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Orando Sentinel Conversations

By Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel Conversations aims to keep you up to date on what makes Central Florida tick. We cover news, politics, entertainment, crime, communities – whatever is on the mind of those that call Orlando and its surrounding communities home.

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    House bill comes too late to save UCF from scandal, U.S.-Ecuador match in Orlando, and Cirque's 'Luzia' (Ep. 125)03/20/2019
    20:45
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    Has gene therapy cured local woman's sickle cell anemia? (Ep. 124)03/20/2019
    15:08
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    Smokable medical marijuana, bicyclists vs. impatient drivers, and aliens in Central Florida? (Ep. 123)03/19/2019
    22:14
  4. 4.
    NCAA Tournament and the rebranding of Florida Hospital to AdventHealth (Ep. 122)03/18/2019
    20:14
  5. 5.
    ‘My Cat From Hell’ behaviorist Jackson Galaxy (Ep. 121)03/18/2019
    9:56
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    Orlando home building surge, Star Wars land's hotel effect & Scott Maxwell with a news quiz (Ep. 120)03/15/2019
    21:12
  7. 7.
    'NSync's Lance Bass explores ‘The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story’ (Ep. 119)03/14/2019
    21:16
  8. 8.
    More OIA flights canceled as feds ground 737 Max planes, Oviedo bears and code red drills (Ep. 118)03/14/2019
    27:36
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    Lake Mary High suicide, struggling Lynx buses and '1984' production (Ep. 117)03/13/2019
    16:13
  2. 10.
    NASA's $21B budget would return astronauts to moon, new Potter coaster, and a day in a MAGA hat (Ep. 116)03/12/2019
    24:22
  3. 11.
    Woman accused of stabbing daughter, and $40M for UCF scholarships in question (Ep. 115)03/11/2019
    13:28
  4. 12.
    Moving Florida's capital to Orlando, voting despite felonies, Star Wars lands opening in phases (Ep. 114)03/08/2019
    22:20
  5. 13.
    Orlando Sentinel managing editor Roger Simmons on newsroom goals (Ep. 113)03/08/2019
    22:06
  6. 14.
    Battle brewing over bin Laden house in west Orange, and Pulse memorial plans (Ep. 112)03/07/2019
    29:11
  7. 15.
    Permanent year-round daylight saving time, downside of Orlando growth projects, and Sesame Street (Ep. 111)03/06/2019
    18:27
  8. 16.
    Taylor Mali on Poetry Slams, Metaphor Dice and lawn darts (Ep. 110)03/06/2019
    23:07
  9. 17.
    Boozy bills, teachers rally for more funding, and New Deal in Orlando (Ep. 109)03/05/2019
    22:02
  10. 18.
    Florida Legislature 2019, tough time for home flippers, and Epcot Flower & Garden Fest (Ep. 108)03/04/2019
    17:54
  11. 19.
    Orlando City enters 2019 with new mindset, town aims to preserve rural lifestyle, and food festivals (Ep. 107)03/01/2019
    22:17
  12. 20.
    Historic SpaceX launch, Foodie Awards, and remembering Sanford pastor Ronald Merthie (Ep. 106)02/28/2019
    26:23
  13. 21.
    First look at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Disney's whole new world (Ep. 105)02/28/2019
    17:38
  14. 22.
    Congressman apologizes for tweet threatening Michael Cohen, and sanctuary city ban (Ep. 104)02/27/2019
    19:36
  15. 23.
    The Three Wise Guys radio show – 2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalist (Ep. 103)02/27/2019
    32:24
  16. 24.
    Sex-trafficking crackdown, teaching creationism in Florida, Rapid DNA testing (Ep. 102)king sting (Ep. 102)02/26/2019
    18:57
  17. 25.
    DeSantis revamps local water board, UCF's future, and new restaurants (Ep. 101)02/25/2019
    18:50
  18. 26.
    Bianchi on Orlando Apollos and Magic's playoff chances (Ep. 100)02/22/2019
    19:48
  19. 27.
    Big theme park news — Harry Potter ride details, Epcot changes and insight into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. (Ep. 99)02/21/2019
    20:26
  20. 28.
