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4 Arizona Counties, Including Maricopa, Get Failing Air Quality Grades

April 24 marks the 20th anniversary of the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report. The goal of the report is to identify unhealthy air in cities and counties around the country.

Last year, the Phoenix area was on the list of most ozone-polluted cities.

JoAnna Strother, regional director of public policy for American Lung Association in the Southwest Region, spoke with The Show to discuss this year’s report.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.