There are many conversations happening around racial inequality, diversity, and unconscious bias. But are those conversations effective? In this podcast episode, AMU Program Director Dr. Larry D. Parker Jr. talks about how phrases like "I don't see color" can actually be unproductive in working towards diversity and inclusion. Listen to learn how to institute widespread organizational change.
In this podcast, Dr. Kevin Kupietz talks about being deployed to evacuate cruise ships as a member of the National Disaster Medical System. Learn how the COVID-19 outbreak has forced emergency managers to be adaptable, flexible and creative; the importance of all-hazards training; the value of diversity among emergency management professionals; and the need for more volunteers during this uncertain time.
In this podcast episode, AMU's Drs. Kate Brannum and Michelle Watts discuss their research examining how a mostly volunteer fire service in Guatemala responded to the catastrophic eruption of Volcan de Fuego in 2018 with minimal financial support from the government.
The fast spread of coronavirus poses a major risk to public health in the US and globally. In this podcast, AMU’s Dr. Samer Koutoubi discusses COVID-19’s impact on schools and businesses, local health protocols, the benefits of social distancing, and how communities can prepare for the growing number of cases.
In this podcast episode, Robert Hood, the former warden of the Supermax, discusses how his background as an educator inspired him to institute individualized education plans, or IEPs, and how he believes this strategy could be applied on a larger scale to help more inmates successfully reenter society.
By Leischen Stelter
Mental health is not a topic many firefighters talk about, but in this podcast a fire captain shares how he started the conversation in his firehouse. Hear about how he's built an informal peer-support program and why he fully endorses professional counseling.
By Leischen Stelter
Starting in 1979, at least 28 children, adolescents, and adults were murdered during a two-year period in Atlanta, Georgia. In this podcast, Jon Hager, who spent 16 years as death investigator, discusses the forensic evidence that convicted the murderer.