Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show, The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.

She is now the General Assignment reporter and covers a number of important topics including education, tourism, and food sustainability. A California native, Molly joined HPR after graduating from University of California Santa Cruz with a BA in Sociology. At UC Santa Cruz, she worked for KZSC as well as the student newspaper, City on a Hill Press. When she's not reporting local news, Molly can usually be spotted riding her bike around Kaimuki or eating her way through Oahu's plethora of Japanese restaurants.

Liz Reid's initials spell EAR, and she’s just enough of a mystic to believe that working with sound is her destiny. Liz came to 90.5 WESA from KRPS public radio in Southeast Kansas, where she was a Feature Producer and the local host of All Things Considered. Previously, Liz interned and freelanced at KQED public radio in San Francisco. She has an MA in Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University, where she also taught audio production classes. She’s done stints working in academia and the music industry, but she’s happiest in a public radio setting. When Liz is not reporting and hosting at 90.5 WESA, she likes to sing and play guitar, ride her bike, camp with her partner and puppy, and watch science and nature documentaries.

Peter Payette is the News Director at Interlochen Public Radio, the broadcast service owned and operated by the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He manages the news department, has hosted its weekly program Points North, and reports on a wide range of issues critical to the culture and economy of northern Michigan. His work has been featured on NPR and Michigan Radio and in Traverse Magazine. He teaches radio storytelling to students at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He is also working on a book about the use of aquaculture to manage Great Lakes fisheries, particularly the use of salmon from the Pacific Ocean to create a sport fishery in the 1960s.

Rob Manning has been both a reporter and an on-air host at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Before that, he filled both roles with local community station KBOO and nationally with Free Speech Radio News. He's also published freelance print stories with Portland's alternative weekly newspaper Willamette Week and Planning Magazine. In 2007, Rob received two awards for investigative reporting from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists, and he was part of the award-winning team responsible for OPB's "Hunger Series." His current beats range from education to the environment, sports to land-use planning, politics to housing.

Podcasts
7:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Bayfront 5"K9" Benefits Animal Shelters

Dog Friendly Race Invites you to move your “paws” to Save Homeless Pets and Fight Pet Obesity

Dr, Jen Sikoski, Veterinarian from Palm Bay Animal Clinic, Jennifer Kerr, Animal Services and Enforcement, and Meghan Wolfgram, Swift Paws discuss the upcoming race.

Bayfront 5"K9" Race Sunday December 15th 8 am

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Kaomi is an award-winning journalist whose love for telling stories began during her childhood in Minnesota, where she spent countless hours writing and illustrating "books" with reams of paper requested from her parents. These days, her focus is decidedly on non-fiction, believing that some of the best stories to be told are true. Her work for the WSHU Public Radio Group is foused on Fairfield County, but she is heard regularly on all of our frequencies as well as on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  She's also reported for Planet Money, The World, Marketplace, Latino USA and WNYC's Studio 360. Kaomi is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Station Announcement
10:00 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

Celebrate "The Nine Lives Of Joni-O" Sunday, Nov. 24

This Sunday, Joni-O and The Stray Cat Lounge celebrate nine years of rockin' music! The Stray Cat Lounge first aired on November 21, 2004 and has been your home for "spacey" future beats injected with rock 'n roll energy and a funky soulful vibe. Tune in for an anniversary special, "The Nine Lives of Joni-O," this Sunday at 1pm! We're sure you'll think it's the cat's meow.

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Podcasts
2:15 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Casey Turner Live Session On Sound Waves

"This I Already Know"
"In Waikiki"
"Never Want to Go Home"

Guitarist, singer, songwriter and Florida Tech alum Casey Turner performed live on Sound Waves this past October for a three song live session. Listen to "This I Already Know," "In Waikiki" and "Never Want to Go Home" to add some island flavor to your work day!

Podcasts
7:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Jazzercise Huff & Puff Before You Stuff Thanksgiving Day

Jazzercise instructor Lisa Noegel, discusses the upcoming Thanksgiving Day exercise class, Huff & Puff Before You Stuff at Eau Gallie Civic Center on Thursday November 28th 8:30 am. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item or pet supplies.


Podcasts
6:00 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Turkey Trot 5K

 

 

Turkey Trot 5K Thanksgiving Day 7:30 am

Race Director Marlene White gives details about the race.

Race benefits the Space Coast Art Festival and the Cocoa Beach Cross Country and Track Teams.

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