Topher Forhecz

Host, Reporter

Topher is the host of All Things Considered and reporter at WGCU News. 

He formerly freelanced for WNYC radio in New York City. He holds a master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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Spring Training
11:40 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Attendance Numbers for Spring Training Baseball Games Rise

Credit Courtesy Lee County Sports Development

More people are coming to spring training baseball games across the state and in Lee County. 

The number of visitors who watched spring training games in Florida this season rose by four percent to almost 1.5 million spectators.

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Government
9:26 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Political Newcomer Curt Clawson Wins the GOP Primary

Curt Clawson's Election party.
Credit Ashley Lopez / WGCU

Political Newcomer Curt Clawson has won the GOP primary in a special election for Florida’s 19th Congressional District Tuesday night.

Amid a crowd of more than a hundred supporters at the Hyatt Coconut Point, Curt Clawson accepted the Republican nomination.

“In early January I wasn’t sure if that i wanted to do this. Most of all, I love it here in Southwest Florida. And I love being with my parents. And its why I came here. And I am here for the duration you all. And when this is over, I will be back here to be with them and to be with you.”

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Barges Run Aground
2:19 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Two Barges Run Aground in Sarasota County

Credit Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard

Two massive barges ran aground within about 24 hours of one another off Sarasota County due to rough weather beginning Tuesday morning.

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Farm Bill Money
3:50 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Florida Receives Funds to Fight Agricultural Pests and Diseases

Credit Magnus Franklin/Flickr

The federal government will give the Florida Department of Agriculture $5.4 million through the federal Farm Bill to fight a range of diseases and invasive species.

The money will help combat Giant African Land Snails around Miami, the laurel wilt affecting Florida’s avocado production, and disease and pest threats to the state’s honeybees.

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RSW Germany
3:37 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

RSW Celebrates 20 Years of Service to Germany

Credit Chris Christner/Flickr

Southwest Florida International Airport is celebrating 20 years of nonstop travel between Fort Myers and Germany.

Flights between Southwest Florida International Airport and Dusseldorf in Germany helped bring 300,000 visitors from Germany alone to Lee County in 2012.

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