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Intersection: Tales From A Train

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Paul Draper (l) and Mike Jarboe are a couple of the passengers Tamara Lush has interviewed for her Tales From A Train series. Photo: Tamara Lush, AP

Tamara Lush says there’s something different about travelling around the country on a train. For one thing- long stretches without wifi mean there’s plenty of time for conversation, or contemplation.

Lush, who’s a Florida based correspondent for the Associated Press, is on a writers residency on Amtrak, filing stories for a series called Tales from a Train, and working on a romance novel.

She set off on from Orlando’s Amtrak station this month on a trip around the country. We talked to Lush during a stop in California.

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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 »