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Talia Blake

Talia Blake

Morning Edition Host & Reporter

After a brief stint as Morning Edition Producer at The Public’s Radio in in Rhode Island, Talia Blake returned to WMFE, the station that grew her love for public radio. She graduated with a double-major in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). While at UCF, she was an intern for WMFE’s public affairs show, Intersection. In her spare time, Talia is an avid foodie and enjoys working out.



Recent Stories from Talia Blake

Jenn White is the new host of NPR’s 1A. (va NPR)

Meet The New Host Of NPR’s 1A: Jenn White



Jenn White is the new host of NPR’s 1A. White takes over from Joshua Johnson who made the jump from radio to TV at the end of last year. Since then the show’s been guest hosted by Todd Zwillich and 1A national reporter Sasha-Ann Simons. 90.7’s Talia Blake caught up with White ahead of her premiere as the new host this week to talk about the future of the show and her roots.


The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln declared all slaves freed. (via wikimedia)

Juneteenth: Its History and Significance Today



June 19th, or Juneteenth, is the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day the last slaves were freed in Texas, June 19th, 1865.








Bethune Cookman University photo by: Talia Blake/WMFE

A Look Back At Mary McLeod Bethune’s Life As Bethune Cookman University Looks To The Future



Mary McLeod Bethune is the first African-American to have a state-commissioned statue at the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. She will replace Edmund Kirby Smith to represent Florida. But, as Florida prepares to honor Bethune with a statue, the college that bears her name is still facing financial turmoil.  90.7’s Talia Blake visited the school for a look back  at Bethune’s life and legacy as the university tries to clean up its act.


Manoush Zomorodi
Host, TED Radio Hour , NPR Photo by Wanyu Zhang/NPR

NPR’s TED Radio Hour Has A New Host



NPR’s TED Radio Hour examines big questions with the help of the world’s greatest thinkers. After 7 years, the show is getting a new host.