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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







Plants were grown in a preliminary experiment comparing (left to right) potting soil, regolith simulant with added nutrients, and simulant without nutrients.
Photo: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

Space Farming: To Boldy Grow Where No One Has Grown Before



When Mark Whatney was stranded on Mars in the movie ‘The Martian,’ he grew potatoes to survive. As scientists at Kennedy Space Center find, it’s much harder to grow food on the red planet than it looks on the silver screen, but they’re making progress when it comes to out of this world agriculture.










Intersection: Childcare Challenges, Tech In The Library, and UCF’s Gospel Choir



Early education is important, but many low income families in Florida can’t afford to pay for early education for their kids, and there’s a long waiting list for subsidized programs. According to one recent study the average cost of childcare is more than $8,500 a year. That’s more than in-state tuition and fees for a year at FSU.





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