Monday, September 15, 2014

Since You Asked! Episode 17: Emergency management in Alaska, then and now

In 1964, a 9.2 earthquake struck Alaska, causing considerable damage to Alaska’s cities and villages. President Johnson appointed Dwight Ink of the Atomic Energy Commission to coordinate reconstruction after the earthquake. He had six months to do the job! Hear an excerpt from a conversation between Dwight Ink, former Executive Director of the Federal Reconstruction and Development Planning Commission, and John Madden, current Director of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management. They were joined by Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Commissioner Pat Kemp, and Mr. Ink’s family members, Donna Wolf and Bruce Ink. Anastasia Tarmann, of the Alaska State Library Historical Collections recorded the session for University of Alaska Fairbanks's Oral History Program. Special thanks to all of the participants, and to University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Listen to Podcast (.mp3)
[ 18 minutes]
Recorded on September 10, 2014

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