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Cary Barbor

All Thing Considered Host, Reporter

Cary Barbor is the local host of All Things Considered and a reporter for WGCU. She was a producer for Martha Stewart Radio on Sirius XM, where she hosted a live interview show with authors of new books called Books and Authors. She was a producer for The Leonard Lopate Show, a live, daily show that covered arts, culture, politics, and food on New York City’s public radio station WNYC. She also worked as a producer on Studio 360, a weekly culture magazine; and The Sunday Long Read, a show that features in-depth conversations with journalists and other writers. She has filed stories for The Pulse and Here & Now.
 
In addition to radio, she has a career writing for magazines, including Salon, Teen Vogue, New York, Health, and More. She has published short stories and personal essays and is always working on a novel. She was a Knight Journalism Fellow, where she studied health reporting at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and followed epidemiologists around Kenya and Alaska. She has a B.A. in English from Lafayette College and an M.A. in Literature from the University of Massachusetts.

  • Two types of common mosquito are insecticide-resistant.
  • State Health officials reported 5,409 new cases of COVID-19, Wednesday, bringing Florida's caseload over the 500,000-case threshold with 502,739 documented positive cases of the virus.Florida is the second state in the U.S. to report more than 500,000 cases, behind only California.Testing in Florida has been ramping back up after a temporary shutdown of some state-run testing sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias.The Florida Department of Health reported 225 new coronavirus-related deaths, Aug. 5, increasing the statewide death toll to 7,627 fatalities.
  • State Health officials reported a single-day spike of 245 coronavirus-related deaths, Tuesday, increasing the statewide death toll to 7,402 fatalities. Tuesday’s reported deaths marked the third highest single day number of fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.The Florida Department of Health also reported 5,446 new cases of COVID-19, Aug. 4, increasing the statewide total to 497,330 cases.Yesterday marked the tenth consecutive day the state has reported fewer than 10,000 cases in a day.
  • The window to file a childhood sex abuse claim for New York has been extended to August 14, 2021.
  • State health officials reported 4,752 new cases of COVID-19, Monday bringing the statewide total to 491,884 cases.Monday's reported new cases of the virus mark the lowest single-day increase since June 26, when the Florida Department of Health reported 3,366 new cases. June 26 was also the same day Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered bars to close for a second time since the beginning of the pandemic.Monday also marked the ninth consecutive day the state has reported fewer than 10,000 new cases of the virus in a single day.
  • State health officials reported 7,104 new COVID-19 cases, Sunday, bringing Florida's total to 487,132 cases.The Florida Department of Health also reported 62 coronavirus-related deaths, Aug. 2, increasing the statewide death toll to 7,084 fatalities. Before Sunday, Florida had experienced five straight days of at least 100 deaths reported in a single day.Sunday was the eighth consecutive day health officials reported fewer than 10,000 cases in a day, marking the first time that's happened since the week of June 24- July 1.
  • Florida Health officials reported 9,344 new cases of COVID-19, Sunday, increasing the statewide total of 423,855 cases since the start of the pandemic. The Florida Department of Health also reported 77 new coronavirus-related deaths, July 26, bringing the statewide death toll to 5,777 fatalities including 2,667 deaths in long-term care facilities.
  • As part of WGCU’s Move to Include initiative, we spoke to wheelchair tennis pioneer Ballard Moore.
  • Thursday marked another grim new milestone with the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida with state health officials reporting a single day record high of 173 deaths, increasing the statewide death toll to 5,518 fatalities.The Florida Department of Health also reported 10,249 new cases of the virus, yesterday, for a total of 389,868 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • New research shows that discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace has profound effects on the baby and the mother.