The American Red Cross in Greater New York kicked off the third season of its podcast with a feature on the 2003 Northeast Blackout, which happened 18 years ago tomorrow (August 14). For the episode, the Red Cross spoke with representatives from some of the agencies and organizations who were supporting a city plunged into darkness for over 24 hours. Click here to listen.
This new installment begins a podcast season that will provide a unique, behind-the-scenes look at some of the emergencies that shaped our nation and New York City over the last 20 years. Future episodes—about 9/11, Hurricane Maria and the Miracle on the Hudson, to name a few—will provide diverse testimonials from a variety of voices that may include first responders, volunteers, news reporters and survivors. New episodes will be available for download every two weeks and released on Thursday afternoons between August and November.
Episodes can be found on Podbean as well as on other major podcast platforms like iTunes, iHeartRadio and Spotify by searching, “Red Cross NY.”
Seasons 1 and 2 of the Greater NY Red Cross podcast episodes are available for here.