Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Matters: Veterans Wheelchair Games (July 10, 2013)

It’s reportedly the largest wheelchair sporting event in the world and its coming to the Tampa Bay area July 13-18. It’s the 33rd annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

Florida Matters visits with a wheelchair athlete turned dancer who...

Florida Matters: Human Trafficking (July 2, 2013) (July 2, 2013)
Manatee Tiger Bay Club hosted speakers from the Bradenton Police Department, and Selah Freedom, a group that helps human trafficking victims.

Human trafficking is a huge problem in Florida. The state ranks third in the country in human trafficking, but local organizations are working on a solution.

According a local nonprofit organization working to tackle sexual exploitation,...

How Common Standards Will Change Florida Schools (June 25, 2013)

Florida is one of 45 states which have fully adopted new English, literacy and math standards for K-12 schools.

The standards, known as Common Core, are intended to make sure every high school graduate can handle college-level work or find...

Florida Polytechnic Readies for First Students (June 19, 2013)

Florida Polytechnic University is quickly taking shape in Polk County. Officials hope to admit the first students in the fall of 2014 -- which means finding those students, housing them, hiring the faculty to teach them, designing a curriculum,...

Florida Matters: Streamlining Foreclosures? (June 12, 2013)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott last week signed into law a bill aimed at speeding up the foreclosure process in the state. In the wake of the housing crisis,...

Florida Matters: Pinellas Mass Transit Tax Hike Referendum (June 4, 2013)
Coming to Pinellas County?

In 2014, voters in Pinellas County will decide whether to raise their sales taxes to pay for major upgrades to the county's public transportation system. That would include what could become the Bay Area's first light rail. Supporters say it's...

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