is because Oliver Byrd is Karla's husband. On today's show, John and Karla begin interviewing the 2015 class of Urban Heroes and they will start with Oliver. Oliver worked at Mellon Bank for many years, but also served the community as the chair of the United Way and the chairman of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in downtown Pittsburgh. Oliver will talk about growing up in Pittsburgh and what motivated him to serve so selflessly throughout his career.
Gavin, Jed, Mark, and maybe Chris discuss CM Punk joining UFC, the upcoming NXT R-Evolution event, look back at this week's edition of Monday Night Raw, and as always - a list
Tonight there will be a Special Guest on my show. His name is Dominick. Dominick will be talking about what he's doing to help the families of our two fallen heroes that were killed in December. Listen in and please help spread the word
Nick Hoesl, author Laughter: The Drug of Choice: Definitive Doses of The Best Medicine and upcoming book, Proverbial Laughter of The World.
Nicholas Hoesl is a community pharmacist, toastmaster, national keynote speaker, columnist, broadcaster, lecturer and global volunteer. He lives, loves, laughs and lasts in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In his first book, “The First Humorously Medical Dictionary” Hoesl stated that “ our five senses are incomplete without the sixth, a sense of humor.” Many of those early gems can be found in all of his books and interviews.
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