Talia BlakeMorning 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
10 Years Later: Can The Florida Competitive Workforce Act Finally Become Law This Legislative Session?
Since 2009, Florida lawmakers have introduced the Competitive Workforce Act, that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation in employment, housing, and in public accommodations. The bill hasn’t gotten enough support in previous years but, as the 2020 legislative session gets underway, the bill’s sponsors say they’re optimistic.
Central Floridians are offering help after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico this week. Hurricane Maria prompted many Puerto Ricans to move close to family in Central Florida.
According to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 22 transgender or gender nonconforming people have been killed in 2019 in the U.S, mostly individuals of color. That includes one transgender woman in Florida, while another barely survived her attack. Advocates are frustrated with the slow pace of some of these investigations, but some law enforcement agencies in Central Florida are working to change that.
On a satellite map, the Lake Wales Ridge stands out as a sandy spine running through the middle of Florida. From Clermont in the north, south almost to Lake Okeechobee, rolling hills give the area a very un-Florida-like feel.
Come Monday, a national consortium of environmental groups will begin a major effort to transplant coral to South Florida’s reefs.
The University of Central Florida’s Presidential Search Committee is holding an open forum Monday. The search committee is asking students, staff, and alumni what qualifications and characteristics they want in UCF’s next president.
The king of sliders is coming to Florida. White Castle is set to begin construction on a new restaurant in Orlando in 2020.