Kojo speaks with Maryland's Attorney General Brian Frosh about his office's expanded powers granted in the most recent General Assembly session. We also discuss the latest plan to make Metro solvent with Metro Board member and Arlington County Board member Christian Dorsey.
Hot days sometimes prompt ominous, color-coded air quality warnings that spending time outside is unhealthy. In most cities, those air quality readings are generalized from pollution measurements taken once or twice a day at a central location. Now new mapping tools and sensors are providing hyper-local, real-time snapshots of the air we breathe. Using satellite data, mobile devices, and the Internet, environmental scientists are pinpointing when and where our environment can be toxic for our health —- both indoors and out. We get a street-level snapshot of air quality in our region, and find out how the science of measuring the air we breathe is changing.
- Angel Hsu Assistant Professor, Yale-NUS College and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
- Chet Wayland Director, Air Quality Assessment Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Amanda Northcross Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health
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