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Smoke is visible in Sacramento Friday, August 21, 2020.
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Wildfires are raging across large regions of Oregon, Washington state, and California. Mass evacuations have been underway, with millions still at risk or facing serious health risks from inhaling smokey air quality. Today we'll talk about how to prepare, the health risks, and what to expect going forward.
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on how the state might regulate coverage live in Wildlands Urban Interface zones, and his new plan to protect consumers and stabilize insurance markets
Sacramento National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Michelle Mead with the shortterm and longterm outlook of the wildfire season and forthcoming weather
Sutter Roseville Medical Center pulmonologist and critical care physician and Sutter Valley Area Electronic ICU Medical Director Dr. Vanessa Walker discusses the compounding impacts and health effects of prolonged wildfire smoke
CapRadio PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols on the accuracy of several statements made by President Trump this week about climate change and forest management
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