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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: Affordable Housing; First Week Of Session; CeCe Teneal


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/030819_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA lack of affordable housing, rising rent and a growing population makes it hard for many Central Floridians to find a home to fit their budget. The Sadowski fund- set aside for affordable housing- is typically used for other things. But governor Ron DeSantis is proposing to leave it alone this year, and affordable housing advocates are urging lawmakers to follow the Governor’s lead. Leaving the Sadowski fund for housing alone is only one part of the solution. So what else …
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Intersection: Governor DeSantis Delivers State Of The State; Orlando Sentinel Editorial Direction; Poet Taylor Mali


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_030519.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe environment, the economy and education are just a few of the big issues Governor Ron DeSantis has focused on since taking office in January. The governor delivers his first state of the state address Tuesday as the legislative session gets underway, laying out his goals for the session and his first year in office.  On this episode of Intersection, political analysts Dick Batchelor and Frank Torres join host Matthew Peddie for a conversation about what appeals to political leaders from …
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Intersection: SpaceX Launches Crew Dragon; Brian Turner Talks Jazz


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/030119_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSpaceX is preparing to launch its Crew Dragon to the International Space Station this weekend. The capsule won’t have astronauts on board for Saturday’s test run, but this is the spacecraft that will ferry astronauts into low earth orbit. On this episode of Intersection- we’re taking a closer look at the impact of private business on what was once the domain of government- human spaceflight and what it means for America and for Florida. NASA has been working with SpaceX and …
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Intersection: Climate Change; Dale Whittaker’s Resignation; Harlem Renaissance Art


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_022619.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFew states in the US are more vulnerable to climate change than Florida, but without a statewide policy – cities and municipalities have been left to deal with the impacts on their own. In a conversation recorded live at the WMFE studios, we discuss a year-long reporting project on climate change with 90.7 environmental reporter Amy Green, Trevor Aaronson with the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, journalist Tristram Korten and research professor Randall Parkinson. UCF president Dale Whittaker resigned last week, …
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Intersection: Recycling; Companion Dogs; Holy Human


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/022219_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe City of Orlando has been touted as a leader in the fight against climate change. This month Orlando was recognized by former New York City mayor and UN special envoy on climate change Michael Bloomberg for its use of climate friendly vehicles and solar arrays. Working to reduce emissions is one thing… but what about working to reduce waste? To find out what happens to the stuff people in Orange County recycle- we took a trip last summer to the …
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Intersection: Border Wall Politics In Florida; Farewell Opportunity; Capitol Steps


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/021919_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPresident Trump declared a National Emergency to free up more money to build a wall along the southern US border. The president made the announcement last week after agreeing to a funding deal to avoid another government shutdown. So how’s the declaration of emergency playing with lawmakers in Central Florida? On this episode of Intersection we dig into the ramifications of the state of emergency and plans for a border wall with political commentators Jason Henry and Frank Torres. Opportunity rover …
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Intersection: Analyzing The Pulse ‘Shoot Review’; Venezuelans In Orlando; Hannah Harber


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_021519.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe state attorney’s office for Orange and Osceola County completed a six month investigation into shots fired by law enforcement officers during the Pulse mass shooting in 2016. Their conclusion- none of the more than 180 shots fired by officers during the confrontation hit clubgoers. Orange County sheriff John Mina- who was chief of police at the time of the shooting- says the findings are a relief for the officers involved. The report also brings some closure to some victims family …
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Intersection: Policing After Parkland; MSD Teacher Jeff Foster Reflects; Pulse Community Sends Messages Of Support


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/021219_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, Parkland marks one year since the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. On this episode of Intersection we look at how the school community is coping, how law enforcement agencies are using a new law to help them act on potential threats, and the connection between two cities affected by the trauma of a mass shooting. For nearly a year, Florida police and sheriff’s offices have had so-called red flag legislation at their disposal, which allows them to ask …
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Project Opioid; StoryCorps; Uilleann pipes


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/020819_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGovernor Ron DeSantis says he’s making addiction relief and mental health a top priority, calling for nearly $85 million  to tackle the opioid epidemic in Florida. At the same time, central Florida leaders are banding together in a local effort called project opioid. On this episode of Intersection we explore how the approach of Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties complement statewide efforts to tackle the opioid crisis, and what solutions are most likely to succeed? Joining the program are Nikaury Muñoz, System of Care …
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Intersection: Analyzing Gov. DeSantis’s Budget; College ESports; Trinidadian Writer Anna Levi


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/020519_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGovernor Ron DeSantis promised a bold vision for Florida when he took office. And his first weeks on the job have been marked by some bold actions- reversing Florida’s course on smokable medical marijuana, pledging a big spending plan to help clean up the Everglades, and signaling an end to common core. The Governor’s also outlined what he wants in the state budget to pay for this. On this episode of Intersection we check in with political commentators Dick Batchelor and …
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