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>> hello and welcome once again to good day street talk. i'm antwan lewis. we are preparing for the pope. we'll hear how a group of students is getting ready for the historic visit of pope francis. and later materials for the arts, how fashion week is helping students in new york city public schools. but first, in case you did not know, september is national preparedness month. new york city emergency management, together with fema and the ad council, have launched a new series of public service announcements to encourage families to the adopt an emergency plan before a disaster occurs.
>> don't wait, communicate. make your emergency plan today. >> to talk a little bit more about this, christina farrell's the deputy commissioner for external affairs at new york city emergency management. hello and good morning to you. >> good morning. >> first of all, the purpose behind the psas. how'd it come about? >> we've actually been doing this since 2009 with fema and the ad council, and we work with them as an ad agency to create ads that will run in spanish and english on tv, radio, billboards, the internet. and it's really to have new yorkers take a second while they're watching tv or listening to the radio and remember that preparedness is important. we focus on families, on them communicating, having a plan. so when emergencies do happen, as we though they will, people have actually thought about it and done a little bit of work. >> of course, we have to talk about the third anniversary of hurricane sandy. and with regards to that as we
what lessons have we learned? particularly from the city's perspective. >> so hurricane sandy was, obviously, a huge wake-up call for the city. even though we knew that hurricanes could and would happen, nothing large had happened in the city for a very long time, so there was a whole generation of young new yorkers and families that really didn't believe that it would happen here. you know, as it did, we now have people's attention. people saw some of the issues that we had, so we have an opportunity before the next one comes to really talk to people and help them so when something happens, it's not so catastrophic for everyone. >> now one of the things that came about, and i actually saw a preview when it was still being edited, the know your zone campaign. tell us about that. >> so one thing that happened after hurricane sandy is we actually expanded the city's hurricane evacuation zones. there's now three million new yorkers across the five boroughs that are in an evacuation zone, but we wanted to get the word out. it's important for people to know in advance. so we did ads last year, in
2014, and also this year on subways, buses saying, letting people know it's important to know their zone, to call 311 or go on our web site and find out if they live in an evacuation zone so they can take the steps to prepare. >> a lot of people didn't even know what their zone was. i didn't know. it was actually because of that ad that i actually, you know, sought it out myself, because having lived through superstorm sandy -- >> right. >> -- having lived through that and know i needed to know that especially when there was no power south of 34th street, have you found that new yorkers have been resent i to learning more about -- receptive to learning more about their zone? >> definitely. we started talking about this back in 2003. a lot of it was driven by 9/11. but then with hurricane sandy we've had, unfortunately, some building explosions, there's lots of different emergencies, even fires that to a single family or to an apartment building. even if it's not a city wide emergency, people really understand these things happen, and you can take a few easy steps. while you'll be affected, it won't be so bad.
>> keeping with that theme, a couple of the things that you all are also quick to point out, the go bag and the stay-at-home kit. for people who are unfamiliar with that, you explain. >> basically, when there's an emergency that affects you, you either would leave or you would stay. and for each of those, you know, there are a few things you can do, like you said, the go bag. that's basically a backpack that you would put -- you can either buy one already ready, or you can take it and personalize it for yourself or your family, every member of your family, including your pet and kids, they should have a go bag. it should have if there's any prescriptions you need in there, a little bit of nonperishable food, a battery-operated ray owe, but -- radio. i would need glasses in there. you want copies of your identification, of your driver's license or any insurance, those kinds of things. but also for kids, if they have to go to a shelter or stay somewhere else, you want some things, maybe a teddy bear, a coloring book, to make it less scary for them. >> it's a traumatic experience,
trying to ajust to not having a room anymore. are there services available to help with the counseling and the getting back to normalcy if they can? >> yes, definitely. you know, we don't, like you said, we don't offer those services through oem, but we coordinate the red cross -- >> okay. >> there's mental health services, definitely age-appropriate thing, we work with the department of health, a lot of nonprofit providers, department of education, so we're very aware it's very disruptive to children if they have to go to a different school or suspend some of their normal activities. we always have social workers and counselors available and specific programs for specific ages, the languages they speak, to try to make it a little easier. >> one final point that you want to drive home to everyone that's watching because, again, this is national preparedness month, and we all know what can happen. but just one point that you want to make sure that everybody takes home from this conversation. >> new yorkers are great. they're really resilient. we know that they'll all through, but it can be a lot easier. just have one conversation with