    UCF President offers to resign. What happens next? and driverless buses coming to Orlando (Ep. 98)02/20/2019
    20:13
  21. 29.
    Winter Park Playhouse founders – 2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalist (Ep. 97)02/20/2019
    29:55
  22. 30.
    Can anything be done to save Orlando's once-thriving malls? (Ep. 96)02/19/2019
    18:50
  23. 31.
    What can we expect from Orlando City and is Dr. Phillips Center 2019-20 Broadway lineup a hit? (Ep. 95)02/15/2019
    23:26
  24. 32.
    UCF shutdown, I-4 Ultimate, Valentine's Day love story and Trump Disney fan returns (Ep. 94)02/14/2019
    20:56
  25. 33.
    'No casualties were result of friendly fire' in Pulse massacre (Ep. 93)02/13/2019
    19:59
  26. 34.
    4 Rivers founder John Rivers – 2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalist (Ep. 92)02/13/2019
    35:04
  27. 35.
    Fact or Fake on campus carry, edible marijuana, and funniest town names (Ep. 91)02/12/2019
    18:07
  28. 36.
    Street racing, texting while at red lights, and Foodie finalists (Ep. 90)02/11/2019
    17:51
  29. 37.
    Bianchi on Magic trade, Orlando Apollos debut, and Cupid's Undie Run (Ep. 89)02/08/2019
    19:43
  30. 38.
    Can disgraced politicians make comebacks?, 'Lake Nasty,' I-4 Ultimate craziness (Ep. 88)02/07/2019
    24:16
  31. 39.
    Free hotels 'corruption' for some officials but not others, and will film production ever return to Florida? (Ep. 87)02/06/2019
    19:48
  32. 40.
    Desmond Meade — 2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalist (Ep. 86)02/05/2019
    24:03
  33. 41.
    School vouchers, burned wildlife sanctuary, and rising Orlando rents (Ep. 85)02/05/2019
    22:03
  34. 42.
    Shirtless Super Bowl halftime, fire at wildlife sanctuary, politicians in blackface (Ep. 84)02/04/2019
    20:04
  35. 43.
    Feud flares over runaway llamas and guns, Airbnb crackdown, and dog park with bar coming soon (Ep. 83)02/01/2019
    22:36
  36. 44.
    Is it worth selling home direct to Zillow, Opendoor?, and duck hunters ruffle feathers (Ep. 82)01/31/2019
    21:55
  37. 45.
    UCF student arrested with fully automatic AR-15, Gillum gets ethics headache — and new job (Ep. 81)01/30/2019
    17:43
  38. 46.
    UCF football team — 2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalist (Ep. 80)01/30/2019
    23:47
  39. 47.
    Greyhounds after Amendment 13, triple homicide details and Oreo supersizes cookies (Ep. 79)01/29/2019
    26:54
  40. 48.
    Disney's Maleficent makes fiery return, Central Florida Democrats on key U.S. House committees (Ep. 78)01/28/2019
    13:03
  41. 49.
    'Tidying Up' craze has Orlando purging, NFL Pro Bowl, Groveland Four permanent memorial (Ep. 77)01/25/2019
    21:50
  42. 50.
    Possible tornadoes in Central Florida, Florida university admission factors, and Foodie Awards (Ep. 76)01/24/2019
    22:18
  43. 51.
    'Hamilton' lives up to buzz, Pam Bondi's new job, The Venue closing (Ep. 75)01/23/2019
    24:38
  44. 52.
    First thoughts on 'Hamilton' opening night (Ep.74)01/22/2019
    8:11
  45. 53.
    Behind-the-scenes look at SeaWorld's Sesame Street, peacocks in Audubon Park (Ep. 73)01/22/2019
    24:24
  46. 54.
    2019 theme park expectations — Star Wars, Harry Potter and price hikes, Zillow to buy Orlando home directly (Ep. 72)01/18/2019
    21:59
  47. 55.
    Author Gilbert King discusses the Groveland Four pardon (Ep.71)01/17/2019
    17:04
  48. 56.
    Florida teacher shortage, Predators to return, 2019 economic forecast (Ep. 70)01/17/2019
    21:54
  49. 57.
