Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Matters: Nan Rich Makes Her Case to be Governor (September 3, 2013)

Currently, there’s only one Florida Democrat actively campaigning for governor, Nan Rich joins WUSF this week for a special Newsmaker’s edition of Florida Matters.

The former state lawmaker and senate minority leader gives her assessment...

Work to Do: A Check-Up on Florida's Labor Market (August 21, 2013)
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With Labor Day just around the corner, we’re taking a look at Florida’s labor market--starting with Gov. Rick Scott’s promise to create 700,000 new jobs in seven years. Guest host Craig Kopp leads the discussion. Richard Gonzmart Columbia...

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...

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