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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

President Trump. Photo: Flickr / Gage Skidmore

President Trump’s Space Policy



As President Trump begins his term, he’ll appoint a new NASA Administrator. That new head of the public space program will steer NASA’s vision for space exploration. So where is it heading?


Intersection: Presidential Inauguration, Trump’s Pastor & Lakehouse Records



In a few hours Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Trump ran an unconventional campaign and critics and allies alike are waiting to see if he carries his campaign style into governing. Foreign policy, healthcare, jobs, the environment… what does a Trump presidency mean for you and what are you looking for in the first hundred days? We talk with political analysts and open the phones to listeners.




Intersection: Policing After Tragedy, Tackling City Hall, & The Economics Of Malls



https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/011717_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIt’s been a deadly start to the year for Orlando law enforcement. But even before the fatal shooting of Orlando Police officer Debra Clayton and sheriff’s deputy Norman Lewis… fatalities on the front lines for law enforcement officers nationwide were climbing. According to figures released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, fatalities in 2016 were at their highest level in 5 years. We’ll talk to the president of the Florida …






Photo: NASA/JPL

Put A Ring On It



The Cassini spacecraft has been exploring Saturn since launching in 1997. Cassini gave planetary scientists incredible insight into the planet’s rings, it’s surface, and moons. As it enters it’s final year, UCF Professor and Planetary Scientist Josh Colwell reflects on what insight the spacecraft provided to planetary scientists.


Intersection: Mental Health, MLK’s Florida Legacy, And Rapper E-Turn



After the deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale International Airport- there are questions about the mental health of the shooter, PTSD, and guns. So how often is there a rush to judgement after an event like a mass shooting, and what do these high profile events do to the perception of mental health?


A shooting at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport killed five passangers at a baggage claim terminal. Photo: Creative Commons / Maarten Visser

Intersection: After Airport Shooting, Focus On Mental Health



Five people were killed a week ago when a shooter opened fire in the baggage claim of Fort Lauderdale International Airport. The FBI says its initial investigation found no ties to terrorism, or indications that the accused gunman, Esteban Santiago, was working with anyone else when he carried out the attack. So what does this incident say about attitudes to mental health and how it ties in with gun regulations?





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