Boukannen Dlo is a podcast series that tells stories about Haiti from the perspective of its producers, two journalists in Port-au-Prince. From Haitian Creole the phrase translates as “to roast water” or “to cook water” and is used as a response when someone asks how or what you’re doing. Figuratively, it means either to be doing not much of anything—or to be making the most out of what (little) you’ve got.
Jacob Kushner is a freelance reporter currently based in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.A. in journalism and Latin American studies. His current work focuses on immigration topics and foreign investment in Haiti including development aid.
Tate Watkins is a freelance writer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, who writes about economic development, foreign aid, and immigration, among other things. His work has appeared in a variety of outlets, including Reason magazine, Wired.com, GOOD, The Christian Science Monitor, and RealClearWorld.