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Intersection: Athlete's Safety, FEMA's Disaster Response & Local Band SALES


The Stetson University community has been rocked by the death of football player Nicholas Blakely. Coach Roger Hughes said staff were nothing short of heroic in their efforts to save the life of the 19 year old at practice last Monday. There was nothing to indicate health issues that would have kept him off the field and the cause of death is not yet known.

A few years ago the NCAA developed new guidelines aimed at improving safety for college athletes. On this episode, we’ll look at the steps that are taken to keep young athletes safe from K-8 schools through to college and universities.

Harvey dumped record amounts of rain on Texas. As the flood waters recede and residents there begin the long road to recovery- are there lessons in this storm for Florida? Former FEMA director Craig Fugate joins us to talk about the challenges ahead for Texas- and what Floridians should be thinking about to prepare for big storms.

And Orlando based duo Sales join us to talk about songwriting, touring, and the art of improvisation.

Brendan Byrne is WMFE's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the WMFE newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing WMFE's internship program.<br/><br/>Byrne also hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration.