Coming Soon! Tune in Friday, November 15, from 5-6 PM PST. On this episode of Solutions News we interview Monika Penukonda Taylor, Director at Divine Lineage Healing Center. Monika will be in Santa Barbara to raise awareness and funding for projects at the Divine Mother Meditation & Healing Center that will exhibit ways to live in harmony as a community in times of changing climate. This is especially urgent in areas like Mendocino which are struggling in the face of power shortages and fire breakouts.
On this episode of Solutions News, we sit down with Andrew MacCalla, VP of Emergency Response and New Initiatives at Direct Relief, one of the most nimble and effective non-profit aid organizations in the country. From being on the ground in Haiti for 2 years after the 2010 earthquake to managing medical deployments after Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Dorian, Andrew has tremendous experience on the front lines of disaster relief and recovery. We talk with him about providing life-saving medical packs, medicines and now helping local medical centers build their own solar and storage based microgrids to keep the power on in the face of the next outage. It may even be that Puerto Rico has something to teach California now that the major utilities are preemptively shutting off our power! (Show producer: Kristy Jansen)