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Intersection: Puerto Rico After Maria & The Negroni Trio

A week after Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico, the federal government suspended the Jones Act, a rule that adds to the cost of shipping goods into the island. But residents still face a massive challenge. As the days stretch on with no power, each day revolves around the search for gas to power generators, clean water and cell service. And hospitals are struggling to care for the sick.

What needs to happen now for Puerto Rico’s recovery, what can you do to help, and what does the disaster mean for Central Florida?

Then, Miami based musicians Negroni’s Trio recorded their latest album in Puerto Rico. Tonight they’re performing in Orlando. We’ll chat to drummer Nomar Negroni about the album which includes new takes on classic standards.

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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

As Producer for Intersection, Brendan Byrne is responsible for the production of WMFE’s weekly news and in-depth conversation show. When not working on Intersection, he covers news from the Space Coast. Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to Central Florida in 2005 to ... Read Full Bio »