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Orlando Sentinel Conversations aims to keep you up to date on what makes Central Florida tick. We cover news, politics, entertainment, crime, communities – whatever is on the mind of those that call Orlando and its surrounding communities home.

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Comedian Amanda Seales on her HBO special, growing up in Orlando (Ep. 128)

March 22nd, 2019

13:51

Orlando comedian Amanda Seales has a lot going on: Her role in the HBO comedy series “Insecure,” the podcast “Small Doses,” her game show “Smart …

Film tackles local case involving astronaut love triangle, Trump campaign in Florida, and Spooky Empire (Ep. 127)

March 22nd, 2019

16:51

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Friday, March 22, 2019.

  • In Florida, the Trump 2020 re-election campaign is already gearing up (1:45)

Deaths, injuries mount on I-4 Ultimate, Uber rideshare hubs, and sports betting (Ep. 126)

March 21st, 2019

23:54

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for March 21, 2019.

  • Worker injuries, deaths mount as I-4 Ultimate project rolls on, records show (1:46)

House bill comes too late to save UCF from scandal, U.S.-Ecuador match in Orlando, and Cirque's 'Luzia' (Ep. 125)

March 20th, 2019

20:43

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

  • In wake of UCF scandal, House bill would allow universities to spend reserve …

Has gene therapy cured local woman's sickle cell anemia? (Ep. 124)

March 20th, 2019

15:07

Jennelle Stephenson of Kissimmee took part in a clinical trial using gene therapy to fight sickle cell anemia. She’s recovered from the pain of the disease and is now leading a more active life. But has she been cured? …

Smokable medical marijuana, bicyclists vs. impatient drivers, and aliens in Central Florida? (Ep. 123)

March 19th, 2019

22:12

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

  • Florida medical marijuana dispensaries work to get smokable product on shelves …

NCAA Tournament and the rebranding of Florida Hospital to AdventHealth (Ep. 122)

March 18th, 2019

20:12

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Monday, March 18, 2019.

  • NCAA Tournament — A look at UCF, UF and FSU (1:20)
  • After $500 million flood, Good …

‘My Cat From Hell’ behaviorist Jackson Galaxy (Ep. 121)

March 18th, 2019

9:55

Jackson Galaxy, the behavioral expert from the Animal Planet show “My Cat from Hell,” talks with Orlando Sentinel reporter Katie Christiansen about how to see eye to eye with your feline friends.

Orlando home building surge, Star Wars land's hotel effect & Scott Maxwell with a news quiz (Ep. 120)

March 15th, 2019

21:10

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Friday,  March 15, 2019.

  • Orlando home building hits highest numbers in a decade
  • Hotels expect surge now …

'NSync's Lance Bass explores ‘The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story’ (Ep. 119)

March 14th, 2019

21:14

Orlando is synonymous with boy bands. And now there is a documentary “The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story,” that just premiered at the SXSW Festival that explores the phenomenon. Producer Lance Bass and director …

More OIA flights canceled as feds ground 737 Max planes, Oviedo bears and code red drills (Ep. 118)

March 14th, 2019

27:34

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Thursday, March 14, 2019.

  • Flights canceled at Orlando International Airport as feds ground 737 Max fleet …

Lake Mary High suicide, struggling Lynx buses and '1984' production (Ep. 117)

March 13th, 2019

16:11

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

  • Lake Mary High School junior died by self-inflicted gunshot in school's …

NASA's $21B budget would return astronauts to moon, new Potter coaster, and a day in a MAGA hat (Ep. 116)

March 12th, 2019

24:20

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

  • NASA requests $21 billion budget to lead the agency's return — with astronauts — …

Woman accused of stabbing daughter, and $40M for UCF scholarships in question (Ep. 115)

March 11th, 2019

13:27

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Monday, March 11, 2019.

  • Woman stabbed her daughter, 11, to prevent her from having sex, cops say (1:00)

Moving Florida's capital to Orlando, voting despite felonies, Star Wars lands opening in phases (Ep. 114)

March 8th, 2019

22:18

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Friday, March 8, 2019.

