Video and Multimedia
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Audio, Infographic, Video, and Web Resource
Case 1.1: How Much Should Government Pay to Rebuild after Hurricane Harvey?
Audio 1.1.1: 1A Across America - Hurricane Harvey Recovery Tests Faith in Government
Description: Five-minute radio spot on how people in Texas feel about relief efforts and the bureaucracy.
Web 1.1.1: Funding Primer: Harvey Relief and Recovery, Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Description: A report from Rice University on the relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey.
Web 1.1.2: FEMA - Two years after Harvey, Flood Insurance Is Still a Smart Investment
Description: FEMA article detailing the value of obtaining flood insurance.
Video 1.1.1: Texas General Land Office – Shaun Davis [Explains] How the GLO Helps
Description: Shaun Davis explains how the GLO is helping Texas homeowners after Hurricane Harvey
Case 1.2: Snow Removal in the Blizzard of 2010: Who Gets Plowed First?
Video 1.2.1: Bloomberg – “Snowmageddon” Costs Taxpayers Millions, More to Come
Description: This video from Bloomberg TV estimates the cost of snow removal on the U.S. East Coast in the wake of the early 2010 blizzard.
Web 1.2.1: Washington, DC Snow Response Reporting System
Description: City governments, like Washington, DC, are using the internet to get reports on snow-related road problems from local residents and drivers.
Web 1.2.2: Chicago Magazine – Snowpocalypse Then: How the Blizzard of 1979 Cost the Election for Michael Bilandic
Description: Clearing out the snow is not a new problem for local government. Note how Chicago Mayor Bilandic responded to concerns about the sick and elderly during the blizzard of 1979.
Case 1.3: Google Earth versus Privacy in Riverhead, New York
Audio 1.3.1: NPR – Town Stops Using Google Earth to Spot Illegal Pools
Description: This report from NPR’s All Things Considered includes an interview with Leroy Barnes Jr., the building inspector who used Google Earth to identify pools in Riverhead, New York.
Web 1.3.1: Governing – Embracing Google Earth
Description: This article from Governing describes other applications of Google Earth by local governments.
Web 1.3.2: USA Today – Google Earth Helps yet Worries Government
Description: According to USA Today, governments are also concerned about how Google Earth might violate their privacy.