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Intersection: Friday News Round Table


The gloves came off for the second round of the GOP primary debate.Eleven candidates jostled for attention former Florida Governor Jeb Bush sparred with front runner Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio took the opportunity to highlight the story of his immigrant family and air some of his foreign policy ideas. How presidential were the two Florida candidates in this debate?
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Intersection: Central Florida’s Simulation Industry


Computer simulation is a multi billion dollar industry in Central Florida. Tomorrow, thousands of experts head to Orlando for the start of the Florida Simulation Summit. Ahead on Intersection- we’ll discuss what’s driving simulation and how it’s being used in everything from the defense industry to Disney.
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Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Orange and Osceola Counties lead the state in arrests of children aged 5 to ten.Florida gets another dubious first the state tops the list for cyclist fatalities. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush had a few minutes on late night television with comedian Stephen Colbert.
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Intersection: Orlando’s Challenges With a Growing Economy


Orlando is growing fast. Growth is good for the economy, but there are challenges too. Central Florida Expressway Authority chair, Welton Cadwell, talks about transportation and jobs, then a panel of experts – UCF Economist Sean Snaith, Michael Zaharious from the Florida High Tech Corridor, and Dale Ketcham from Space Florida- discuss entrepreneurship, aerospace and the economy.
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Florida has begun processing medical marijuana ID laws.
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Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Medical marijuana is one step closer to the ballot in 2016- the amendment failed last year after it fell just shy of the 60 per cent of voters needed to put it in the constitution- but supporters now have enough signatures to trigger a supreme court review. Can it make it all the way back to the ballot? Then- there’s a proposal to change the way drivers’ licenses are issued- move them from the county tax collector’s offices to a centralized system that would mail the license out. And- bears have been getting a lot of attention in Florida- but what about the Florida panther? The state wants more federal involvement in managing the iconic animal- but what does this …
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Intersection: Orlando’s Talented Performers


Orlando’s got theme parks. But that’s not all: there’s a vibrant arts community in the city beautiful- with everything from classical music to break dancing. Today on Intersection- we’ll introduce you to some of Central Florida’s most talented: a husband and wife who are the principal flute and clarinet in the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra; a slam poet; the best break dancer in North America; and up and coming band Beemo.
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Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings speaks at the launch of the county’s heroin task force. Photo: Abe Aboraya, WMFE
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Intersection: Heroin In Orange County


As Orange County is battling a spike in heroin abuse. The county has a high profile advocate in its war on drugs: David Siegel. His 18 year old daughter Victoria died in June of an accidental overdose- a combination of methadone and anti-depressants. Now the 80 year old billionaire founder of Westgate Resorts says he’s making it his life’s work to shed light on drug addiction and overdoses- and save lives.
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Heroin overdoses and deaths are on the rise in Florida.
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Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Heroin has overtaken cocaine as the deadliest street drug in Orange County and Mayor Teresa Jacobs says she wants to do something about it – fast. What’s the best way to tackle the heroin problem in Central Florida? And if it’s not heroin, will something else spring up just as fast to replace it? That story and more on the Friday news round table.
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