  • Amendment 4 backer David Ayala, husband of state attorney, voted twice in Florida …

Orlando Sentinel managing editor Roger Simmons on newsroom goals (Ep. 113)

March 8th, 2019

22:04

When Roger Simmons took over as managing editor of the Orlando Sentinel last month, John Cutter, who writes the newspaper’s Inside the Newsroom blog, …

Battle brewing over bin Laden house in west Orange, and Pulse memorial plans (Ep. 112)

March 7th, 2019

29:08

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Thursday, March 7, 2019.

  • Florida developer hopes to turn former home of Osama bin Laden's brother into …

Permanent year-round daylight saving time, downside of Orlando growth projects, and Sesame Street (Ep. 111)

March 6th, 2019

18:25

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

  • Year-round daylight saving time? Sen. Marco Rubio files a bill to make it …

Taylor Mali on Poetry Slams, Metaphor Dice and lawn darts (Ep. 110)

March 6th, 2019

23:05

Poet Taylor Mali, who rose to public prominence with his poem “What Teachers Make,” stopped by the Orlando Sentinel studio to talk with entertainment reporter Trevor Fraser about National Poetry Slam championships, …

Boozy bills, teachers rally for more funding, and New Deal in Orlando (Ep. 109)

March 5th, 2019

22:00

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

  • Florida lawmakers could reduce limitations on distilleries and allow dogs in …

Florida Legislature 2019, tough time for home flippers, and Epcot Flower & Garden Fest (Ep. 108)

March 4th, 2019

17:53

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Monday, March 4, 2019.

  • Florida legislature 2019 — Here are the key issues facing lawmakers.
  • Home flipping …

Orlando City enters 2019 with new mindset, town aims to preserve rural lifestyle, and food festivals (Ep. 107)

March 1st, 2019

22:15

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Friday, March 1, 2019.

  • Orlando City enters 2019 with new mindset under coach James O’Connor
  • A new town in …

Historic SpaceX launch, Foodie Awards, and remembering Sanford pastor Ronald Merthie (Ep. 106)

February 28th, 2019

26:21

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

  • Historic SpaceX launch Saturday may signal the return of astronaut missions from …

First look at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Disney's whole new world (Ep. 105)

February 28th, 2019

17:36

Orlando Sentinel theme park reporter Gabby Russon got a behind-the-scenes peek at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in California. Coworker and ‘Star Wars’ fan Rich Pope picks Gabby's brain about Disney’s new land that is 80 …

Congressman apologizes for tweet threatening Michael Cohen, and sanctuary city ban (Ep. 104)

February 27th, 2019

19:34

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.

  • Florida’s Matt Gaetz apologizes for tweet threatening Michael Cohen as President …

The Three Wise Guys radio show – 2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalist (Ep. 103)

February 27th, 2019

32:21

A rabbi, an imam and a pastor walk into a studio...It’s not the start of a joke, it’s the start of a weekly conversation — Friends Talking Faith — that airs on WMFE-90.7. The Wise Guys are Rabbi Steven Engel, the Rev. …

Sex-trafficking crackdown, teaching creationism in Florida, Rapid DNA testing (Ep. 102)king sting (Ep. 102)

February 26th, 2019

18:56

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

  • 2 Orlando spas shuttered, women arrested in statewide sex-trafficking …

DeSantis revamps local water board, UCF's future, and new restaurants (Ep. 101)

February 25th, 2019

18:49

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.

  • Gov. DeSantis revokes appointment of water board chairman John Miklos
  • UCF President …

Bianchi on Orlando Apollos and Magic's playoff chances (Ep. 100)

February 22nd, 2019

19:46

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

  • Columnist Mike Bianchi on Orlando Apollos, AAF adjusting game plan, Magic's chance …

Big theme park news — Harry Potter ride details, Epcot changes and insight into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. (Ep. 99)

February 21st, 2019

20:25

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.

  • Universal names new Harry Potter attraction.
  • Disney reveals more changes headed …

UCF President offers to resign. What happens next? and driverless buses coming to Orlando (Ep. 98)

February 20th, 2019

20:12

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.

