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 National HBCU week, celebrating the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In Florida, that’s Tallahassee’s Florida A&M University, which holds a special place in Bill Lowman’s heart. His wife is a FAMU psychology professor, and Lowman’s daughter is a graduate, who received a full scholarship.

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On the heels of nine nursing home deaths due to Hurricane Irma, Florida’s U.S. Senators have filed a bipartisan bill to create a national panel that looks into ways to help seniors during a disaster.

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Leon County officials will be holding an event Thursday, which honors longtime supervisor of elections Ion Sancho.

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Local sheriff’s offices are warning area residents about different phone scams, running rampant in some Florida Panhandle counties.

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Several former Florida athletes are using their platform to help Hurricane Irma victims.

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After restoring power to most local residents, Tallahassee Electric Crews are headed out of the Capital City to assist other places’ recovery.

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The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Texas may be impacting Irma victims in Florida trying to register for federal assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

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A donation drive is underway in Bay County to help the victims of Irma in Central and South Florida. 

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Starting Tuesday, Wakulla County residents who want to get rid of waste and debris related to Irma can now bring them to their local landfill.

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President Trump is expected to make a visit to Florida this week due to Irma. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders made that announcement Tuesday.

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While all eyes were on Irma, some officials took the time to remember those killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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While Tallahassee electric crews are currently in a holding pattern, they are expected to try to go back out and restore power to residents later today.

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Tallahassee commercial flights are scheduled to resume tonight.

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At least 11,000 city of Tallahassee electric customers are without power. But, as of 5 a.m., electric crews have been pulled off the road due to Irma conditions.

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In preparation for Hurricane Irma, several VA facilities in the North Florida and South Georgia areas will be closed Monday to local veterans.

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The former head of the National Hurricane Center has some last minute tips for Floridians preparing for Irma.

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Florida State University President John Thrasher is weighing in on President Trump’s decision to end a program that protects undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as kids from deportation.

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Florida’s child welfare officials are doing a review of their system and already looking ahead legislatively on the state and national level on what can be done to further help children within the system.

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Over the past 15 years, about 50,000 Florida kids have been adopted so far. But, the head of the state’s child welfare system has mixed feelings on that number.

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Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran says he’s proud of his House Budget Chairman, Carlos Trujillo receiving a nomination for a United Nations post.

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The 2018 Governor’s race could lead to Florida’s Senate Budget Chairman and House Speaker squaring off against each other in the primary. But, for now, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran says he does not think the campaign trail will affect the legislature’s handling of the upcoming year’s budget.

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wants residents who desire to help Hurricane Harvey victims to be mindful of disaster relief charity scams.

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Florida’s 2017 Child Protection Summit in Orlando. It’s hosted by the Florida Department of Children and Families. JoShonda Guerrier, DCF’s Assistant Secretary for Child Welfare, helped kick off Tuesday’s event.

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Florida is helping several states deal with their natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey.

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Motorists driving through Leon County should be careful in the next couple of days, due to lingering effects of Monday’s prescribed burning in the Apalachicola National Forest.

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