The Disaster Recovery Hour with Host Chris Plunkett
The show about Disaster Before and After- Preparedness and Restoration
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Sundays 11AM - 12 noon Eastern Standard Time on WNYM am 970 The Apple in the New York Metro area.
The Disaster Recovery Hour with Chris Plunkett discusses and provides information on Prevention, Preparedness and Protocols surrounding disasters large and small that touch all of our lives. Chris is reporting on disasters and how they affect homeowners, businesses and neighborhoods.
Chris explains the steps to preparedness, recovery and restoration, with examples of actual Disasters and how Recovery was achieved. Interviews with professionals that have first hand experience and expertise dealing with emergencies such as fires, floods, storms, and power outages. Visit the Questions and Comments page for questions you would like answered on air.
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Tune to AM 970 The Apple Sundays at 11am right after the news and listen to the Disaster Recovery Hour.
Sunday January, 30th, 2011 Chris speaks with Mike Venetis from The Prep Room. The Prep Room is committed to increasing the level of emergency preparedness in all Americans. From our smartly-designed survival kits, which include emergency food, water, communication devices, shelter, lighting, first-aid, sanitation and other emergency supplies to our vast line of products designed to help you customize your emergency preparedness kits to fit your needs, we have everything you need to become better prepared and protected the next time disaster strikes.
Sunday January, 23rd, 2011 Chris speaks with DRH's Financial Preparedness expert Bart J. Tarulli, Ameriprise Financial Planner and Paul Faust from 1800Prepared.com about common sense preparedness.
Saturday January, 15, 2011 Chrisspeaks with Emergency Response Expert Gisli Olafsson, Emergency Response Director at the Nethope organization about disasters and emergency rescue internationally. More infromation about Gisli here.
Saturday, January 8th, show Chris will do an in studio interview with Big Paul (Sebring) and Little Paul (Waggoner) on LP's release from Haiti prison.A must hear for any aid workers.
Saturday, January 1st, 2011, Chris interviews Paul Sebring. Chris has a Skype update from Haiti with Paul Sebring of MMRC Global on the events leading up to Paul Waggoner's release from prison.
December 25th, Chris has a Skype update from Haiti with Paul Sebring of MMRC Global on the Pasul Waggoner issue. Also, Nick Morici from the NJ Office of Emergency Management with winter and holiday advisory. Paul Faust from 1800Prepare.com on emergency kits and preparedness in the new year.
December 18th, Financial Disaster preparedness and recovery. Chris hosts Bart Tarulli Ameriprise Financial Advisor discussing the basics of financial preparedness. Chris' other guest Michael Gidro, Esq., discusses financial restoration post financial disaster.
December 11th, Preparedness Supplies and equipment. Chris Talks with Mike Venetis from The Prep Room. The Prep Room is committed to increasing the level of emergency preparedness in all Americans. From our smartly-designed survival kits, which include emergency food, water, communication devices, shelter, lighting, first-aid, sanitation and other emergency supplies to our vast line of products designed to help you customize your emergency preparedness kits to fit your needs, we have everything you need to become better prepared and protected the next time disaster strikes.
December 4th, Recovery after a loss with Larry Manus from United Auction LLP, Appraisers, Auctioneers, and Liquidators. Financial recovery after inventory is affected by fire, flood, smoke or other damage. United Auction Website
November 27th, NJ OEM- Nick Morici from the NJ Office of Emergency Management appears to discuss and to suggest what listeners can do to minimize the impact of disasters on their family, business and community. New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
November 20th, Focus- Haiti Disaster Update: Chris' guests Tim Falconer, Founder of The Waveplace Foundation returns to the show to give an update after returning from Haiti. Joined by Nanci Murdock, Director of MMRC Global, also giving fresh updates from the Pauls now in Haiti.
Noverber 13th, Focus- Disaster Prevention in Health. Chris' guest Archie Roberts, MD Founder of The Living Heart Foundation dedicated to health education, screening, database creation, outcomes reporting and wellness program development. In practice, LHF delivers a unique brand of education and health features to diverse communities in need.
