Never have we seen in modern history a presidential race with such a storm of hyperbole and never has it been easier to check whether any of it is true. Kendra Smith of Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy and Jessica Pucci of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will talk about fact-checking in the era of the internet.
Parts of Arizona are expecting flash flooding over the next couple of days. Preparations are ongoing to help residents deal with possible flooding. Hear more from Ken Waters of the National Weather Service in Phoenix about preparations for the storm.
The remnants of Hurricane Odile are expected to slam Arizona, just a week after Norbert flooded parts of the state with record rainfall. Nancy Selover, the climatologist for the state of Arizona, will discuss what you might expect.
The flooding caused by Tropical Storm Norbert was not the first time flooding has occurred in the Phoenix Metro Area. Steve Waters, the flood warning branch manager for the Flood Control District of Maricopa County, will talk about the history of flooding in the Valley and give us a perspective on our system that handles flooding.
On October 5, 2010, a storm destroyed the iconic “Diving Lady” neon sign that towered above the Starlite Motel in Mesa. Victor Linoff, President of the Mesa Preservation Foundation, describes what’s being done to restore the historic animated sign.
John Galgiani, MD, Director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona College of Medicine explains why he expects a significant increase in Valley Fever infections following the huge dust storm that swept across the Valley on July 5th.