neighbors, and just take a couple easy steps. go to our web site, call311. and just take a few minutes to really make sure you have a plan so when something happens, you're that much calmer, and you're that much more ready. >> give us the web site one more time. >> it's nyc.governor/emergencymanagement. >> so nice to meet you. coming up next, preparing for pope francis. one group of students is getting ready for the patients across the country have spoken. they recently rated their care experience at over 3,500 hospitals nationwide in a survey conducted for the centers for medicare and medicaid services. t fewer than 10% received 5 stars. r
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going to be able to meet pope francis and i was able to choose six students to come with me, it was thrilling. but it was also a daunting task -- >> i bet. >> because picking six students from our, all of our student population is perfect to meet pope francis. these two lucky gems were chosen -- >> okay. >> and they're thrilled. so getting to call their parents and let them know was one of my favorite experiences so far as a principal. >> now, st. anne's is one of how many schools that will be meeting with the pontiff? >> four. >> so meeting with four schools >> yes. >> three others. selected? you know, out of all of the schools? enter right. our lady queen of angels is the be going. i know he wanted to visit an inner city school. >> i did hear that. >> not sure how our lady queen of angels was selected, and from there how st. anne's was, but we
[laughter] i'm thrilled we were. >> let's hear from noah. just tell me about it. when you found out you were going to be meeting the pope, how did it hit you? >> when i found out i was going to meet the open, i felt like, i -- the pope, i felt, like, surprised and amazed. it felt amazing. >> okay. maziya, how about you? >> when i found out i was meeting the pope, i got so excited, and i just blanked out. [laughter] >> what'd your parents say when you told them, you know? when they found out, you know? your parents pretty excited? >> my dad was really excited, but he received a call from ms. mueller, and my dad was super excited. >> so, hope, you've got all these excited parents. you know, did they scream in the phone --
i need to get my mother, and so it was the whole family in the room, and we were talking. it's just great. >> so now when you're dealing with all of this, what are the other students doing to prepare for their visit? obviously, the school is doing some things. tell us what your school is doing at st. anne's? >> sure. we are a school that's committed to service, so what we will be presenting pope francis is several different service projects that we will do this year in his honor. so we started doing them already. our third and fourth graders and their families came back to school early in august to do a service event where we adopted flower beds along east 110th street. actually, that project was noah's idea in the first place. >> oh, wow. >> so we're doing another service project right now with ronald mcdonald house, the parent pantry, and our school's collecting items to bring to ronald mcdonald house so they can give to families of children
who are battling cancer. and we are, we have several other service projects that we have planned for the rest of the year, and when we meet pope francis, noah and maziya and the other four students coming with us will present pope francis with all of those projects. >> now, you have six from your school. do you know the collective number of students the on tiff will be meeting? >> 24. >> so 24 from the schools chosen, and each will likely make a presentation of some sort. >> yes. >> right? we also know that he's been very big on the community and giving back and being selfless are, you know? is that something you're saying that you all or were already in the process of, your school was doing? >> it's part of the mission of the catholic, part of the catholic church. and so having the opportunity to share with pope francis that, yes, it's part of our mission, but he's driving us to live it more, to live it more fully and take on more projects in a richer way.
how have you been imacted, you know, by with all of this? >> i don't know who's more excited, me or them or my mom or their mom. [laughter] it's absolutely a once-the in-a-lifetime opportunity. and i feel truly blessed and hugely honored to be part of this, this historical visit. and i can't wait, can't wait. right? [laughter] >> so, all right. so we've got 24 students that he'll be meeting along with the principals of those schools and, again, the whole city is just all abuzz, you know? it is truly historic. you know, regardless of whatever faith you are, you know, you think about and, like, this is awesome, you know? [laughter] it is totally cool. so, okay, any questions you're going to ask the pope if you get a chance to ask him a question? what would you ask him, noah? >> i would ask him if he actually has a prayer table in his house or, like, what does he do for fun?
