Retha Hill is the executive director of the Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab and a professor of practice at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She was also Gwen Ifill’s longtime friend.
June 30, 2016 marks the third year since the Yarnell Hill Fire tragedy, which claimed the lives of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew. We’ll hear from two authors of books about that horrible day. New York Times Phoenix bureau chief Fernanda Santos will discuss her book, “The Fire Line,” while the lone survivor of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew, Brendan McDonough, will talk about his book “My Lost Brothers.”
The lone survivor of the ill-fated Granite Mountain Hotshot crew has written a new book about the Yarnell Hill fire that claimed 19 members of the crew. Brendan McDonough’s book also talks about his life of drug abuse before the fire and how joining the crew helped saved him.
In the summer of 2013, 19 Arizona firefighters lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill Fire, one of the worst fire disasters in U.S. history. Now, New York Times Phoenix bureau chief Fernanda Santos has written a book about the men from the Granite Mountain hotshot crew who lost their lives in that blaze. Santos will discuss her book, “The Fire Line.”
The one-year anniversary of the Yarnell Hill Fire is approaching. The fire killed 19 firefighters, the worst in Arizona history. Jim Cross of KTAR Radio and Mike Watkiss of KTVK-TV, both of whom covered the fire extensively, will talk about the fire and what happened in the aftermath.
The Arizona Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is releasing its report on the Yarnell Hill Fire, which killed 19 firefighters. Jim Cross, who covers wildfires for KTAR radio, will discuss the report.
The evacuation of the town of Yarnell during the Yarnell Hill Fire was chaotic and fraught with problems. That’s according to a report in the Arizona Republic, which reveals that a dozen residents complained about the evacuation and experts agree that there were problems. Anne Ryman, a reporter who worked on the story, will talk about the issues with the evacuation of Yarnell.
A report was released by the Arizona State Forestry Division on the Yarnell Hill Fire, which killed 19 firefighters. Wildfire expert Jim Paxon, currently of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will discuss the report.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declined to declare the Yarnell Hill Fire area a disaster area. Also, the family of one of the firefighter’s killed in the blaze is fighting to get death benefits. House Speaker Andy Tobin will address those issue
The Yarnell Hill Fire Site, where 19 Hotshot firefighters lost their lives, was opened to the media for the first time this week. KTAR fire reporter Jim Cross visited the site and will talk about his experience and show pictures he took there.
World-renowned fire expert Stephen Pyne, an Arizona State University Regents Professor, will join us to discuss wild land fires and fire policy in light of the Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 firefighters in Arizona.
The 100 Club raises funds for the families of fallen first responders. Ciara Franklin of the 100 Club will talk about the organization and its efforts to raise money for the families of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
A discussion about the pros and cons of a proposed 20-year moratorium on new mining claims near the Grand Canyon with Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Club and Pam Hill of the American Clean Energy Resources Trust.
Students from Arizona State University’s Cronkite New Media Innovation Lab have developed a smart app to help people navigate attractions and businesses in downtown Phoenix. Lab director Retha Hill will talk about the new smart app.