Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Matters: 2012 Property Tax Amendments (September 25, 2012)

Florida’s property tax code resembles the finest Swiss cheese - it’s so full of holes - says one academic. And voters have an opportunity to add more property tax exemptions when they go to the polls November 6th.

Five of the 11 proposed...

The Future of the Gulf of Mexico (September 14, 2012)
Carson Cooper, left, with Steve Murawski, Gil McRae and Jackie Dixon

It's been just over two years since the Deepwater Horizon well was capped, ending the largest oil spill in U.S. history. But is it really over? The largest gathering of scientists since the spill met over the weekend at the Tradewinds Island...

A Conversation with Sam Gibbons and John F. Germany (September 12, 2012)
Sam Gibbons, left, with John F. Germany

Sam Gibbons was re-elected to Congress 16 times, and never lost an election. That came after he parachuted behind enemy lines on D-Day in Normandy, during one of the most harrowing invasions of World War II. He was instrumental in getting the...

Parties, Politics and Protests: The Republican National Convention (September 4, 2012)
Protester at TECO's Big Bend Power Plant (photo by Mark Schreiner, WUSF 89.7 News)

It was Tampa's big turn on the international stage -- hosting the Republican National Convention.

These are some of the best stories from the RNC, including:

- What do protesters do at night?
- What are Republicans doing to...

Parties, Politics and Protests II: The Republican National Convention (August 31, 2012)
Protester at TECO's Big Bend Power Plant is cut from a pipe he locked his arm inside (photo by Mark Schreiner)

The eyes of the world were on Tampa for the Republican National Convention. So, how'd we do?

We look at the protests that never materialized, the economic winners and losers, and the political impact of the RNC on Tampa Bay and Florida.

Is Tampa Ready for the Republican National Convention? (August 21, 2012)

After months of preparations, the Republican National Convention is coming to town. Our region’s reputation is riding on whether the convention is labeled a success.

So, are we ready? Joining us to answer that question is James Davis. He’s...

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