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Intersection Sessions

Intersection: Poet Brian Turner Releases Jazz Album


Orlando based writer Brian Turner is best known for his poetry. Turner’s newest project is a bit different though. He assembled a group of musicians, The Interplanetary Acoustic Team, and they’re releasing an album 11 11 (Me Smiling) that includes lyrics by his late wife, the poet Ilyse Kuznetz. Turner joins Intersection for a conversation about the album along with Ben Kramer who performs bass, keyboards and theremin and engineered the album. 
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Local News

Intersection: Facial Recognition and Law Enforcement


The Orlando Police Department is testing real time facial recognition software. The trial started in December and involved volunteer officers and city cameras. After it wrapped up in June, the city later announced they’d continue testing the software to see if the technology could help enhance public safety. Now, civil liberties organizations are calling on the city to stop using the software. Deputy Chief Mark Canty of the OPD, Clare Garvey with Georgetown Law and Roger Rodriguez with Vigilant Solutions join us to discuss the implications of this technology and what may take place if it’s implemented.
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