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.

A bill aiming to crackdown on child pornographers is now heading to the House floor. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, there was much debate at its last committee stop that even surprised the bill’s sponsor.

Video voyeurism is the practice of spying on someone engaged in a number of things ranging from undressing to sexual activity.

Republican Representative Eric Eisnaugle of Orlando says his bill would crack down on the activity.

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The polls are open, and Florida voters are casting ballots in about 67-hundred voting precincts across the state for the Republican Presidential Primary. As Sascha Cordner reports, despite a small setback in Orlando, the state’s election’s chief says everything is going according to plan.

As Florida voters go to the polls for the state’s Republican primary, Florida’s Secretary of State Kurt Browning says everything is going smoothly so far. But, there was a slight hiccup in Orlando when a polling place opened late:

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The question as to whether to privatize about 30 South Florida prisons took center stage in and outside the Florida Senate Tuesday. As Sascha Cordner reports, in a last ditch effort to stall the effort, several Democrats, Republicans, and state employees joined together to talk about the overall impact the move will have on the state.

“Our Government is not for sale and neither are our prisoners for sale. We all stand together.”

A bill that would revamp the way Florida public hospitals are sold or leased is facing some opposition from hospitals. As Sascha Cordner reports, while the measure seeks to put more oversight in place over the sale of a hospital, some argue the bill is not needed because hospitals already have enough procedures in place.

Senate President Designate Don Gaetz says all his bill does is make the process of selling or leasing a hospital more public and more transparent by putting a few new rules in place:

A union that represents thousands of nurses and other health care workers in Florida is suing to stop the privatization of Florida’s prison health care services. Sascha Cordner has more...

There’s a shake up in the state’s newest agency. As Sascha Cordner reports, Doug Darling, the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity’s executive director, announced he’s stepping down.

Darling says his last day on the job is Tuesday.

In his resignation letter to Governor Rick Scott, Darling said he originally planned to stay through the Legislative Session, but he can’t due to personal reasons.

A 2007 Florida Senate report concluded that too many doctors are refusing emergency room on-call duty, due to increased exposure to lawsuits and higher medical malpractice insurance costs. So, as Sascha Cordner reports, one Florida lawmaker is hoping to alleviate those concerns by granting emergency room doctors immunity from medical malpractice lawsuits.

A bill that several lawmakers say would end tuition discrimination in Florida could help one young man fulfill his goal. As Sascha Cordner reports, the bill’s sponsors are using that young man as an example to show that all residents, regardless of their background, should have the right to pay in-state tuition.

18-year-old Renato Lherisson, the son of undocumented immigrants, is a native of Miami.

Some lawmakers are raising concerns about the Department of Corrections closure of prisons, two facilities in particular. As Sascha Cordner reports, while some argued about the closing of a women’s faith-based prison, others wonder if the department is taking into account the impact of shutting down prisons in small communities. 

A massive prison privatization effort is causing quite a stir among Florida lawmakers. That’s due to a move by Senate President Mike Haridopolos to vet a pair of prison privatization bills through two committees that are not prison-related. As Sascha Cordner reports, the bills now move on to one last committee stop, despite objection from some who feel the process is a sham.

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