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Intersection: Politics With Dick Batchelor & Tico Perez; Fedrick Ingram On Reopening Schools

Yard signs and a voter registration table outside the Republican Party office in Kissimmee. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his pick for running mate this week- California Senator Kamala Harris- ending months of speculation over a list that included Orlando congresswoman Val Demings. 

Meanwhile President Donald Trump’s campaign kicked off a bus tour in Kissimmee on Monday, and Florida’s primary election is just around the corner. 

On this episode of Intersection, we discuss the 2020 election season hitting high gear with political analysts Dick Batchelor and Tico Perez. 

Then- as teachers and students return to class- online and in person- Florida Education Association president Fedrick Ingram says the state needs to do more to keep teachers, staff and students safe- and he says school districts need more flexibility to make decisions on whether to reopen brick and mortar campuses.

Ingram talks about the challenge of teaching in the pandemic and what he thinks a safe reopening plan looks like. 

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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 »