Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Matters: Spring Break in Syria (April 16, 2013)
Noor Shakfeh stands with Syrian children at a refugee camp near the Syrian-Turkish border.

Spring break in Florida is something many college students look forward to, but two University of South Florida students opted to leave the Sunshine State for an environment where sounds of roaring fighter jets, missiles hitting the ground and...

Immigration Reform (April 8, 2013)

This week a bipartisan group of Senators, including Florida's Marco Rubio, are set to release their plan to fix the nation's immigration system. We'll chat with stakeholders in Florida's immigration debate and visit a naturalization ceremony to...

Florida Matters: Sea Level Rise (April 2, 2013)
Parts of Clearwater survive on an island; St. Petersburg is reduced to a smaller island.

What will Florida look like in the next several decades if sea levels continue to rise? Its coastlines would be radically redrawn - with many of our barrier islands under water. That's the opinion of two scientists who were lead authors in...

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...

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