Recent Florida Matters episodes

St. Petersburg Pier: The Lens (August 20, 2013)
Proposed Lens design to replace the Inverted Pyramid.

The aging St. Petersburg Pier officially closed to the public on May 31st. The city of St. Petersburg plans to demolish it and replace it with a new pier, a design called the Lens. But not so fast, opponents of the Lens design gathered more than...

Florida Matters: St. Petersburg Mayoral Debate (August 13, 2013)

St. Petersburg is at a crossroads - what to do about the homeless, mass transit, the future of the Pier - and the future home of the Tampa Bay Rays. Current Mayor Bill Foster will be angling for another term during the Aug. 27 election for mayor...

Florida Matters: Affordable Care Act Questions (August 6, 2013)

We asked our readers to tell us what they thought was confusing about the Affordable Care Act, and you called, e-mailed and Facebooked us with questions. This week WUSF’s Craig Kopp sits down with attorney Linda Fleming of Carlton Fields, Julian...

Florida Matters: Drones and Privacy Rights (July 30, 2013)

They're used for everything from documenting crime scenes to chasing down rhino poachers in Africa. But on July 1, a law took effect in Florida that banned use of unmanned drones except in police emergencies. We look at the uses of this new...

Florida Matters -- School Technology (July 23, 2013)

Florida schools are gearing up for new education standards and accompanying online testing. Schools must also prepare to deliver half of all classroom instruction digitally by 2015.

So what will this mean for students, teachers and schools...

Florida Matters: Bob Graham on the State of Florida's Waterways (July 16, 2013)
Photo Courtesy EarthJustice

Florida is a state of hurricanes and summer deluges, but water is a dwindling resource. It's at the center of a tug of war between urban areas, agriculture and environmentalists, who say Florida's waterways are drying up - or becoming...

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