/ Modified jun 24, 2017 8:05 a.m.

Episode 143: How Do We Deal With This Heat?

Plus: Breaking Ramadan fast with a Tucson Muslim family.

Aside from complaining about it, or reveling in it, there's a lot that changes about what we do when the temperatures reach all-time highs for Tucson.

The zoo closed early each day this week. The Tucson Department of Transportation shifted its workers' schedules to six hours in the field and two hours of indoor training each day.

Outdoor workers are trained to take care of themselves and their crew-mates when the temperatures soar, said Eric Ross, a streets maintenance supervisor for the city.

"We work smart," he said.

More in this episode:

Heat wrap-up: AZPM’s Zac Ziegler gives an update on how many records the temperatures broke in Tucson this week. Plus, a look at the physical effects of the heat and how Tucsonans may sweat differently than others in cooler climates.

Outside workers: Eric Ross, a city transportation supervisor, talks about keeping outdoor workers safe in the hottest week of the year.

Pima County budget: The $1.2 billion budget includes changes to how it pays for road work. Pima County Supervisor Ramón Valadez explains.

Ramadan: We visit the home of a Tucson family observing Ramadan, the holy month in Islam, as the Ahmeds end their day-long fast with the iftar meal among family and friends.

Muslim teens: Ayla Ahmad and Samar Iftikhar share their perspective on being Muslim teenage girls in Tucson.

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