Last week, a deep freeze settled over Texas, knocking out power to many residents. The disaster illustrates an important point — global climate change is pushing America’s infrastructure to the limit. For more, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Dr. Line Roald, an Assistant Professor in the college of engineering at UW-Madison. (PHOTO: Fre Sonneveld […]
It’s been reported that a third of Texans are still dealing with disrupted water service and others are still without power after last week’s major winter storm. First up on today’s show, we learn what the crisis in Texas means about our energy grid with energy systems expert Line Roald. Then, emergency response researcher Laura […]
Teacher strikes in Oklahoma are reaching the two-week mark. Why are teachers protesting? And what are the similarities to the Wisconsin strike seven years ago? Tony Castaneda gets the lowdown Mike Elk, reporter for The Guardian and Senior Labor Reporter for Payday Report, a site that provides labor reporting in news deserts.
So far, this year’s Atlantic Hurricane season has produced several storms of Category 3 and higher that have devastated the Gulf Coast and Caribbean. PNM’s Kai Brito speaks to a healthcare provider, Dr. Ruth Berggren, and a public health expert, Neil Grigg, to discuss the health issues these storms leave in their wake.
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