i think -- what would you ask him, maziya? >> i'd ask him how does it feel being the pope, because it's so huge. like, he's the most famous person in the world. >> absolutely. most revered and everything. that's -- both really, really good questions. there. >> i think so. >> hope, so nice to meet you. do not pass out when he comes by [laughter] make sure that she does not fall and hit the ground. if she gets wobbly, you all grab her, just keep her steady. [laughter] have so much fun, and be sure to say hello to him for us, all right? continue to do well in school, >> thank you. >> coming up next, fashion week is getting back in a very big
here to tell us more is harriet taub, the exive director of -- materials for the arts. you fill us in. >> thanks for having me. >> absolutely. >> it's a program of the department of cultural affairs, so we're city government, and we get funding from departments of sanitation because we keep things out of the landfill and department of education because we help public schoolteachers. we also have a nonprofit calls friends of materials for the arts. we collect things from businesses and individuals in new york city and the surrounding area of things that people don't want anymore. reusable materials. and we bring them to this 35,000 square footwearhouse in long island sky, and -- long island city, and twice a week we're or open to our members, public teachers and service social organizations like after school programs, the y, the boys and arts program. and they're able to come in, and they're able to shop. we call it shopping, but
>> tell us the fashion week connection, because that's quite interesting. >> right. so what happens is that all year long we're getting donations, and the fashion be business in new york city, the designers that are still in new york city, are very, very generous to donate. they have fabric, and they have trim and buttons. >> okay. >> but during fashion week, you know, they're setting up beautiful displays and runway shows. what happens to a lot of that stuff when -- >> it's over, right. >> and we want to prevent that stuff from going in the landfill. so we always encourage the fashion designers to make sure instead of sending it to the landfill, they send it to materials for the arts. not the -- >> oh, you saw my eyes light up, please tell me it was a suit. >> not the clothes, right. [laughter] all the props and all the things that make those runway shows look amazing. what are they going to do with them afterwards so if they don't have materials for the arts, public schools can get them, they can use them in plays, art
school, everybody that's a member of materials for the arts can use those things. >> have you ever gotten one thing in your tenure that just completely blew you away? >> people always ask that, question. we had the 5,000 baseballs that came from an event planner. often the ones giving you the most unusual things. we've also had palm trees that came from a hotel when they were refurbishing. they didn't want those palm trees anymore. but every day at materials for christmas. you can't believe the kinds of things that we get, and often i'll say what are we going to do with that? what -- who's going to take those 25 pink pelicans, and the >> they're gone? >> they're gone. >> so now with regards to the students, you know, what are the things they get to -- is it something individual? is it something for the schools to be used as a collective? >> right are. teachers that come in. >> okay. >> so the teachers will come, and it's not just the art teacher. we are materials for the arts,
and we support all the arts and cultural organizations, but ow goal is to make sure there's kind of hands-on learning in art throughout the curriculum. so if you're a science teacher and you want to teach the planets, maybe it would be great to have your kids actually make the planets and create, you that. so it's the teachers that are coming, and they have access to every single thing that's this our warehouse. we have trucks that go out. >> i was about to ask you, what's your delivery time frame when you're getting stuff? >> so three days a week we take dropoffs, and so that's, you know, the event planners will come or someone who's cleaning out their closet and they hadal projects, the macrame they were going to make, and then they've got five bags of yarn taking up too much space. so we'll get individuals will drive over and drop off, and we have trucks that go out every single day, and we schedule pick-ups.
