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Intersection: Covering Irma, Axing Homework & Documenting The Vietnam Warr


Two weeks after Hurricane Irma, the clean up continue and some Floridians are still waiting for the power to come back on. As the path of the storm shifted, media organizations scrambled to prepare and to cover the story as Irma churned up the peninsula.

Today on Intersection, we’ll hear from reporters at WGCU in Fort Myers and WJCT in Jacksonville about how they covered the storm.

Then, for parents who struggle to help their kids with homework after a long day at school- how about replacing worksheets with reading? That’s exactly what Marion County Public Schools has done. We’ll talk to the superintendent about doing away with homework.

And, as PBS airs a documentary series about the Vietnam War directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. We’ll listen back to an interview with Novick and Daytona Beach resident Dr. Hal Kushner, who was a prisoner of war and is featured in the documentary.

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.