    Fans are scrappy and hungry for 'Hamilton' (Ep.69)01/17/2019
    24:29
  50. 58.
    2018 Central Floridian of the Year finalists, arts funding, guns on campus (Ep. 68)01/16/2019
    23:27
  51. 59.
    An atheist and a pastor discuss religious freedom (Ep. 67)01/16/2019
    35:24
  52. 60.
    Orlando home sales nose-dive, Orlando City/Pride news (Ep. 66)01/15/2019
    24:31
  53. 61.
    Horse that escaped death sentence, Parramore Farmers Market (Ep.65)01/14/2019
    23:01
  54. 62.
    Groveland Four pardoned, rage rooms, Crealde's Night of Fire (Ep.64)01/11/2019
    18:28
  55. 63.
    Shutdown impacting NASA contractors, Girl Scout cookies about to ruin your diet, Fact or Fake01/10/2019
    24:44
  56. 64.
    DeSantis inauguration, Orlando Winter Fringe, Groveland Four, and lying politicians (Ep. 62)01/09/2019
    15:33
  57. 65.
    Brothers share musical bond (Ep. 61)11/28/2018
    21:44
  58. 66.
    Making finances fun with Stacking Benjamins money geek (Ep. 60)11/21/2018
    14:00
  59. 67.
    Why are Florida elections so messy? (Ep. 59)11/17/2018
    31:09
  60. 68.
    Greenwood Cemetery sexton retires, but keeps stories alive (Ep. 58)10/30/2018
    27:35
  61. 69.
    Doctor speaks about the realities of physician burnout (Ep. 57)10/19/2018
    26:28
  62. 70.
    Cross-country trip by bike: 3,569 miles in 31 days (Ep. 56)10/15/2018
    28:30
  63. 71.
    Daredevils Bello and Anneliese Nock talk tempting fate (Ep. 55)10/11/2018
    22:40
  64. 72.
    Venom: Spider-Man villain with no Spider-Man? (Ep. 54)10/05/2018
    20:47
  65. 73.
    Father chronicles son’s decade-long battle with opioids (Ep. 53)09/25/2018
    24:35
  66. 74.
    Florida Scrub-Jays — saving a disappearing piece of Florida (Ep. 52)09/19/2018
    26:55
  67. 75.
    Once a sex worker, minister now advocates for women still in the trade (EP. 51)09/12/2018
    34:51
  68. 76.
    Hour 6 recap: ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ — our podcast (Ep. 50)09/11/2018
    20:22
  69. 77.
    Halloween Horror Nights ready for the ‘80s – but not totally (EP.49)09/06/2018
    27:22
  70. 78.
    Hour 5 recap: 'Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story' (Ep. 48)09/04/2018
    40:52
  71. 79.
    Journalist April Ryan on chaos, retaliation covering Trump White House (Ep. 47)08/29/2018
    19:23
  72. 80.
    Hour 4 recap: 'Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story' (Ep. 46)08/28/2018
    42:37
  73. 81.
    Hour 3 recap: 'Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story' (Ep. 45)08/14/2018
    41:41
  74. 82.
    Orlando firefighter brings the heat to ‘Food Network Star’ (Ep. 44)08/10/2018
    19:27
  75. 83.
    Local Monster Jam driver Bari Musawwir brings Zombie to Triple Threat Series (Ep. 43)08/08/2018
    21:41
  76. 84.
    Hour 2 recap: 'Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story' (Ep. 42)08/07/2018
    36:14
  77. 85.
    Hour 1 recap – ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ (Ep.41)07/31/2018
    41:50
  78. 86.
    Coming Monday – A discussion about ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ (Ep.40)07/26/2018
    1:37
  79. 87.
    Orlando artist skinny dips with sharks on new ‘Naked and Afraid’ (Ep. 39)07/24/2018
    27:13
  80. 88.
    Orlando scientist explores travel, relationships in first novel (Ep. 38)07/19/2018
    29:17
  81. 89.
    Gatorland’s Savannah Boan (Ep. 37)07/11/2018
    26:06
  82. 90.
    Tracking Puerto Rican migration: Families, students forced to flee06/29/2018
    24:07
  83. 91.
    Gay wrestler discusses coming out, impact of Pulse tragedy (Ep. 35)06/12/2018
    31:00
  84. 92.
