Sascha Cordner

All Things Considered Host/Reporter

Sascha Cordner worked at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both TV and radio, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications.  She has received several  Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Awards with one of her award-winning stories titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink."  Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU.  Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter: @SaschaCordner.

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It’s been a tough week for the Florida Highway Patrol. Talk of speeding ticket quotas led to the resignation of a Troop Commander. But, the law enforcement agency is now trying to put that behind them, and move forward.

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The Florida Department of Corrections has cancelled visitations at most of its facilities and prisoners are under lockdown, at least through the weekend.

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Three former Florida correctional officers linked to the Ku Klux Klan have been convicted of first degree murder for planning to murder a black inmate in North Central Florida.

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The head of Volunteer Florida bid a final farewell to Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet Wednesday. Chester Spellman will be taking over a similar job in the Trump Administration.

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Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is vowing to continue to fight what he calls “evil” ideologies. Speaking to reporters Monday, he stated the evils of “Neo-Nazism and white supremacy” need to be stomped out—after the violence that erupted at a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Governor Rick Scott is weighing in on last week’s death of a young boy left in a hot day care van for almost half a day, and possible changes to Florida law.

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This month, up and coming beekeepers in the Florida Panhandle will have the opportunity to take part in a few beekeeping classes.

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A pilot project to improve Florida’s juvenile justice system is now running statewide.

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Florida wildlife officials are highlighting sandhill cranes as well as better ways for the public to coexist with the threatened bird species.

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40 more wildland firefighters from Florida are now heading to the western part of the U.S. to help deal with one of the worst wildlife seasons in American history. That’s on top of the 41 sent last month.

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The Bay County Sheriff’s office is offering a class for area residents about common scams and how to avoid them.

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Florida’s U.S. Senators, Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, joined 18 other Congressional colleagues in filing bipartisan legislation crack down on websites, which knowingly facilitate online sex trafficking. They’re targeting one website in particular.

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While the public is normally urged to “thank a Veteran” they meet, the head of Florida’s Department of Veterans' Affairs also wants people to ask a state vet about their earned federal and state health benefits.

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Franklin County residents have at least two opportunities to make their regular trash cans bear-proof, thanks to a grant. Florida wildlife officials are looking to add hardware to help reduce human-bear conflicts in the area.

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Drivers should be careful as they drive through the Leon County area Monday and Tuesday. A prescribed burn of the Apalachicola National Forest could leave the area a bit smoky.

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Tuesday marks the start of World Breastfeeding Week, and a number of Panhandle county health departments are marking the week with several events.

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Okaloosa County Health Department received a national award for best practices in working to prevent HIV infections.

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A Panhandle sheriff is now the new President of the Florida Sheriffs Association.

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Despite past failed legislative attempts, a bipartisan pair of lawmakers is vowing to continue their work on criminal justice reform—particularly within Florida’s prison system.

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Thanks to the work of Tallahassee’s Fire Department and local unions, the city’s firefighters have secured federal funds to help local fire stations install a much-need air filter system on their trucks.

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Starting Thursday, blue crab harvesters can no longer have their traps in North Florida waters. The goal is for Florida wildlife officials to use that 10-day period to get rid of lost and abandoned blue crab traps, which can have a negative impact on the environment and boaters.

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Some Springfield residents are under a precautionary boil water notice, due to a water main break at Russell Lane in Bay County.

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While Florida’s fight against human trafficking is far from over, officials say one tool is helping combat the modern-slavery practice.

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The Leon County Sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate a former local youth pastor, following his Monday arrest for sexual offenses against children.

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Florida’s Guardian ad Litem program may have thousands of volunteers, but agency officials say they need more male role models, who can advocate on behalf of the state’s abused and neglected children.

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