Wildland firefighter suicides reflect hotter, longer fire seasons

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The new film Only the Brave, starring James Brolin, dramatizes the true story of a wildfire in Arizona in 2013. And it coincides with a disturbing reality for the people who fight the increasing number of wildfires in this country: "Suicides are astronomical." That’s according to an official for the federal Bureau of Land Management, quoted by Heather Hansman in a recent article for the Atlantic.

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Guest:
Heather Hansman - freelance writer and editor - @hhansman

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Yael Even Or, Evan George, Devan Schwartz