Recent Florida Matters episodes

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...

Florida Matters: Living on the Autism Spectrum (September 17, 2013)

How do young adults diagnosed with a form of autism describe themselves?

This week on Florida Matters, we meet Andrew Casey, 23, who interviewed his peers about their diagnosis and how they define themselves. And Andrew explains how he...

Hunger Relief in Tampa Bay (September 10, 2013)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued its Food Security in the United States report for 2012 and it revealed almost 15 percent of U.S. households are what it calls food insecure.

Food insecure means at some point during the year,...

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