Ryan Dailey

Ryan Dailey is a reporter/producer for WFSU/Florida Public Radio. After graduating from Florida State University, Ryan went into print journalism working for the Tallahassee Democrat for five years. At the Democrat, he worked as a copy editor, general assignment and K-12 education reporter.

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, Ryan also lived in Lawrenceville, Georgia and Southwest Florida before moving to Tallahassee. On a day off, you might find him playing guitar, attempting to play golf or hanging out with his dog, Buddy.

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put men on the moon, one engineer who worked on the project is reflecting on what it meant for the country and spaceflight. WFSU's Ryan Dailey recently spoke with Duane Mitchell, who turned 90 just a week ago. Mitchell was at his Tallahassee home with his daughter, Carol.

Florida school districts will now be required to give at least five hours of mental health instruction per year to middle and high school students.

A class action lawsuit against the Florida Department of Education claims teachers weren’t fully paid bonuses they were promised. The state’s embattled Best & Brightest bonus program is once again under fire.

Florida’s Historic Capitol lawn was the backdrop for a protest Tuesday calling for the closure of migrant detention centers.

Florida’s statewide push for workforce education and training is growing, and this week the Governor signed a bill expanding apprenticeships. Meanwhile, in the Capital City, similar efforts are happening at the local level.

In an effort to create new road construction jobs, the City of Tallahassee has launched its own workforce education program. The inaugural class of 12 is already enrolled, and ready to get training.

Crews have begun demolition in an historic African American enclave neighborhood, making way for two projects funded by taxpayers. The City of Tallahassee and Blueprint 2000 say the projects are meticulously planned, with sensitivity to the area’s history. But a former city planner and group of activists say the shotgun-style homes, giant old oaks and pecan trees, could have been saved.

Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel recently appeared before the Senate special master in his appeal hearing. Israel pointed to Governor Ron DeSantis’ allegations of incompetence on the job as political.

Suspended Broward County sheriff Scott Israel’s appeal hearing is expected to be a three-day affair. Tuesday marked day one, and saw Israel take the stand.

Governor Ron DeSantis today signed off on a bill banning so-called “sanctuary cities” in Florida.  The effort sparked controversy during this legislative session, but its backers say it’s all about following the rule of law.

Last week marked the anniversary of D-Day, when American troops stormed the beaches at Normandy during World War II. The organization Honor Flight flies veterans to Washington, D.C. at no cost to them to visit war memorials. With each passing year there are fewer WWII vets to participate.

Three years after the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub that left 49 dead, dozens gathered on the steps of Florida’s Historic Capitol to remember the victims. A coalition of LGBTQ rights activists say they will “honor them with action.”

Canadian and international drug importation programs in Florida are a step closer to becoming a reality. Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill to do so into law Tuesday.

Suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s lawyer wants access to materials that led to the arrest of former deputy Scot Peterson. He’s facing charges for failing to act during the Parkland school shooting last year. Israel is set to go before the Senate Special Master for an appeal hearing next week.

State and federal authorities are investigating an apparent arson at the Catholic church Co-Cathedral of Saint Thomas More. Despite damage from the fire, the church is still planning to hold Mass this weekend.

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