Recent Florida Matters episodes

A Blank Check to America: Mike Prendergast of Florida's Department of Veterans' Affairs (November 13, 2012)

Now that the election is over...what can our veterans expect? As part of our Newsmakers series on Florida Matters, WUSF’s Bobbie O’Brien interviews the man who runs Florida's agency for veterans, retired Colonel Mike Prendergast.

Florida Election Preview: Which Way Will We Go? (October 29, 2012)

USF St. Petersburg political scientist Seth McKee and StateImpact Florida reporter John O'Connor give us their take on the presidential race, Nelson versus Mack, the race for Congress, the amendments, and other Florida election issues.

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Florida (October 25, 2012)

WUSF's project Health News Florida takes an in-depth look at the impact of the Affordable Care Act in our state. We speak to one uninsured woman and her doctor and two health policy experts.

One for the Books: 20th Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading (October 16, 2012)
One for the Books: 20th Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading

For two decades, the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading has celebrated books with author talks, a street festival and book sale. This year's main event is Saturday, Oct. 20, at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Join Carson Cooper...

Deciphering Florida's Proposed Constitutional Amendments (October 9, 2012)
Panelists at St. Petersburg College's Seminole Campus

There's more than just the contest for president and local races on the ballot in November. There will be 11 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. And every single one was put there by lawmakers in Tallahassee.

A panel...

Youth Caregivers Fight to Finish School (October 2, 2012)
20-year old Rachel Parks has been taking care of her mother since she was 17.

Why do students drop out of high school, and what can be done to prevent it?
One answer to that question is that they drop out to take care of sick family members. More than 22 percent of high school dropouts left school to take care of...

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