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.


North Port Cheating Scandal
3:13 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Reporter Discusses Uncovering North Port's Cheating Scandal

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 In August, Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigative reporter Lee Williams’ phone rang. On the other end was a North Port City employee claiming city employees were cheating on exams required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA.

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Big Cypress National Preserve explores protections
9:53 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Big Cypress National Preserve Explores Protections Under Federal Wilderness Act

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The Big Cypress National Preserve is looking into federal wilderness protections, but there are exemptions for oil and gas exploration.

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Judge Blocks Power Plant
6:28 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Judge Blocks Potential FPL Plant Bordering Big Cypress Reservation

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A circuit judge has blocked the possibility of Florida Power and Light building a power plant bordering the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in Hendry County.

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1:00 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Dunbar Community and the NFL

Dunbar is a predominantly minority neighborhood in Fort Myers. It hasn’t always had the best reputation. However, it is known for the many professional football players it has produced. By the start of this year, Dunbar was the starting point for almost two dozen NFL athletes. The most prominent figure is Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.

The connection between Dunbar and football is the focus of a new book by News-Press reporter David Dorsey. Dorsey’s book Fourth Down in Dunbar explores what these players have in common and what sets them apart.

When it comes to producing athletes that make it to the NFL what makes the Dunbar community so unique?

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Lee Memorial Flu Vaccine
9:42 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Lee Memorial Requires Associates to Get Flu Vaccinations

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Lee Memorial Health System set a new policy that all of its employees and volunteers must receive flu vaccinations.

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