The holidays are coming up, and while there is plenty to celebrate, there are concerns about air quality. Worsening air quality during this time of year is certainly a concern for those with respiratory diseases such as asthma, and to help the situation the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is starting its “Give the Gift of Clean Air” campaign during the Thanksgiving weekend. We’re joined by Dr. Matthew Pace, an ADEQ meteorologist, about what causes the air quality issues over the holiday season in the Valley. We also hear from Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine from Maricopa County Public Health, who will speak about the health impacts of bad air quality issues and the data they have researched related to these impacts.
In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler miraculously escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp and fled through Nazi-occupied Poland to find refuge in Žilina, Slovakia, where they connected with the Jewish Underground. Once safe, they recounted what they left behind. Their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world, describing in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the Nazi extermination program.
Jane Austen was chronically ill with a mysterious disease in early 1817, when she turned her thoughts to a happier subject. She started work on a witty and delightful novel set in a seaside town. She never finished it. Now, noted screenwriter Andrew Davies picks up Austen’s plot and takes it in a glorious and satisfying direction.