WMFE ex­plores US Con­sti­tu­tion in Jan­uary

Orlando Sentinel - - PEOPLE & ARTS - BY HAL BOEDEKER Email me at [email protected]­lan­dosen­tinel.com. Want more TV and movie news? Go to or­lan­dosen­tinel.com/tvguy.

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.

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The Sign­ing of the Con­sti­tu­tion of the United States by Howard Chan­dler Christy.

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