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WeatherBrains 598: James Needs Lots of Fiber

WeatherBrains Episode 598 is now online (July 3, 2017). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Guest WeatherBrain number one is Josh Saks, Legislative Director, National Wildlife Federation, a member of SmarterSafer. Josh serves as National Wildlife Federation’s Legislative Director, helping set strategy and coordinate outreach to Members of Congress on key campaign priorities, including clean water and wetlands issues, energy policy, federal appropriations for wildlife conservation and protection of public lands in Alaska and the Rocky Mountain West.

Guest WeatherBrain number two is Steve Ellis, Vice President, Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS), a member of SmarterSafer. Steve joined TCS in 1999 and serves as Vice President, overseeing programs and serving as a leading media and legislative spokesperson. A persistent critic of the mounting budget deficit and federal fiscal policy, Steve has testified before numerous Congressional Committees and has appeared on national network news programs, including programs on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and NPR. His expertise ranges from earmarks to flood insurance and a lot of spending issues in between.

Guest panelist tonight is a regular contributor to the show and a familiar face. She is a UCAR Project Scientist and Policy Advisor at NOAA. Kim Klockow, welcome back to WeatherBrains!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Extremes: 114 at Death Valley, CA, and 29 at Bodie State Park, CA, & Stanley, ID
  • Tropics are quiet on both coasts
  • Still hot in Southwest and into West Texas
  • Kim talks about AMS meeting and changes coming
  • Kevin takes on Twitter
  • Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email bag officer intends to jump in tonight, do hopefully she will have time to coral the listener emails.

From The Weather Center:

WeatherBrains 101: It’s another displaced WeatherBrains episode, so the author got caught short and did not have a good topic for this episode. Hopefully back for the next one.

Listener SurveyListener Surveys: Okay, we continue to drive this topic into the ground, but we really do like to hear from you. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the Listener Survey. The survey takes just a minute or two to complete and provides us with an opportunity to learn where you are and hear your thoughts and comments on the show. Click here to take the survey.

Web Sites from Episode 598:

SmarterSafer organization

Lidar-derived flood mapping

Taxpayer.net

National Wildlife Federation

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Picks of the Week:

Kim Klockow – Geostorm trailer

Bill Murray – Hurricanes and black holes

Brian Peters – A world-wide roundup of weather pictures

Kevin Selle – Twitter summergeddon

James Spann – Convective initiation

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Derecho of June 29, 2012

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Nate Johnson, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Rick Smith, Kevin Selle, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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