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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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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Spread the Word
12:02 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Campaign to End the "R" Word Grows in Southwest Florida

A Special Olympics athlete performs the long jump at the Area 9 Summer Games at Golden Gate High School.
Credit Topher Forhecz

Immokalee High School senior Hunter Dimas said his pledge started when he witnessed the impact of the "R" word.

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Rauschenberg Trial
12:39 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Rauschenberg Lawsuit Moves Closer to Trial

Credit Topher Forhecz

Lawyers in the battle between the trustees of artist Robert Rauschenberg’s estate, and his family and foundation met for a hearing at the Lee County Courthouse on Monday.

They discussed the finer details of the case as it moves closer to an expected trial date this summer.

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