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Intersection Podcast

Intersection: Online Threats; PTSD & First Responders; Jeff Zentner

https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/030618_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSchools around the country are on pins and needles since the shooting in Parkland. That’s according to Volusia County sheriff Mike Chitwood, who says his office has investigated more than 30 threats to schools in recent weeks and arrested over a dozen students. Meanwhile Orlando city commissioners voted to beef up the response to online threats. On this episode of Intersection we talk to Sheriff Chitwood and Stetson University constitutional law professor Louis Virelli about the law around threats on social …
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FBI Miami Special Agent in Charge Robert Lasky, left, and Broward Sheriff Scott Israel (center) brief reporters about the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 15, 2018. (Peter Hayden, WLRN)
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First Responders in Florida Aren’t Covered for PTSD. That May Change After Parkland.

Update, March 5, 2018: The Florida Senate unanimously passed a bill on Saturday that would provide lost wages to first responders disabled with PTSD. The Florida House passed the bill on Monday. It will now head to Gov. Rick Scott. A Florida bill to assist first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder has found new life in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
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Gerry Realin, left, was diagnosed with PTSD after responding to the Pulse Night Club shooting. Jessica Realin wants Florida’s workers’ compensation laws to cover the condition. Photo: Abe Aboraya, WMFE

Intersection: A Closer Look At PTSD And First Responders

First responders in Florida with post traumatic stress disorder are fighting for expanded compensation benefits. 90.7’s Abe Aboraya and ProPublica senior editor Charles Ornstein join Intersection to talk about a special reporting project to explore the impact of PTSD on first responders. 
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