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Archive for Friday, July 6, 2018

Intersection: Recycling; Hurricane Maria Evacuees; Carly Jo Jackson

https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/Intersection_070618.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt feels good to recycle. But do you ever wonder just what happens to those cans, bottles and cardboard boxes once the truck empties out your recycling cart? Not all of ends up where you might expect. And, as the cost of recycling goes up, cities and counties are looking at ways to improve the quality of material thats getting shipped out. On this episode of Intersection, a visit to the Orange County MRF facility where solid waste manager David Gregory ...
Published in Intersection Podcast

Intersection: Reduce, Reuse and Be Sure To Recycle Correctly

You might think youre doing the right thing by recycling those bottles, cans, plastic containers and cardboard boxes, but put enough of the wrong stuff in the bin and it could be your load and a whole neighborhoods load of recycling that heads to the landfill instead. Orange County started a pilot program called "Think Five" to educate residents on what is and isn't recyclable. Dawn McCormick, Director of Communications for Waste Management, and Professor Fazal T. Najafi, engineering professor at UF, join us to talk about the importance of recycling.
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection

Trouble On The HI-SEAS

A simulated Mars mission was cut short earlier this year after a crew member was injured. Just what happened in the fake Mars habitat in Hawaii and what does that mean for future experiments?
Published in Are We There Yet

Florida Appeals Court Continues To Block Smokeable Medical Marijuana

It is still illegal in Florida to smoke medical marijuana. The 1st District Court of Appeal is keeping the ban in place while an appeals process continues. The court said those litigating against the state have failed to demonstrate a likelihood that their appeal will be successful and have failed to show irreparable harm will take place with this hold
Published in Central Florida News

Jiha Moon’s exhibit “Double Welcome” at the Mennello Museum of American Art

Atlanta-based Korean artist Jiha Moons new show at the Mennello Museum explores the complexities of cultural exchange. Double Welcome mashes up traditional folk art forms and pop-culture iconography from the East and West, combining media as disparate as Korean Hanji fabric and neon acrylic paint. Sometimes one symbol works double duty like the peach, the official fruit of Moons adopted home state of Georgia and a potent symbol of prosperity in Korea. Double Welcome was brought to the Mennello by museum director Shannon Fitzgerald as part of a strategy to make the museum more inclusive. Although the official name of the institution is the Mennello Museum of American Art, Fitzgerald wants everyone to know its not just about mom ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly