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Prepared for Disaster

Marty Augustine
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Marty Augustine


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – April marks the start of severe and unstable weather patterns to this area. But severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are not the only thing to worry about. There are floods, threats of terrorism and possible earthquakes because of Missouri's New Madrid fault. But how prepared are we should disaster strike? And do we have the information we need to be ready? That's the concern of Kansas City's Marty Augustine, a long time police officer and safety educator. KCUR's Susan B. Wilson sat down with Augustine who wrote a book called At Ground Zero to help out the average citizen.

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A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan admits that her “first love” was radio, being an avid listener since childhood. However, she spent much of her career in mental health, healthcare administration, and sports psychology (Susan holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at UMKC.) In the meantime, Wilson satisfied her journalistic cravings by doing public speaking, providing “expert” interviews for local television, and being a guest commentator/contributor to KPRS’s morning drive time show and the teen talk show “Generation Rap.”
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