Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Matters: JFK in Tampa: The 50th Anniversary (October 29, 2013)

You may not have known this - unless you're over 55 and have lived in Tampa since the early 1960s - but Tampa was one of the final stops for John F. Kennedy before that fateful ride he took in the presidential convertible in Dallas. He was...

Florida Matters: Debate for St. Petersburg Mayor (October 22, 2013)

The next mayor of St. Petersburg won't have any shortage of issues he'll have to handle. What to do about the Rays wanting to leave Tropicana Field. The future of the iconic pier - which now sits shuttered on what is likely the city's most...

Florida Matters: Tampa Bay Times Festival Of Reading (October 16, 2013)

Thousands of book lovers flock to the University of South Florida Times Festival of Reading each year. And this year it's expected to be another busy Saturday when the festival returns on October 26th. It features writers such as Edwidge Danticat...

Florida Matters: Flood Insurance (October 11, 2013)

If you live near the water, you can’t rule out a flood. But a change to a federal law is poised to make living in flood zones a lot more expensive.

A change in the federal flood insurance program took place on Oct. 1. The 2012...

Florida Matters: Medical Marijuana (October 1, 2013)

A group called United for Care is behind the push to get a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana on the 2014 Florida ballot. The group is chaired by Orlando attorney...

Florida Matters: Seeing Tampa Bay Like a Tourist (September 24, 2013)

You may call the Tampa Bay area home, but have your really seen it through the eyes of a tourist?

What is your favorite part of living in the Tampa Bay area? Is it seeing the glint of a dolphin's tail as it surfaces just offshore? The...

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