Marla Perez-Lugo on Shareable: Puerto Rico’s Precarious Resilience – Interview with Marla Perez-Lugo
After taking a long Summer break, Shareable’s The Response Podcast is back for a fourth season, well kinda. We’re officially kicking things off at the end of the month with a new audio documentary focused on European Heatwaves and how their impact is exacerbated by energy poverty.
But for the next two weeks, we’ll be returning our focus to Puerto Rico.
Monday, September 20th marks the four-year anniversary of when Hurricane Maria slammed into the island causing thousands of deaths and knocking out power for almost an entire year, leading to what many consider to be the worst disaster in US History.
Tomorrow night our documentary, “The Response: How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People,” will air once again on Free Speech TV and Film director Juan Carlos Dávila and I will be guests on their Just Solutions show on Friday to discuss the film in greater depth.
And on Monday, after 2 years of community screenings and a successful film festival run which resulted in us winning 12 awards, we’ll be premiering the film on Youtube for all to see.
In this episode, I interview environmental sociologist Marla Perez-Lugo. We discuss her experience during Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s power supply and energy grid before and after the storm, and the multitude of issues caused by precarious resilience.