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Zach Polsenberg's Heat Severity Charity

Riverdale Raiders linebacker Zach Polsenberg passed away earlier this year after suffering a heat stroke during high school football practice. His core body temperature was 107 degrees and he went into a coma. He fought liver and kidney failure for 11 days before passing away. His family has since started the Zach Polsenberg's Heat Severity Charity to raise awareness about heat stroke, and will be holding their Inaugural Fundraiser on December 3. 


People impacted by Hurricane Irma have until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24 to register for assistance from FEMA and/or submit an application for a Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loan. We’re joined by representatives from both agencies to answer your questions about applying for disaster-related assistance.


While the obvious impacts from Hurricane Irma are becoming fewer and further between, thousands of southwest Floridians whose homes were flooded continue dealing with the lingering effects of mold. We’ll talk with a doctor, a mold remediation expert, and a professional home watcher about mold, from the health risks and how to alleviate them to ways to prevent mold from showing up in the first place.

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Last night, the Trump Administration announced its decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the roughly 50,000 Haitian nationals that have been living in the U.S. since the devastating 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people. The protection will terminate on July 22, 2019, giving Haitians under TPS 18 months to return to Haiti or become subject to detention and deportation. We’re joined by a local immigration specialist to find out what this means for the Haitians living and working here in Southwest Florida under TPS.


November 23rd is National Espresso Day. Espresso is a main ingredient in your morning latte, or if you’re feeling adventurous, your solo or doppio--to get that caffeine straight into the bloodstream.

Espresso is known as the more potent, caffeine-laden variety of coffee, but it all comes down to the difference in brewing methods -- and, of course, the beans themselves.