Sascha Cordner

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There’s a new host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Last month, Lulu Garcia-Navarro took over the role for Rachel Martin—the new co-host of Morning Edition. Garcia-Navarro is widely known for her award-winning work as NPR's Foreign Correspondent and most recently reported on Brazil's Zika crisis. WFSU's All Things Considered Host Sascha Cordner spoke to Garcia-Navarro about her NPR background, before talking to the Florida native about her new role.

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Later this month, the head of Florida’s juvenile justice system will be retiring. In the last of a two-part series, WFSU's Sascha Cordner continues the conversation with outgoing state Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters about her background, her work with the DJJ as well as a her future plans for when she leaves the agency.

Last week, we aired Part 1 of our conversation. Listen below to Part 2, which aired on Friday's Capital Report.

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WFSU’s Sascha Cordner sat down with outgoing Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters, who will be retiring in a month from her role, as first reported by the News Service of Florida. As the agency’s first female head, she’s also one of the longest serving agency heads under Governor Rick Scott. She’s been responsible for a number of innovations, including a civil citation program that has helped reduce the overall juvenile crime-rate.

Hear Part 1 of our conversation below. Stay tuned to next week's Capital Report to hear Part 2.

WFSU News reporters Sascha Cordner, Lynn Hatter and Jessica Palombo have been recognized for their outstanding work with 2013 Sunshine State Awards from the South Florida Society of Professional Journalists.

WFSU Reporters Take Home Statewide Awards

May 1, 2013

WFSU-FM news reporters Sascha Cordner, Lynn Hatter and Jessica Palombo have won or were finalists for 2013 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Awards.

The awards recognize outstanding radio and television contributions from stations across the state.

 

 Big Bend area residents should try to keep warm at least for the next day or two, especially with Tuesday night being the coldest night of the winter season so far. As Sascha Cordner reports, though Wednesday won't be as cold, it will still be chilly.

New Year's Day marked the winter season's first hard freeze, and the temperature gradually got worse on Tuesday with lows in the mid-20s. But, Tallahassee Meteorologist Don Van Dyke with the National Weather Service says Wednesday should be a bit better as well as for the rest of the week: