Recent Florida Matters episodes

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...

Citrus Greening: The War to Save Florida's Crop (November 26, 2013)

Citrus greening has now infected every citrus producing county in Florida, and is threatening the survival of Florida's signature crop. It's gotten so bad that the CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual tells homeowners who are thinking of planting an...

Florida Matters: Medicaid Expansion Town Hall (November 19, 2013)

Florida has rejected an offer of more than $50 billion over 10 years from the federal government to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. So the question remains: how will health care be funded for more than a million low-income...

Florida Matters Newsmaker: Adam Putnam, 'I'm a Conservative, but I'm not angry about it..' (November 12, 2013)
Florida Matters host Carson Cooper (left) and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

At age 26, he was the youngest member of Congress when he took office in 2001, but after a decade in Washington, Adam Putnam of Polk County said he wanted to leave on his own terms and come back to Florida.

“Nobody wonders now why it was...

Florida Matters: The End Of Remedial College Classes (November 5, 2013)

Half of Florida students who take the state's college placement exam end up failing at least one section. In the past, those students would have brush up in remedial reading, writing or math courses before starting their college degree.


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