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Fri, Mar 18, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

Aiding Japan


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Toshiharu Kato/Japanese Red Cross/IFRC via Getty
A member of the Japanese Red Cross Society calls for the help of medical teams.
Toshiharu Kato/Japanese Red Cross/IFRC via Getty
A member of the Japanese Red Cross Society calls for the help of medical teams.

We talk with aid workers about the humanitarian relief effort taking place in Japan one week after the devastating 9.0 earthquake and resultant tsunami -- and in the shadow of a potential nuclear disaster.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Jeff Patterson, physician, professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and former president of Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Joel Charny, vice president of humanitarian policy and practice for InterAction, a leading alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Nan Buzard, senior director of international response and programs for the American Red Cross, currently in Japan
  • Rebecca Milner, vice president of institutional advancement for the International Medical Corps, a U.S.-based international NGO which operates in 28 countries, including Haiti, Pakistan, Indonesia and Japan which deployed a team to Japan the day after the earthquake and tsunami
  • Tets Nagamoto, founder of Save Our Sendai, a grassroots group -- created just after the tsunami -- consisting of former high school students of Sendai coming together to deliver health care supplies to the people of Sendai

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