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
After a long and fiery debate about how the state should deal with illegal immigration, the Florida House on Wednesday passed legislation that seeks to crack down on local governments that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Struggling Bethune-Cookman University has selected the dean of the University of Denver’s College of Business as its next president.
Behavioral therapists who work mostly with children on the autism spectrum say the state agency that oversees the Medicaid program is finally starting to listen to their concerns. The State Agency for Health Care Administration is now running meetings on behavior analysis therapy changes — that had been scheduled in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Pensacola over the coming weeks — in webinar form.
When it came to population growth last year, cities in central Florida grew by stadiums. Metro Orlando grew by 60,000 residents last year, almost as large as the number of people who can fit into the city’s Camping World Stadium, where college football bowl teams face off each winter.
The wife of a comatose Orlando police officer is suing the estate of the gunman who shot him. The owner of the apartment complex where the gunman lived also faces litigation.
Nothing has come easy for the Magic over the last seven years. So, when the horn sounded on their 116 to 108 win over the Boston Celtics, fans went crazy.
Players, coaches and fans are wondering what happened after the Alliance of American Football abruptly stopped playing. Tom Dundon, who owns the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, had promised a 250 million dollar investment to keep the league going.
MIAMI (AP) — Reflecting on her assault 12 years ago, 41-year-old Wanda Gomez said she did not know if she was going to make it out alive. She had been stabbed multiple times by an angry ex-boyfriend, she said. Her attacker, who was also a co-worker, had been kicked out of her home after he was accused of sexually assaulting Gomez’s school-age daughter.
SUMMERFIELD, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have recovered a hot air balloon stolen from its owner in Indiana. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office got a tip Saturday from police in Bloomington, Indiana, that the stolen balloon had been spotted at The Villages Hot Air Balloon Festival.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians could gain access to cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and other foreign countries under legislation approved by a state House committee Monday amid concern it could open the door to subpar and even dangerous medications.