Florida Matters Episode Archives

Florida Matters: Life After The Parkland Shooting (June 13, 2018)
Seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland recently celebrated graduation, but they had to do so while still dealing with the trauma from the February mass shooting. This week on Florida Matters, we meet one of the graduates and...
Florida Matters: 2018 Hurricane Season (June 7, 2018)
This week on Florida Matters we talk to weather experts and hear stories about how communities across the state are preparing for the 2018 hurricane season. The season kicked off on June 1, and scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Health Care Town Hall (May 31, 2018)
While across the nation the cultural and political tug-of-war over health care rages on, locally, healers keep on healing. But providing care for people can get complicated when they don’t have health insurance. Florida Matters recently hosted a...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: Politics, Opioid Lawsuit, Mosaic Relocation & More (May 24, 2018)
Florida sues the nation’s biggest drug makers, political battles heat up and Hillsborough attracts a Fortune 500 company headquarters. Those are just some of the latest state news stories we’ll discuss with reporters on this month’s edition of our...
Florida Matters: Navigating The Medical Marijuana Industry (May 16, 2018)
More and more Floridians every week are signing up for access to medical marijuana, and with over 100,000 patients already on the registry, there is clearly money to be made. This week on Florida Matters we talk with people who work in the business...
Florida Matters Newsmaker: Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd (May 9, 2018)
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is never at a loss for words or opinions on criminal behavior. He has recently played a major role in the response to the school shooting in Parkland. This week on Florida Matters, we talk with Sheriff Judd as part of...
Florida Matters: BRT In Tampa Bay (May 2, 2018)
Taxpayers in Tampa Bay have never given the “green light” to a transit rail system, but maybe fast, cheap buses will prove more popular. This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the proposed 41-mile regional bus rapid transit system that...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: CRC Bundling, Medical Marijuana And Political Races (April 26, 2018)
This week on Florida Matters we'll talk about some of the latest news impacting our state during another edition of our monthly reporters’ roundtable. Our guests include longtime political...
Florida Matters: Birding In Tampa Bay (April 18, 2018)
The Tampa Bay Area is a mecca for bird-watchers year round. But spring is particularly special, when Florida’s native species are joined by large numbers of other birds migrating north. This week on Florida Matters we’ll learn about our region’s...
Florida Matters: The Changing State Of Retail (April 13, 2018)
Shopping as we know it is changing fast. Big box stores are vanishing; Amazon is going bricks and mortar. What does it all mean for the health of our local economy? This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about how the retail industry is adapting...
Florida Matters: Florida Wildlife Corridor 2018 Expedition (April 6, 2018)
This week on Florida Matters we meet explorers with the Florida Wildlife Corridor and discuss their upcoming expedition which gets underway later this month. The team has trekked through scrub, swamp and forest from one end of the state to the other...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: 2018 Legislative Debrief (March 29, 2018)
This week on Florida Matters we're talking about some of the key takeaways from the 2018 legislative session. We break down parts of the state budget as well as measures on school safety, gun control and opioid prescriptions. We also debate the...
Florida Matters: School Violence Town Hall (March 15, 2018)
The deadly high school shooting in Parkland has people across the nation talking about how to make schools safer. Dozens of Tampa Bay residents and community leaders shared their thoughts on the issue at a...
Florida Matters: Online Learning In High School (March 7, 2018)
This week on Florida Matters we debate the pros and cons of online learning in high school with a panel of experts and with comments our listeners submitted about their experience with virtual education. Every public high school student in the state...
Florida Matters: Cultural Tourism In Tampa Bay (March 2, 2018)
Florida Matters recently moderated a panel discussion at the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs called "Arts Mecca: International Cultural Tourism in the Sunshine...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: Parkland Shooting, Sarasota Election & More (March 2, 2018)
This week on Florida Matters we’re hosting another edition of our monthly news roundtable. We talk with a panel of journalists about some of the major news stories impacting our state, including last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...
Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Solar Power In The Sunshine State (February 15, 2018)
This is the Sunshine State, so doesn’t solar power make sense? Then why does it only make up a tiny fraction of Florida’s electricity output? This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the promise and prognosis of solar energy in the state. A...
Florida Matters: Health Care For The Uninsured (February 8, 2018)
While across the nation the cultural and political tug-of-war over health care rages on, locally, healers keep on healing. But providing care for people can get complicated when they don’t have health insurance. Florida Matters recently hosted a...
Florida Matters Newsmaker: St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman (February 5, 2018)
This week on Florida Matters we visit the office of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman to talk about his second term in office, which began about a month ago. WUSF closely followed the St. Pete mayoral race, which Kriseman won last November against...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: 2018 Legislative Session (January 24, 2018)
The state’s lawmakers are hard at work in Tallahassee as the 2018 legislative session continues. This week on the latest edition of our monthly Florida Matters news roundtable series we’re talking about some of their priorities and how they could...

 

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