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Brendan Byrne

Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

As Producer for Intersection, Brendan Byrne is responsible for the production of WMFE’s weekly news and in-depth conversation show.

When not working on Intersection, he covers news from the Space Coast.

Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to Central Florida in 2005 to attend the University of Central Florida.

He began working at WMFE as a college intern where he discovered his love for public radio.



Recent Stories from Brendan Byrne

Intersection: The State of Faith, Trivia Night & The Matt Burke Band



When it comes to religion, there’s been a rise of the nones — those who consider themselves atheists, agnostic or non affiliated with a religion. A quarter of adults and even more millennials clocked in as a “none.” So what’s going on? We’ll take a dive into the state of faith with the three wise guys from “Friends Talking Faith.” Then, trivia nights have popped up all over central Florida. The events pack bars and restaurants across the region as people compete for the claim of trivia master. So what’s the appeal? And how is the game changing in the age of smartphones and watches? And, Matt Burke of the DeLand-based Matt Burke Band stops by to talk about his …


The Matt Burke Band. Photo: MattBurkeBand.com

Intersection Sessions: Matt Burke Band



Matt Burke moved from DeLand to Chicago and when he came back, he brought some Chicago blues with him. A conversation and music from Matt Burke of the Matt Burke Band.




The “Three Wise Guys” of “Friends Talking Faith”. Photo: Facebook

Intersection: The State of Faith



When it comes to religion, there’s been a rise of the “nones” — those who consider themselves atheists, agnostic or non affiliated with a religion. A quarter of adults and even more millennials clocked in as a “none”. So what’s going on?


SpaceX launches mysterious payload Zuma from Cape Canaveral Sunday. Photo: SpaceX / Flickr

Missing U.S. Spy Satellite? Here’s What We Know.



A classified spy satellite manufactured by Northrop Grumman and launched by SpaceX appears to have gone missing after launching from Cape Canaveral earlier this week. So what do we know?




The solar arrays on NASA’s InSight lander are deployed in this test inside a clean room at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver. This configuration is how the spacecraft will look on the surface of Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lockheed Martin

Exciting Year Ahead For Space Exploration



There’s a bunch of exciting space exploration mission slated for 2018. From SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy to NASA’s next Mars lander, space enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to in the new year. 




Intersection: Juvenile Justice, Photojournalist Red Huber & What’s Ahead For Orlando’ Music Scene



https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/Intersection_010518.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor years Orange County lead the state in juvenile arrests. Black boys made up a majority of the arrests that resulted in felony charges. New numbers show Florida is at 42-year low in juvenile arrests with Orange County leading the way. 90.7’s Catherine Welch caught up with Frederick Lauten, chief judge of the 9th judicial circuit to talk about whether civil citations are working in central Florida. The Orlando Sentinel’s …


Intersection: Construction Workers Shortage, Stopping School Bullying & Hiking In Central Florida



https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/Intersection_010218.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe construction industry was facing a workers shortage before the 2017 hurricane season. Now it’s even worse. A recent survey found 70 percent of companies struggled to hire workers … even though they’ve raised salaries and thrown in benefits. This is a huge problem in Florida and central Florida with the building industry booming. A look at why it’s so hard to find an electrician, roofer and plumber when there’s …



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