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Matthew Peddie

Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario.

After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby matches, and his work has taken him as far south as Scott Base Antarctica.

Since joining the WMFE news room in 2012, Matthew has covered elections, high profile criminal trials and rocket launches. As host of Intersection he interviews the news makers, politicians, and other individuals who make Central Florida unique.



Recent Stories from Matthew Peddie

Red Huber. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: 46 Years Behind The Camera With Red Huber



For 46 years the Orlando Sentinel has carried photos by Red Huber. Now the veteran visual journalist is retiring. Huber reflects on a career documenting Central Florida, from the shuttle program to the Pulse nightclub shooting, and through all of it, the importance of connecting with the community and telling the stories that need to be told.


Julie Kirton (l) & Tenille Wallace. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: A Healthier School



Port Orange Elementary has been named one of the healthiest schools in America. What does that designation mean? For Port Orange – changes to the menu in the school cafeteria, re-focusing PE lessons, and building physical activity into other classes too.




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Unemployment Remains Low In Latest Jobs Report



Now is a good time to be looking for a job in Florida. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August was 3.7%- lower than the US unemployment rate of 3.9%


Intersection: Constitutional Amendments; Global Peace Film Fest; Maple Sparrow



https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_092118.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA dozen constitutional amendments- ranging from the restoration of felons’ voting rights to a ban on greyhound racing-  are on the ballot this November. Voting yes on some of these amendments would trigger change in more than one area of Florida’s constitution. Political analysts Dick Batchelor and Chris Carmody join Intersection for a closer look at what’s behind these amendments and what they mean for Florida. The Global Peace film …


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Intersection: Nina Streich On Films & Finding Peace



The Global Peace film festival wraps up this weekend. Executive director Nina Streich joins Intersection for a conversation about inspiring peace through film and what peace really means, and tales from her former life as New York City film commissioner.




Intersection: Constitutional Amendments



A dozen constitutional amendments, ranging from the restoration of felons’ voting rights to a ban on greyhound racing,  are on the ballot this November. Political analysts Dick Batchelor and Chris Carmody join Intersection to talk through what these amendments mean.


Intersection: Puerto Rico, One Year On From Hurricane Maria



https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/091818_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week marks a year since Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico. The death toll in the aftermath of the storm sparked public outrage- and denial from the Trump administration. An investigation from the news website Quartz, the Associated Press and Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism explores the stories behind the numbers- interviewing hundreds of family members of victims and reviewing the testimony of many more. The investigation shows …





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