Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, is The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. In 2019, Corrigan was awarded the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing by the National Book Critics Circle.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is passionate about clean drinking water after discovering that her patients were being poisoned by lead in their water pipes after Flint switched their water source in 2014. She said governments have an opportunity to strengthen environmental regulations, many of which have not caught up with the most recent science.