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Intersection: Pulse Memorial; Florida’s Medical Marijuana Business

Plans are moving ahead with a memorial and museum at the site of the Pulse nightclub .The design team for the memorial says it will be a place to learn about tolerance as well as to remember the 49 people who were killed in the 2016 mass shooting. 

On this episode of Intersection we discuss the importance of the Pulse nightclub memorial for the LGBTQ+ community in Florida. And we’ll talk about how other cities in the US have remembered the victims of tragedies. 

Joining the conversation: Ken Foote, professor of Geography at University of Connecticut and author of the book Shadowed Ground, which explores “how and why Americans have memorialized—or not—the sites of tragic and violent events spanning three centuries of history and every region of the country,” Christopher Cuevas, executive director of QLatinX; and Florida Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith

Then- medical marijuana has been legal– in some form– in Florida since 2014. But the rollout of medical marjuana has been tangled in red tape. That’s changing, and new businesses are springing up as the red tape loosens around the use of medical marijuana. 

90.7’s health reporter Abe Aboraya talks to Jose Hidalgo from Fluent Cannabis Care about the business of medical marijuana.

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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 »