Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Authors (March 27, 2013)

Just ask Ernest Hemmingway or Carl Hiassen – Florida can be a great place to be an author. This week, we talk to three Florida authors about the state that serves as their inspiration:

- Immigration is a hot topic these days, and there’s a...

Thanking Our Veterans: An Off the Base Special (March 19, 2013)

At WUSF, our project Off the Base brings you the stories of veterans, members of the military and their families. In this special program, reporter Bobbie O'Brien brings us some of their struggles and successes.

Florida Matters: Election Reforms (March 12, 2013)

Floridians waiting six hours to vote and then the state taking four days to count all the ballots - if elections go wrong, how do you make them right?

A political science researcher and distinguished panel of election experts come together...

Legislative Town Hall 2013 (March 4, 2013)

Florida lawmakers go back to work this week. But before they take their turn, nearly 1,000 Floridians got to have their say during a public forum organized by WLRN and the Miami Herald. As this year's legislative session kicks off, we'll hear...

Florida Matters: Premiere of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Documentary (February 26, 2013)
Carlton Ward and Joe Guthrie, right, paddle the Everglades

They kayaked, biked and hiked 1,000 miles in 100 days last year through the heart of natural Florida. The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition is now ready to show the world what they encountered. On Sunday, March 3, the premiere of their one-...

The Dozier School for Boys (February 19, 2013)

The infamous Dozier School for Boys is the stuff of a modern horror story, but tragically, the abuse and misconduct at the Panhandle reform school went on for decades. We’ll hear from victims, family members and a reporter from our area, who...

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