Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Matters: Curbing Gun Violence (February 12, 2013)

More than 1 million Floridians hold concealed weapons permits. Our panelists discuss Florida's efforts to curb gun violence, from mass killings that grab national headlines, to the much more common violence that happens every day. We'll also meet...

Florida Matters: The Future of Florida's Springs (February 5, 2013)
Lithia Springs algae

Florida has some of the most renowned springs in the world - famed for both their number and the clarity of the water. But ongoing residential development and nutrients flowing into the underground aquifer have combined to cloud the future of the...

Florida Matters: Future of the FCAT (January 31, 2013)

Love it or hate it, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) has reshaped education in our state. Now, it is being replaced by new assessments and something called the “Common Core.” A panel of experts at St. Petersburg College discusses...

Florida Matters: Student Veterans and the Post 9-11 GI Bill (January 22, 2013)

Before WWII – college was a dream for most Americans. Then came the GI Bill and almost 8 million veterans got an education.

Now, there’s the Post 9-11 GI Bill...

Race Matters: MLK, Freedom Riders and Bias in the Media (January 15, 2013)
A photo from the Florida Sentinel Bulletin dated Nov. 21, 1961. Courtesy of Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative.

He was a familiar face and voice in the 1960s. On Nov. 19, 1961, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa. At the time of the speech, local resident Clarence Fort was a leader in the NAACP's student chapter....

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