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“Starman” after launching on a Falcon Heavy rocket. Photo: SpaceX / YouTube
Space

Scientists: Keep Your Dirty Earth Germs Off Mars


The launch this year of a sports car into space signaled a new age in commercial space exploration. But what if ‘Starman’ wasn’t the only passenger on that Tesla? A committee is asking NASA to rework its plans to protect the solar system from contamination by human germs.
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John F. Davis, John Dearie and Jerry Ross. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Local News

Intersection: Why Businesses Fail And What Entrepreneurs Need To Succeed


Entrepreneurs are going to need more than a good idea to keep their business running. John Dearie with the Center for American Entrepreneurship says one third of startups fail by their second year and half fail by their fifth year. Jerry Ross of the National Entrepreneur Center, John F. Davis of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce and Dearie join us to discuss the state of entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs can improve their chances of success.
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Thomas Ward. Photo: Matthew Peddie. WMFE
Local News

Intersection: July 4th Grilling


For many Americans, July 4th is time to kick back, hit the beach, watch fireworks and fire up the grill. It’s no holiday for Thomas Ward though- he barbeques for a living.  Intersection visited Ward at Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbacoa in Orlando for a conversation about the art and science of barbecue.
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Dr. Pamela Cappas-Toro is co-director of Stetson University’s Community Education Project at Tomoka Correctional Institution. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Incarceration Doesn’t Mean An End To Education, How Stetson University Is Reaching Inmates


The Community Education Project at Stetson University provides a higher-education program at Tomoka Correctional Institution. They recently received a three-year grant of $210,000 through the Laughing Gull Foundation to extend the program. Dr. Pamela Cappas-Toro, co-director of the Community Education Project, joins us to talk about the impact the program has on the incarcerated men and what the grant will do for them.
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