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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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is marking its 50th year in existence. In 1967, the Florida legislature merged the duties and responsibilities of several state criminal justice organizations to create the Bureau of Law Enforcement—its former name. FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen says at the time, the agency had more than 90 members and a budget of $1.5 million.

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The Florida Cabinet commemorated Disability Employment Awareness Month at its Tuesday meeting.

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With white nationalist Richard Spencer coming to speak at the University of Florida Thursday, Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency and issued an Executive Order. It allows law enforcement agencies from other areas to provide assistance to Gainesville, to prepare for any violent protests that could happen.

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Motorists driving in Wakulla County should watch out for smoke, after a prescribed burning in the Apalachicola National Forest Monday.

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Florida lawmakers are expected to soon take a deeper look into the Miami Herald investigative series, which detailed abuses within the state’s juvenile facilities. A panel of legislators this week gave the head of the Florida’s juvenile justice system a preview of what’s to come.

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October is the Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month, the Florida Department of Children and Families also received a grant to help support domestic violence victims.

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Governor Rick Scott wants to find better ways for the public to evacuate, in case of an emergency. He’s ordering an evaluation of the state’s roadways.

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Florida’s court system is asking the state legislature for more than $8.5 million to get more interpreters in the courtroom.

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Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is this Saturday. Florida wildlife officials are touting the day as a legal alternative to release exotic pets that owners no longer want to keep.

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The head of Florida’s juvenile justice system says a Miami Herald investigation detailing abuses within detention facilities does not tell the full story.

A group of state lawmakers is remembering a former North Florida colleague who recently died in a car wreck.  A House bill honoring former Sen. Greg Evers (R-Baker) passed its first committee Wednesday.

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A bill aimed at teaching Florida students about the dangers of human trafficking passed its first Senate panel Monday.

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As Florida continues to work to combat human trafficking, some experts say working to make sure everyone recognizes the signs is important. But, equally important is going after the so-called “johns” themselves.

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Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for 29 counties in the wake of Tropical Storm Nate, which could impact the Florida Panhandle and North Florida areas as a hurricane this weekend. While forecasters say it seems to tracking more toward the west, Scott is still urging residents to be prepared.

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Two local businesses received an award Wednesday for employing people with disabilities.

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A change to the Victims of Wrongful Incarceration Act is now in effect. The updated Florida law seeks to make it easier for more exonerees to receive compensation for their wrongful incarceration.

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Two former Jefferson Correctional officers are now facing charges of official misconduct and unlawful compensation, following their arrests last month. An investigation found they smuggled in contraband and had inappropriate relations with inmates.

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Florida officials are expressing their condolences at the loss of life during the latest worst mass shooting in modern American history. Sunday night’s Las Vegas Shooting has left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 injured.

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Attorney General Pam Bondi kicked off this year’s Human Trafficking Summit Monday in Orlando.

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Advocates for a deaf inmate currently serving a life sentence for murder say they believe he’s innocent and are optimistic he’ll be released in the next several years. But, the victim’s family is hoping for a much different outcome.

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Governor Rick Scott is proposing a 10 percent pay raise for Florida’s juvenile detention and juvenile probation officers.

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A new Florida law requiring autism awareness training for law enforcement officers takes effect Sunday.

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Two state lawmakers are seeking to honor a fallen former colleague, who died last month in a single car wreck near his North Florida home.

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Wednesday was the latest parole hearing for a deaf man currently serving a life sentence for a 1981 murder he says he did not commit. The parole board agreed to keep his presumptive parole release date the same.

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Governor Rick Scott does not appear to be backing down from his emergency rule, requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have a generator within the next two months.

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