  • UCF President Dale Whittaker offers to resign. What happens next?
  • Driverless …

Winter Park Playhouse founders – 2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalist (Ep. 97)

February 20th, 2019

29:52

Where would Central Florida be without dreamers? Heather Alexander and Roy Alan dreamed of opening a musical theater in Winter Park, and the couple …

Can anything be done to save Orlando's once-thriving malls? (Ep. 96)

February 19th, 2019

18:49

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

  • Customers and stores are fleeing Orlando's once-thriving malls. Can anything bring …

What can we expect from Orlando City and is Dr. Phillips Center 2019-20 Broadway lineup a hit? (Ep. 95)

February 15th, 2019

23:24

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

  • What can be expected from Orlando City Lions this season?
  • Dr. Phillips Center's …

UCF shutdown, I-4 Ultimate, Valentine's Day love story and Trump Disney fan returns (Ep. 94)

February 14th, 2019

20:54

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

  • State Rep. Randy Fine causes a stir with talk of 'shutdown' at UCF, then says …

'No casualties were result of friendly fire' in Pulse massacre (Ep. 93)

February 13th, 2019

19:58

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

  • Police cleared of wrongdoing in response to Pulse massacre, state attorney says

4 Rivers founder John Rivers – 2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalist (Ep. 92)

February 13th, 2019

35:00

Yes, we should thank John Rivers for bringing his brand of barbecue to Central Florida through his 4 Rivers Smokehouses. But there’s more to this …

Fact or Fake on campus carry, edible marijuana, and funniest town names (Ep. 91)

February 12th, 2019

18:06

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

  • Fact or fake: Anthony Sabatini's claim that university warnings about guns were …

Street racing, texting while at red lights, and Foodie finalists (Ep. 90)

February 11th, 2019

17:50

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

  • As street racing in Orange County revs up, leaders look for new solutions
  • Honk! …

Bianchi on Magic trade, Orlando Apollos debut, and Cupid's Undie Run (Ep. 89)

February 8th, 2019

19:41

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

  • Columnist Mike Bianci: Magic trade for injured, mentally fragile Markelle Fultz is …

Can disgraced politicians make comebacks?, 'Lake Nasty,' I-4 Ultimate craziness (Ep. 88)

February 7th, 2019

24:13

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.

  • Can disgraced politicians — like Mike Ertel — make comebacks?
  • I-4 ultimate exits – …

Free hotels 'corruption' for some officials but not others, and will film production ever return to Florida? (Ep. 87)

February 6th, 2019

19:47

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

  • Free hotels ‘corruption’ for some Florida officials, not others? | Commentary

Desmond Meade — 2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalist (Ep. 86)

February 5th, 2019

24:01

Desmond Meade inspired and led the movement that resulted in Amendment 4 getting on the ballot last November. The change to Florida’s Constitution …

School vouchers, burned wildlife sanctuary, and rising Orlando rents (Ep. 85)

February 5th, 2019

22:01

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

  • Florida's largest school voucher program boosts college attendance, graduation, …

Shirtless Super Bowl halftime, fire at wildlife sanctuary, politicians in blackface (Ep. 84)

February 4th, 2019

20:02

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

  • Fire at Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Super Bowl halftime show: going shirtless

Feud flares over runaway llamas and guns, Airbnb crackdown, and dog park with bar coming soon (Ep. 83)

February 1st, 2019

22:34

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Friday, Feb. 2, 2019.

  • Code enforcement tackling 400 home-sharing compliance cases as enforcement of …

Is it worth selling home direct to Zillow, Opendoor?, and duck hunters ruffle feathers (Ep. 82)

January 31st, 2019

21:53

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

  • Zillow and Opendoor see money to be made in buying homes right from owners
  • Ask …

UCF student arrested with fully automatic AR-15, Gillum gets ethics headache — and new job (Ep. 81)

January 30th, 2019

17:42

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.

  • UCF student arrested, had fully automatic AR-15 in vehicle at campus dorm, …

UCF football team — 2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalist (Ep. 80)

January 30th, 2019

23:45

After 25 straight wins, the longest streak in the nation, UCF’s football team lost on New Year’s Day to LSU, but not before they won this region’s hearts. Not just because of all the winning (which didn’t hurt). It was …

Greyhounds after Amendment 13, triple homicide details and Oreo supersizes cookies (Ep. 79)

January 29th, 2019

26:52

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.

  • Chuluota man stole $200k for Bulgarian woman he met on adult website before …

Disney's Maleficent makes fiery return, Central Florida Democrats on key U.S. House committees (Ep. 78)

January 28th, 2019

13:02

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

  • Maleficent float makes fiery return to 'Festival of Fantasy' parade at Disney World.

