Renata Sago

Renata Sago appears in the following:

Death Penalty Debate Heads To Florida's Supreme Court

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lawyers squared off in a Florida court Wednesday over whether the governor has the right to remove capital cases from a state prosecutor who opposes the death penalty.


Former Employee At Orlando Business Fatally Shoots 5 People

Monday, June 05, 2017

A former employee at an Orlando-area awning company opened fire at his old workplace Monday morning, killing five people before turning the gun on himself. The incident comes almost a year after 49 people were killed at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla.


Young & Arrested: How Florida Keeps Kids in The System

Monday, May 08, 2017

Orange County, Florida, has the highest number of juvenile arrests in the state. Nearly 64 percent of those incarcerated are black boys. 


In The Black Lives Matter Era, An Effort To Elect More Diverse Prosecutors

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Far down the ballot, district attorney races could reshape the criminal justice system for millions of Americans by electing a more diverse slate of prosecutors.


Voter-Registration Drives In Fla. Focus On Puerto Ricans

Thursday, October 06, 2016

The fastest growing group of voters in Florida is up for grabs. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have moved to the swing state in recent years, and both parties are aggressively courting them.


Florida Resists Joining Interstate Bid To Cut Down On Double Voting

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

There is a fairly cheap and easy way to clean up voting rolls. But, as Renata Sago of member station WMFE reports, Florida has refused to join, citing legal concerns about sharing voter data.


In Orlando, A 'Modest Fashion' Boutique For Hijabi Women

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Lisa Vogl and her partners launched Verona online to fill a fashion void. Now, it's a boutique stocked with long-sleeved caftans, full-length slit-less skirts, and more than 300 varieties of hijabs.


Trump, Clinton Campaigns Rapidly Open Field Offices In Florida

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Florida is a must win state for both the Trump and Clinton campaigns. Both are now in a scramble to open field offices and recruit volunteers to help boost voter turnout this November.


Bethune-Cookman Students Still Reeling From A Year That Saw 13 Shooting Victims

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Historically black colleges and universities have often been viewed as a refuge for African-American students. But at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, 13 students have been shot this year alone.


Presidential Campaigns Pass Through 'The Villages' Ahead Of Florida Primary

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

One popular campaign stop on the trail ahead of the Florida primary is a retirement community called "The Villages." NPR explores why it's such a magnet for presidential campaigns.


Flashbacks Of Florida 2000 As Voting Machines Age

Thursday, March 10, 2016

In 2000, the nation's biggest election meltdown took place in Florida due to paper butterfly ballots, ancient voting machines and poorly trained poll workers. Old machines are again a worry for some.


Sick Of Political Parties, Unaffiliated Voters Are Changing Politics

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The biggest group of voters politicians will have to woo this November are the ones who often don't get a say in which candidates make it to the general election ballot.

Turned off by the partisan wars in Washington, 39 percent of voters now identify themselves as independent rather than ...


Voters In Florida's Puerto Rican Community Shy Away From Party Affiliation

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

In Florida, the fastest growing group of independent voters are newly-arrived Puerto Ricans. And although they're American citizens, they're encountering an entirely new political system.


Ex-Felons Fight To Restore Their Right To Vote

Friday, December 11, 2015

Nearly 6 million former felons will not be able to cast ballots in next year's presidential election. Thousands are trying to change that by petitioning for clemency.


The Queen Of Swing Takes Old Age In Stride

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The 1920s gave life to jazz, jukeboxes and the career of Norma Miller — the Queen of Swing. Now, at 95 years old, Miller is the last living member of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, the group that took Lindy Hop — the original swing dance — out of Harlem's ballrooms and ...


Once An African-American Refuge, Economic Plight Threatens Future Of Florida Town

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

At the height of segregation, Eatonville — home of Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston — was a place of refuge for blacks across Florida. Now the town is struggling for its survival.


Orlando Considers Hiring Private Airport Screeners

Monday, March 02, 2015

About two dozen airports have stopped using screeners from the Transportation Security Administration. Airport executives say the screening will be better, cheaper and faster.