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Intersection: Funding Children’s Programs; Cold Case; Golf

The push for a special taxing district to raise money for children’s programs in Orange County has sparked a political skirmish over the best way to fund child welfare. A study commissioned by the Children’s Trust shows there are gaps in the system of care for children, including a packed waiting list for subsidized childcare. On this episode of Intersection, we talk to Dr. Thomas Bryer, one of the authors of the study, about the unmet needs of children and how to meet those needs.

Then, we revisit an interview with Florida Today columnist John A Torres about his podcast murder on the space coast, which tackles a cold case more than ten years old. Torres hopes his podcast can help crack the case of Palm Bay firefighter Brandy Hall, who went missing in 2006.

And it’s a far cry from the hushed reverence of the putting green at the Augusta National Golf Club. Intersection visits Drive Shack’s multi-level driving range on the outskirts of Lake Nona where you can destroy animated monsters to a soundtrack of pulsing pop music. And we check in on Lake Nona development with economic analyst Hank Fishkind. 


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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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