Code Red Air Quality Alert - Explained | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Code Red Air Quality Alert - Explained

Play associated audio

PAT BROGAN: A Code Red Air Quality alert is in effect for the region today -- and residents are being encouraged to avoid outside activities.

It's the first Code Red for the Washington region in 2 years.

Joining us now to help us understand what these alerts mean and how they're calculated -- is Jennifer Desimone. She's an air quality specialist with Clean Air Partners.

She's on the team of people who make the air quality predictions...

NPR

If These Shorts Could Talk ... New Book Tells 'Worn Stories'

In her new collection Worn Stories, Emily Spivack compiles odes to beloved pieces of clothing, written by celebrities and fashionistas.
NPR

Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right?

Oxfam is scoring the 10 biggest food companies on a scale of 1 to 10 on a host of issues, from worker rights to climate change. But will promises translate into concrete changes?
NPR

Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.
NPR

Tech Week: Uber's Tricks, JPMorgan Hacked & A Desk Microwave

Also in this week's roundup, Amazon's $1 billion purchase surprises some tech watchers. Yet we're most excited about finding a way to avoid physical exertion at lunch.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.