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The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Ep. 18 - Colorado Wildfires & California Snowstorms

YuYu and Spencer are back to brave the snow and the fire on this week's Half Hour. Extempers, you are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this week's episode of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer, our hosts discuss the Colorado Wildfires and the California Snowstorms.


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18 | Colorado Wildfires & California Snowstorms

-----Description of Podcast-----

Wildfires in the middle of a windy December in Colorado and a massive blizzard taking place in California has sparked some interesting news. In this episode, YuYu and Spencer break down the unusual events and explain how they may be correlated with climate change.

-----Sources from this Video-----

  1. The Denver Post - Marshall Fire: Map of Destroyed or Damaged Homes and Businesses -

  2. USA Today - Investigators Search for Clues about Origin of Colorado Fire: ‘It’s really obvious where that fire started’ -

  3. BBC News - US snowstorms: California and other western states battered -

  4. CNN News - California snow drought ends in dramatic fashion, while other states still deal with shortage -

  5. The Sacramento Bee - Highway 50 is open, but serious delays in aftermath of Northern California snow storm -

  6. The Hill - California snowstorm shuts down 70-mile stretch of interstate -

  7. Federal Reserve - Building Climate Scenario Analysis on the Foundations of Economic Research -

  8. NYTimes - How Should the Fed Deal with Climate Change? -

-----About The Half Hour-----

The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.

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-----Credits and Credentials-----

Video/Audio Recording: Zoom Video Communications

Production Recording: OBS Studio

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Hosts: YuYu Yuan, Spencer Travis

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Produced By: Spencer Travis

Edited By: Joshua Mitchell

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Music By: Lyle Wiley (Production: GarageBand)

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