Regan McCarthy

Senior Producer/Assignment Editor

Regan McCarthy is the Assignment Editor and Senior News Producer for WFSU News/ Florida Public Radio. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories. She has also worked for the London Business Matters Magazine and the Rochester Sentinel, a daily local newspaper. She is the recipient of six professional broadcast awards including first-place Best Radio Feature from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  When she isn’t tracking leading newsmakers she spends her time knitting, reading, strolling through the woods and brunching at new restaurants.  Follow Regan McCarthy on Twitter: @Regan_McCarthy

bee on flower
Toshinhiro Gamo

The state’s bee populations has grown by more than 145 percent over the past in the last eight years and the Florida Department of Agriculture says that’s thanks, in part, to a partnership it sponsored between the bee keepers and citrus farmers.

Gas pump
Mike Mozart / Flickr

After sweeping 75-hundred gas stations across the state, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service officials have uncovered 103 skimmers, which steal credit or debit card information from people paying for their gas at the pump.

Gretna’s Pari-mutuel, Creek Entertainment, is set a ways off the road, down a long drive. Inside are a few tables filled with poker players and several rooms lined with tables and TVs. On this night, viewers shuffle between their chairs and the agent, placing bets on simulcast greyhound races or jailai games. On some nights visitors can catch a horse race in the outdoor arena. Now city officials are hoping the facility holds the key to a brighter future for their citizens. Clarence Jackson is a city council member in Gretna.

NASA

Extreme heat kills more people than another other weather condition including hurricanes and tornadoes. A Florida State University researcher is looking into how that might by impacted by rising global temperatures.

David Drexler

In an effort to protect the state’s consumers the state’s utility regulators are taking to road.

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