May 21 2012 – Obama

We left the KOA early to meet up with Misti of Misti’s Mission. She runs a national storehouse for disaster relief supplies and was kind enough to let us camp on her property while we are in Joplin. We filmed her employees working and watched her lay the hammer down at a team meeting. WeContinue reading “May 21 2012 – Obama”

Joplin – Production Day #1

Our team left Seattle at 11:00am  on Friday and drove non-stop to arrive in Joplin an hour earlier on Sunday and immediately went to work. Our first interview was with professional storm chasers, PDS Storm Tours whom we met at Cunningham park in the center of the tornado’s path. They shared insights into how toContinue reading “Joplin – Production Day #1”

Gulf Coast Vietnamese Fishermen Experience Biloxi Blues

The STORM SURGE Team recently spent several weeks in the Gulf Coast region interviewing individuals whose lives have been negatively affected by natural and man-made disasters – from hurricanes like Katrina, Ike and Rita, to the BP Oil Spill and the massive tornado storms earlier this past spring. In early September, we had the opportunityContinue reading “Gulf Coast Vietnamese Fishermen Experience Biloxi Blues”

Update: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, chaired by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, today released for public review and feedback its comprehensive preliminary strategy for long term ecosystem restoration. The strategy, which will be presented to President Obama at the end of the public feedback period, represents an historic opportunity for addressing long-standing issues contributing to theContinue reading “Update: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force”


Challenges & Opportunities. Residents living in the Midwest and Gulf Coast have suffered more than their fair share of natural and man-made disasters in recent years.  Floods have soaked communities along the Mississippi, super tornadoes have plowed through Alabama, oil has lacquered the Louisiana coastline, and the lingering effects from Hurricane Katrina and the Great Recession haveContinue reading “Home”