NPR Reporter Carrie Kahn Talks About The Politics of Disaster

USD—On Thursday, February 6, 2013, National Public Radio Mexico City correspondant Carrie Kahn spoke with University of San Diego students about her work over the last decade reporting on disasters and disaster relief efforts in the United States, Mexico and Haiti. Kahn’s  work on reporting disasters includes stories on Hurricanes Wilma, Rita, and Katrina in 2005, as well…

Fears as Fukushima Radiation Arrives from Japan This Year

BLOOMBERG—Seaborne radiation from Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant will wash up on the West Coast of the U.S. this year. That’s raising concerns among some Americans including the residents of the San Francisco Bay Area city of Fairfax, which passed a resolution on Dec. 6 calling for more testing of coastal seafood. At the same time, oceanographers and radiological scientists…

Challenger Disaster 28 Years Later

CBS—Today marks 28 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida—73 seconds into flight—killing all seven on board on Jan. 28, 1986 after a booster engine failed. Many watched on live TV hoping to see Christa McAuliffe become the first teacher in space. Read more here.