November 6th, Chris welcomes Katie McKenna web producer from PTV and Nicolas Jolliet field Director, Videographer & Blogger, Inside Disaster.com
Director, Cinematographer, Editor & Composer, Inside the Haiti Earthquake.
October 30th, 2010 Education After Disaster Strikes. Chris's guest Tim Falconer, Founder of The Waveplace Foundation joins the show for an interview about his educational program utilizing One Laptop per Child's hardware for his innovative educational platform. Tim's program has been running in Haiti since the disaster.
October 21st, On the Ground in Haiti 2010 Chris talks with Materials Management Relief Corps' Paul Sebring (aka Big Paul) and Paul Waggoner (aka Little Paul). Their objective is providing logistical support to medical teams on the ground now in Haiti. They have been working with amazing groups such as, IMC (International Medical Corps.), PIH (Partners in Health), PID (Partners in Development), Medishare, MSF France, MSF Spain, Duke University, LEAP, Haitian Red Cross, German Red Cross, Humedica, and DRI (Direct Relief International).
October 16th, 2010 Chris talks with Chief Mark Fedorchak of Westwood fire department and Dan O'Brien Captain of Emerson volunteer fire department both in New Jersey. They discuss important prevention tips for homes and businesses.
October 9th, 2010 Chris talks with Dan O'Brien Captain of a NJ volunteer Fire Department. They discuss important prevention tips for homes and businesses. The Disaster Recovery Hour will focus on fire prevention this week and next week.
October 2nd, 2010 Chris talks with Stephen Russo piano restoration expert about what happens when the piano becomes part of a fire or flood disaster. Insurance, restore, rebuild, and appraisals are discussed. Stephen has been in the business for 35 years and is a principle in PrimePiano.com.www.primepiano.com
September 25th, 2010 NASA has released a report predicting a “Solar Max” solar flare. Listen to Chris’ guest Gina Davis and hear how EcoloBlue is changing the water-supply paradigm, shifting families from the vulnerability of a public source that, when compromised, threatens so many, to a safer, more resilient self-reliance model. www.ecoloblue.com
September 18th, 2010 Chris’ guest Kevin Tiedemann from Premiere Drying Solutions Ronkonkoma, NY. Kevin and Chris talk about what can be done to lower the chances of having to face water problems. Kevin explains some things everyone should know when it comes to water damage. Kevin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 11th, 2010 Chris’ guest Nick Morici from the NJ Office of Emergency Management appears on the anniversary of 911, to discuss the changes 911 had on preparedness, and to suggest what listeners can do to minimize the impact of disasters on their family, business and community. New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
September 4th, 2010 Chirs kicks off National Preparedness Month. Chris' guest John Garmendi, licensed amateur radio operator N2DV and volunteer emergency communicator. John discusses the role of amateur radio communications in support of various emergency and disaster recovery organizations along with ideas on how local emergency managers and continuity of operations professionals can incorporate this valuable resource into their organization's plans. www.arrl.org/public-service
August 28th, 2010 Guest Daniel Andre, the president of the Haitian Civic Organization of Paterson, discussed his first hand experience in the heart of the Haiti disaster.He also discusses his efforts to build permanent housing for the one in nine who remain homeless and displaced. www.patersonhabitat.org
August 21st, 2010 Guest Bruce Wolf, Environmental - Occupational Health Consultant for Garden State Environmental, has an informative conversation with Chris about mold and testing for your safety.This podcast is a must for any home or business owner. Bruce's website is www.gseconsultants.com
August 14th, 2010 Dan O"Brien of Academy Electric and Electrical Power Systems, discusses power generation tips and solutions for homeowners and businesses. Chris and Dan cover preparedness for disasters. Dan's websites are: www.electricalpowersys.com and www.academyelectrical.com
Saturday August 7th.Guest is Dave Fenyohazi, President of Fabric Renewal discusses how to deal with fabric restoration after a flood, fire or mold has damaged your property.Subscribe in a reader