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Florida Matters: 2013 Legislative Preview (January 8, 2013)
House photo by Mark Foley  House members take their oath of office on the House floor. From the left shows: Carl Zimmermann, (D)-District 65; Mark Danish (D)-District 63; Dwight Dudley (D)-District 68; Daniel Raulerson (R)-District 58; and Ross Spano (R)-District 59, on Nov. 20, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida. Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricky Polston administered the oath.

State lawmakers only have one thing they must do each year and that is to pass a balanced budget. Yet, there are plenty of issues to keep lawmakers busy this year.

Florida Matters offers a preview of the “other” issues lawmakers will...

The Last Conversation with Sam Gibbons (December 20, 2012)
Sam Gibbons and 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...

Best Florida Matters Stories from 2012 (December 20, 2012)
Republican National Convention protester

Florida Matters takes a look at our best stories of 2012. The Republicans came to town in August, but Democrats won the day in November. Meanwhile, a group of intrepid environmentalists trekked the length of Florida. We take an in-depth look at...

Downtown St. Petersburg: The Comeback City (December 16, 2012)
Carson Cooper, far left, interviews panelists during a taping of Florida Matters on location at the Saturday Morning Market.

We're talking housing, baseball, the Pier, the creative class and more. This week's show was recorded on location at the Saturday Morning Market -- a downtown St. Pete tradition for 10 years.

Dave Brubeck Remembered (December 11, 2012)

If someone is writing a book on jazz, you can be sure Dave Brubeck will be in it. He was the second jazz artist ever on the cover of Time Magazine, after Louis Armstrong. He is an accomplished pianist and composer, to say the least, but be...

Making Sense of the Media (December 3, 2012)

Smartphones, I-pads, Twitter, Facebook – we live in a media-saturated society. How can we make sense of it all?

Luckily for all of us, we’ve got an institution right in our backyard that’s devoted to making sense of the media – The Poynter...

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