so we'll go to eileen fisher to get fabric, or marc jacobs donates a lot of fabric. sometimes we pick it up. we have someone who schedules all of that, and people can get in touch with us through our web site or calling or e-mailing us to find out how that process works. >> does steve madden ever give any shoes or just the leather? >> no, but we have had great donations of leather, and i'll tell you that recently we had a wonderful donation of leather a lot, i mean, a truckload from a brooklyn company that was going out of business. and the folks from the public theater came because all of the shakespearean work they do in shakespeare in the park at the delacourt over the summers, they need leather. >> yes, they do. >> so the productions were just filled with wonderful props and clothing that was made from the leather from that donation. >> what's your web site? >> materialsforthearts.org. and we hashtag creative reuse,
geico motorcycle, great rates for great rides. >> so adopting one of many shelter dogs takes great respondent. dana humphrey, also known as the pet lady, is here. we're going to talk about adopting and introduce you to these two guys we have here. you are holding freddie -- >> yes. this is freddie. he's a one-year-old jack russell mix, and he is looking for his forever home, and pepe here is five. >> that's who i have. >> he's a yorkie mix. he's looking for his forever home as well, and they can be
found at fosterdogsnyc.com. and you can find an amazing dog to fit your lifestyle. freddie, obviously, is a little wit more active and would be great with a family. and he loves treats, of course. >> apparently. [laughter] he knows what's in my hands. all right, pepe, here you go. >> he's ready for back to school. he's got his backpack on. something that's important, it is responsible dog ownership month, so it's very important that if you're going to be bringing a new dog into your family, be prepared. if you're going to be adopting a new dog, we always recommend adopt, don't shop. >> right. >> but make sure you have all home. plan it out, have a discussion with your family. make sure everyone knows who's going to be walking the dog, feeding the dog, have a bed and have some poop bags, right? you know, especially this new york city. there's a lot of people, there's a lot of dogs, so it's very dog. you want to make sure you have the essentials at home so that
tag. within the first three days of adopting a dog, that is the most high likelihood that they're going to be confused and maybe even try to escape. >> right. >> you definitely want to make sure you have an id tag on them that's ready to go with your phone number and all of their >> it's okay. that's okay. you just keep right on talking. on the back of freddie is one of the poop bags, right? that's a poop pouch or what do we call that? >> freddie is an active dog as a jack russell mix, so he likes to work. it's good to put him to work. he gets to carry his own poop bags, and you could put some treats, maybe even your cell phone for the road. >> so this all fits into the little thing, and it straps right onto him. >> it's just a little harness backpack for him. >> okay. >> yeah. >> i know you all work with a bunch of different shelters, i can call them shelters? >> sure.
>> fox -- foster dogs nyc, and they are a daycare facility that also has adoptable dogs there. foster dogs nyc acts as a liaison to help different shelters foster dogs that go into different homes. that's another great option. if you maybe have commitment phobia or commitment issues and you're not ready to make the commitment to really adopt a dog, you could always, you know, look into fostering. and you just basically, you know, would temporarily adopt a dog, you know, for a couple of weeks before they get their >> okay. it's like an open secret here. [laughter] i've been hemming and hawing for about a year now, and your colleagues over at the, on the knot shore, you know, the -- north shore, the animal league, they're probably watching and gonna call me. [laughter] if you foster a pet, how long is that tenure? that? >> well, you know, i think most groups are pretty flexible to work with based on what your schedule might be. could be anywhere from a couple of days, you know, maybe even up
to a year depending on how quickly they get adopted. if anyone's interested in freddie or pepe, they are ready to go home so that, you know, their foster life could be shortened. >> these guys, you know, yorkies, and he's like the right size. ten of these in my building, you know, and stuff. and, of course, you got a jack russell mix there. why are these still needing homes, i guess is what i'm asking. >> well, pepe's story is pepe's family had a baby, and it was too hectic for them. >> okay. >> he's a great dog just looking for some love. he'll listen and he'll behave, and, you know, that's another important thing, is to check with your building and make sure you, you know, you're allowed to have dogs in your building. >> if anyone's interested in these two, what information do you want us to get out? >> check out fosterdogsnyc.com. >> and, again, pepe is a yorkie. >> yep. >> he's 5 years old. and -- >> freddie here is a jack russell terrier mix, and he's one year old, and he is a really
good dog. >> yeah. they're both well behaved. >> yes. >> we'll put that information up. pet lady, dana, thank you so much for stopping by. go to fox 5, this y.com, like us on facebook -- fox 5, this y.com. i'm antwan lewis, we'll see you next time for good day street talk, and as always, thanks for the company. say bye-bye. give me a kiss. kisses, you going to do it? i'll take one. [laughter] ,. okay. so everyone is saying, "hey! you gotta get fios!" but why? why fios? well, fios is a 100 percent fiber optic network to the home, so you can get 100% out of all your devices. and access to the fastest internet and in home wi-fi available. with big capacity too, so everyone in the house can be online all at once.
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