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Chef Art Smith. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
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Intersection: Chef Art Smith

Art Smith was Oprah’s personal chef. He recently opened a restaurant at Disney Springs- Homecoming. Smith talks about the healing power of fried chicken, and his plan to revitalize his North Florida home-town of Jasper with a bakery.
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Intersection: The Future Of Public Radio

Millennials and gen-x-ers are ditching their radios in favor of on demand audio, podcasts in particular. So where does that leave your local public radio station? Adam Ragusea, host of The Pub podcast, joins us for a discussion about the future of public radio.
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Political analysts Dick Batchelor and Michelle Ertel. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
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Intersection: Central Florida Congressional & State House Races

With just three weeks to go until election day, what effect does Donald Trump have on those GOP candidates down the ticket, including here in Central Florida? Political analysts Dick Batchelor and Michelle Ertel take a closer look at congressional races and state house races in Central Florida as the clock ticks down to November 8th.
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Third-graders Hailey Everett, Maddison Hohman, and Madelynn Kinkade were not promoted to fourth grade, despite receiving all A’s and B’s on their report cards at Chocachatti Elementary School in Brooksville/ Photo: Melinda Homan

Election 2016: Standardized Testing “Opt-Out” Movement Spills Into Florida

Education is often a key campaign issue in Florida, but this year there’s a new wrinkle, the so-called testing opt-out movement. Each spring, 3rd graders in the state’s public schools must take a standardized reading test. Students who fail can be held back. But a group of parents is challenging the state’s retention policy in court, and they want lawmakers to back them up.
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