Disaster and Recovery in Japan

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Japan's Prime Minister calls it the worst crisis to strike his country since World War II: the earthquake, the tsunami and, now, the aftermath. The death toll could exceed 10,000. For survivors, priorities include food, water and shelter for millions -- and fallout from explosions at two nuclear power plants. A $5 trillion economy — the world's third largest — has been severely disrupted. Rolling blackouts are expected for months to come. We hear about the devastation, Japan's degree of preparedness and what recovery is going to require.

If you'd like to contribute to relief efforts in Japan, our panelists suggest:

Red Cross
Save the Children
Mercy Corps
Socks for Japan (Jason Kelly)

Credits

Guests:
Jason Kelly - American financial writer, Sheila Smith - Council on Foreign Relations, Marcus Noland - Peterson Institute for International Economics, Kate Hutton - City of Los Angeles' Emergency Management Department - @ReadyLA

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Darrell Satzman, Karen Radziner