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Intersection: Florida Drowning Ranked Highest in the Nation


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that about 10 people every day die from unintentional drowning and Florida has the highest unintentional drowning rates in the nation. According to The Florida Department of Health, there were 430 unintentional drownings in Florida in 2015. Lifeguards at the University of Central Florida are tested at random to make sure they’re always prepared for a drowning situation
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Intersection: Inspiring Future Astronauts


The Orlando Science Center’s Jeff Stanford says he thinks there’s more interest in space exploration now than any other time since the Apollo era. Brendan Byrne finds the most popular display at the science center’s Astronaut exhibit.
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Intersection: Orlando’s Hot Housing Market


The price of a home in Orlando has shot up by 11% from the same time last year. That’s great news for people who want to sell, but it’s tough for people who want to buy. We dig into what’s driving the real estate market with Orlando sentinel reporter Mary Shanklin, Orlando Regional Realtors Association President Bruce Elliott and home buyer Derek Demeter.
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Bull sharks sometimes attack swimmers and surfers in Florida waters. Photo: Albert Kok, Walkers Cay, Bahamas
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Intersection: Shark Talk With George Burgess


Volusia County may be the shark bite capital of the world, but shark expert George Burgess says your chances of actually getting bitten are very small. Burgess explains why more people get bit at Central Florida beaches than anywhere else.
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Intersection: Why Cops Shoot


In 2014, Tampa Bay Times reporter Ben Montgomery had a question: how many times do police shoot people in Florida? Getting answers wasn’t easy. Montgomery talks about his investigation: Why Cops Shoot.
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Intersection: Gun Legislation Update


a slew of gun related bills were filed by Florida lawmakers this year, many of them by senator Greg Steube of Sarasota. Most of those bills seem to be stalled in the legislature with no chance of advancement. Trimmel Gomes, host of the Rotunda podcast, talks about what’s holding up bills to expand gun rights.
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