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How do people and cities respond during and after major disasters — both natural and man-made?

Dr. Stephen Flynn, Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute, joined the “What’s New” podcast to discuss what happens during the worst of times, and how the best of humanity sometimes emerges in our most stressful moments.

What's New Podcast

What’s New is a podcast hosted by Dan Cohen, Dean of Libraries and Vice Provost for Information Collaboration at Northeastern University. It is produced by Thomas Bary and engineered by Jonathan Iannone in Snell Library’s Recording Studios, with assistance from the Library’s Podcast Team: Evan Simpson, Debra Mandel, Jon Reed, Debra Smith, Sarah Sweeney, and Brooke Williams. For more information, visit

[Featured image: Maria Stotts, and Heather Mueller, volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, clear debris from a Monroe County sheriff’s deputy’s home damaged by a six-foot storm surge, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Big Pine Key, Fla. Residents were allowed to return to their homes in the Keys today a week after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)]