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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: Thad Seymour; SpaceX Mishap; Kristen Arnett & T Kira Madden


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/043019_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThad Seymour stepped in to lead the University of Central Florida after the resignation of UCF president Dale Whittaker. Seymour says he’s not interested in the job for himself long term, but he wants to help get the university back on track following the controversy over construction funding that let to Whittaker’s ouster along with the firing of a number of UCF employees. On this episode of Intersection we talk to interim UCF president Thad Seymour about what’s next for the …
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Intersection: Orlando’s Sri Lankan Community Reacts To Bombings; Reflections On The Magic Season; Opera Orlando Focused On Growing Audience


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/042619_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSri Lanka is in a state of shock after last weekend’s bombings at churches and hotels. Authorities are blaming a Muslim extremist group for the attacks which killed and injured hundreds of people. On this episode of Intersection we talk to members of Central Florida’s close-knit Sri Lankan community about the impact of the attacks on their sense of security, and next steps for the community as they they look to support friends and family back in Sri Lanka. The Orlando …
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Intersection: TSA Workplace Culture; Desmond Meade Makes Time 100 List; Violectric Riffs On Classic Rock


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/041919_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAfter the death of a Transportation Security Administration officer, Robert Henry, at Orlando International Airport in February, there’s been renewed scrutiny on what some employees have described as a culture of bullying at the TSA. The union for TSA workers is calling on the agency to end the pattern of of bullying and retaliation… and congressional leaders are also looking into the TSA’s workplace culture. On this episode of Intersection, we’re joined by 90.7’s Abe Aboraya and Danielle Prieur, who are …
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Intersection: The Connection Between Domestic Violence & Animal Cruelty; Curbing Invasive Cane Toads; The Origins Of Game Of Thrones


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/041619_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSVictims of domestic violence can sometimes face an additional challenge: how to keep pets safe. Harbor House of Central Florida has a kennel for pets- which can help remove one of the barriers that stands in the way of someone trying to leave an abusive relationship. On this episode of Intersection, Harbor House CEO Michelle Sperzel explains the link between domestic violence and cruelty to animals, and the growing trend for pet friendly domestic violence shelters. An invasive cane toad that …
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Intersection: A Big Week In Space; Soap History; John Korbel & Tiny Desk


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_041219.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s been a big week for space news. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy blasted off from Cape Canaveral last evening- thrilling spectators lining the roads to watch the launch. And for the first time, the private space company also stuck the landing for all three of its reusable boosters. Not so successful was an Israeli company’s mission to land a spacecraft on the moon. Beresheet came close to the lunar surface before mission control lost contact with the lander. History docent and photographer …
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Intersection: Legislative Midpoint; Ed Tech; Woman In Motion


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_040919.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSanctuary cities, arming teachers and restoring voting rights to felons who served their sentences are among the bills being tussled over in Tallahassee. With just under half of the session left- how will this legislature shape the laws of Florida? On this episode of Intersection, we check in on the legislative session with political analysts Frank Torres and Dick Batchelor. There’s been an explosion in education technology in recent years. Whether it’s social media or Augmented reality… technology plays a big …
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Intersection: The Latest Bid For Puerto Rican Statehood; Joanie Holzer Schirm On Her Father’s Legacy; Concert Photographer Jen Cray


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/040519_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThere’s a push on capitol hill to make Puerto Rico the 51st state. The bill introduced by congressman Darren Soto, a Democrat from Central Florida, has bipartisan support. But there’s pushback from some who say a statehood bill ignores the will of the residents of Puerto Rico. On this episode of Intersection we talk to Soto about why he thinks this path to statehood would be the best option for Puerto Rico. And we hear from Marcos Vilar, president and executive director …
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Intersection: Prisoner Transportation Companies; Time Management; The Optimistic Futurist


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/040219_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA new report from the Marshall Project and the New York Times examines the case of  Johnny Smith, a prisoner who died while being transported from Florida to Kentucky in 2011. The report also details the quest by Smith’s children to recover damages awarded by a judge. On this episode of Intersection, a conversation with Eli Hager, staff writer with the Marshall Project, about the prisoner transportation business, and what can go wrong when prisoners are transported across the country. Psychotherapist …
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Intersection: How Bills Are Made; New Music From Bryan Malpass


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_032919.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOne of the issues on the minds of lawmakers in Tallahassee this session is immigration… and there’s a bill making its way through the legislature to ban so-called sanctuary cities. A report from the News Service of Florida revealed that a hardline anti-immigration group worked with lawmakers to draft the bill. Meanwhile- the Sunshine State is touted by politicians as a low tax, business-friendly environment. Yet Florida Trend magazine reports lobbyists representing businesses ranging from rental car companies to theme parks …
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Intersection: Navigating The Housing Crisis; Education Behind Bars; Treating Hurricane Trauma


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_032619.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSCentral Florida is facing a severe shortage of affordable housing for low and extremely low income renters, according to a new report. Finding a place to live and taking care of all the other essentials is tough…but there is help for renters- and people looking to either buy a home or hold onto the one they own. On this episode of Intersection, we talk to Jodi Pena Castaldi, with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, about navigating the affordable housing crisis.   …
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