'Tidying Up' craze has Orlando purging, NFL Pro Bowl, Groveland Four permanent memorial (Ep. 77)

January 25th, 2019

21:48

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.

  • ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ craze has Orlando purging and local thrift shops …

Possible tornadoes in Central Florida, Florida university admission factors, and Foodie Awards (Ep. 76)

January 24th, 2019

22:16

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

  • Possible tornadoes reported in Lake County, Sanford: Baptist church and Central …

'Hamilton' lives up to buzz, Pam Bondi's new job, The Venue closing (Ep. 75)

January 23rd, 2019

24:36

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

  • ‘Hamilton’ lives up to buzz.
  • Pam Bondi, once a darling of lobbyists, joining …

First thoughts on 'Hamilton' opening night (Ep.74)

January 22nd, 2019

8:11

'Hamilton' just opened its three-week run at the Dr. Phillips Center. Orlando Sentinel theater critic Matt Palm was there to see it. He sits down with entertainment editor Todd Stewart to talk about the performance.

Behind-the-scenes look at SeaWorld's Sesame Street, peacocks in Audubon Park (Ep. 73)

January 22nd, 2019

24:21

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019:

  • Exclusive hard hat tour of SeaWorld’s Sesame Street.
  • The Audubon Park home where …

2019 theme park expectations — Star Wars, Harry Potter and price hikes, Zillow to buy Orlando home directly (Ep. 72)

January 18th, 2019

21:57

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

  • 2019 theme park expectations: Universal's Harry Potter ride, Disney's Star Wars and …

Author Gilbert King discusses the Groveland Four pardon (Ep.71)

January 17th, 2019

17:03

Florida’s Clemency Board granted pardons to the men known as the Groveland Four — Samuel Shepherd, Walter Irvin, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas — on January 11, nearly 70 years after a young white housewife accused …

Florida teacher shortage, Predators to return, 2019 economic forecast (Ep. 70)

January 17th, 2019

21:52

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

  • Education reporter Leslie Postal on the Florida teacher shortage. More than 2,200 …

Fans are scrappy and hungry for 'Hamilton' (Ep.69)

January 17th, 2019

24:26

It is almost impossible to escape the buzz surrounding 'Hamilton.' Theater writer Matt Palm sat down with three fans of the production ahead of its three week run in Orlando to find out why they won't miss their shot to …

2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalists, arts funding, guns on campus (Ep. 68)

January 16th, 2019

23:24

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

  • 2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalists
  • Lawmakers and cultural leaders …

An atheist and a pastor discuss religious freedom (Ep. 67)

January 16th, 2019

35:20

Today — January 16 — is National Religious Freedom Day. To mark the day, Orlando Sentinel Community Conversation columnist Shannon Green sat down …

Orlando home sales nose-dive, Orlando City/Pride news (Ep. 66)

January 15th, 2019

24:29

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

  • Orlando homes sales nose-dive in December, finish down for year
  • Rejected Florida …

Horse that escaped death sentence, Parramore Farmers Market (Ep.65)

January 14th, 2019

22:59

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Monday, Jan. 14, 2019:

  • Reporter Kate Santich on the miracle horse that escaped 'death sentence' now …

Groveland Four pardoned, rage rooms, Crealde's Night of Fire (Ep.64)

January 11th, 2019

18:26

Shutdown impacting NASA contractors, Girl Scout cookies about to ruin your diet, Fact or Fake

January 10th, 2019

24:42

DeSantis inauguration, Orlando Winter Fringe, Groveland Four, and lying politicians (Ep. 62)

January 9th, 2019

15:32

Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update:

  • Columnist Scott Maxwell’s takeaways from DeSantis inauguration,
  • Arts writer Matt Palm on Orlando Fringe …

Brothers share musical bond (Ep. 61)

November 28th, 2018

21:43

Opera Orlando's Gabriel and Grant Preisser chat with Orlando Sentinel arts writer Matt Palm about working together, mentoring and competitive …

Making finances fun with Stacking Benjamins money geek (Ep. 60)

November 21st, 2018

13:59

Joe Saul-Sehy, host of the finance-oriented podcast Stacking Benjamins, talks about Orlando’s financial picture, cool fintech apps that “trick” users …

