PODCAST: Humidity wave: Why the DC area swelters

The heat index reached triple digits again on Monday after a week straight of temperatures in the 90-degree range. What is up with this extreme heat in the DMV? I talk to NBC4’s Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer about what this spate of hot temperatures means for our region. And I…

PODCAST: Texas buses migrants to DC, local aid groups struggle to keep up

Local leaders from across the D.C. region met today regarding migrants arriving in the area. D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau chaired the meeting of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Region Forward Coalition as local aid groups struggle with dwindling resources to assist migrants bused into the District under Texas…

PODCAST: Does recycling actually work in the DC area?

What happens to that bottle you toss in the blue bin at home or at the coffee shop? Are our efforts to reduce waste in the D.C. area actually doing anything? For answers I talk to a local recycling guru and sustainability manager for the American Institute of Architects Charlotte…

PODCAST: Monkeypox symptoms and stigma as DC cases spike

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows D.C. leads the nation in the number of monkeypox cases per capita. Today, we hear from Dr. Tara Palmore – professor of infectious diseases at George Washington University – about the disease’s symptoms and spread, the local response,…

$1M a mile: College Park mayor on hurdles to storm-proof power lines

Days after a destructive storm swept through our region, the damage to property and infrastructure remains in some neighborhoods. In College Park, there are still residents without power. On today’s episode, we talk to College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn about the city’s path to recovery and its options to mitigate…

Exploring the history and images from the James Webb Telescope

The Sky Guy, Greg Redfern who is WTOP’s Space reporter, an adjunct professor of physics and astronomy at George Mason University and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador explains where the James Webb Telescope was built in Greenbelt, Md. He talks about the testing that began at the Space Telescope…