Talia BlakeMorning Edition Host & Reporter
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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
Bethune Cookman University is finally off probation from its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission. It’s a big step forward for the university after almost 2 years of financial issues. 90.7’s Talia Blake talked with BCU President Brent Chrite, who began by explaining what coming off probation means for the historically black university.
Daytona Beach city commissioners know they can’t stop motorcyclists from coming to Biketoberfest but, they won’t be encouraging visitors this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 30 states, including Florida, have applied for the federal lost wages assistance program. Sean Snaith, director of UCF’s Institute for Economic Forecasting, says the extra benefits will help, but the program is unlikely to last long.
Statewide in-person early voting is underway in Florida, as the state grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. Election supervisors recommend voters get ballots in the mail by Tuesday.
School restarts this month across Florida, but most counties still don’t have a solid reopening plan. Sean Griffin is an elementary school teacher with Orange County Public Schools, and this past year was his first year teaching. 90.7’s Talia Blake caught up with Griffin ahead of the upcoming school year. He says the pandemic has forced him to make big changes to how, and where, he’ll teach.
WMFE is monitoring Hurricane Isaias. Listen to 90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV for updates on the storm. Below is information on Central Florida sandbags and shelters:
Among the pandemic, the unrest over police brutality, and renewed debate about the history of racism in America, the need for mental health care is greater than ever. But for Black Americans, that’s not always so easy.