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The Future of the Affordable Care Act in Florida (July 3, 2012)
 

The Supreme Court says it's constitutional. But Gov. Rick Scott says he won't expand Medicaid or set up insurance exchanges envisioned by the Affordable Care Act.

We break down the future of the ACA in Florida with Dr. Jay Wolfson,...

 
Protesters Prepare for the Republican National Convention (June 19, 2012)
 

More than 15,000 protesters are expected to flood the city of Tampa in August for the Republican National Convention.

We asked three Tampa-area activists what they stand for and what they hope to accomplish.

1. They...

 
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor on the GOP National Convention (June 12, 2012)
 

Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor says her department is prepared to deal with the tens of thousands of people who are expected to descend on Tampa for the upcoming Republican National Convention. WUSF's All Things Considered host Craig Kopp asks...

 
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (June 5, 2012)
 
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (L) and Florida Matters Host Carson Cooper (R) at Tampa City Hall.

This week, Florida Matters brings you an exclusive interview with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. Host Carson Cooper traveled to Tampa City Hall to talk with the first-term mayor in March.

Buckhorn has been in office about a year. When he took...

 
American Graduate: Teachers Speak Out About the Dropout Crisis (May 29, 2012)
 

As part of the American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen initiative, WUSF Public Media has produced this special Florida Matters on the dropout crisis in Florida.

We talk to a student who almost dropped out -- until his mother and a...

 
Florida Matters: The Military & Memorial Day (May 23, 2012)
 
MacDill Commander Col. Lenny Richoux holds up a photo of him in the cockpit of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The mission was in Fall 2006 when a record-breaking 21 aircraft flew in formation over central South Carolina as seen in the photo to the right.

Monday is Memorial Day – a time when civilians and military alike will take a moment to remember those killed while serving their country.

This week Florida Matters takes a look at the U.S. Military through the eyes of a base commander, a...

 
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