ALEX: This is Alex (ph)…
COVE: Cove (ph).
ALEX: …And Boy, our German Shepherd, in Springfield, Ore. We’re walking her right now with our masks on.
COVE: Not because there’s anybody nearby, but because ash is raining down on us from the nearby Holiday Farm Fire.
ALEX: Thanks to our local NPR station, we know that the fire’s now over 105,000 acres and still 0% contained.
COVE: This podcast was recorded at…
TAMARA KEITH, HOST:
1:12 p.m. on Friday, September 11.
ALEX: Things might have changed by the time you hear this.
COVE: OK. Here’s the show.
(SOUNDBITE OF THE BIGTOP ORCHESTRA’S “TEETER BOARD: FOLIES BERGERE (MARCH AND TWO-STEP)”)
ASMA KHALID, BYLINE: Wow. It sounds like a really, really rough situation.
KEITH: Everybody stay safe out there. And the fires are exactly what we are talking about today. Hey there. It’s the NPR POLITICS PODCAST. I’m Tamara Keith. I cover