Burn After Reading

08.28.2018 - By Portland News Network

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This week we're joined by Tony Schick of OPB to discuss the current state of wildfire in Oregon. We review how our fundamental strategy to fighting fires has been deeply flawed for decades, not only impeding our ability to control the risk of wildfires, but actually contributing directly to the profound increase in frequency and cost of their most severe manifestations. During the show we go deep on the history of the problem, our current state, and the solution that experts agree will greatly reduce the region’s risk, if leaders will put greater action behind their words.

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