WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Intersection: Wedgefield Water, Hospital Leaders & Corpse Plant


Play Audio
This way to the Corpse Plant. Rollins College's stinky plant drew nearly 5,000 curious visitors. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

This way to the Corpse Plant. Rollins College's stinky plant drew nearly 5,000 curious visitors. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Stay up to date on coronavirus coverage: Listen to WMFE on your radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” or “WMFE” and you’ll be connected.

Some residents in the East Orange County community of Wedgefield have complained about the color and the smell of their water. The county doesn’t manage the water treatment plant for that community- but they are testing the water at some of the houses. We’ll talk to UCF associate professor of environmental engineering Steven Duranceau about water treatment and what tests can tell you about the safety of your tap water.

Healthcare in Central Florida is changing. Hospitals are expanding, there are new ways to measure the health of a community and there’s a renewed focus on the cost of care. To explain some of these developments- we’re joined by Daryl Tol, CEO of Florida Hospital Central Florida, Orlando Health CEO David Strong and Nemours Childrens Hospital president Dana Bledsoe.

And a rare- and very smelly- flower drew thousands of curious visitors to Rollins College. We play a visit to the college greenhouse and talk with greenhouse manager Alan Chryst about how the corpse plant bloomed into a social media sensation.


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida COVID-19 news, updates on special programs and more. Support our extended coverage.

GET THE LATEST

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

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 »

TOP