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This podcast is a platform to explore, engage, and educate the emergency management community and will feature guests from diverse emergency management disciplines to discuss mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery topics intended to promote the exchange of ideas and best practices. Episode topics are developed from our team of disaster experts, listeners, and the clients we serve.
 
Welcome to the New Limestone Review podcast! This podcast was formerly called "I Wanted To Also Ask About Ghosts." New Limestone Review is a literary journal run by graduate students in the University of Kentucky's MFA program in Creative Writing. We accept submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art almost year-round. You can find more about submission guidelines on our website. On this podcast, we interview writers about identity, process, form, inspiration, and more.
 
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Youth Preparedness is a key focus for FEMA in creating a Culture of Preparedness in the U.S. In this episode of Disaster Recovery Roundtable we’re joined by FEMA’s Branch Chief for Preparedness Programs, Allison Carlock, as she shares the importance of engaging youth to increase community preparedness. Allison will also share tips on how emergency …
 
Learn how devastating and catastrophic EF 5 tornadoes severely impacted Joplin Missouri and Moore, Oklahoma. And how can you prepare for such a destructive tornado. EF 5 Tornadoes are the strongest storms on earth with winds more than 200 mph and in 1999 one tornado produced a record wind speed of 314 miles per hour as it was devastating Moore, Okl…
 
On September 2, 1935, a disaster was unfolding in the Florida Keys as a category 5 hurricane with winds estimated near 185 mph made landfall on Long Key in Monroe County. As the storm’s center moved on shore, the barometric pressure was recorded at 892 millibars, the lowest on record in the U.S. The storm devastated the Keys and killed hundreds, in…
 
In recent weeks, several major disasters have crippled the power grid infrastructure in several states. Tropical Storm Isaias, the Iowa derecho, and Hurricane Laura demonstrate how disasters can severely impact power systems and prolong the recovery period. In this episode of Disaster Recovery Roundtable, we’ll visit Des Moines where a cluster of s…
 
Tidal Basin welcomes FEMA’s former Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience as our new Chief Development Officer. Carlos will be overseeing the growth functions of the company and operations in the Caribbean. Building codes must be updated to minimize the impacts from major disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes. The U.S. has made progress sin…
 
Diversity in America has become the leading headline in recent weeks due to events around the country. How diversified is emergency management – and how does that impact treatment and distribution of resources? In this podcast we are joined by representatives from the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management for a candid discus…
 
In this episode of Disaster Recovery Roundtable, we hear how emergency managers in Florida, Virginia, and Texas are preparing for the start of hurricane season. They’ll share unique circumstances and considerations in their communities, including how they are planning for potential COVID-19 impacts if a threat develops. Emergency Managers are prepa…
 
Puerto Rico was devastated in 2017 by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which left behind billions of dollars in damages. In this episode, we’ll hear from the lead of FEMA’s Mitigation Assessment Team for the 2017 storms and have an update on the island’s current mitigation efforts from the previous State Hazard Mitigation Officer for Puerto Rico. The Bui…
 
The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University has been releasing a seasonal hurricane forecast every year since 1984 under Dr. William Gray. Dr. Phil Klotzbach currently leads the research program and is well known among the emergency management community for his annual forecasts. Dr. Klotzbach will share details of his first releas…
 
Disaster Recovery Roundtable welcomes Leslie Chapman Henderson with the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) to discuss their hurricane mitigation and preparedness programs. Leslie will share information available to emergency managers as they prepare for hurricane season, including the latest on the Hurricane Strong initiative, efforts to promo…
 
Disaster Recovery Roundtable host Greg Padgett and Director of the National Hurricane Center Ken Graham discuss preparing for the start of hurricane season. The discussion centers around a recap of last season; how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the hurricane center’s engagement, operations, and planning for the season; and the new products ava…
 
MFA Candidates Ash Baker and Emily Goldsmith interview Kayleb Rae Candrilli during their visit to the University of Kentucky for the Visiting Writers Series. Kayleb Rae Candrilli is a recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award and is author of Water I Won't Touch (Copper Canyon, 2021), All the Gay Saints (Saturnalia 2020), and What Runs Over (YesYes Books, …
 
