On tonight’s Beneath The Surface we look at Earthquakes natural, economic and social from Chile to Haiti.
We begin with Chile, where a massive 8.8 giant earthquake struck in the early hours last Sunday, followed by an erroneously reported Tsunami on the Chilean central coast that caused many of the approximately 800 deaths. Fault lines run deep in Chile and the social crisis is mounting with the return to the streets of the Military attempting to bring order out of natural chaos. Arturo Cifuentes recently returned to Chile after spending years in the US working first in earthquake engineering and then in finance. He says he went from one disaster – the subprime – to another, the giant 8.8 earthquake which hit Chile last Sunday.
We are then joined by Michael Deibert, author of Notes from the Last Testament: A Struggle for Haiti, who just returned from Haiti, where he reports horrific devastation and friends who died, but says the country’s heart is still beating. We’ll talk to him about what he saw and reported as well as Haiti's long-term structural, political and economic development, taking a broad historic view of this recent tragedy.
And finally on tonight’s program, Andy Klein joins us for Oscar talk in advance of Sunday’s Academy Awards.
Read More for info on tonight's guests: