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Intersection: Puerto Rican Aid, Observing The Night Sky & Composer David MacDonald

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To go or to stay, that’s the dilemma facing many Puerto Ricans now as they try to rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

The storm triggered a wave of evacuees to Florida- but for those who remain in Puerto Rico- what challenges are they facing, and how long will it be before life returns to normal?

We’re talking to Central Floridians who’ve been back after the storm, including doctors who went to do life saving medical work

Then, good telescopes are expensive. So when scientists need access to a powerful scope sometimes they split the cost. We talk to Dan Batcheldor about an observatory in the Canary Islands and the schools that use it.

And local composer David MacDonald is showcasing his work with a wind quintet this weekend. We’ll talk to MacDonald about making contemporary classical music.


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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host

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

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