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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Gulf War Illness
10:27 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Researchers Come Closer to Understanding Gulf War Illness

Ghania Ait-Ghezala, a scientist with the Roskamp Institute, shows one of the mouse brains the lab studies for its research.
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Scientists are coming closer to understanding a disease that continues to affect Gulf War veterans.

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Alzheimers Study
12:37 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Florida Researchers Pave Way for Alzheimer's Study in Europe

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Scientists in Sarasota researched a drug that is now being tested in a large study in Europe.

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Ken Shelin Registries
12:05 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Advocate Pushes for Domestic Partnership Registries in Southwest Florida

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 A former Sarasota City commissioner is working his way down Southwest Florida pushing for cities and counties to pass domestic partnership registries.

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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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