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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Seminoles Court
2:33 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Seminoles Fight Power Plant Construction in Court

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The Seminole Tribe is trying to stop the possible construction of a power plant next to the Big Cypress Indian Reservation.

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Sexual Violence
11:15 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Joel Davis

  Joel Davis was the only United States Youth Representative to attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London this summer. When he graduated from Port Charlotte High School in 2013, Davis skipped college for a year to intern for Physicians for Human Rights, a non-profit organization. This would introduce him to the issue of sexual violence in combat.

Since then, he has seen both how “on the ground” organizations address sexual violence in combat and what it looks like when discussed on a global stage. Davis talks with us about his year exploring the issue and the United States’ role in the conversation. 

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Charleston Park Water
1:51 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Concerns over Drinking Water Worry Residents of Small Community

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In Charleston Park, one of the five designated “blighted” communities in Lee County, there’s a belief that there’s something in the water. Now, the government is stepping in to try to fix it - whether it’s true or not.

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Citrus Trial
5:26 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Compensation Trial for Lee County Citrus Tree Owners Begins

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The trial is the next step in a lawsuit that was first filed in 2003.

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Big Sarasota Pass
12:33 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Plan to Renourish Lido Key Beaches Moves Closer to Approval

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The plan calls for dredging up to 1.3 million cubic yards of sand from the Big Sarasota Pass, the construction of an 80-foot-long berm and three wall structures near the bottom of Lido Key.

A total of 10 dredging events would occur over 50 years in five year intervals alternating between Big Sarasota Pass and New Pass for dredging.

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