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Intersection: A Big Week In Space; Soap History; John Korbel & Tiny Desk

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It’s been a big week for space news. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy blasted off from Cape Canaveral last evening- thrilling spectators lining the roads to watch the launch. And for the first time, the private space company also stuck the landing for all three of its reusable boosters. Not so successful was an Israeli company’s mission to land a spacecraft on the moon. Beresheet came close to the lunar surface before mission control lost contact with the lander.

History docent and photographer Julia Bergeron, Dale Ketcham, vice president of government and external relations for Space Florida, Emilee Speck with WKMG News 6 and 90.7’s space reporter Brendan Byrne join Intersection to discuss the highs and lows of the week in space exploration.

Ever wonder what happens to the soap you leave in the hotel bathroom when you check out? Shawn Seipler took that question and turned it into a non-profit. Clean The World recycles discarded soap from 5,000 hotels and sends it to communities in need. We talk to Seipler at his Orlando headquarters, which now includes a museum of soap.

We’re fast approaching the deadline for this year’s tiny desk contest. Musicians have until Sunday to put in their entries. We’ll listen back to one of the WMFE listener favorites from last year- jazz guitarist John Korbel.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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