Matthew PeddieHost of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director
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A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario.
After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby matches, and his work has taken him as far south as Scott Base Antarctica.
Since joining the WMFE news room in 2012, Matthew has covered elections, high profile criminal trials and rocket launches. As host of Intersection he interviews the news makers, politicians, and other individuals who make Central Florida unique.
Recent Stories from Matthew Peddie
Republican leaders of Congress have been making the trip to Mar-a-Lago to see Donald Trump. They are seeking the former president’s help to win back control of the House and Senate.
Intersection: Vaccine Hesitancy & The Johnson & Johnson Shot; Neil Volz On Rights Restoration; Eric Camarillo Launches A Laundry Trailer
On this episode of Intersection, Dr. Ali Mokdad with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation joins us to talk about the vaccination effort in Florida and the US- and how the Johnson and Johnson vaccine fits into that.
A Conversation With Neil Volz About Restoring The Civil Rights Of People Who’ve Served Time In Prison
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition deputy director Neil Volz joins Intersection to talk about the FRRC’s bus tour, what he’s keeping an eye on this legislative session, and the impact of the pandemic on people who are in prison.
Dr. Ali Mokdad, Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at IHME and Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health at the University of Washington joins Intersection to explain the issues with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine- and what it means for the vaccination campaign overall.
Camarillo, CEO of the non-profit SALT Outreach Inc, says during the pandemic he saw a spike in the number of people experiencing homelessness who needed help. He joins the show to talk about the rollout of a mobile laundry trailer- and the fight against homelessness in Central Florida.
Florida reported 1,656 new coronavirus cases according to figures released by the state department of health today. It’s the lowest daily case count in the last two weeks.
On this episode of Intersection, we talk with political analysts Frank Torres and Dick Batchelor about the anti-riot bill and other controversial bills in the legislative session.