Beyond the News WFLA Interviews

Beyond the News WFLA Interviews

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Erik Maltais, Marine veteran and one of the volunteer leaders of the new Tampa chapter of Bunker Labs, talks about promoting veterans entrepreneurship in the Tampa Bay area.

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Gordon Byrd speaks with Stephen Rodriguez, CEO of Nathan Benderson Park, about the national and world club crew Dragon Boat championships coming to Sarasota in 2021 and 2022.

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Gordon Byrd interviews analyst Jill Gonzalez of personal finance site Wallethub.com about a study ranking 100 U.S. cities' public transportation systems. Tampa ranked 98th, St. Petersburg 99th, and no Florida community made the top 50.

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September 10, 2019 8 min

Gordon Byrd speaks with Andrew DePietro of GoBankingRates.com about their new report on 50 Housing Markets That Are Turning Ugly... sluggish or dropping prices and rising underwater and foreclosure rates. 15 of them are in Florida.

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September 4, 2019 10 min

Gordon Byrd interviews Gary Coxe, a private pilot who' s collecting supplies in Lakeland to fly to the Bahamas next week, under the sponsorship of the Sandals Foundation, for survivors of Hurricane Dorian

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September 3, 2019 8 min

Gordon Byrd interviews Matthew Marchetti, co-founder of Crowd Source Rescue, a nonprofit behind an app that puts people needing rescue in touch with those who have boats and can rescue them. It got used thousands of times during Hurricane Michael and he says it's also being used during Dorian.

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Gordon Byrd speaks with Tampa's Chris Reynolds, PhD, with the emergency management program at American Military University, about the process of hurricane planning and recovery, as well as scams involving hurricane relief.

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If your boss tells you to work during a hurricane and you refuse, nothing in Florida law will stop you from getting disciplined or fired. Gordon Byrd speaks with David Stefany, partner of the Tampa law firm Allen Norton and Blue.

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Gordon Byrd speaks with Rabih Bechara, MD, FCCP, about the dangers posed by hurricanes to people with chronic lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, lung cancer and COPD.

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Gordon Byrd talks with Kris Kiser, CEO of the Outdoor Power Institute, about generator safety during and after a hurricane.

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Gordon Byrd speaks with Kat Dillard and Jenna Haefling of Rethinking Plastics about a pending final vote by Sarasota city commissioners to ban plastic straws and polystyrene on city property and under leases with the city.

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August 16, 2019 5 min

Gordon Byrd speaks with David Cox, executive director of the Gasparilla Music Foundation, which puts on the annual Gasparilla Music Festival

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Gordon Byrd speaks with National Weather Service meteorologist Tony Hurt in Ruskin (Tampa) about the flood watch for the west coast of Florida, which areas stand the most chance of getting soaked, and what fans going to the Bucs-Dolphins preseason game at Raymond James Stadium should expect.

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Gordon Byrd speaks with Lina Guzman and Dana Thomson of Child Trends about the effect of a 2020 Census undercount of Hispanics on the money Florida receives from the feds for child health and other programs.

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Richard Rude with the National Weather Service speaks with Gordon Byrd about a flood watch issued for West Central Florida until Friday morning.

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Richard Rude with the National Weather Service speaks with Gordon Byrd about a flood watch issued for West Central Florida until Friday morning.

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Gordon Byrd speaks to Kenneth Hernandez, Business Development Manager of Electric Transportation for Tampa Electric, about plans to introduce plug-in electric cars at three high schools in Hillsborough County this year.

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Gordon Byrd speaks with Ben Mutzbaugh of The Points Guy travel website about their study of 50 major U.S. airports... three Florida airports rank near the bottom.

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Gordon Byrd interviews Chris Sutton, CEO of COBRA, which offers active shooter training for businesses and groups.

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Gordon Byrd speaks with Dr. Michael Hicks, Ph.D., head of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Their new Manufacturing Scorecard for 2019 gives Florida a D for overall manufacturing but an A for tax climate and improving grades in two other categories.

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