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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
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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
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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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Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Flint Michigan’s water crisis sparked a reckoning for not just Michigan but other parts of the country too. The space coast has water problems too but it’s not the drinking water, it’s what’s flowing into the Indian River Lagoon. Altamonte Springs teams up with Uber.
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Feeding a giraffe at the Central Florida Zoo. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: SeaWorld, The Zoo & The Animal Shelter


90.7’s Amy Green and the Orlando Sentinel’s Dewayne Bevil explain what the end of captive killer whale breeding means for the future of the company. Central Florida Zoo education director Stephanie Williams talks about zoos and conservation. And Dianne Summers with Orange County Animal Services explains how the award-winning shelter works to find new homes for dogs and cats.
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Intersection: SeaWorld Ends Orca Breeding; UCF Wins Campus Funding & Rubio Ends Presidential Run


SeaWorld is ending its captive killer whale breeding program. The killer whales will be a part of the theme park for some time yet, but CEO Joel Manby says this is a move SeaWorld had to make. So what do SeaWorld fans make of the move: are they disappointed the animals they’ve seen close up will eventually be gone from the park altogether? And if the documentary Blackfish turned people off the theme park, is this announcement enough to get them back?
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Intersection: Primary Day In Florida


It’s presidential primary voting day in Florida. Former state lawmaker Dick Batchelor and former Republican Congressman Lou Frey join Intersection to reflect on how this campaign compares to presidential primaries past.
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Kissimmee was Feelin’ The Bern on Thursday. Sanders urged his supporters to get out and vote in Florida’s primary next Tuesday. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Politics, Wrestling, Bear Hunting


Florida is getting ready to rumble. The state’s presidential preference primary is just days away, and some political analysts have already got a head start on the post mortems for Marco Rubio’s campaign. But can he pull off the ultimate underdog move and upset Trump on Tuesday?
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A map showing the I-4 Ultimate project. Photo: Catherine Welch, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Connecting The Transportation Dots In Central Florida


Lynx is having no trouble filling buses, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges facing the mass transit system. All Aboard Florida is building a trainline from Miami to Orlando, but now Brevard County wants a station. And roadworks on I-4 could drive commuters to SunRail, if only gas weren’t so cheap. This week on Interseciton: connecting the transportation dots in Central Florida.
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