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Intersection: HB 7069, The Shuttle’s Seamstress & Ozarks Sounds

A massive education law has left the governor’s desk but now it’s making its way through the court system. HB 7069 has stirred up controversy over how it handles charter schools and where funding for these schools comes from.

What’s the rub? And why have a handful of school districts taken the fight to both the circuit court and the state supreme court? And ultimately, how could HB 7069 affect the students of central Florida.

Then, a spotlight on the space coast workforce. Jean Wright left the candy business to become a seamstress for the space shuttle. We’ll talk about her time as a “Sew Sister” and how her job was to make blankets to keep the shuttle cool and what it was like working on the shuttle in the shadow of the Columbia disaster.

And, musicians Chris Blevin, Patty Kanoly & Caleb McGee are bringing the sounds of Tulsa, Oklahoma to central Florida this weekend.

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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »