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Intersection Podcast

Intersection: GOP Gubernatorial Debate Recap; Florida Broadcasting; Beth McKee


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/081018_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWith early voting poised to start next week in Florida’s primary elections, political analysts Dick Batchelor and Michelle Ertel join Intersection to recap the GOP Gubernatorial primary debate and unpack some of the Congressional races. Meanwhile Senator Bill Nelson raises the specter of election interference. Is this an issue that’s top of mind for voters in this primary?  We revisit an interview with Don R Colee Jr, who outlines the history …
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Intersection: American Veterans; Gary Huttmann; Parker Solar Probe


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/080718_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSVeterans Affairs secretary Robert Wilkie who was sworn in last week, is due to address Amvets at the veterans service organization’s annual convention in Orlando this week. On this episode of Intersection we speak to Sherman Gillums Jr. and Lana McKenzie of AmVets about the challenge facing Wilkie, including improving access to healthcare for veterans. Metroplan has a new executive director. Gary Huttmann, who takes over the job in September, …
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Intersection: Arts School; Wheelchair Games; Opera Del Sol


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/080318_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCentral Florida Community Arts is launching a new school of the arts. The school promises experiences for people with a range of ages and abilities- and aims to include arts programs for under served communities and people dealing with cognitive and physical disabilities. On this episode of Intersection, we look at how this new school fits into the landscape of arts and culture in an era of shrinking arts budgets …
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Intersection: Election Security; Ed Tech; State Of Local Media


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/073118_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Florida primary election is just weeks away. Monday was the last day to register to vote in the primary, and early voting starts next week. In the wake of allegations of Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 election, just how secure is the voting system in your precinct? And what are supervisors of elections doing to ensure that your vote counts and that hackers can’t break in? On …
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Intersection: Combating Domestic Violence; Summer At The ER; Zoya Zafar


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/072718_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSResponding to a domestic violence call is the most dangerous call a law enforcement officer can get. This was highlighted by an incident last month in Orlando that ended with the death of four children and the perpetrator, and left a police officer critically injured. On this episode of Intersection, 90.7’s Brendan Byrne takes a closer look at domestic violence calls and the dangers they pose to law enforcement officers. And …
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Intersection: SunRail’s Southern Expansion; Florida Phoenix; Shark Week


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/072418_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSunRail is rolling out its Southern expansion. Trains will begin picking up passengers at four new stations for the Central Florida commuter rail system- at Meadow Woods, Tupperware, downtown Kissimmee and Poinciana- next week.  For more on what the expansion means for ridership on SunRail, and for the future of the system, we speak with former Central Florida congressman and chair of the house transportation committee, John Mica. Mica says …
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Intersection: School Board Election; Tariffs; Luke Wagner


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/072018_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCandidates for the Orange County school board are making their pitch to voters. On this episode of Intersection, we hear part of a forum recorded at Baldwin Park Elementary School in Orlando last Tuesday, where candidates talked about teacher retention and school safety. Tariffs have businesses on edge, worried about the price on components they import, and retaliatory tariffs on things they export. Alice Ancona with the Florida Chamber of …
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Intersection: Veteran Entrepreneurs; Page 15; Animal Shelter


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_071718.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEntrepreneurship is hard. One third of all startups fail by their second year. Combine that with the challenges veterans face on their return to civilian life, veteran entrepreneurs could use some support. To help veterans get their businesses up and running, UCF’s business incubation program is partnering with Veterans Florida, to provide training and mentorship. On this episode of Intersection, we check in with UCF’s Veteran Entrepreneurship Manager Ricardo Garcia …
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Intersection: Face Recognition; Puerto Rico Update; Brian Turner’s Jazz Album


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_071318.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Orlando Police Department is testing real time facial recognition software. The trial involves volunteer officers and city cameras. The initial trial began in December, and wrapped up in June. Then the city announced they’d continue testing the software. Police chief John Mina says further assessment is warranted to see if the technology could help enhance public safety. But civil liberties organizations are alarmed. They’re calling on the city to …
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Intersection: Recycling; Hurricane Maria Evacuees; Carly Jo Jackson


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_070618.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt feels good to recycle. But do you ever wonder just what happens to those cans, bottles and cardboard boxes once the truck empties out your recycling cart? Not all of ends up where you might expect. And, as the cost of recycling goes up, cities and counties are looking at ways to improve the quality of material that’s getting shipped out. On this episode of Intersection, a visit to …
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