Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Matters: Seeing Tampa Bay Like A Tourist Part II (December 9, 2014)

From getting up close to alligators to ice skating under palm trees and exploring museums, we are being tourists around Tampa Bay. We visit Circle B Reserve in Lakeland, explore the city of Dunedin, visit The Ringling in Sarasota, go ice skating...

Florida Matters: Daughters for Life Scholars (December 2, 2014)

This fall, New College of Florida welcomed its inaugural class of Daughters for Life Scholars. The five women from Middle Eastern countries were given full scholarships from the Daughters for Life Foundation, which was created by a doctor in...

Florida Matters: Food Traditions (November 25, 2014)

During this Thanksgiving week, we're taking a look at food, family and traditions. From passing on the recipe for French Canadian meat pie, to making the perfect rice and meeting the bakers who make award-winning pies in Lakeland, our reporters...

Florida Matters: Veterans Coming Home (November 18, 2014)

The transition from military service to civilian life can be full of challenges. As part of our Veterans Coming Home project -- made possible in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting -- we gathered a panel to talk about...

Florida Matters: Election 2014 Results, Look Ahead to 2016 (November 12, 2014)

Now that we know who won during the 2014 midterm elections, we're looking ahead to 2016. We talk to University of South Florida political science professor Dr. Susan MacManus, and political reporter William March, about who is expected to run in...

Florida Matters: Veterans Open Mic Night (November 4, 2014)
Co-hosts at the Veterans Open Mic, Linda Parris-Bailey (center) and Andrea Assaf, director of co-sponsor Art-2-Action.

Beyond the battlefield and the barracks, some of Florida’s 1.5 million veterans have had trouble transitioning to civilian life. Yet, there are signs that poetry, art and performance are helping veterans adjust.

With Veterans’ Day...

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