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Intersection: The Lagoon, The Economy & The Senate Race


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Dick Batchelor & Chris Carmody


The Indian River Lagoon is in crisis. After a brown tide choked the water and thousands of dead fish began washing up- residents and scientists are wondering if this is a tipping point for one of the most bio-diverse waterways in the United States.

Today on Intersection we check in with 90.7’s environmental reporter Amy Green, who’s been reporting on the health of the Indian River Lagoon all this week.

The health of the lagoon affects the Brevard County economy- but it’s not the only factor. Later in the program we’re joined by Titusville city manager Scott Larese and Isabel Wright, president of the Florida Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, for an update on what’s keeping the Brevard County economy ticking over.

And- after last night’s debate between David Jolly and Alan Grayson- political analysts Dick Batchelor and Chris Carmody- join us to talk about Florida’s US senate race- the environment, the economy and other issues in the race to replace Marco Rubio.

 


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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 »

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