In the aftermath of the earthquakes that struck Mexico last week, residents are self-organizing disaster response efforts, and aiming increasing skepticism at their government. We talk to people in Oaxaca and Mexico City. Then: a historical dive on earthquakes in the Bay Area — and how they changed the world’s understanding of plate tectonics.
Update: Our first guest recommended this site to find places you can donate to earthquake relief efforts in Mexico: http://comoayudar.mx/world.html#cards
- Abraham Berumen, an architect who has been volunteering to assess building safety in Mexico City
- Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy
- Shannon Young, independent journalist based in Oaxaca City
- John Dvorak, geophysicist and author of Earthquake Storms: the fascinating history and volatile future of the san andreas fault
- Dr. Jennifer Strauss, External Relations Officer at UC Berkeley’s Seismological Lab, Regional Coordinator for ShakeAlert Northern California