Sascha Cordner

All Things Considered Host/Reporter

Phone: (850) 487-3086  x404

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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Health & Science
5:28 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

How Prepared Is Florida To Deal With Ebola If Cases Suddenly Appear In State?

Gov. Rick Scott speaking during Tuesday's gubernatorial debate hosted by CNN and WJXT, a Jacksonville TV station.
CNN

How prepared is Florida to deal with cases of Ebola if the disease appears in the state? As of Tuesday, less than a third of Florida hospitals have completed Ebola preparedness training—according to the state’s emergency response team.

But, Governor Rick Scott says if a patient tested positive in Florida today, he’s pretty confident hospital workers could properly take care of that person.

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WFSU Local
3:48 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Sancho: Early Voting Underway In Leon County, Going Smoothly So Far

Credit Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Early voting is underway in Leon County ahead of the November 4th general election, and Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho says it's going smoothly so far.

“All seven locations have been up and running now for the better part of two days,said Sancho. “On Monday, we had over 1,900 voters vote, and right now, we’re well on the way to match that pace.”

Sancho adds mail balloting is also continuing at the same time as in-person early voting.

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State News
6:15 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Pilot Program Aimed At Helping Foster Kids Gain Employment Could Soon Expand

The first six chosen to participate in a new pilot program to hlep young adults aging out of foster care: (from left to right) Brian Williams, Kenisha Anthony, Sacha Koval, Julia Schaffer, Samantha Rogers and John Glen Fair
Florida Department of Agriculture

For several weeks, a group of Florida foster youth has been working at one of the state’s largest state agencies as part of a new legislative pilot program. The goal is to help these young adults aging out of the foster system get on the path to future employment.

Back in 2005, Brian Williams went into the foster care system when he was a teenager. He later left when he was 18. The 22-year-old says overall, it wasn’t bad, but it was a big learning experience.

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State News
7:15 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Fla. Party Chairs Weigh In On GOP 'Say Yes' Ad; Colbert Does Too With Own Parody

Host Stephen Colbert parodied the CRNC's "Say Yes To Rick Scott" ad on his "Colbert Report" show Tuesday.
Credit Colbert Report website

Florida’s gubernatorial race is expected to be a tight one, and there’s been a lot of ads flying back and forth between the candidates trying to tip the balance ahead of the November 4th election. A controversial online ad unveiled earlier this month has the state chairs of the Republican and Democratic Parties weighing in. And, it’s also gotten the attention of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report."

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State News
2:37 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Gay Marriage Ban: Group Talks Bondi’s Latest Filing, New Survey Shows Opinions Divided

Credit MGN Online

A gay rights advocacy group agrees with a decision by Attorney General Pam Bondi to let the state’s high court decide whether Florida’s gay marriage ban is legal.

Bondi's Latest Request

Late Monday, Bondi’s office filed a request with 3rd district Court of Appeal to allow the Florida Supreme Court to immediately review the ban. And, Equality Florida’s Deputy Director Stratton Pollitzer says it’s about time Bondi came to that decision. His group helped six same-sex couples file one of the two Florida cases in question.

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