Recent Florida Matters episodes

St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster on the Rays, the Pier, and More (May 15, 2012)

The decisions made by St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and the city council over the next year years will shape the city for decades to come.

Specifically, Foster is trying to keep ahold of the Tampa Bay Rays, and rebuild the city's iconic...

Preparing for a Hurricane (May 7, 2012)

It's been so long since Florida's been you even feel like you need to be ready? Two emergency officials say that it's not a matter of if the big one will hit...but when.

Holley Wade from Hillsborough County Emergency Management...

Florida Matters: Newsmaker Gov. Rick Scott (May 1, 2012)
Gov. Rick Scott during Sine Dine 2012.

On Florida Matters this week, Bobbie O'Brien talked with the state’s 45th governor about Florida Polytechnic, the Republican National Convention, and whether Florida is the most veteran-friendly state.

Five things we learned from our...

Florida Wildlife Expedition Travels 1,000 Miles to Georgia (April 24, 2012)
Everglades Sunset

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition crossed the finish line nearly 100 days after setting off in the Everglades on a 1,000-mile journey to the Georgia state line. Their goal - inspiring the creation of a permanent unbroken wildlife corridor...

Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Under Attack (April 17, 2012)

When George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, he invoked a "Stand Your Ground" defense. And now, supporters of the law are finding themselves on the defensive.

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin has led to a national debate about...

Trayvon Martin, Race and the Media (April 10, 2012)

What has the media done right in its coverage of the death of Trayvon Martin? Where has it fallen short?

And what is the proper role of race in the coverage of Martin's death?

These are some of the very tough questions tackled by...

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