Thursday, May 23
Guests: Rachel Hubbard, William Coulbourne, David Martin
The search for victims is over and recovery work has begun in Moore and parts of Oklahoma City after Monday’s tornado that killed at least 24 people including 10 children. With winds over 200 miles per hour, the tornado was classified as an EF5, the highest category, and razed thousands of homes, causing an estimated $2 billion in damages. This hour, we get an update on the Oklahoma communities devastated by the storm. First, KOSU associate director RACHEL HUBBARD tells Marty how residents are coping with the disaster. Then, structural engineer WILLIAM COULBOURNE discusses safe shelter construction. Can you build a home to withstand tornado force winds and flying debris? And finally, urban search and rescue. DAVID MARTIN, Program Director of Rescue Training at the Emergency Services Training Institute explains the process of extracting victims from rubble to using sniffer dogs.
Guests: Josh Nims, Claire Laver, Anthony Bracali
It's been over 10 years since the City of Philadelphia closed Love Park, a world- renowned skateboarding destination, to skateboarders. This left a gaping hole in an otherwise vibrant skateboarding community. We are happy to announce yesterday’s opening of Paine’s Park, a 70,000 square foot skate park along the Schuylkill River Trail. The 3-acre park is full of a variety of different set ups that appeal to a wide range of skateboarders. We have three guests joining us to discuss how Paine’s Park went from idea to reality. JOSHUA NIMS, a lawyer and co-founder of Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund will tell us how the idea of the park came into being. CLAIRE LAVER, the Executive Director of Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund, will take us through the evolution of the skate park, and ANTHONY BRACALI, the architect of Paine’s Park will describe the design process and what goes into making a skate park.