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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

Ariadne Greif sings with the Alterity Chamber Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Andreas Volmer

Intersection: Contemporary Classical Music

Alterity Chamber Orchestra teamed up with soprano Ariadne Greif and composer Christopher Cerrone this week. They performed his work The Pieces That Fall To Earth,  a song cycle based on the poems of Kay Ryan, US poet laureate from 2008- 2010.  Cerrone, Grief and clarinetist Natalie Grata, a founding member of the Alterity Chamber Orchestra talked to Intersection about contemporary classical music and finding new audiences for their music. 

A portrait of Mr. Rogers painted by Don Sondag hangs at the John M. Tiedtke Concert Hall, Rollins College. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: Mr. Rogers Walking Tour

Before Fred Rogers was a children’s television icon, sporting his trademark sweater and sneakers, he was a music student at Rollins College. Intersection takes the Mr. Rogers walking round the Winter Park Campus.

Kimberly Renk, Courtney Ring & Trevor Wild.

Intersection: Student Led Activism

The Parkland school shooting last month sparked calls for tougher gun control, and thrust student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school into the spotlight. As students prepare to demonstrate in Washington DC tomorrow and at cities around the country, some parents are also raising the question- whether to attend a rally with young kids in tow.

Kathleen Blake. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE.

Intersection: Chef Kathleen Blake Pays It Forward

Kathleen Blake was inspired by her grandmother to start cooking, before developing her culinary skills under the eye of San Francisco chef Joyce Goldstein. Now Blake is helping mentor a new generation of women chefs in Central Florida.

Intersection: Pulse Trial Update; Space Race; Mentoring Chefs

https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/032018_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJurors are hearing evidence in the trial of Noor Salman, the Pulse gunman’s widow. Prosecutors are laying out an argument that she helped Omar Mateen plan his attack on the nightclub in June 2016. But the defense team tells a very different story. On this episode of Intersection, legal expert Charles Rose from Stetson College of Law, discusses the approach of the prosecution, and the path forward for the defense. …

Dr. Addie Dove and Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana. Photo: WMFE / Jenny Babcock

Intersection: The New Space Race

Then- a closer look at the boom in commercial space exploration happening right here in our backyard. 90.7’s space reporter Brendan Byrne explores the next frontier in space travel and the role of Florida’s Space Coast in the new space race.

Eugene Snowden and Justin Kangrga. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection Sessions: Eugene Snowden

Eugene Snowden is a legend in the Orlando music scene. He built a reputation with his band the legendary JCs, and more recently as a solo artist. Snowden joins Intersection to perform and shares stories from his musical journey and how he’s keeping the spirit of blues alive with his musical residency.

Alexandra Temes and Suanitsy Gonzalez. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: Students On A Mission To Puerto Rico

Students from Orlando are heading to Puerto Rico for Spring Break. They’re visiting schools and bringing supplies, giving back to a community still getting back on its feet after Hurricane Maria.

Paul Owens & Abe Aboraya. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: A Closer Look At Florida’s Sunshine Laws

For more than a decade, Sunshine week has highlighted – and celebrated- public access to information. The Orlando Sentinel’s Paul Owens and 90.7’s Abe Aboraya join Barbara Petersen from the First Amendment Foundation for a discussion about open records.