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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WFSU Local
7:01 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

After Obama's Announcement, Many Fla. Immigration Lawyers Bombarded With Calls

Tallahassee Immigration Lawyer Elizabeth Ricci says since President Obama's announcement, she's been contacted by a lot of people, wondering how his executive action affects them.
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After President Barack Obama unveiled his executive action on immigration Thursday, a lot of Florida immigration experts and lawyers are getting calls from those who want to know how it affects them.

Since the announcement, Tallahassee Immigration Lawyer Elizabeth Ricci says her phone has been ringing off the hook.

“And, of course, a lot of my clients and members of the community watched it and heard it and have been calling and messaging and wanting to know if they’re eligible,” said Ricci.

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State News
6:43 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Political Experts: After 'Blame Game' Ends, Fla. Dems Will Move Onto 'Fix It Game'

Credit MGN Online

The losses Democrats took during the 2014 midterm election are causing rifts within the party ranks. Still the general consensus is for the party to unite and move forward. But, some political scientists say that can only happen once what’s called the “blame game” phase is over.

Losing Florida’s gubernatorial race was a big blow to Democrats in this election. They also lost a number of races across the state and the nation.

Among the losses were several seats in the Florida House—which created a GOP supermajority.

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WFSU Local
2:37 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott Addresses FSU Shooting, To Visit With Victims Soon

Gov. Rick Scott addressing FSU shooting at a Thursday press conference.
Credit Florida Channel

The Associated Press is reporting the gunman who shot three people at Florida State University Thursday before he was killed may have been a lawyer who graduated from the school.

As the investigation continues, Governor Rick Scott says he expects many unanswered questions will be answered. For now, Scott asked the nation to “Pray for FSU.”

“I can’t imagine the concern that parents have right now all across our nation that have a student here at FSU,” said Scott, at a press conference Thursday.

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State News
6:24 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Parenting Program Launches In Certain Fla. Counties, Could Later Expand Statewide

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey speaking during a press conference about a pilot parenting program. He's joined by (left to right) Rep. Ritch Workman, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, Sen. President Andy Gardiner, and Brevard State Attorney Phil Archer.
Credit Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Florida’s new House Speaker and Senate President helped launch a pilot parenting program in Tallahassee Wednesday.

Brevard State Attorney Phil Archer says it’s not unheard of for parents not to know what rights they have when disciplining their kids or how to hold them accountable.

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WFSU Local
3:25 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Franklin Co. Parks Dir. Facing Grand Theft Charges For Stealing Youth Football Money

Catherine Millender, the Franklin County Parks and Recreation director, confessed Tuesday to stealing registration fees from the local youth football league.

The director of Franklin County’s Parks and Recreation department has been arrested, after confessing to stealing registration fees from several area youth football teams.

Days before Catherine Millender’s arrest, Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies received several calls from concerned parents about the Youth Football Registration fees for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

After looking at copies of deposits made by the Franklin County Parks Director and comparing them to the number of kids registered to participate in the league, detectives found the numbers didn’t add up.

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