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Extreme heat is disproportionately impacting low-income areas. Here's why

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The sun shines over Phoenix.

Arizona is, of course, familiar with extreme heat — but there are parts of the country that have been experiencing it in recent years that have not previously. And, in many cases, low-income communities are dealing with disproportionate impacts of that extreme heat — both in Arizona and elsewhere.

The Show to talked about why with Dr. Alonzo Plough, chief science officer and vice president for research, evaluation and learning at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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.
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