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The Last Conversation with Sam Gibbons (December 20, 2012)
 
Sam Gibbons and John F. Germany

Sam Gibbons was re-elected to Congress 16 times, and never lost an election. That came after he parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day in Normandy, during one of the most harrowing invasions of World War II. He was instrumental in getting the...

 
Best Florida Matters Stories from 2012 (December 20, 2012)
 
Republican National Convention protester

Florida Matters takes a look at our best stories of 2012. The Republicans came to town in August, but Democrats won the day in November. Meanwhile, a group of intrepid environmentalists trekked the length of Florida. We take an in-depth look at...

 
Downtown St. Petersburg: The Comeback City (December 16, 2012)
 
Carson Cooper, far left, interviews panelists during a taping of Florida Matters on location at the Saturday Morning Market.

We're talking housing, baseball, the Pier, the creative class and more. This week's show was recorded on location at the Saturday Morning Market -- a downtown St. Pete tradition for 10 years.

 
Dave Brubeck Remembered (December 11, 2012)
 

If someone is writing a book on jazz, you can be sure Dave Brubeck will be in it. He was the second jazz artist ever on the cover of Time Magazine, after Louis Armstrong. He is an accomplished pianist and composer, to say the least, but be...

 
Making Sense of the Media (December 3, 2012)
 

Smartphones, I-pads, Twitter, Facebook – we live in a media-saturated society. How can we make sense of it all?

Luckily for all of us, we’ve got an institution right in our backyard that’s devoted to making sense of the media – The Poynter...

 
Looking Back at the Election - And Forward (November 27, 2012)
 
An increasingly purple state?

Florida Matters takes a look at the impact of the nation's shifting demographics on the election, and why that has some Republicans scrambling to change their image.We also take a look at how this will play out in the upcoming 2014 and 2016...

 
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