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A Chat with Dave Hall, Chair of the Disaster Resistant Business Council

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Aired on Thursday, August 17th.

On this edition of ST, after the tornado activity we saw here in Tulsa earlier this month, we're talking about what local small businesses can do to protect themselves from damage caused by flooding, storms, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Our guest is Dave Hall, Chair of the Disaster Resistant Business Council, which is a part of the Disaster Resilience Network (formerly known as Tulsa Partners). Hall also tells us about an upcoming event aimed at showing businesses and nonprofits what they can do -- and how they can do it -- when their operations are disrupted or even paralyzed by disasters. This event, the 2017 Day Without Business, will happen on Friday, September 8th, at the TCC Northeast Campus, and more about it can be accessed at this link. Also on today's show, our commentator Barry Friedman offers "Iceland: Part 3."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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