Why Predicting Floods Is So Hard
Guest: Jim Nelson, PhD, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at BYU
The flooding in Louisiana that killed 13 and damaged or destroyed more than 60,000 homes is the “worst natural disaster” to strike the nation since Hurricane Sandy, according to emergency response officials. As President Obama visits the region today and tens of thousands work to rebuild their lives, we’re asking what it will take to better predict flood threats. With better prediction, state and local officials could be more precise in evacuating and responding to flood threats. Homeowners might be more inclined to get flood insurance in certain areas.
Black Lives Matter and K-12 Education
Guest: Jonathan Stith, Founding Member and National Coordinator for the Alliance for Educational Justice
Black Lives Matter activists have focused a spotlight on racial inequities in the criminal justice system. Now they’re broadening the focus to include K-12 education, which is where