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Intersection

Intersection: Orlando’s Vietnamese Heritage


After the Vietnam War, Central Florida became a destination for Vietnamese fleeing the communist regime. Now there’s a new generation of Orlando residents maintaining cultural ties to Vietnam. Former Miss Vietnam Florida Anh Do, who now oversees the pageant, and tasty chomps food blogger Ricky Ly join Intersection to talk about the Vietnamese heritage of Central Florida.
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Texas Army National Guard move through flooded streets in Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Photo: 1st Lt. Zachary West, US Army.
Intersection

Intersection: Social Media & Free Speech


Ken Storey resigned from his job teaching sociology at the University of Tampa, after his tweet about Hurricane Harvey sparked a social media maelstrom. Eugene Volokh, who teaches first amendment law at UCLA joins Intersection for a conversation about the implications for free speech on campus and beyond.
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Intersection

Intersection: Mental Health Funding


Florida recieved $27 million in federal funds to help fight the opioid addiction crisis. But mental health providers are also trying to figure out how to deal with millions of dollars of cuts in other areas. Aspire Health Partners’ Todd Dixon, Donna Wyche with Orange County Health Services & State Rep. Jason Brodeur join Intersection for a discussion on funding for mental health services.
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More than 13,000 people nationwide are projected to live in a county without a single health insurance company selling Obamacare individual plans next year, while 40 percent of people will live in a place with just one insurer.
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Intersection: Health Insurance Rate Uncertainty


The price people pay for health insurance in Florida next year could increase dramatically, but state officials have pushed the decision back on finalizing rates. And there’s uncertainty about future of subsidies paid by the Federal Government to insurance companies. We dig into what the uncertainty over health insurance means for Floridians with Joel Ario, who helped set up the exchanges, and 90.7’s health reporter Abe Aboraya. 
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