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Spanish-language podcast, in-depth website included in coverage


ORLANDO — 90.7 WMFE is marking the passing of one year since the tragic shooting at Pulse nightclub with special coverage including an in-depth website, two podcasts — one in Spanish and one in English — and a one-hour special program airing on Monday, June 12.

The reporters in the WMFE newsroom have chosen not simply to revisit the acknowledged horror of that night’s events in their one-year coverage. Instead, they’re focusing on the stories of people: people who survived and how they are moving forward; people who were lost and how they are remembered; and people – in the Orlando community and around the globe – who were moved to respond in the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

WMFE is also involved in national coverage plans for WNYC’s The Takeaway, NPR Morning Edition and All Things Considered. More details follow.

WMFE coverage:

Pulse website — Multimedia stories posted on wmfeindepth.org take a deep dive into what has happened since the tragic shooting at Pulse nightclub that claimed 49 lives, left dozens more wounded, and changed the face of our community.

Pulse podcasts — There are two Pulse podcasts, one in English, “Life After Pulse”, and one in Spanish, “Orlando Un Año Después”. More information about the podcasts is available here.

One-hour special — At 9 a.m. Monday, June 12, WMFE presents “Pulse, One Year Later”, a one-hour special program hosted by Nicole Darden Creston.

Spotlight — At 5:50 p.m. Friday, June 9, News Director Catherine Welch will have a conversation with Florida’s poet laureate, Peter Meinke, about the poem he wrote about the Pulse one-year mark, as part of Spotlight, our weekly arts and culture segment.

Local reporting — Reporters will be in the field, with reports airing throughout the day Monday and Tuesday. Pulse news stories flow here. Follow reporters and the station on Twitter.

Intersection — Host Matthew Peddie will talk to the Three Wise Guys of Friends Talking Faith about Monday’s events during a live segment of Intersection, airing around 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 13.

Wise Guys event — WMFE hosted a Dare to Listen event on June 7 called “Orlando, One Year Later”, which featured the Three Wise Guys of Friends Talking Faith with guests Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan and WMFE reporter Crystal Chavez. Listen here.

National coverage:

StoryCorps — On Friday morning, June 9, there was a national airing of an Orlando StoryCorps recording on NPR Morning Edition. StoryCorps recordings done in Orlando in March will also be featured on the air and in the WMFE podcasts. Listen here.

The Takeaway — WNYC’s The Takeaway, with Host John Hockenberry, will broadcast live from the 90.7 WMFE studios on Monday, June 12. Reporters Crystal Chavez and Brendan Byrne will join Hockenberry for a segment on how Pulse has changed Orlando. The Takeaway airs at noon on 90.7 WMFE.

NPR All Things Considered — Host Ari Shapiro arrived in Orlando on June 6 to report on the one-year mark. His reporting will be featured on the Monday, June 12, edition of All Things Considered, starting at 4 p.m. on 90.7 WMFE.

Dear World — 90.7 WMFE hosted Dear World in the 90.7 WMFE studio in early June for their #DearOrlando project, which produced these captivating message-on-skin portraits of Pulse survivors, family members and first responders. View the project here.


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NPR programming; and 90.7-2 Classical. Part of the community since 1980, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. Visit wmfe.org to learn more.

WMFE In-Depth is a deeper dive into the enlightening, educational, inspiring news coverage 90.7 WMFE is known for. The long-form stories and in-depth reporting here reflect the Central Florida communities that have come to trust the high-quality news coverage that WMFE provides. Visit wmfeindepth.org to learn more.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jenny Babcock at 407-273-2300 ext. 112 or email at jbabcock@wmfe.org.