    Ripley's "buyer of stuff" shares insider's look at job – believe it or not (Ep. 34)06/07/2018
    31:38
  85. 93.
    Christina Grimmie: The Murder of a Rising Star preview (Ep. 33)06/06/2018
    0:59
  86. 94.
    First female SWAT officer, chief deputy are trailblazers at Osceola Sheriff's Office (Ep. 32)06/05/2018
    25:11
  87. 95.
    'Nontraditional' foster families recruited to fill critical need (Ep. 31)05/30/2018
    25:57
  88. 96.
    Can bears and humans coexist peacefully? (Ep. 30)05/24/2018
    28:49
  89. 97.
    Using the immune system to fight cancer (Ep. 29)05/22/2018
    31:06
  90. 98.
    Maitland author James Ponti wins big at 'murder prom' (Ep. 28)05/17/2018
    27:47
  91. 99.
    Slain teen’s mom seeks 5 angels that received son’s organs (Ep. 27)05/15/2018
    22:40
  92. 100.
    Orlando Fringe Festival – How to Fringe like a pro (Ep. 26)05/09/2018
    23:28
  93. 101.
    A sneak peek at Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios (Ep. 25)05/07/2018
    25:36
  94. 102.
    Keeping Central Florida schools safe (Ep. 24)05/02/2018
    26:24
  95. 103.
    Joe Rohde, Disney’s Animal Kingdom mastermind (Ep. 23)04/30/2018
    20:31
  96. 104.
    UCF’s Hannah Sage talks 'Jeopardy! College Championship' (Ep. 22)04/25/2018
    17:10
  97. 105.
    'Avengers: Infinity War' — The rise and demise of Marvel superheroes (Ep. 21)04/24/2018
    37:55
  98. 106.
    13 actresses unite in performance to fight gun violence (Ep. 20)04/19/2018
    17:42
  99. 107.
    Orlando teacher swims 164 miles from Sanford to Jacksonville (Ep. 19)04/17/2018
    28:44
  100. 108.
    More mediocrity with 'A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan' – Part 2 (Ep. 18)04/11/2018
    24:04
  101. 109.
    A mediocre talk with 'A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan' stars – Part 1 (Ep. 17)04/09/2018
    27:57
  102. 110.
    Valencia College play puts transgender community in spotlight (Ep. 16)04/05/2018
    24:35
  103. 111.
    Orlando Magic ready for inaugural esports draft (Ep. 15)04/02/2018
    21:23
  104. 112.
    Key evidence in trial of Pulse gunman's widow (Ep. 14)03/28/2018
    17:30
  105. 113.
    Hurricane Maria: 6 months since the storm (Ep. 13)03/27/2018
    33:39
  106. 114.
    The Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards: Orlando’s best restaurant is . . . (Ep. 12)03/15/2018
    25:36
  107. 115.
    Central Florida’s female chefs change kitchen culture (Ep. 11)03/12/2018
    32:08
  108. 116.
    A conversation with professional video gamer Hungrybox (Ep. 10)03/07/2018
    23:10
  109. 117.
    Breaking down the case: United States of America v. Noor Salman ( Ep. 9)02/28/2018
    17:39
  110. 118.
    A conversation with UFC fighter Josh Emmett (Ep. 8)02/22/2018
    18:00
  111. 119.
    Is gun violence a public health crisis? (Ep. 7)02/22/2018
    22:22
  112. 120.
    A conversation with culinary Hall of Fame honorees Trina Gregory-Propst, Scott Joseph (Ep.6)02/15/2018
    31:09
  113. 121.
    The importance of “Black Panther” in today's world (Ep. 5)02/13/2018
    25:15
  114. 122.
    'Oh, Florida!' author Craig Pittman on why the Sunshine State is weird (Ep. 4)02/08/2018
    13:27
  115. 123.
    Why the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is so important (Ep. 3)02/02/2018
    20:51
  116. 124.
    Central Floridian of the Year Dave Green (Ep. 2)01/31/2018
    29:23
  117. 125.
    “49 Pulses” Director Charlie Minn (Ep. 1)01/24/2018
    33:13

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