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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



Entrance to Wedgefield. Photo: Wedgefield Homeowner's Association.

Intersection: Wedgefield’s Water & Orlando’s ‘Fringe Festival’



Residents of the east Orange County neighborhood of Wedgefield have complained about the smell and taste of the water coming from their taps. Orange County’s test results found some by-products that could be harmful to resident’s health…but Pluris, the private water company servicing Wedgefield, said the results were flawed and called for re-testing. What was in those test results? What health impact could they have on residents? And what’s next for the water in Wedgefield? We’re unpacking the water issues in Wedgefield. Plus, a look at the 25th Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival.


We’re On The Hunt For Exoplanets



NASA’s Kepler telescope discovered 1,284 new planets outside our solar system. They’re called exoplanets and the total count is now more than 3,000 confirmed planets. The telescope is only looking at a tiny fraction of the sky. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — or TESS for short — is the next chapter in the search for other planets.












To pass the time, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield plays guitar. His music videos made quite the splash on social media. Photo: NASA

Becoming ‘At Home In Space’



Remember going on road trips as a kid – all cooped up in a car for what seemed like forever? Well, imagine being cooped up like that for six months. That’s the typical mission duration on the International Space Station. So how do astronauts put up with each other? And how do they make that tin can in the sky a bit more like home?


SpaceX Sticks Tough Landing



After launching from Cape Canaveral Friday morning, SpaceX successfully landed a first-stage booster on a drone ship in the Atlantic.



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