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Intersection: A Tale Of Two Cities


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Kissimmee Mayor Jim Swan. Photo: Matthew Peddie

2016 is a big year for national and state politics as the presidential election looms.

But there’s also a lot going on in city politics and cities are also reacting to profound changes – whether it’s changing demographics, new building or transportation going in.

We’ll check in with two Central Florida cities that are riding a wave of change: Titusville, where mayor Jim Tulley talks us through the effects of the transformation underway with the space industry and Kissimmee, where Mayor Jim Swan explains the challenge and opportunity of a population boom.

It’s a tale of two cities on Intersection.

And later in the program, WFSU news director Lynn Hatter joins Intersection with a preview of Governor Rick Scott’s State of the State address to the legislature.


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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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