Recent Florida Matters episodes

Syrian Refugee (January 14, 2014)
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Last April, Florida Matters brought you the story of University of South Florida student Noor Shakfeh, a Syrian American who spent her spring break aiding Syrian refugees on the Syrian-Turkey border.

In this episode of Florida Matters,...

Florida Matters: Looking Ahead to 2014 (January 7, 2014)
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We're just a few days into 2014, and already Floridians have a lot to talk about. This week on Florida Matters, we'll take a look at some of the issues that are sure to make headlines this year.

Best of Florida Matters from 2013 (December 20, 2013)

We're taking another listen to some of our most memorable stories of 2013.

We look at the issue of gun violence in Florida and the popularity of recreational shooting. We talk to people who helped bring the story of the Dozier School for...

Florida Matters: 2013 Year in Review (December 16, 2013)
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It has been quite a year in Florida news, with the George Zimmerman acquittal, the death of political legend C.W. Bill Young, a new mayor in St. Petersburg and candidates gearing up for the governor's race next year. This week on Florida Matters...

Florida Matters: Tampa Bay's Foodie Scene (December 10, 2013)

It's that time of year when our waistlines tend to expand. Now that we've put the turkey and cranberry sauce away and are getting ready for those office parties and holiday dinner outings, is there a better time than now to place a spotlight on...

Adoptions in Florida (December 3, 2013)
Tammy Curtis adopted 16-year-old Ronderick last year from foster care.

When a 15-year-old boy appeared before a church congregation last month, pleading for someone to adopt him, tens of thousands of folks responded. In spite of that, there are hundreds of kids who are not making headlines and still are waiting for...

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