I’ve written in the past a few times about some emergency management and homeland security podcasts that I recommend. As a podcaster myself, I’ve become a bit more discerning about what I listen to, which is a pretty extensive library of nerd culture, EM/HS, entrepreneurial, and political commentary podcasts. I’ve recently come across a new … Continue reading A Podcast That is Not a Catastrophe
It was a few years ago that I started listening to the Dukes of Hazards podcast and have enjoyed it ever since. (I wrote about their show here). Since then, I’ve sampled a variety of other EM-relevant podcasts, some appealing to me and others not. Here’s who I’ve been listening to lately, along with their … Continue reading More Podcasts for Emergency Managers
A couple months ago I came across another great podcast. This one is done by a company called PreparedEx – http://www.preparedex.com and on Twitter @preparedex. They link to their podcast from their website but you can also find it in the iTunes podcast listing. They are only seven episodes in, and most episodes are about … Continue reading Another Great Emergency Management and Homeland Security Podcast
I’m a bit of a podcast addict. I listen to them all the time – at the gym, mowing the lawn, long drives, etc. There are podcasts out there for all interests. I’ve struggled, however, these last few years, with finding a good emergency management podcast. Sure, I’ve found a few, but I find them … Continue reading Finally – an Emergency Management Podcast Worth Listening To!
In emergency management we put a lot of emphasis on planning and training, and rightfully so. Deliberate planning establishes a foundation for our actions, thought out well ahead of any incident or disaster we might deal with. Further, most training we receive is necessarily sterile. We are trained how to respond to, organize, and manage … Continue reading Improv in Emergency Management
I recently listened to an interview with author and professor Sean McFate. In the interview he discusses the changing landscape of warfare and what the US must do to keep up, particularly since we are still largely stuck in a mindset of conventional warfare. For those interested in this very insightful interview, it was on … Continue reading 10 Strategies for Improving Emergency Management
FEMA recently released their 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. While organizational strategic plans are generally internal documents, the strategic plans of certain organizations, such as FEMA, have a significant link to a broader array of stakeholders. The community of emergency management in the United States is so closely linked, that FEMA, through policy, funding, or practice, has … Continue reading FEMA’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan: The Good, the Bad, and the Ignored
This is a concept I’ve been struggling with for a while. I see bloggers, podcasters, and YouTubers portray themselves as journalists quite often. But are they? The more traditional part of me wants to laugh at their pipe dream, considering that newspapers, TV and radio, and magazines fit into the definition of media and journalism … Continue reading Is New Media Really Journalism?
One of the many podcasts I listen to is the TED Radio Hour from NPR. For the uninitiated, the TED Radio Hour is a compilation of highlights from several TED Talks (you know what these are, right?) arranged around certain topics. I like the topical arrangement and the sampling they do of the presentations, as … Continue reading Emergency Management: Why Failure is Necessary
I’ve written in the past about how awesome the Dukes of Hazards emergency management podcast is. Seriously, if you haven’t checked it out, go do it now! The latest episode (19) of Andrew and Mitch’s podcast features an outstanding interview with Brad Skillman from Florida State University who details the issues and timeline with the … Continue reading The Debacle of Flint, Michigan