We all know that things are getting stranger. With wildfires, floods, tornados, volcanoes, landslides and hurricanes, it seems that there's a new disaster nearly every day.
Guess what? In the past month there were MORE than a new disaster every a day. Go around the world with us as we look at what's been happening in August 2021.
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Between the years 1839 to 1914, over 53,000 coal miners were killed in the United States. This is the story of two of those terrible disasters.
Bonus! Barbara Lonsky sings "Ballad of the Darr Mine"
(Originally written and recorded by Jason Hegedus)
1936 held not only dust storms and drought but floods and avalanches and plagues of locusts! Is there more? Yew betcha!
Read Kate's book Domestic Terror. You can find it in the fiction section of Amazon Kindle and other platforms.
Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) was the first violent step in the Nazi extermination of the Jews. With origins in American eugenics programs, the systematic destruction of over six million Jews and other marginalized populations, the November Pogram signaled nearly a decade of terror in Europe and around the world.
Covid 19 is not the first pandemic to attack humanity, and won't be the last. Changes occur in health, society, research and finances. Kate Fairweather and Co Host Barb Lonsky discuss the side effects and after effects of pandemics on humanity.
Since it's December, the season of miracles, Kate and Barb discuss miraculous disaster survivals. Babies and tornados, church members and explosions, airplane crashes and surviving a tsunami are all covered. Plus there's discussion about surviving childhood in the 1960s. Merry Christmas
Diane is the CEO of Disasterscope, Inc. and author of Resilient Americans: We May Not Have It All Together But Together We Have It All. Diane talks about her work as a disaster professional and how she would like to build more compassion into the current disaster response and system.