WMFE explores US Constitution in January
If you need a refresher course on the U.S. Constitution, public radio station 90.7 WMFE wants to help in the new year.
“WMFE’s Celebration of the U.S. Constitution” starts with “Intersection” at noon and 9 p.m. Thursday. Host Matthew Peddie explores the meaning of the document created in 1787 and ratified in 1788. The Constitution, the framework of the federal government, starts with “We the People.”
Peddie will talk to Eang Ngov, associate professor of law at Barry University, and Aubrey Jewett, political science professor at University of Central Florida. Then WMFE staffers and community members read the Constitution.
Those readers include:
■ Hari Pulapaka, executive chef at Cress Restaurant in DeLand and associate professor of mathematics at Stetson University
■ Dick Batchelor, Democratic political analyst and founder of the Dick Batchelor Management Group
■ Maria Padilla, editor and founder of orlandolatino.org
■ Jason Henry, Democratic political analyst and campaign manager
■ Frank Torres, Republican political analyst and founder of orlandoopinion.com
■ Joanie Schirm, entrepreneur and author of 2019’s “My Dear Boy: A World War II Story of Escape, Exile, and Revelation”
■ Thali Sugisawa, business manager of Orange County’s Fusion Fest
■ Mark Baratelli of The Daily City
■ Jessica Bryce Young, editor of Orlando Weekly
■ Salema Mohamed of UCF College of Medicine
Amendments to the Constitution will be read through January. The times will be Monday-Friday at 10:18 a.m., 1:31 p.m. and 8:35 p.m.; Saturday at 10:18 a.m., 1:29 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.; and Sunday at 10:29 a.m., 1:29 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. The readers will include Terry Gross of “Fresh Air,” actor Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and members of the community.
WMFE is undertaking the Constitution project as President Donald Trump faces an impeachment trial in the Senate.
The Signing of the Constitution of the United States by Howard Chandler Christy.