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Lisa Peakes

Host, All Things Considered

Lisa Peakes is the local host of NPR's All Things Considered on WUSF 89.7.

Lisa's radio career spans over 35 years and includes work in commercial pop, alternative and rock formats in New England, where she created and hosted programs featuring celtic, blues, and early jazz music.

She majored in acting at Emerson College in Boston, where she was in the national touring company of a production for deaf audiences and appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Equilibriumness.

Lisa is a graduate of Vermont College at Norwich University, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art.

In public radio, she’s received local and national awards for her work as a newscaster, and has been honored for her work as an investigative journalist. The Society of Professional Journalists recognized Lisa as Florida's Anchor of The Year in 2017 and her newscasts were chosen as the best in the Southern states by the SPJ in 2016 and 2018.

She is also a professioal figure athlete. You can contact her at 813-974-8656 or at lpeakes@wusf.org.

 

 

     

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Doctor holding and looking down at baby
fcaap.org

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new statement Friday clarifying its position when it comes to schools reopening this fall.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

Florida wrapped up a historic week during the coronavirus pandemic Friday. State health officials recorded the highest number of both new coronavirus cases and deaths in a seven-day period.

According to figures from the Florida Department of Health, 65,557 people tested positive for the virus since July 3. The number tops last week’s previous record high of 55,634 new cases.

The state also reported a new one-day high for new hospitalizations for COVID-19.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

Thursday was the deadliest day yet for Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Florida Department of Health's Thursday report showed 120 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, bringing the statewide total to 4,009. The previous daily high was 83 deaths, recorded April 28.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Row of houses along a street
Hamza Jawaid - iStock

The coronavirus pandemic continues to have an effect on homeownership.

At the end of May, over 4.1 million homeowners in the United States were late on their mortgage payments. The Tampa Bay Business Journal reports it's the highest number since 2011.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

Another nearly 10,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Florida.

According to the Florida Department of Health's Wednesday report, 223,783 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state - an increase of 9,989 positive tests since Tuesday.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Cars lined up for coronavirus testing at Tropicana Field
ST. PETERSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT/BAYCARE

Pinellas County will open a new drive-through COVID-19 testing site Wednesday at the Duke Energy for the Arts Mahaffey Theater in St Petersburg.

People do not need to have symptoms to get tested.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health's Tuesday report shows 213,794 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state - an increase of 7,347 positive tests since Monday.

In the greater Tampa Bay region, the state reported 1,503 more people tested positive in the 24-hour period since the Monday report.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Sculpture in front of the St. Pete Pier
St. Pete Pier Facebook page

City officials kicked off the new St. Pete Pier’s Grand Opening week Monday evening.

The pier is the eighth in city history, and is the centerpiece of a 26-acre district along the waterfront.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

According to the Florida Department of Health's Monday report, almost half of the statewide deaths were in the Tampa Bay area.

Of the 22 deaths in the region, eight were in Hillsborough County and nine were in Manatee County; daily high numbers for each county since the pandemic began.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Hillsborough County Property Appraiser Bob Henriquez
Hillsborough County Property Appraiser Facebook Page

Hillsborough County’s property appraiser is proposing tax relief options for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

Florida set a new milestone in the number of positive coronavirus cases reported in a 24-hour period.

The Florida Department of Health reported Thursday that 10,109 people tested positive for the coronavirus in a 24-hour period, eclipsing the previous high of 9,585 reported on June 27.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

According to the Florida Department of Health's Wednesday report, 158,997 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state - an increase of 6,563 positive tests since Tuesday, and the eighth straight day the number of new cases surpassed 5,000.

Clearwater Beach
DAYLINA MILLER/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

Pinellas County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday not to close beaches for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

St Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman on Facebook Live
City of St. Petersburg / Facebook

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is once again asking people to comply with the city’s mask ordinance.

During a Facebook Live video Tuesday, Kriseman said officials have visited more than a thousand businesses since last week and issued dozens of violations to businesses that have not required their employees to wear masks.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

According to the Florida Department of Health's daily report, the Tampa Bay area recorded its highest daily increase in deaths Tuesday.

The state's report noted 58 deaths in the 24 hour reporting period, bringing the statewide total to 3,505.

Athletes and volunteers with the St. Anthony's Triathlon
satriathlon.com

The St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend in St Petersburg has been canceled.

The event was originally scheduled for the weekend of April 24, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chart showing responses to Pasco County Schools reopening survey
Pasco County Schools Facebook Page

The Pasco County School District has extended the deadline for people to weigh in on fall options for returning students through Wednesday, July 8.

The original deadline was July 1, but the district noted that an increase in coronavirus cases could cause parents and students to change their minds about their choices.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

According to the Florida Department of Health's Monday report, 146,341 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state - an increase of 5,266 positive tests since Sunday, and the sixth straight day the number of new cases surpassed 5,000.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard
Florida Department of Health

According to the Florida Department of Health's Wednesday report, 109,014 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state - an increase of 5,511 positive tests since Tuesday and another record daily high.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

street in downtown Clearwater
myclearwater.com

The city of Clearwater plans to resume terminating utility services for nonpayment starting July 1. It will also restart charging fines for late payments on that day.

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