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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State News
7:43 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

What Might Future Florida Human Trafficking Legislation Look Like For 2015?

The logo for the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking
Credit myfloridalegal.com

Florida is ranked number three in the U.S. for the number of calls received at the nation’s human trafficking hotline. To curb that trend, state and local officials have worked with lawmakers over the years to put new laws in place. And, a newly-formed council is hatching plans to build on the state’s past progress and propose new legislation for next year.

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State News
7:15 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

FWC Reports Lionfish App's Success, Also Looks To Make Some Improvements

App user Glen Hoffman's big catch
FWC

Florida wildlife officials are thanking the public for helping them combat lionfish by downloading the Florida Lionfish-reporting app. It’s a way for residents to share sightings of the invasive species on the go.

Since its May release, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Spokeswoman Amanda Nalley says her agency’s lionfish-reporting app has been a success.

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WFSU Local
3:28 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Few Days Left To Vote Early Ahead Of Florida's Tuesday Primary

Credit MGN Online

Residents have until Saturday to vote early ahead of the August 26th primary election. And, depending on the area, it could end at different times.

For example, in Bay County, early voting will end at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, Leon and Wakulla counties' will end at 6 in the evening.

To participate in the primary, voters must have registered to vote on or before July 28th.

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State News
6:40 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Mentally Ill Inmate's Gruesome Death Spurs DOC To Implement Major Prison Reforms

Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews speaking at a Wednesday press conference about major reforms in store for his agency.
Credit Local 10 News Screenshot

The head of the Florida Department of Corrections says his agency is implementing several reforms to overhaul the system that houses more than 100,000 inmates. It’s the latest after the DOC came under fire for its handling of inmate deaths—particularly mentally ill prisoners.

The main impetus behind the changes is the death of mentally ill inmate Darren Rainey, and the department’s handling of the investigation into his death at Dade Correctional Institution.

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Environment
7:20 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

While Not Too Sure, Scientists Hopeful Gov. Scott Got Their Climate Change Message

Gov. Rick Scott sat down with five scientists Tuesday afternoon to speak with them about climate change.
Gina Jordan WLRN

After weeks of not knowing whether Governor Rick Scott would meet with them, several scientists say they’re happy the Governor did meet with them Tuesday to talk to about climate change and its ongoing threat to Florida. But, they’re not too sure they got their point across.

Months ago, when reporters asked Governor Scott about his position on climate change, he told them “I am not a scientist.”

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