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Early PG&E Blackouts Forewarned Later Problems

Dec 20, 2019
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The state senators grilling the CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation were upset — like millions of other Californians, some spent days in the dark when the nation’s largest utility shut off power during windstorms this fall.

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On this edition of  Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the historic mass uprising in Iraq. In spite of the government’s brutal crackdown, millions of Iraqis are continuing to protest calling for the downfall of the sectarian and corrupt political system.

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Pacific Gas & Electric restored power to thousands of Northern California customers on Wednesday after a shutdown to reduce the threat of wildfires.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss what California is doing to prepare for the next big fires. Last year, California experienced some of the deadliest and most destructive fires in the state’s history.

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The Camp fire in Butte County burned down more than 15 thousand structures. Evacuation centers are filling up. The town of Paradise suffered a huge portion of the devastation: death and destruction.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about Northern California’s multiple fires, which have consumed hundreds of thousands of acres, and demolished thousands of homes.

What are the health risks of wildfire cleanup?

Dec 4, 2017
Angela Johnston

In the wake of the wildfires that devastated Sonoma and Napa counties, residents have been starting the process of cleaning up and rebuilding. The wildfires left about 250 square miles of burnt land — and not just scorched earth, but also materials that can be hazardous to people’s health.

KALW's Ninna Gaensler-Debs talks about what the cleanup process entails, and what health risks people might encounter along the way.

You can find more information about Sonoma County recovery efforts here

KALW reporter Ninna Gaensler-Debs

  

We’ll discuss the fires ravaging the North Bay from Rohnert Park.

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On the September 1st edition of Your Call, we’re talking about how climate change is affecting wildfires.