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.


6:15 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Scientists Want To Speak Directly To Scott, Not Administration, About Climate Change

Credit MGN Online

Governor Rick Scott says his administration is willing to meet with 10 scientists who want to speak with him about climate change. But, the scientists say they don’t want to speak to Scott’s staff about the impacts of man-made global warming has on Florida, they want to speak to Scott directly.

According a short documentary film from the National Geographic gives a short overview about climate change:

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State News
4:49 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Like Scott, Crist Chooses Hispanic Running Mate

Annette Taddeo-Goldstein walking hand in hand with her daughter and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist. He announced her as his running mate Thursday in Miami.
Crist campaign

Republican-turned-Democrat gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist has picked his running mate, and it’s the Florida Democratic Party’s Vice Chair Annette Taddeo-Goldstein.

At a Miami stop Thursday, Crist announced he’d chosen Taddeo-Goldstein to be by his side as he hopes to go head to head against incumbent Governor Rick Scott.

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State News
5:55 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

With Famous Dolphin's Help, DCF Launches Campaign To Help Special Needs Kids

Todd and the rest of the Ringeisen family, speaking about the merits of becoming a foster and adoptive parent of a child with special needs. They're at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, as part of a launch of an effort to get more special needs kids adopted.
Credit Florida Channel

There are more than 800 foster kids in Florida who have a disability, and Florida Department of Children and Families officials are hoping to help find potential homes for those kids through a campaign launched Wednesday—a bit inspired by a famous disabled Florida dolphin.

Todd Ringeisen is a foster and adoptive parent of kids with special needs, and he made a plea to Florida residents who may be interested in also becoming one.

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WFSU Local
6:17 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Controversial Repeal Of Wakulla Wetlands Protection Ordinance To Take Effect Soon

A part of Wakulla County's wetlands
Ryan Benk WFSU-FM

A controversial repeal of a Wakulla County wetlands protection ordinance is set to take effect in about a week.

While a public vote on whether to repeal the ordinance is on the November ballot, Monday’s Wakulla County commission vote centered around what should be done during the months leading up to the referendum. And, in a 4 to 1 decision, commissioners repealed the ordinance requiring a 75-foot buffer zone around the county’s wetlands during a final public hearing on the issue.

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State News
6:17 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Disney’s Planes Sequel To Highlight Work Of Florida Wildland Firefighters

Dusty Crophopper, the world famous air racer, is now learning to fight wildfires with veteran land-and-aircraft fire crews in "Planes: Fire and Rescue," the sequel of Disney's "Planes."
Disney's "Planes" Facebook page

The latest Disney-Pixar movie, "Planes: Fire and Rescue," is scheduled for a nationwide release this Friday, and Disney is partnering with the Florida Forest Service as part of that release.

Before the movie starts, Florida moviegoers will see a 30-second educational video about Florida’s Wildland Firefighters and their effort to combat wildfires.

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