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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Big Cypress National Preserve
10:27 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Big Cypress National Preserve to Conduct Controlled Burn to Preserve Snails

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The Big Cypress National Preserve will conduct a huge controlled burn to preserve a type of snail.

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Lowest Wage Earners
5:54 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

State's Lowest Wage Earners Pay Much More of Income in Taxes Than Top Earners, Report Finds

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A recent report said the Sunshine State makes its lowest wage earners pay much more of their income in taxes than its top earners.  

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Naples Airport Hires Communications Specialist
5:23 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Naples Municipal Airport Hires Communications Specialist to Tackle Noise Concerns

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 The Naples Municipal Airport has hired a communications specialist to help address community concerns over noise.

The airport hopes the new addition will open a dialogue between the airport, pilots and the community. But, some local residents are not convinced it will bring down the noise.

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Terry Jones
9:58 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Controversial Pastor Opens Fry Stand in Bradenton Mall

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A controversial pastor, who appears on a widely-distributed al-Qaida hit list, has opened up a shop in a Bradenton mall.

His business raises questions over safety and free speech.

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Gun Bill Returns to Legislature
1:30 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Concealed Carry Gun Bill Returns to State Legislature

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A Central Florida lawmaker has reintroduced a bill allowing people to carry concealed weapons during a state of emergency.

State Sen. Jeff Brandes’, R-St. Petersburg, bill grants those who do not have a license to carry a concealed weapon permission to do so during a mandatory evacuation. That evacuation would be part of a declared state of emergency.

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