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At the Outset of 2015, a Consideration of America's Unsettlingly Poor (and Worsening) Infrastructure

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Aired on Monday, January 5th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, as the new year gets underway, we take a look at this country's crumbling infrastructure. In doing so, we review the detailed findings of the latest "Report Card for America's Infrastructure," which is created every four years by the nonprofit American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This report card evaluates the condition and performance of the nation's infrastructure in a familiar "letter grade" format across a range subject areas; these grades are based on physical conditions as well as investments now required for improvement. The overall "GPA" that the ASCE awards our nation's infrastructure, you ask? At last tally, it was a "D+" (ouch!). Our guest is Bob Stevens, the current president of the ASCE, who reviews, explains, and expands on this report card's findings.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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