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Intersection

Intersection is 90.7’s news and in-depth conversation program. We talk with political leaders, environmental experts, historians, writers, musicians, and other news makers from around Central Florida. Intersection is where they all come together on 90.7 News. Listen live Tuesdays & Fridays at 9 a.m. or via Podcast at anytime!

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Intersection: Analyzing The Pulse ‘Shoot Review’; Venezuelans In Orlando; Hannah Harber


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_021519.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe state attorney’s office for Orange and Osceola County completed a six month investigation into shots fired by law enforcement officers during the Pulse mass shooting in 2016. Their conclusion- none of the more than 180 shots fired by officers during the confrontation hit clubgoers. Orange County sheriff John Mina- who was chief of police at the time of the shooting- says the findings are a relief for the officers involved. The report also brings some closure to some victims family …
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Intersection: Policing After Parkland; MSD Teacher Jeff Foster Reflects; Pulse Community Sends Messages Of Support


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/021219_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, Parkland marks one year since the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. On this episode of Intersection we look at how the school community is coping, how law enforcement agencies are using a new law to help them act on potential threats, and the connection between two cities affected by the trauma of a mass shooting. For nearly a year, Florida police and sheriff’s offices have had so-called red flag legislation at their disposal, which allows them to ask …
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Project Opioid; StoryCorps; Uilleann pipes


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/020819_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGovernor Ron DeSantis says he’s making addiction relief and mental health a top priority, calling for nearly $85 million  to tackle the opioid epidemic in Florida. At the same time, central Florida leaders are banding together in a local effort called project opioid. On this episode of Intersection we explore how the approach of Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties complement statewide efforts to tackle the opioid crisis, and what solutions are most likely to succeed? Joining the program are Nikaury Muñoz, System of Care …
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Intersection: Analyzing Gov. DeSantis’s Budget; College ESports; Trinidadian Writer Anna Levi


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/020519_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGovernor Ron DeSantis promised a bold vision for Florida when he took office. And his first weeks on the job have been marked by some bold actions- reversing Florida’s course on smokable medical marijuana, pledging a big spending plan to help clean up the Everglades, and signaling an end to common core. The Governor’s also outlined what he wants in the state budget to pay for this. On this episode of Intersection we check in with political commentators Dick Batchelor and …
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Intersection: Cleaning Up Florida Springs; Contractors Fight For Shutdown Back Pay; A Tale Of Two Cities


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_020119.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGovernor Ron DeSantis is pledging $50 million for springs cleanup. Environmentalists have been sounding the alarm for years about the declining quality of Florida’s numerous springs and waterways. Nutrient pollution is clouding many of the state’s once clear springs. That’s a problem- not just for tourists and Floridians who flock to the springs in summertime- but the wildlife too. So the big question is- how will that money be spent and is it going to be enough? On this episode of …
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Intersection: UCF spending; Teacher Shortage; Pedestrian Safety


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/012919_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe University of Central Florida is dealing with the fallout over misspending of more than $38 million in state money. The money was used to pay for construction of Trevor Colbourn Hall, which replaced an aging academic building. Bill Merck, the University’s former chief financial officer who lost his job over the incident, says the rules around how that state money could be spent were not clear. On this episode of Intersection, we speak to Merck about how and why the university …
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Intersection: A More Conservative Florida Supreme Court; Newspaper Unionizations; Zora Festival


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_012519.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Florida Supreme Court is poised to become the most conservative bench it has been in decades. Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed three new justices to the court. With Barbara Lagoa, Robert Luck and Carlos Muniz, the court’s expected to take a sharp turn to the right. On the campaign trail, DeSantis promised an end to so-called judicial activism — and the new court could bring sweeping changes to the state’s abortion laws, redistricting process and compensation to victims due to …
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Intersection: Gilbert King; John A. Torres; Sean Baker


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/012219_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFlorida’s clemency board has pardoned the Groveland four. Is that the end of the story, or do the families of the four men have more work to do in their quest for justice? On this episode of Intersection, we talk to Pulitzer prize winning author Gilbert King, whose book Devil in the Grove explores the miscarriage of justice in the 70 year old case, about what happens next for the families of the Groveland four. Then we turn to a more …
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Intersection: The Shutdown & The Space Coast; Ultima Thule Science; Parkland Documentary


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/011519_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe partial federal shutdown is now in its 4th week, and over 95% of NASA’s workforce is furloughed. That’s having a big impact on Florida’s space coast where most of the 2,000 servants who work in the space industry are sitting idle. On this episode of Intersection, we’re joined by 90.7’s space reporter Brendan Byrne and space policy analyst Laura Forczyk to explain what this shutdown means for the Kennedy Space Center and the private space industry as hundreds of workers go …
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Intersection: Florida Immigration Cases; DeSantis Environmental Policy; Michael McArthur


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_011119.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPresident Trump spent the week making his case for a wall on the Southern US border.  The president wants $5.7 billion for the wall. Amid his call for wall funding and congressional Democrats opposition, the federal government remains partially shut down. On this episode of Intersection, we take a closer look at the shutdown, and what effect the national debate around immigration is having on immigration cases in Florida. Then- environmental advocates are looking to Governor Ron DeSantis to deliver on his …
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