Happy Mother’s Day from Florida’s Fourth Estate
Florida's Fourth Estate podcast with hosts Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden covers a variety of hot topics across Florida — including everything from nude recreation, to how the University of Central Florida is responding to the nursing shortage — and how individuals are impacting our community for the better.
Real Talk, Real Solutions: PepsiCo commits to investing in Central Florida community
News 6 anchor and Real Talk Real Solutions host Ginger Gadsden recently sat down with the first president of multicultural business & equity development at PepsiCo to learn more about his role and how he is using it to strengthen minority communities.
Here’s how non-native animals can pose a real threat to Florida wildlife
On this week’s edition of Florida’s Fourth Estate, hosts Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin take a walk on the wild side and look closer at some of the more unusual creatures found slithering, climbing, hopping, running or burrowing in Florida.
News 6 anchors share stories of flying chicken wings and other drama from small-town newsrooms
ORLANDO, Fla. – This week on Florida’s Fourth Estate, News 6 anchors share stories of weird things they experienced in their first jobs. And Ginger Gadsden says getting pelted with chicken wings, even if you are not the intended target, still hurts. Ginger, Matt and Julie unpack it all in this week’s edition of Florida’s Fourth Estate podcast. Florida’s Fourth Estate looks at everything from swampy politics to a fragile environment and even the crazy headlines that make Florida the craziest state in the Union. Listen to the full episode of Florida’s Fourth Estate on iTunes here or on Sticher here.
Orlando attorney John Morgan celebrates Florida’s minimum wage hike, explains beef with Andrew Gillum
Always a colorful guest and not one to hold back, Morgan said once he decided to tackle the issue, he first looked at his own staff at Morgan & Morgan, where he employs some 4,000 people. Looking back at his support for Gillum, Morgan said, “I made a gigantic mistake because I didn’t know who he was. He said when he confronted Gillum about the money, Gillum told him he wasn’t allowed to use it. If you want to hear more from Morgan, download this week’s edition of Florida’s Fourth Estate. Listen to the full episode of Florida’s Fourth Estate on iTunes here or on Sticher here.
How a talk with Mother Teresa and Jesus helped save a Wahlberg brother from addiction
ORLANDO, Fla. – If you close your eyes and listen to Jim Wahlberg, his voice sounds very familiar. And yes, he is one of those Wahlbergs, a family most people know from Hollywood, most notably, his famous brother, Mark Wahlberg. Florida’s Fourth Estate looks at everything from swampy politics to a fragile environment and even the crazy headlines that make Florida the craziest state in the Union. Big influencers, like Attorney John Morgan, renowned Florida journalists and the scientists protecting Florida’s ecosystem, can often be found as guests. Listen to the full episode of Florida’s Fourth Estate on iTunes here or on Sticher here.
How Gatorland’s CEO kept reptiles, employees happy during coronavirus closure
ORLANDO, Fla. – Gatorland has been around for 71 years and current CEO Mark McHugh says they have never seen anything like what the coronavirus pandemic. It has weathered hurricanes, tornadoes, recessions and even a fire that burned down its main building some 14 years ago. While nothing could prepare them for the coronavirus, Gatorland was somehow prepared to take care of its 190 employees though it all. “Most of them were at home, sheltering in place, taking care of themselves and their families," McHugh said. Listen to the full episode of Florida’s Fourth Estate on iTunes here or on Sticher here.
Astronomers are working to make sure large satellite constellations don’t forever change the night sky
Astronomers are working to make sure large satellite constellations don’t forever change the night skyPublished: September 24, 2020, 10:25 amBy the end of the summer SpaceX had successfully launched nearly 700 satellites, known as the Starlink constellation, as part of CEO Elon Musk’s plan to create a space-based internet using a network of, eventually, up to 42,000 satellites.
Floridas Fourth Estate: News 6 viewers send in hatemail about anchors long hair
This week News 6 anchors Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden open up the hatemail bag and unpack a few gems from some people who just dont like long hair. In this weeks edition of Floridas Fourth Estate, we share some of the messages viewers send in when they just dont like what they see. One person pointed out our long hair made us look like strippers. Another recent gem was to remind my co-anchor Lisa Bell and I that our long hair just isn't professional. "Please tell your female newscasters on the 6 pm news (Ginger and Lisa) that their long stringy hair is not attractive and is very distracting.
Floridas Fourth Estate: Why is the coronavirus mask debate so heated?
ORLANDO, Fla. To mask or not to mask? Its a debate happening across the country right now as coronavirus cases spike. Some counties have mandated wearing a mask while others are letting the people decide. This week on Floridas Fourth Estate News 6 anchors Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin speak with brain doctor Romie Mushtaq about what triggers people on both sides of this debate.
Florida Foodie: How Second Harvest Food Bank is preparing for hurricane season
It has forced millions of furloughs and lay offs across the state, forcing people onto unemployment, unable to make ends meet. Second Harvest Food Bank is working to help bridge the gap for those people. The food bank is seeing roughly double the amount the families it would normally help. News 6 spoke with Dave Krepcho, the president and CEO of Second Harvest, to talk about the need for food assistance here in Central Florida. He also talked about how the food bank is preparing for hurricane season amid this pandemic and how people can get involved in helping those in need.
Floridas Fourth Estate: The death of George Floyd
ORLANDO, Fla. The death of George Floyd has ignited protests and unrest around the world. Floyd was an unarmed black man in Minneapolis who was killed by a police officer who knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes as Floyd pleaded for his life. This week on Floridas Fourth Estate, Matt and Ginger speak with Dr. Jonathan Cox, an assistant professor in the department of sociology at the University of Central Florida. Cox is a race scholar who explains why the protests happening now have a different feel this time. He also discusses how we can begin a meaningful dialogue about race without everyone leaving the discussion feeling defeated.
Floridas Fourth Estate: The thing everyone wonders about space travel
ORLANDO, Fla. It has been a long time coming but the United States is on the cusp of history once again as American astronauts prepare to launch from Floridas Space Coast. News 6 anchors Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden talk with colleague and space expert, Erik von Ancken, about his years of covering the space program and having a front seat to this extraordinary moment. We also find out the one question astronauts do not seem to want to answer about lengthy space travel.
Florida’s Fourth Estate: News 6 anchor Julie Broughton reads hate mail
ORLANDO, Fla. – This week on Florida’s Fourth Estate, News 6 Anchor Julie Broughton takes us inside her inbox. Broughton is shocked when she researches her troll and finds out what he does for a living. Matt Austin also shares a voicemail from a viewer who describes making fun of him with her friends. Also, a family vacationing in Florida had to be rescued through an elevator ceiling after getting trapped more than 10 stories high. All this and more on this week’s episode of Florida’s Fourth Estate.