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Hops are what give beers like IPA their characteristic flavor. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Growing Hops In Florida


Brian Pearson’s research into hops grew from a personal interest in beer, and a curiosity about whether hops would grow in Sunshine State. Now the University of Florida professor has brewers and farmers beating a path to his door. Intersection visits the hop yard where Pearson and two of his students, Richard Smith and Amanda Morgan, are cultivating a plant that could be an alternative to the state’s struggling citrus crops.
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Bob McDonald. Photo:  Abe Aboraya, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Bob McDonald On How To Get Veteran Homelessness To Zero


One piece of news you may have missed: In June, the VA declared Orlando had reached a functional end to chronic veteran homelessness. But to get from functional homelessness to actual homelessness, there’s still some work to do. VA secretary Bob McDonald sat down with 90.7’s health reporter Abe Aboraya to talk about the challenges facing homeless veterans.
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Capt. Mark Kelly. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Mark Kelly On Gun Violence


In 2011, Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords was badly injured in a mass shooting that left six people dead. Giffords and her husband, former shuttle astronaut Mark Kelly are kicking off a nationwide bus tour to promote gun reform, and they’re starting in Orlando. Capt. Kelly talks about the push to prevent gun violence, and explains why they wanted to start the tour in Orlando.
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