Sascha Cordner

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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.

It’s good news to Florida’s Congressional Delegation and Governor Rick Scott that Congress could be close to striking a deal on funding efforts to combat the Zika virus. Florida just passed the 800 mark for the amount of cases reported to health officials. But, Florida leaders are a bit split on how that funding should be accomplished.

Volunteer Florida has a few tips for those interested in volunteering their time or donating money to help Hurricane Hermine victims.

Governor Rick Scott says he’s disappointed by the failure of Congress to pass a Zika funding bill, and he’s not alone.

During the time of a disaster the state usually sees a spike in charitable giving. But Florida officials are asking people to be mindful of charity-related scams in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services spokeswoman Jenn Meale says there are a few tips people should follow to protect themselves from common charity-related scams.

During the time of a disaster, the state usually sees a spike in charitable giving. But, Florida officials are asking people to be mindful of charity-related scams, in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine. 

Florida officials are warning people about identity theft scammers—a common form of financial fraud.

Florida wildlife officials are investigating the illegal painting of another animal. After recent reports about turtles, now officials are seeing the same thing happen to a particular bird.

The number of people returning to prison based on technical violations has contributed to an uptick in this year’s new prison admissions. Looking for solutions to that problem came up during this year’s legislative session and is a priority for the head of the Florida Department of Corrections.

Florida’s elections chief is hoping to prepare new and registered voters for this year’s elections through a toolkit he unveiled Tuesday.

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Florida wildlife officials are asking the public for its help in deciding rules for venomous reptiles.

Through an online survey, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has six questions for the public about non-native and native venomous reptiles.

For example, FWC’s Captive Wildlife Section Capt. Kara Hooker says the survey asks 'should they be kept in zoos?'

A new report states a human trafficking tool used among some state agencies may not be that effective.

With the 2016 Summer Olympics right around the corner, some state officials are worried that will cause an increase in travel-related cases in Florida. And, with Congress still not acting on any Zika funding bills, it’s causing even more worry as officials continue to monitor the impact the mosquito-borne disease has during these Summer months.

Florida now nearly to 230 cases of the Zika virus, and that number continues to climb. With Florida’s first baby born with a Zika-related birth defect, some are weighing in on a failed attempt in the U.S. Senate Tuesday to advance a House bill aimed at fighting the mosquito-borne disease.

One of the many focuses of this year’s upcoming Human Trafficking Summit may be on Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT community.

Since the mass shooting in Orlando, there has been a huge response from people who want to donate blood. And, while the current blood donations are appreciated, some donation centers say they may need more people to donate next week.

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