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Intersection | Columnist Darryl Owens Talks Ferguson & Conversations with Congressmen Paul Ryan and John Mica

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The shooting death of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri sparked protest and intense media interest this month. 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks to Orlando Sentinel Columnist and 90.7 Contributor Darryl Owens about the situation and what makes it different from protests two years ago in Central Florida stemming from the death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

Also, 2012 Vice-Presidential hopeful and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan spent last week touring the state of Florida promoting his new book “The Way Forward.” He joins Matthew Peddie to speak about the plummeting approval rating numbers of Congress, the immigration debate, and Florida’s role in the 2016 Presidential elections.

Also, Congressman John Mica is no stranger to Florida Transportation projects – he’s been instrumental in securing funding for SunRail and the Orlando International Airport inter-modal expansion. Matthew Peddie speaks with him about the transportation projects shaping Central Florida.


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About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration. Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to ... Read Full Bio »