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Political analysts Dick Batchelor and Michelle Ertel. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: Final Republican Debate Recap



Early voting starts next week in Florida’s primary elections. Dick Batchelor, Democratic political analyst, and Michelle Ertel, Republican political analyst, join us to discuss the issues governor and mayoral candidates face.


“Towers in the Sand, The History of Florida Broadcasting” by Donn R. Colee Jr.

Intersection: How Florida Broadcasting Helped Change Orlando’s History



The history of Florida’s broadcast influence weaves itself through an era of segregation. The power of broadcasting helped Orlando desegregate ahead of other southern cities. Donn R. Colee Jr., author of “Towers in the Sand, The History of Florida Broadcasting, joins us to talk about his early days in broadcast and the important role Channel 9 played to help end Orlando’s segregation.


Beth McKee and Grant Peyton. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection Sessions: Beth McKee and Grant Peyton



Beth McKee’s new album, “Dreamwood Acres,” was born in her friend’s basement. McKee and Grant Peyton, guitarist and vocalist, join us to perform songs off the album and how the creation of “Dreamwood Acres” came to be.


Gary Huttman. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: The Future Of MetroPlan Orlando



Transportation planning requires balancing the needs of all the different means of traveling. MetroPlan Orlando’s incoming executive director, Gary Huttman, joins us to talk about the transportation challenges facing Central Florida.




Lana McKenzie and Sherman Gillums Jr. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: The Road To Better Care For Veterans



Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is speaking to AMVETS at the veteran’s service organization’s annual convention tomorrow. Sherman Gillums Jr. and Lana McKenzie of AMVETS join Intersection to discuss the issues facing Wilkie, including access to healthcare.


Joshua Vickery and Leah Porrata. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: Bringing Performing Arts To The Heart Of A Community



Central Florida Community Arts is launching a new school of the arts that school promises experiences for people with a range of ages and abilities. It aims to include arts programs for underserved communities and people dealing with cognitive and physical disabilities. Joshua Vickery, founder and executive director of CFC Arts, and Leah Porrata, senior director of Education and Outreach, join us to talk about the new programs and why it’s important to bring the arts to underserved communities.


Steve Kirk. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: National Veterans Wheelchair Games



Athletes are competing at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games at the Orange County Convention Center through the weekend. Steve Kirk, president of the Central Florida chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, joins us to talk about the games and the technology that goes into adaptive sports.


Stephanie McCranie, Nicole Dupre’ and Theresa Smith-Levin. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: Music Of The Night Masquerade Blends Opera & Broadway



Opera Del Sol is creating an immersive experience to change the way people experience opera. They’ve just wrapped up their first year and are presenting “Music of the Night Masquerade” through August 4. Nicole Dupre’, founder of Opera Del Sol, Theresa Smith-Levin, show director, and Stephanie McCranie, a Soprano in the show, join us to talk about the ways Opera Del Sol is different from other companies and what the audience can expect from “Music of the Night Masquerade.”





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