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Archive for Friday, October 26, 2018

Florida’s Senate Race Could Affect Space Policy, Funding

The Kennedy Space Center receives around $2.6 billion each year from Congress. Lawmakers like Senator Bill Nelson help steer policy and money to the state. Governor Rick Scott is challenging Nelson for his seat and policy experts are worried that could put Florida space dollars in jeopardy.
Published in Central Florida News, Space


Rare Pegasus Rocket Launch Delayed

The launch of a NASA space-weather satellite is delayed until at least next week. It will be a rare mid-flight launch from the belly of an airplane.
Published in Space




LGBTQ advocates in Florida seek statewide anti-discrimination protection

Gov. Rick Scott remained mum this week about signing an anti-discrimination order protecting LGBTQ state employees in the wake of the Trump administration’s latest attempt to roll back federal protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people. Since the Pulse massacre, LGBTQ advocates in Florida have pleaded with Scott to sign an executive order protecting state employees against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. State civil rights laws don’t explicitly protect queer and trans communities from being denied housing, service and employment. Equality Florida advocates say Scott broke his promise by refusing to sign the order and insisting that protections for sexual orientation already existed for Floridians on the federal level. That logic has been put to the test ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly


Intersection: Orange County Sheriff’s Race; NASA Education; Political Cartoons

https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/102318_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTop issues for Orange County sheriff candidates include school safety, tackling the homicide rate and putting more resources into policing a growing county On this episode of Intersection,  conversations with the candidates for Orange County sheriff. John Mina is retiring from his position as Orlando Police Chief- his last day at OPD is this friday. Joe Lopez is a retired Florida Highway patrol chief who now heads up security at Disneys Epcot. And Darryl Sheppard says hes running to bring more ...
Published in Intersection Podcast




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