Why are Florida elections so messy? (Ep. 59)

November 17th, 2018

31:07

Bad ballot design. Votes by email. Under votes. Over votes. Orlando Sentinel politics editor Steven Lemongello, columnist Scott Maxwell and senior …

Greenwood Cemetery sexton retires, but keeps stories alive (Ep. 58)

October 30th, 2018

27:33

Greenwood Cemetery sexton Don Price is retiring on Halloween. He shares some tales about Orlando’s past and tells Orlando Sentinel reporter Ryan …

Doctor speaks about the realities of physician burnout (Ep. 57)

October 19th, 2018

26:27

A recent study found that 80 percent of Florida physicians have experienced burnout at some point in their career. Dr. Amaryllis Sanchez is one of those physicians. She sat down with Orlando Sentinel health reporter …

Cross-country trip by bike: 3,569 miles in 31 days (Ep. 56)

October 15th, 2018

28:29

Avid cyclist Mary Shanklin shares her experience biking 115 miles a day over more mountains than a Florida girl should climb. She talks with Orlando …

Daredevils Bello and Anneliese Nock talk tempting fate (Ep. 55)

October 11th, 2018

22:39

How fast does one have to fly over a helicopter to not get sucked into its spinning blades? Daredevil Bello Nock  knows. The stunt performer and his death-defying daughter, Anneliese, talk to Orlando Sentinel reporter …

Venom: Spider-Man villain with no Spider-Man? (Ep. 54)

October 5th, 2018

20:46

Venom is all teeth and tongue in his return to the big screen. Tom Hardy takes over as the symbiote in “Venom” opening Oct. 5. Two superhero comic book fans discuss the complicated relationship between Sony and Marvel …

Father chronicles son’s decade-long battle with opioids (Ep. 53)

September 25th, 2018

24:33

Rick Van Warner, CEO of the locally based Tijuana Flats restaurant chain, knows all too well the human toll of the opioid epidemic in the country. …

Florida Scrub-Jays — saving a disappearing piece of Florida (Ep. 52)

September 19th, 2018

26:53

In the 1990s, Bruce and Cathy Brown left corporate America to start a native plant nursery in Lake County, where they soon discovered a rare Scrub-Jay pair nesting among abandoned orange groves. They talk to Orlando …

Once a sex worker, minister now advocates for women still in the trade (EP. 51)

September 12th, 2018

34:49

Tiara Kelley is a transgender woman who used to be a sex worker but has since left the lifestyle and now ministers to other women who currently work as sex workers. Orlando Sentinel reporter Michael Williams talks with …

Hour 6 recap: ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ — our podcast (Ep. 50)

September 11th, 2018

20:20

The final hour of of the six-part “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” picks up after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of 17-year-old …

Halloween Horror Nights ready for the ‘80s – but not totally (EP.49)

September 6th, 2018

27:20

This year's Halloween Horror Nights lineup has a bit of a 1980s vibe for the 2018 edition of the event. Orlando Sentinel theme park reporter Dewayne Bevil talks with Universal's Charles Gray, one of two show directors …

Hour 5 recap: 'Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story' (Ep. 48)

September 4th, 2018

40:48

The fifth hour of “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” focuses on how George Zimmerman’s defense crafted their case which ultimately leads to …

Journalist April Ryan on chaos, retaliation covering Trump White House (Ep. 47)

August 29th, 2018

19:22

Journalist and author April Ryan talks with Orlando Sentinel television writer Hal Boedeker about covering the White House in the time of President Trump. She discusses her new book “Under Fire,” her relationships with …

Hour 4 recap: 'Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story' (Ep. 46)

August 28th, 2018

42:32

Orlando Sentinel television writer Hal Boedeker and breaking news editor Jeff Weiner discuss the fourth hour of "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.

