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Intersection: Friday News Round Table


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Cara Jennings (in green) yells at Gov. Scott at a Starbucks./Photo: YouTube

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Eatonville’s mayor Anthony Grant has been suspended for now after he was arrested on voter fraud charges. It’s not the kind of attention a small town like Eatonville needs so what’s next for one of the nation’s oldest incorporated African-American towns?

Meanwhile the mayor of another Central Florida municipality is in a different kind of hot water. Debary mayor Clint Johnson wants to sail on a homemade raft from Cuba to Florida. But back home there’s questions over financial records and social media posts.

Governor Rick Scott tries to order coffee and gets an earful instead.

And there’s a solar amendment headed to voters on the November ballot. What does it actually mean for solar energy generation in the sunshine state?


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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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