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Whitney Boylston holds up Jefferson, one of six kittens that arrived on July 3 in Lake County. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE.
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Intersection: What Summer Can Look Like For Central Florida Animal Shelters


Animal shelters often find themselves at capacity during the summer. In Orange County, 50 to 100 animals arrive at the shelter each day. Diane Summers with Orange County Animal Services and Whitney Boylston, director of Lake County Animal Shelter, join us to talk about why they tend to see an increase in animals during the summer and what the shelters do in an effort to find these pets a home.
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Orange County solid waste manager David Gregory stands in front of a pile of recycling at the Materials Recycling Facility. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
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Intersection: Reduce, Reuse and Be Sure To Recycle Correctly


You might think you’re doing the right thing by recycling those bottles, cans, plastic containers and cardboard boxes, but put enough of the wrong stuff in the bin and it could be your load and a whole neighborhood’s load of recycling that heads to the landfill instead. Orange County started a pilot program called “Think Five” to educate residents on what is and isn’t recyclable. Dawn McCormick, Director of Communications for Waste Management, and Professor Fazal T. Najafi, engineering professor at UF, join us to talk about the importance of recycling.
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Nine Florida counties have created Childrens Service Councils- special taxing districts to fund programs and services for children. Advocates in Orange County want to do the same. Image: Florida Childrens Council
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Intersection: Children’s Welfare In Orange County


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. Dr. Thomas Bryer with the UCF school of public administration joins Intersection to discuss the unmet needs of children and how to meet those needs.
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