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Renata Sago

Renata Sago


Renata Sago is WMFE's general assignment reporter and occasional anchor. Her reporting runs the gamut and has been heard on NPR, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Voice of America, and American Public Media.

The Chicago native began her career in public radio as an intern for Worldview, WBEZ-FM's daily global affairs program.

Renata received her Bachelors in International Relations from Brown University and a Master's in Political Science at Université des Antilles et de la Guyane in Guadeloupe.

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Recent Stories from Renata Sago

Central Florida leads the rest of the state in juvenile arrests. Photo: St. Edwards University.

A Boy In Prison By Age Fourteen

Orange County has the highest number of juvenile arrests in Florida. Black boys make up the majority of those arrests for crimes charged as felonies. In the first installment of Young & Arrested, 90.7’s Renata Sago takes us to Orlando’s Pine Hills neighborhood, a mixed-income black neighborhood with the state’s highest volume of arrests. It is where one young man landed in prison before he could graduate high school.

Orlando International Airport. Photo: Renata Sago.

Nonstop Flights Between Orlando and Rio de Janeiro To Begin in July

LATAM Airlines will offer the first direct flights between Orlando and Rio de Janeiro starting in July. It’s to meet a growing demand for travel between both cities. More than 820,000 passengers traveled between Orlando and Brazil last year according to airport officials.

Florida is one of three states where formerly convicted felons must petition before a clemency board to have their civil rights restored. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Voting Rights Advocates Await FL Supreme Court Decision And What Comes After

The proposed constitutional amendment to restore voting rights to formerly convicted felons across Florida reached a milestone on Monday by making it to the state Supreme Court. But the attorney who defended the proposal before the court says being granted a hearing is half the battle.

Minnijean Brown Trickey is one of the surviving members of the Little Rock Nine. Photo: Gettysburg College.

For ‘Little Rock Nine’ Member, Current Political Tensions Across U.S. Echo 1950s

It’s been more than sixty years since the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling to desegregate schools. That decision heightened public tension across the country, which played out prominently in Arkansas where, in 1957, nine black teenagers were escorted by federal troops to attend the once white-only high school, Little Rock Central High School. The students came to be known as the Little Rock Nine. One of the surviving members, Minniejean Brown Trickey says today’s political climate looks a lot like the one in which she grew up.

The sun sets on the U.S. Capitol Building on the National Mall in Washington. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Central Florida Congressional Delegation Steps Off Capitol Hill For Local Town Halls

Some members of central Florida’s congressional delegation are stepping off Capitol Hill and into their respective districts this week. The goal? To hear from constituents about issues that could be subject to sweeping overhaul under President Donald Trump’s new administration. The future of the Affordable Care Act has been a large concern for constituents across political affiliation. Immigration reform has sparked debate, as well, across party li