This episode starts with opening statements in the George …

Hour 3 recap: 'Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story' (Ep. 45)

August 14th, 2018

41:37

Orlando Sentinel television writer Hal Boedeker and breaking news editor Jeff Weiner discuss the third hour of "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story. Mark NeJame, a local defense attorney and legal commentator who …

Orlando firefighter brings the heat to ‘Food Network Star’ (Ep. 44)

August 10th, 2018

19:26

Orlando firefighter Manny Washington just wrapped his run on the ‘Food Network Star’ competition. He talks with Orlando Sentinel food writer Lauren …

Local Monster Jam driver Bari Musawwir brings Zombie to Triple Threat Series (Ep. 43)

August 8th, 2018

21:40

Ocoee resident Bari Musawwir, brings monster truck Zombie to the Orlando debut of Monster Jam Triple Threat Series  on Aug. 18 at Amway Center. He …

Hour 2 recap: 'Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story' (Ep. 42)

August 7th, 2018

36:10

Orlando Sentinel television writer Hal Boedeker and breaking news editor Jeff Weiner discuss the second hour of "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin …

Hour 1 recap – ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ (Ep.41)

July 31st, 2018

41:51

Orlando Sentinel television writer Hal Boedeker and breaking news editor Jeff Weiner discuss the first hour of "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story. Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented Trayvon’s …

Coming Monday – A discussion about ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ (Ep.40)

July 26th, 2018

1:38

The documentary “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” debuts Monday, July 30, on Paramount Network and BET, exploring race, the stand your ground …

Orlando artist skinny dips with sharks on new ‘Naked and Afraid’ (Ep. 39)

July 24th, 2018

27:11

Worlds collide on Discovery Channel: “Naked and Afraid” combines with Shark Week to create “Naked and Afraid of Sharks.” Orlando Sentinel television …

Orlando scientist explores travel, relationships in first novel (Ep. 38)

July 19th, 2018

29:15

Experience India and Pakistan with the help of Orlando scientist Dr. Siobhan Malany who recently wrote her first novel “Mehendi Tides.” The book is inspired by Malany’s travels in Asia as a teenager. Orlando Sentinel …

Gatorland’s Savannah Boan (Ep. 37)

July 11th, 2018

26:05

Orlando Sentinel reporter Marco Santana talks with Gatorland ambassador Savannah Boan about the Gatorland Global initiative, lessons learned from her pet crocodile monitor (don’t fall asleep with it in your bed), her …

Tracking Puerto Rican migration: Families, students forced to flee

June 29th, 2018

24:06

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, forcing many to flee the island. Orlando Sentinel reporter Bianca Padro Ocasio talks with UCF Sociology …

Gay wrestler discusses coming out, impact of Pulse tragedy (Ep. 35)

June 12th, 2018

30:58

The Orlando Sentinel’s combat sports reporter Jay Reddick talks with wrestler Mike Parrow about his journey becoming a professional wrestler and how he found the strength to come out as gay. He wears the number 49 on …

Ripley's "buyer of stuff" shares insider's look at job – believe it or not (Ep. 34)

June 7th, 2018

31:36

Orlando Sentinel reporter Dewayne Bevil talks with the "buyer of stuff" for Ripley Entertainment. Edward Meyer is vice president of exhibits and archives for the Orlando-based company and after 40 years is set to retire …

Christina Grimmie: The Murder of a Rising Star preview (Ep. 33)

June 6th, 2018

1:00

The murder of Christina Grimmie in Orlando, FL, shocked the world. In the coming weeks, the Orlando Sentinel will take you behind the police tape in …

First female SWAT officer, chief deputy are trailblazers at Osceola Sheriff's Office (Ep. 32)

June 5th, 2018

25:10

Orlando Sentinel reporter Michael Williams talks with two trailblazers at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Michelle Sayers is the first …

'Nontraditional' foster families recruited to fill critical need (Ep. 31)

May 30th, 2018

25:55

Orlando Sentinel reporter Kate Santich talks with Steven Arauz, who decided to become a foster dad when he was 26 and single, and Glen Casel, CEO of the nonprofit Community Based Care of Central Florida, who is leading …

Can bears and humans coexist peacefully? (Ep. 30)

May 24th, 2018

28:47

Orlando Sentinel reporter Steve Hudak talks with Mike Orlando, of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, about efforts to ensure people and bears coexist safely. They discuss bears in SUVs, bluff charges, …

Using the immune system to fight cancer (Ep. 29)

May 22nd, 2018

31:04

Orlando Sentinel health reporter Naseem Miller talks with Dr. Mark Socinski, the executive medical director of the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, about immunotherapy and what these groundbreaking drugs mean in the …

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