In late October, The Daily Beast ran a story exposing the political connections of Whitefish Energy, an obscure company that somehow secured a $300 million contract to restore electricity in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The contract was canceled a few days later, amid an explosion of public outrage and criticism from members of Congress. The journalist who reported and wrote […]
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed into the island of Puerto Rico, bringing with it wind gusts of at least 118 miles per hour and almost 38 inches of rain. The storm completely destroyed Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, leaving the Island’s entire population of 3.4 million without electricity. Waist-high flood waters filled the streets […]
A contract on the island of Puerto Rico is stirring up controversy. Earlier this year, Hurricane Maria left the island completely without power. Now the efforts to rebuild the island’s electrical grid are underway. However, a $300 million contract between Puerto Rico’s Electric Authority and a small company called Whitefish is raising a lot of […]
In a special pledge-drive edition and one-year hosting anniversary for Wednesday host Lilada Gee, we hear from Veronica Figueroa, Executive Director of UNIDOS Wisconsin Against Domestic Violence, on how to help Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
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Friday host Esty Dinur talks about the present, past and future of the disaster in Puerto Rico today. Our guests explain how the US is failing in terms of providing aid, who stands to gain from rebuilding Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, and what the future is likely to bring in terms of physical and economic recovery. […]