Talk Points

Talk Points-Top Ten Quick List for TV

Segment Topic: When Disaster Strikes. Message: What you need to know, do, and have on hand to keep your family safe in times of disaster and emergency. Name and title of on-air guest: Matthew Stein (Mat Stein), MIT trained mechanical engineer, “green” builder, and author of When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning […]

Talk Points Top-Ten “Quick List” for Radio

Segment Topic: When Disaster Strikes. Message: What you need to know, do, and have on hand to keep your family safe in times of disaster and emergency. Name and title of on-air guest: Matthew Stein (Mat Stein), MIT trained mechanical engineer, “green” builder, and author of When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning […]

Top Ten Earthquake-Related Talk Points

What are some of the key items in your earthquake prep check list? “Drop, Cover, and Hold” on is the earthquake survival strategy recommended by most disaster experts, but there is another strategy, called “The Triangle of Life”. Can you explain the differences between these two strategies, and why you feel people should be aware […]

Talk Points – Pushing the Envelope

I understand you knew Dean Potter, the extreme rock climber, BASE jumper and wing suit flyer who recently died in a BASE jumping accident. What motivates people to do such crazy things? I hear you are working on a new book titled, Pushing the Envelope: A Life Lived on the Edge. How has your life "Pushed the Envelope?" (click for more)

Talk Points on EMP, Solar Flares, and Grid Collapse/Nuclear Armageddon

I understand that you recently wrote an article called, “400 Chernobyls!” Could this really happen? What is a solar flare and why should I be concerned? I understand that on June 19, 2014 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adopted a “Reliability Standard for Geomagnetic Disturbance Operations”. I also understand that in 2010 report, the […]

Talk Points for 2015 Longer Shows

Do you think the worst of the financial crisis is over, or is it yet to come? What kinds of skills should I have that could help me survive a full-blown economic collapse? What about trade and barter? Are there any specific types of items that would be particularly valuable in a barter system if […]