Recent Stories from Radio Intern
The COVID-19 pandemic and recent federal incentives have reignited the debate in Florida on whether or not to expand Medicaid. The expansion was made available through The Affordable Care Act. Florida is one of 12 states that have not adopted the expansion. WMFE health reporter Abe Aboraya, Robin Rudowitz with the Kaiser Family Foundation, Miriam Harmatz with the Florida Health Justice Project and Anne Swerlick with the Florida Policy Institute join Intersection to discuss the potential impact of expanding Medicaid in Florida.
Florida lawmakers have reached the midpoint of this year’s two-month legislative session. Political analysts Frank Torres and Dick Batchelor join Intersection to discuss two bills that have stirred up controversy and other pieces of legislation that could have profound impacts on Florida residents.
Live entertainment venues, theaters and museums have a financial lifeline with the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, a program through the U.S. Small Business Administration. WMFE’s Joe Byrnes joins Intersection to discuss how the program will be able to help keep venues afloat locally.
When the pandemic hit, a lot of performers scrambled to take their shows online. Drag queens were no exception. April Fresh, the drag persona of Loc Robertson, joins Intersection to discuss her year of online shows, returning to in-person performances and what the loss of Parliament House–the iconic venue that was recently demolished–means for the community.
When the theme parks closed last year, it affected the livelihoods of tens of thousands of theatre artists, according to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Steve MacKinnon, the artistic director at St. Luke’s, and performer Cami Miller join Intersection to discuss “Supporting HEARTS,” the church’s initiative to provide meals–and hope–to the Central Florida arts community.
How do scientists locate planets outside our solar system? It’s not an easy feat, but astronomers and astrophysicists are using a variety of methods to understand other exoplanets and the possibility of life outside of our solar system.
A rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, including a mass shooting in Atlanta has inspired action across the country, including Central Florida. A protest rally is being held Sunday, March 28, at 11 a.m. outside the Walgreens in the Colonial Plaza Mall in downtown Orlando.