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
Last year D’Andrea Pelletier joined us to perform some of her favorite holiday arias. This is an encore performance. Pelletier sings “Ave Maria” by Bach / Gounod and “Summertime” from the opera Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin.
How do the people on the other end of the 911 call train for a mass casualty event on the scale of the shooting at Pulse, and how they cope with the aftermath? A veteran dispatcher, and a 911 dispatch trainer join Intersection to explain.
The Orlando Ballet’s getting ready for its annual performance of the Nutcracker. Artistic Director Robert Hill explains what keeps the crowds coming back to this holiday favorite, and the kinds of performances he sees in the ballet’s future.
The Orlando Science Center’s revamped Kids Town is part of a multi-million dollar makeover plan. The interactive exhibit for toddlers to elementary school kids wraps up science in an entertainment package. Science Center president JoAnn Newman and vice president of education Heather Norton chat about overcoming obstacles to STEM education.
On January 1st 2017 Mike Chitwood takes over as Volusia County sheriff. Chitwood’s been the chief of police in Daytona Beach for 10 years. As sheriff he’ll oversee law enforcement in a growing, and increasingly diverse county, and he says he wants his deputies to reflect that diversity. Chitwood sits down with Intersection to talk about how he plans to engage with the community and back up deputies as they answer calls.
Orlando musician Nate Figueroa performs under the alias Nature. Intersection’s Brendan Byrne spoke to him about the art of songwriting and lyrics, and he performed three songs.
Military simulation has big presence in Orlando, and leaders in the industry say President Elect Trump could boost business once he takes office. We visit the floor of I/ITSEC- a tradeshow for military simulation- and peek into the future of this industry in Central Florida.
Where did Orlando get its name? How do you pin down the identity of a state as transient and diverse as Florida? You might find answers to these questions on Florida Frontiers- the Florida Historical Society’s weekly radio show.
Newly elected lawmakers are gearing up for 2017. Political analysts Dick Batchelor and Frank Torres join 90.7’s Brendan Byrne to talk about education, medical marijuana and other items legislators will be dealing with from Tallahassee to Washington.
The holiday shopping season is here and it should be a good one for Florida retailers. James Miller from the Florida Retail Federation talks about what’s driving sales… and the must-have toys for this year.