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Intersection

Intersection: The Lagoon, The Economy & The Senate Race


Today on Intersection – a conversation with 90.7’s environmental reporter Amy Green, who’s been reporting on the health of the Indian River Lagoon all this week. Later in the program, an update on how the commercial space industry is helping boost the Brevard County economy. And political analysts Dick Batchelor and Chris Carmody join the program to talk about Florida’s US Senate race.
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Intersection

Orlando’s Burgeoning Tech Scene


Orlando tech week is in full swing, with an emphasis on the future of tech in the City Beautiful. From a look back at the growing tech community, to an incubator idea that dove into the “Shark Tank,” and finally to a library on the cutting edge of technology. All things tech in the City Beautiful.
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Intersection

Intersection: Friday News Round Table


If the police catch you with marijuana, you’ll be arrested…but that could change in Orlando. Also, central Florida’s roads are jammed with frustrated commuters and confused tourists. Are we ready for driverless cars?
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The Orange County Convention Center is funded in part by the Tourism Development Tax.
Intersection

How Do Orange County Leaders Spend The Tourism Development Tax?


When tourists spend a night in Orlando, they pay a tax. It’s a six percent which goes to a fund that helps pay for things like convention centers, sports stadiums and arenas, auditoriums and museums and the marketing of Orlando. It’s a lot of money. And in the next seven years, Orange County is expecting a surplus of the tourism development tax — but how will it be spent?
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Brandon Burdine looks out across the Indian River Lagoon from the shore of his parents’ house in Titusville. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Indian River Lagoon Fish Kill


Volunteers have hauled thousands of pounds of dead fish out of the Indian River Lagoon, the dumpsters are being removed and in some parts of the lagoon, the water is clear again. But just because this die off is over, is the lagoon out of danger? Could there be another fishpocalypse soon? On the program today we take a deeper dive into the lagoon, asking why the algae that choked the water was worse this time, and what’s being done to nurse the lagoon slowly back to health.
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Dead fish floating in a canal in Cocoa Beach./Archive Photo: Amy Green
Intersection

Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Thousands of pounds of dead fish have been hauled away from the Indian River Lagoon but the brown tide remains. A group of U.S. Women’s Soccer players, including the Orlando Pride’s Alex Morgan, have accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of wage discrimination.
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Matthew Tonner, Laney Jones and Tre Hester of Laney Jones and the Spirits. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Emerging Artists And The Sounds Of Central Florida


This week on Intersection: emerging artists and musicians and the sounds of Central Florida. Laney Jones and The Spirits talk about music and play some of their favorite tunes; Jamal Ward, Indigo Blak and Chantel Rodriguez from the Mercury Collective talk about Orlando’s creative melting pot; and Alison Sherberg, Jeni Valtinson and Tessa Galindo from the Uke-A-Ladies demonstrate the soulful range of this tiny instrument.
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