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Intersection: Affordable Housing; Gun Lawsuit; Opera At Fringe

Rents are climbing in Orlando at a faster clip than many other major metro areas. Affordable housing is scarce.

Government agencies can- and do- step in to help by building subsidized housing projects. But there are other things housing advocates say should be done to boost the supply of homes.

On this episode of Intersection:  the affordable housing crunch and ideas to fix it. We talk to Shannon Nazworth with Ability Housing about a new affordable housing project in Orlando, and 90.7 economic analyst Hank Fishkind outlines some ideas on how to boost the supply of housing. 

A group of cities, including Orlando, are suing the state of Florida over local regulation of firearms. Political science professor Dr. Robert Spitzer with the State University of New York College at Cortland weighs in on how the battle over local government regulation of firearms is playing out across the US. 

Orlando Fringe starts up this week. It’s the 27th year for the festival the longest running Fringe fest in the US. We’ll hear from  former circus ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson who’s returned to his operatic training with a performance at the Orlando Fringe. And director Eric Pinder talks about finding new audiences for opera. 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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