The Response:A Radical Approach to Disaster Releif 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
The Response  A Radical Approach to Disaster Releif  After Hurricane Sandy barrelled into New York City, a group of activists formed a radical relief network known as Occupy Sandy 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Tom Llewellyn  Documentaries  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
How do we respond to natural disasters? What comes to mind? Large relief organizations like the American Red Cross? Or perhaps the Federal Emergency and Management Agency? Well, those images are certainly part of the story but they're not the whole story. In our new podcast series, The Response, we aim to share a perspective that isn't extensively covered in the mainstream media. Specifically, we ask the question: how do communities come together in the aftermath of disasters often in the face of inadequate official response to take care of each other?

In the first episode of this series, we answer that question by taking a deep dive into the Rockaway Peninsula in New York City, to explore how, in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a grassroots network of activists and volunteers emerged to coordinate one of the most effective relief efforts in the city. The group became known as Occupy Sandy, and in this episode, we hear the personal narratives of three New Yorkers who were thrown into this spontaneous relief effort. Well explore how, in the midst of the unfolding catastrophe, unlikely friendships were formed, deep bonds were cultivated, and a perhaps dormant side of New York City was awakened one based on collectivity, mutual aid, and solidarity. 
Notes: Credits:
The Response is a podcast documentary series exploring the remarkable communities that arise in the aftermath of natural disasters. Spanning the globe, each episode takes a deep dive into a unique location to uncover the extraordinary stories that are hidden just beneath the surface of everyday life.  Host/Executive Producer: Tom Llewellyn
Producer/Writer: Robert Raymond
Field Producer: Paige Ruane
Music: Chris Zabriskie, Pele, and Lanterns 
Politics and Activism | Society and Culture | Climate Change | Mental Health | International News | Anarchism | Capitalism | Neoliberalism  
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script    10-02-2018  English 
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  256Kbps mp3 (53.04MB) Stereo 


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