Jessica Palombo

Reporter/Producer

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Jessica Palombo got her master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. While interning at WAER News in Syracuse, she was awarded the Syracuse Press Club’s top prize for a radio feature story produced by a student. She interned at WAMU News and NPR's "Weekends at All Things Considered," both in Washington, D.C., before moving back to her home state of Florida. She then freelanced at WJCT News in Jacksonville before joining the staff of WFSU News full time. Before getting into radio, she was an editor, reporter and essayist for The Gainesville Sun, Skirt! Magazine and Jacksonville Magazine. When she's not reporting, Jessica enjoys acting in plays and films, cooking vegan food and discovering new music.  Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JessicaPubRadio.

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WFSU Local
11:54 am
Fri October 31, 2014

FSU Researchers Seek Minority Participants For Diabetes Study

The FSU study asks participants with Type 2 diabetes to eat two apples per day. Previous studies indicate apple can improve cardiovascular health.
Credit kobiz7 via Flickr

It could be that it takes two apples per day to keep the doctor away. Florida State University researchers are using a clinical trial to look at how eating apples affects Type 2 diabetes. It’s a disease disproportionately affecting minorities. So the Tallahassee team is working to increase ethnic diversity among its participants.

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Arts & Culture
5:07 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Mockumentary Pioneer Christopher Guest To Be Featured In Tallahassee Film Fest

"Waiting for Guffman" is a favorite among community theatre actors, many of whom have found themselves treading the boards alongside unlikely dramatists like like Eugene Levy's character, a board-stiff dentist named Dr. Pearl.
Credit Internet Movie Database

Fans of mockumentary movies will have the chance to see three films in the genre on the big screen this Saturday. Florida State University’s Opening Nights series includes a one-day festival celebrating the work of Christopher Guest.

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WFSU Local
4:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Group Seeks Volunteers To Buy Gifts For 635 Tallahassee Kids With Parents In Prison

Credit The Rev. Daniel Hinton via Flickr

One nonprofit group is hoping to help 635 Tallahassee-area kids get holiday gifts this year, despite their parents’ being in prison. 

The Christian nonprofit Prison Fellowship Ministries has run the Angel Tree program for nearly 40 years. CEO and President Jim Liske says this year, 23,000 prisoners across Florida have signed their children up to receive gifts. And demand usually exceeds the number of volunteers.

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WFSU Local
3:20 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Tallahassee 'Innovation District' Seeking Prize Money For Startup Promo Plan

A conference room at Domi Station
Credit Domi Station

A couple of weeks remain in the Knight Cities Challenge, a contest offering money for ideas about improving Tallahassee (and 25 other cities). One local group has submitted a proposal for showcasing and growing Tallahassee’s tech-startup culture.

On Wednesday morning, the founders of Innovation District sit in the red-walled conference room at the Domi Station business incubator.

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State News
4:41 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Six Travelers Monitored As Florida National Guard, Hospitals Prep For Possible Ebola

U.S. Navy Cmd. James Lawler, Naval Medical Research Bio Defense chief of clinical research, briefs a 30-person joint service medical support team in an effort to train personnel to respond quickly, effectively and safely in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States, on San Antonio Military Medical Center, Tex., Oct. 22, 2014.
Credit Senior Airman Cory D. Payne / U.S. Air Force

Six people who recently traveled from Ebola-affected regions are under twice-daily monitoring by the Florida Health Department. The state continues preparing in case someone tests positive.

No cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Florida, and all six of the people being monitored are considered low-risk. Gov. Rick Scott says just under 100 hospitals have completed special Ebola training, and he hopes more will do so.

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