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Intersection

Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Central Florida’s Puerto Rican population is growing. What does that mean at the ballot box here in Florida and how can they help their fellow Puerto Ricans back home, where the island is grappling with debt? Meanwhile local elections in Orlando are just weeks away. What seemed like a low-key mayoral race is heating up, as one of Buddy Dyer’s opponents pours thousands into a door-to-door campaign. But will it count on election day though?And a drunk driver who live streamed herself on Periscope got the attention of law enforcement and Florida Senator Bill Nelson. Should this social media platform be a tool for police to use?
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Orlando City Hall. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Intersection

Intersection: Orlando Municipal Elections


Orlando voters head to the polls November 3. The municipal elections were moved up five months and the mayoral race is heating up. On the ballot, incumbent Mayor Buddy Dyer faces opposition, and two city commission races for seats currently held by Patty Sheehan and Sam Ings. Coming up on Intersection, a conversation with Mayoral candidates Paul Paulson and Sunshine Grund. And Fox 35 political reporter Mike Synan and Orlando Political Observer Editor Frank Torres break down the municipal races
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Bishop Cal Stubbs in front of his Taste of Class restaurant in Parramore./Photo by: Catherine Welch
Central Florida News

Taking On Parramore’s Soaring Unemployment Rate


When the city of Orlando launched a study into the historic black Parramore neighborhood, it got back some alarming statistics. One of them was Parramore’s jobless rate – nearly 24 percent. Much has changed since last year, when that number surfaced in a comprehensive plan for the neighborhood.
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City Commissioner Regina Hill speaks at the ribbon cutting for a renovated commercial building in Parramore. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Central Florida News

Regina Hill Sees New Hope In Parramore


A soccer stadium is on its way to Parramore, and with it new businesses and residents. It’s a neighborhood in flux, and 90.7’s Matthew Peddie caught up with Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill at the ribbon cutting of a new business there- to talk about the neighborhood’s past and future.
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