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Tuesday* at 9:30 a.m.
Rebroadcasts Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. & Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.
*Usually the second Tuesday of each month.

About Dick and Lou on Intersection

Each month commentators Dick Batchelor and Lou Frey tackle current issues in state and local politics with 90.7s Mark Simpson on Intersection. Lou Frey is a former Florida republican Congressman and Dick Batchelor is a former democratic state house representative. Together they bring a lively combination of insight and humor to the ever changing catalogue of events that impact Florid..

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Intersection Segment | The year's biggest political story? Obama re-election, 90.7 commentators say

December 12, 2012 | WMFE - 90.7 political commentators Dick Batchelor and Lou Frey had plenty to talk about this year. President Barack Obama got re-elected without a Florida cliff-hanger. Obamacare became law, leaving Florida Republicans scrambling to implement it. This week on Intersection 90.7's Mark Simpson talked with Democrat Dick Batchelor and Republican Lou Frey about the busy year. Lou Frey began the conversation by discussing what he felt was the year's biggest political story.

Intersection | Vampire's Dance Orlando Ballet & The Case For a PAC Pipe Organ

October 16, 2012 | WMFE - This week Intersection talks with the Orlando Ballet's artistic director Robert Hill about the organization's new season featuring works like "Vampire's Ball", "Carmina Burana", and the "Nutcracker". Hill discusses the design of the ballets, their interaction with music, and how many heads really does make a great rat king. Plus local organist Turre Larson advocates for the inclusion of a pipe organ in Orlando's new downtown performing arts center.

Intersection | The case for a pipe organ in downtown Orlando's new performing arts center

October 15, 2012 | WMFE - Also, the Orlando Ballet's new season. Intersection. Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

Intersection | Former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy pushes for more education funding

October 9, 2012 | WMFE - Stan Van Gundy is staying active after stepping off the basketball court earlier this year. On Intersection he speaks with 90.7s Mark Simpson about the psychology of coaching and working with players with big egos. Plus why Van Gundy is heading a push to increase property taxes to improve education funding in Seminole County. Plus we listen back to a 2010 conversation with Pamela Woodley who was named a plaintiff in the NAACP's 1962 lawsuit over equal access to Orange County Schools.

Intersection Segment | Dick and Lou Assess Amendments on November Ballot

October 03, 2012 | WMFE - Eleven state constitutional amendments are on the November ballot. This week on Intersection 90.7's Mark Simpson talked with 90.7 political commentators Dick Batchelor and Lou Frey about some of them. Batchelor, a Democrat, is a former state House representative. Frey, a Republican, is a former congressman. Batchelor began the conversation by discussing Amendment 1. The amendment would prohibit the federal government from requiring health insurance of each individual. But because President Barack Obama's Affordable Health Care Act now is law, some critics say Amendment 1 is unconstitutional because it calls for state laws to trump federal ones.

Intersection | 90.7 political commentators Dick Batchelor and Lou Frey, Michael Jackson's keyboardist

October 2, 2012 | WMFE - It's the final weeks before the November elections, and few regions are as important to the presidential race than Central Florida. The I-4 corridor is considered the swing region of this swing state, which offers 29 electoral votes ... more than any other swing state. 90.7 political commentators Dick Batchelor and Lou Frey explain how the presidential election in Florida might shape other important races ... like Florida's senate race. We'll also discuss new text messages that reveal the behind-the-scenes politics of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. Plus, the Intersection team continues our look back at our favorite interviews as part of our 5-year anniversary. This week: a 2009 interview with Michael Jackson's keyboardist.

Intersection | It's election season, and we've got 90.7 political commentators Dick Batchelor and Lou Frey

October 1, 2012 | WMFE - Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

Intersection Segment | After failing in Florida, high-speed rail moves to Midwest, Northeast, author says

September 26, 2012 | WMFE - President Barack Obama's $787 billion stimulus is transforming the United States. But many Americans and some congressional members see the measure as a give-away for banks. Miami-based TIME journalist Michael Grunwald writes about why in his new book, "The New New Deal." This week on Intersection 90.7's Mark Simpson asked Grunwald about one failed part of the stimulus, high-speed rail in Florida. Grunwald began the conversation.

Intersection | How Obama's Stimulus Transformed America & Why No One Likes It

September 25, 2012 | WMFE - Time Magazine journalist Mike Grunwald looks at the Obama stimulus program and the politics behind it. Grunwald also investigates the legacy of effort to create a high speed rail network nationwide and how Governor Rick Scott's rejection of funds was part of bigger GOP trend. Plus we listen back to Kenyan HIV and TB activist Lucy Chesire recounts her own story fighting the stigma of living with HIV.

Intersection Segment | Despite recession, Americans still aspire to homeownership, HUD secretary says

September 19, 2012 | WMFE - Florida's foreclosure rate is the nation's highest ... five years after the housing crisis began. This week on Intersection 90.7's Mark Simpson spoke with Shaun Donovan, secretary of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Donovan started by explaining the steep road ahead for a series of bills the Obama administration is pushing in Congress aimed at improving the housing market.

Intersection: HUD secretary Shaun Donovan on Florida's worst-ranking foreclosure rate.

September 18, 2012 | WMFE -HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan talks about Obama administration efforts to make mortgage refinancing easier. Plus Donovan answers questions about making affordable housing easier for Seniors to access and changing urban sprawl. Later in the program Intersection marks five years on the air by reaching back in the interview vault to 2007. We listen back to a conversation with WWII veteran Bill Coleman about his adventures landing in France on D-Day.

Intersection Segment | Sugar Industry Supports Florida Politicos

September 12, 2012 | WMFE - This election cycle South Florida's sugar industry is spending big on political contributions to help preserve a government program that boosts the domestic price of sugar. The sugar supports cost food consumers about 2 (B) billion dollars annually. Some politicians want to reform or end them. This week on Intersection 90.7's Mark Simpson talked with 90.7's Amy Green about her recent report on Big Sugar in collaboration with the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. Green began the conversation by explaining how ending the sugar program might affect Florida's Everglades Agricultural Area.

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