Ryan Dailey

Reporter/Producer

Ryan Dailey is a reporter/producer for WFSU/Florida Public Radio. After graduating from Florida State University, Ryan went into print journalism working for the Tallahassee Democrat for five years. At the Democrat, he worked as a copy editor, general assignment and K-12 education reporter.

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, Ryan also lived in Lawrenceville, Georgia and Southwest Florida before moving to Tallahassee. On a day off, you might find him playing guitar, attempting to play golf or hanging out with his dog, Buddy.

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A Democratic candidate in the race for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture says she’s been “targeted” after her campaign account was closed by Wells Fargo. Nikki Fried claims it’s because of her advocacy for medical marijuana.

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A lawsuit in Florida’s Supreme Court filed by a former justice seeks to get most of the Constitution Revision Commission’s proposed amendments off the ballot before November. Harry Lee Anstead retired as chief justice in 2009. Anstead takes issue with six amendments and their combining proposed changes, claiming it will leave voters unable to cast votes on individual ideas.

Martha Barnett is an attorney who served on the last CRC in 1998. She served on its Style and Drafting Committee, which determines how amendments are combined and presented on the ballot. Barnett recently spoke with WFSU’s Ryan Dailey about her experience on the Commission, and gave her take on the most recent amendments.

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A Tallahassee Police officer has been fired for violating two department policies. A report on the investigation deatils the incident, which saw Officer Damien Pearson fire six shots at a fleeing vehicle.

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Those driving on Monroe Street near the North Florida Fairgrounds may notice there’s now a historic marker there. It’s a reminder that in 1963, student demonstrators who had been arrested were held there as the county jail overflowed.

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Florida’s problem with algal blooms has taken center stage, and efforts to mitigate it are in high demand. A partnership between two engineering and bioplastics companies aims to bring a new type of solution to the market. One Florida county is already trying it out.

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Democratic Attorney General candidate Sean Shaw is promising if elected he’ll create a task force to deal with gun violence.

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Proposed charter Tallahassee Classical School has the green light to open in Leon County. The Department of Education’s Charter Appeal Commission has sided with the school over the district.

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Florida A&M University has named new deans to head its colleges of Pharmacy and Journalism.

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Billionaire gubernatorial candidate Jeff Greene is taking aim at one of his competitors over what he calls a “MegaMall” development planned in South Florida. Gwen Graham was quick in firing back.

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Candidates for County and Circuit judge recently held a panel discussion hosted by the Tallahassee Bar Association. Six candidates gave their pitch to a packed room of voters.

This boat was destroyed in a wildfire that resulted in 36 homes being destroyed in Eastpoint, Florida near Apalachicola.   June 27, 2018.
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Those helping victims of Franklin County’s Eastpoint community recover from a devastating fire say all the displaced are having their needs met.

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Ryan Torrens is a candidate for Florida Attorney General running in the primary against Democratic Representative Sean Shaw. Recently, Shaw filed a lawsuit alleging Torrens didn’t properly qualify as a candidate, and violated campaign finance law. Torrens has come to his own defense by releasing a public rebuttal, and has filed a motion to dismiss the case. It is set to be heard on August 22, just six days before the primary election.

Torrens recently sat down with WFSU’s Ryan Dailey to give his side of the story.

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Wakulla County now has more registered Republican voters than Democrats. Its local Supervisor of Elections says the County has historically been majority Democrat.

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Leon County Schools has debuted its comprehensive school safety program to be implemented this school year. Many of the updates are mandated by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act passed last Session.

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A petition signed by 5,500 Floridians has been delivered to Gov. Rick Scott’s office, asking for tight regulation of Legislature-funded crisis pregnancy centers. Nonprofit advocacy group Progress Florida is behind the effort, and says it has identified about 190 of what they call “fake clinics.” Progress Florida says the centers steer women away from birth control and abortion.

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Environmental advocates want the lawsuit over Amendment 1 conservation spending to skip straight to Florida’s Supreme Court.  

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A coalition of representatives from political, religious, academic and nonprofit groups is trying to reignite the conversation surrounding legislation protecting recipients of DACA. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum recently hosted a forum discussion in tandem with lobbying firm FWD. us. Its intention is to bring advocates together in a push for what they say is an “urgency” for Congressional action. What they want, in their words, is a “long-term legislative solution for Dreamers.”

Ted Hutchinson is organizing director for FWD.us in Florida. He joins Ryan Dailey to explain why he feels legislation is in limbo, and what’s next.

Weezer, one of the rehabilitated Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, returns to the wild.
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The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab released two adolescent Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles Thursday. For local marine biology icon Jack Rudloe, this turtle release was particularly meaningful.

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The Leon County Republican Party is going after City Commission Candidate  Jeremy Matlow, linking him to Bernie Sanders and what they call a “socialist message.” In a release headlined "Say No to the Bernie Bro," the group says Matlow uses “some of the same code words” Sanders uses when campaigning.

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A big splash in the Democratic primary race for Attorney General has come in the form of a lawsuit. Candidate Sean Shaw is suing his opponent Ryan Torrens, in an effort to get him off the ballot.

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When wildlife experts need help balancing an ecosystem, they sometimes call on snakes. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently released 20 eastern indigo snakes into the wild.

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The democratic frontrunner for Florida Attorney General is calling for an end to the state’s “stand your ground” law following a Pinellas County shooting.

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Florida’s Department of State has asked the one of the state’s universities for help in safeguarding the 2018 elections. Dr. Eman El-Sheikh directs University of West Florida’s Center for Cybersecurity. She has been essential in developing a curriculum that’s used to train Supervisors of Elections and their staffs. El Sheikh recently spoke with WFSU’s Ryan Dailey to talk about what went into developing that training, and what election cyber-threats look like in 2018.

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No matter the victor, City Commission Seat 5 will be getting a new face this election. Four candidates vying for the seat are talking ethics, development, crime and law enforcement.

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The Wakulla County School Board is getting a new automotive technician training facility. The project will cost almost $4 million dollars from a settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill. The School Board will chip in $375,000 toward the project.

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