WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Intersection: Evictions; State Reopening; Lake County Business Grants

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expired this week. The governor’s office said it was to avoid confusion over whether the state order- or the CDC’s nationwide eviction moratorium should apply. So where does that leave renters? 

On this episode of Intersection, 90.7’s Matthew Peddie talks with state representative Anna Eskamani, who says she’s been fielding calls from tenants throughout the pandemic- seeking help with rent or trying to avoid eviction. They discuss the politics around the housing crisis as the pandemic continues. 

Florida’s now in phase 3 of recovery from COVID-19, with bars, restaurants and businesses allowed to reopen. The governor’s announcement last week, though, sent local authorities scrambling- figuring out how to interpret the order and keep mask ordinances in place while coronavirus cases continue… even as the state relaxes rules around the pandemic. 

Orange County mayor Jerry Demings says communication between the governor and local authorities needs to improve. He joins the program to talk about the county’s approach- and the impact of thousands of layoffs at Walt Disney World. 

And in Lake County- leaders want more businesses to apply for grant money to get them through the pandemic. County commission chair Leslie Campione talks about the challenges facing business owners and the help that’s available. 

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

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 earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »