Program 590: Heart of Haiti; Arctic Refuge
Release Date: 01-11-2020
On the 10th anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, journalist Catherine Porter tells Rick how the rescue of a 2-year-old girl brought hope to a desperate country — and changed her life, too. Plus, adventure traveler Christopher Solomon tells us what a recent trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge showed him about the forces battling over the largest wilderness refuge in the US.
- New York Times Canada Bureau chief Catherine Porter, author of "A Girl Named Lovely" (Simon & Schuster)
- Adventure travel journalist Christopher Solomon
- Catherine Porter writes about her experiences covering the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and how a little girl named Lovely entered her life, in her book "A Girl Named Lovely."
- Catherine is the Canada Bureau Chief for the New York Times. She was a columnist and feature writer for the Toronto Star when she first reported on the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
- Catherine notes that Partners in Health is a non-governmental organization whose work she observed in Haiti.
- Christopher Solomon writes about his discoveries in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge in a feature story for the New York Times, which includes photographs from the journey. Chris also writes on environmental topics as an editor at large for Outside magazine.
- Chris Solomon's Arctic kayaking trip was outfitted by Arctic Wild.
- The Alaska Public Media newsroom has done extensive coverage on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and efforts to grant oil development leases within its borders.
More with Chris Solomon - Wilderness adventure writer Chris Solomon and Rick discuss the risks that result from thawing permafrost, and Chris describes a moment he and his tripmates realized their trip to the Arctic Refuge was worth all the effort it required. (runs 3:32)