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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

The Florida Legislature via News Service of Florida

After Fiery Debate, Florida House Passes ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill



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.




Providers and parents fill the room of AHCA’s Tampa field office for a public meeting about proposed changes to behavior analysis therapy through Florida Medicaid. Future meetings will be held in webinar form. via DAYLINA MILLER / WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

AHCA Modifies ABA Therapy Meeting Format, Program Implementation



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.


Photo: Joe Shlabotnik

Central Florida Cities Among Fastest Growing In US



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.








Generic Unemployment Office Sign. via Bytemarks/Flickr

Florida Labor Bill could Aid Victims Of Domestic Violence



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.


The balloon pictured above is not the balloon stolen from Indiana. Photo by Rona Proudfoot/flickr

Hot Air Balloon Stolen In Indiana Found At Festival In The Villages



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.


Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

House Panel Backs Giving Florida Access To Foreign Drugs



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.



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