Matthew PeddieHost of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director
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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
Orange County has the highest rate of juvenile arrests in Florida. 90.7’s Renata Sago has been investigating what happens to those kids after they’re arrested- talking to law enforcement, attorneys and judges and the kids themselves. Sago joins Intersection to preview her series Young And Arrested. On today’s program Renata joins us to talk about her series- Young and Arrested. We’ll also hear from former prosecutor Jeff Ashton, Emory James, who was charged with a felony as a kid, and judge Daniel Dawson.
Troy Simpson,who performs as MoonDragon, joins Intersection for a synthesizer performance inspired by the imagery of 80’s movies like Top Gun and Blade Runner.
Andrae Bailey is the former CEO of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, a job he left last year. Now he has a new venture called The Collective, which he’s launching with the help of former TV and newspaper reporter Jon Busdeker.
Sarah Gurtis from the Council on Aging of Volusia County says the waiting list for meals on wheels is growing. Gurtis says she’s worried about what a slimmed down federal budget could mean for those seniors.
https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/031717_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGovernor Rick Scott signed a bill requiring unanimous jury recommendations in death penalty cases. The bill appears to end the limbo over Florida’s death penalty, after the US Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional, and the State Supreme Court ruled that juries must deliver a unanimous vote for a death penalty. So does that mean the immediate resumption of executions in Florida? And what about the Orange Osceola State Attorney’s decision to not …
And- it’s St. Patrick’s day… so what better way to celebrate than with some Van Morrison? Harpist Christine MacPhail joins us for a performance
The White House’s executive orders on immigration sent colleges and universities scrambling to figure out how to help foreign students and faculty affected by the order. We talk to UCF president John Hitt about universities and immigration, and he weighs in on university funding and the downtown campus.
Governor Rick Scott signed a bill requiring unanimous jury recommendations in death penalty cases. The bill appears to end the limbo over Florida’s death penalty, after the US Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. Former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charlie Wells, Democratic State Senator Randolph Bracy, and defense attorney Steven Laurence join Intersection to discuss the implications of the bill.
Mental health specialists at the University of Central Florida are using something called neurofeedback to monitor brain activity, and help treat patients with anxiety, depression and those recovering from substance abuse.
The hogs are rolling in Daytona Beach as the seventy sixth annual Bike Week is underway. While the rumble of bikes fills the streets, students on Spring Break are also heading to the World’s Most Famous Beach.