Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Matters: The Cost of College (May 7, 2013)

The cost of college is rising and more students find themselves repaying loans than ever. Florida Matters talks with two experts about what trends are affecting the cost of earning a college degree and what parents can do to prepare.

The Gulf of Mexico Three Years After the BP Oil Spill (May 1, 2013)
Deepwater Horizon rig on fire in 2010

Fish with lesions, diseased livers and spleens - and parts of the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico coated with a toxic slime. These are some of the things researchers continue to find three years after the Deepwater Horizon well exploded. A team...

Tampa Bay a Craft Beer Mecca (April 23, 2013)

The craft beer craze has taken hold in the Tampa Bay area, which leads the state in brewing the locally-made and creatively-flavored drinks. We'll hear about the phenomenon from some experts -- including a brewery owner and writers who cover the...

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...

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