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Intersection: News Deserts; STEM Education; Paradise Rolling

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You may have heard of food deserts– areas of a city where it’s hard to get fresh fruit and vegetables, but what about news deserts? As the media industry faces layoffs, there are fewer reporters covering local politics, city hall, and other important beats. 

Report for America aims to change that. On this episode of Intersection we talk to Report for America’s national director Kim Kleman about the bid to fill holes in the journalistic landscape by helping fund a new generation of reporters. 

Growing up, Jessica Granahan says she was good at math, but put off by her experience learning math in school, she majored in language arts education in college. Now, with a master’s degree to her name, she’s back teaching math and science. 

Grahanan joins us along with UCF’s Lisa Dieker to talk about STEM education in Central Florida. 

Florida Today news columnist John A Torres delves into his reporting file for inspiration for a new crime novel– Paradise Rolling. He chats with Intersection about his book, and the state of the media business today. 


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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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