Recent Florida Matters episodes

What Effect Will the Republican National Convention Have on Florida Elections? (August 14, 2012)

When the Republican National Convention comes to town, it’s going to affect our traffic, our security, and our economy. But will it affect how Florida votes in November?

The conventional wisdom about political conventions is that where you...

Hurricane Andrew: 20 Years Later (August 7, 2012)

It was 20 years ago, at 5 a.m., when Hurricane Andrew hit southern Florida.

It caused $30 billion in damage, and it left 15 dead and more than 250,000 homeless.

Those are the numbers from Hurricane Andrew. But numbers can't do...

A Closer Look at the Local Primaries (July 31, 2012)

It's lost in all the hoopla surrounding the presidential campaign and the upcoming Republican National Convention. But there's another election coming up - the primaries. And outside money is flooding in like never before.

WUSF's Carson...

Lucia's Letter (July 18, 2012)

Lucia's Letter is the award-winning documentary by WGCU Public Media that describes one Guatemalan teenager's trip with a coyote from Guatemala through Mexico to southwest Florida.

The story...

Florida Matters: RNC Economic Impact (July 17, 2012)

It’s being billed as second only to the Olympics when it comes to press coverage and economic impact. In just a few weeks, the Tampa Bay area will host the Republican National Convention.


St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster on the Rays, the Pier, and More (July 12, 2012)

The decisions made by St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and the city council over the next year years will shape the city for decades to come.

Specifically, Foster is trying to keep ahold of the Tampa Bay Rays, and rebuild the city's iconic...

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