Sascha Cordner

All Things Considered Host/Reporter

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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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WFSU Local
5:38 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

TPD Warning Residents Of Latest Phone Scam Plaguing Florida Panhandle

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A phone scam that’s making its way through the Florida Panhandle has Tallahassee Police warning area residents to be careful.

TPD Spokesman David Northway, says in this case, the scammers are pretending to be the IRS:

“These scammers are calling people on the phone and demanding payment for fictitious back taxes and requesting for them to go and get a credit card that can be preloaded with money, and then giving them the number over the phone so they can then cash that money,” said Northway.

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WFSU Local
3:30 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

As He Weighs Leon Co. Sheriff Bid, McNeil Not Ruling Out Return To DOC

Quincy Police Chief Walt McNeil speaking to reporters last week, following a campaign event for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist. McNeil is resigning his post. His last day is Sept. 26.
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Quincy Police Chief Walt McNeil’s last day is slated for Friday, after handing in his resignation letter over the Summer. While he may be weighing a bid for Leon County Sheriff, he may also be holding out for a return to head the state’s prison system.

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State News
7:05 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Florida Voter Confusion: Constitutional Amendment 2 Vs. 2nd Amendment

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Ahead of any general election, it can be easy for voters to get confused. And, at least one area of Florida is reporting confusion over the 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, to a medical marijuana initiative known as Amendment 2 set to appear on the November ballot.

Unlike the last general election, where voters were faced with 11 state constitutional amendments, this year they’ll only be faced with three—not counting local ballot initiatives.

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WFSU Local
6:36 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Starting Monday, Local Residents Can Apply For Concealed Weapons Permits In Okaloosa

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Starting Monday, Okaloosa County residents and those from other nearby counties can submit concealed weapons permit applications at the Okaloosa County’s Tax Collector office.

In addition to the eight regional offices of the Florida Department of Agriculture, Okaloosa County Tax Collector Ben Anderson says he’s excited to provide another source for applying for a permit.

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State News
6:29 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Former GOP Lawmaker Stumps For Crist, Calls On Scott To Take Down Attack Ad

Former Republican lawmaker Mike Fasano and former Department of Corrections Secretary under Charlie Crist, Walt McNeil, at a Tallahassee press conference Thursday. Both say they're disappointed in a controversial attack ad against Crist.
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A former Republican lawmaker is taking fellow Republican Governor Rick Scott to task over an attack ad, and he along with another Charlie Crist supporter are calling on Scott to take it down.

Former Senator Mike Fasano and former Corrections Secretary under Crist, Walt McNeil, did so during a press conference at the Florida Press Center in Tallahassee, attempting to set the record straight about the ad linking Crist to a convicted Ponzi schemer.

Meanwhile, right across the street, a group of young activists held up signs and chanted “Charlie Swindled Florida.”

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