Poets Angel Dye and Jeremy Flick interview Morgan Parker.Morgan Parker is the author of the poetry collections Magical Negro (Tin House 2019), There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House 2017), and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015). Her debut young adult novel Who Put This Song On? will be released by D…
 
Editor-in-Chief Omaria Pratt talks with Leesa Cross-Smith about her book "Whiskey & Ribbons," life as a writer without a MFA, and her short fiction literary journal Whiskey Paper. Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and writer from Kentucky. She is the author of Whiskey & Ribbons (Hub City Press, 2018) and Every Kiss a War (Mojave River Press, 2014) a…
 
Editor-in-Chief Omaria Pratt talks with fiction author Garth Greenwell about his book What Belongs to You, queer culture, and Kentucky.Original music composed by Evan Flick.Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for …
 
Editor Jeremy Flick sat down with Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo to talk about his new book "Air Traffic", his poetry, and other interesting things.Original music composed by Evan Flick.Gregory Pardlo's ​collection​ Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other honors​ include fellowships from the Guggenheim Founda…
 
For this month's interview, Editor Jeremy Flick talks to Kelly Forsythe about her upcoming book of poetry, PERENNIAL. They discuss writing, Columbine, and other things (including Kelly's favorite car-jams).Music composed by Evan Flick.Bio:A native Pittsburgher, Kelly Forsythe is currently living and writing in Washington, D.C. She is the author of …
 
Shay Alexi is a radically tender poet and performance artist based out of Atlanta, GA. Her work explores the intersections of girlhood, mental health, sexuality, and self love in an effort to dismantle patriarchy and cultivate joy. Her chapbook, DIARY OF A GHOST GIRL, is forthcoming from Glass Poetry Press. She was the winner of the 2017 Brett Eliz…
 
Margaret Lazarus Dean is the author of the novel, TheTime It Takes to Fall (Simon and Schuster), and the book,Leaving Orbit : Notes from the Last Days of AmericanSpaceflight (Graywolf Press), which won the Graywolf PressNonfiction Prize. She is the co-author, with Scott Kelly, ofthe forthcoming memoir, Endurance: A Year in Space, ALifetime of Disco…
 
Carrie Fountain’s poems have appeared in Tin House, Poetry, and The New Yorker, among others. Her debut collection, Burn Lake, was a National Poetry Series winner and was published in 2010 by Penguin. Her second collection, Instant Winner, was published by Penguin in 2014. Fountain is the host of NPR's This Is Just To Say, a radio show and podcast …
 
Yona Harvey is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University and finalist for the Hurston-Wright Award. Her work has been anthologized in many publications including A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry and The Force of What’s Po…
 
Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (A Strange Object, 2013), which won Foreword Review’s Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction, and the novel Pull Me Under, out November 1, 2016 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. She grew up in Brookfield, Illinois. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in c…
 
Kayla Rae Whitaker is the debut author of The Animators, the dazzling story of a friendship between two women bound by their passion for art. Her work has appeared in Buzzfeed, Literary Hub, Split Lip Magazine, Bodega, Joyland, Five Quarterly, American Microreviews and Interviews, and others. She has a BA from the University of Kentucky and an MFA …
 
Adam Ross, editor of Sewanee Review, is the author of Mr. Peanut, a 2010 New York Times Notable Book, named one of the best books of the year by The New Yorker, The Philadel­phia Inquirer, The New Repub­lic, and The Econ­o­mist. Ladies and Gen­tle­men, his short story col­lec­tion, was included in Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2011 and included “In …
 
Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Years was praised by publications including The New York Times, The Paris Review, and The Times of London. Jackson is the winner of a Whiting Award. His novel also won The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First novel prize, th…
 
Tyehimba Jess is the author of leadbelly and the Pulitzer Prize–winning Olio. leadbelly was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the "Best Poetry Books of 2005." Jess's second book, Olio, won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, the 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry, and…
 
Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a 2015 reissue of Chelsea Girls. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, and the Shelley Prize from the PSA. In 2016 Myles received a Creativ…
 
Claire Vaye Watkins is the author of Gold Fame Citrus and the multiple-prize-winning Battleborn. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and on the faculty at the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan, at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and at the Mojave School. Derek Palacio is the author of The Mortifications and How to Shake the Ot…
 
Ada Limon is the author of four books include Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the National Books Critic Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by the New York Times. Her other work includes The Lucky Wreck…
 
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