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Archive for Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hurricane Maria Survivors Still Struggle in Central Florida

Desiree Torres knew exactly what she would do when things fell apart. She would fasten her baby in his stroller and grab her two other children by the hand. Together, theyd get on a bus for a 30-minute ride to Kissimmee City Hall. Inside, Torres and her kids would find a spot to sit and wait for the help that was promised. “Where is the help youre giving me if youre throwing me out onto the street with my kids? she asks in Spanish. In February, it had been five months since Torres and her children survived Hurricane Maria, took a plane to Orlando and ended up in this Super 8 motel room off Highway 192. She thought it would ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Intersection: Cycling; FSA; Backyard Chickens

https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/032718_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFor years, Orlando has been one of the most dangerous places to walk, or bike. But a new wave of city residents who dont want to depend on cars, coupled with a different approach to designing city streets may have a chance of turning that around. Dan Tracy joins Intersection to talk about his reporting on how cycling advocates dream of an Orlando that one day rivals Portland for bike friendliness.  We speak to Orlando Sentinel education reporter Leslie Postal about ...
Published in Intersection Podcast

Intersection: High Tech Coops And Backyard Chickens

Flocks of chickens are springing up in backyards across Central Florida. Backyard chicken advocates say beside the supply of fresh eggs, raising your own chickens can teach valuable lessons about food and agriculture. And a new company is offering a high tech upgrade to the humble chicken coop.
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection