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Intersection

Intersection is 90.7’s news and in-depth conversation program. We talk with political leaders, environmental experts, historians, writers, musicians, and other news makers from around Central Florida. Intersection is where they all come together on 90.7 News. Listen live Tuesdays & Fridays at 9 a.m. or via Podcast at anytime!

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Intersection: Reporting On TSA & Talking Solutions To Workplace Problems


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/081619_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of Intersection we talk to 90.7’s Danielle Prieur and Abe Aboraya about their investigation into the death of Transportation Security Officer Rob Henry, and workplace culture at the TSA. We also hear from TSA acting deputy administrator Patricia Cogswell about how the administration is handling allegations of a toxic workplace culture and what they’re doing to tackle the problem.  And we talk to US Reps. Ted Yoho and Darren Soto, and union representative Deb Hannah about potential legislative …
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Intersection: What’s Next For Puerto Rico; Community Partnership Schools; Update On The Guardianship Program


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_081319.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWanda Vasquez, Puerto Rico’s former Justice Secretary, was sworn in as governor of the island last week, bringing some stability after weeks of protest that prompted the exit of former governor Ricardo Rosello.  Can Vasquez build trust with Puerto Rican residents frustrated and angry with political corruption, and with the slow pace of recovery after hurricane Maria?   On this episode of Intersection, we’ll talk to Miami Herald reporter Bianca Padro Ocasio, who was in Puerto Rico covering the protests.  Then– community …
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Intersection Podcast

Intersection: Newspaper Consolidation; El Paso Shooting; New Music From Amy Robbins


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_080919.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGannet and GateHouse announced a merger this week. Gannett’s newspapers include USA Today and Florida Today, while GateHouse papers include the Florida Times Union, the Palm Beach Post and the Gainesville Sun.  The deal would create a newspaper giant with a circulation of 8.7 million, and the aim is to combat declining ad revenue and circulation. So where does that leave newspapers in Florida– the journalists who report the news and the people who read it?  On this episode of Intersection, we …
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Intersection: Video Games & Violence; Faith & Trauma; Soccer Update


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/080619_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTwo mass shootings in the space of 24 hours in El Paso Texas and Dayton Ohio shocked the nation and sent lawmakers scrambling for answers. Some have placed the blame on violent video games and other media.  On this episode of Intersection, we talk to a Stetson University associate professor of Psychology Chris Ferguson about why policymakers point the finger at violent video games, and whether there’s a link between virtual violence and real life violence.  Then– in the aftermath of acts …
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Intersection: Florida’s Chief Science Officer, Foster Homes For Unaccompanied Minors & Musician Jordan Foley


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_080219.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFlorida has a chief science officer. In this brand new role, Tom Frazer will oversee the newly established Office of Environmental Accountability and Transparency.One of his priorities will be Florida’s water, plagued by toxic blue green algae among other issues. We’ll hear from Tom Frazer as he settles into the new job and we’ll talk to 90.7 environmental reporter Amy Green about a water quality issue in Central Florida’s backyard– Melbourne’s drinking water. Then, as the Department of Health and Human …
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Intersection: First Responder Peer Support; Aerospace Apprenticeships; Mexico Art & Architecture


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_073019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMore first responders in the US die by suicide than in the line of duty. Orlando firefighter Jeff Orrange says those numbers are staggering, and he’s working to change the equation Orrange is part of a peer support team that helps firefighters reach out to fellow firefighters and get the mental health support they need.  On this episode of Intersection we’ll talk to Orrange about the education process for first responders and the importance of peer support.  A group of students …
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Intersection: Puerto Rico’s Governor Resigns; VA Secretary Robert Wilkie Talks Healthcare; A New Performance Of The Mikado


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_072619.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPuerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo  Rosselló will step down in a week.  The governor made the announcement in a recorded video message Wednesday night. The news was greeted with celebration from Puerto Ricans who had put pressure on Rosselló to step down over nearly two weeks of protest after a series of offensive chat messages were leaked from the governor and top officials.  On this episode of Intersection– what’s next for Puerto Rico after the resignation of the governor? Does his departure …
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Internet Of Things And Cybersecurity; FusionFest Celebrates Diversity; Hagrid & Galaxy’s Edge: Theme Park Update


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/072319_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat do social media companies do with all of the data they’ve got from you? How sophisticated does a phishing email have to be to work? What’s the downside to the internet of things– smart watches, smart fridges, smart toys?  These are some of the questions that keep Dr. Yan Solihin up at night. He’s the director of UCF’s cybersecurity and privacy cluster– a department in the college of engineering and computer science that’s growing along with the growth in awareness …
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Intersection: Apollo 11’s History, Legacy & Inspiration


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/071619_Apollo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSToday marks 50 years since Apollo 11 launched from Kennedy Space Center, sending Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on a mission that would land the first humans on the moon. Today on Intersection, we’ll look back at that launch and speak with UCF historian Amy Foster about how the Apollo program shaped Florida’s space coast. Then, Apollo inspired countless young people to explore space as a career. The Florida Space Institute’s Phil Metzger takes us back to his childhood …
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