Recent Florida Matters episodes

Legislative Town Hall 2013 (March 4, 2013)

Florida lawmakers go back to work this week. But before they take their turn, nearly 1,000 Floridians got to have their say during a public forum organized by WLRN and the Miami Herald. As this year's legislative session kicks off, we'll hear...

Florida Matters: Premiere of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Documentary (February 26, 2013)
Carlton Ward and Joe Guthrie, right, paddle the Everglades

They kayaked, biked and hiked 1,000 miles in 100 days last year through the heart of natural Florida. The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition is now ready to show the world what they encountered. On Sunday, March 3, the premiere of their one-...

The Dozier School for Boys (February 19, 2013)

The infamous Dozier School for Boys is the stuff of a modern horror story, but tragically, the abuse and misconduct at the Panhandle reform school went on for decades. We’ll hear from victims, family members and a reporter from our area, who...

Florida Matters: Curbing Gun Violence (February 12, 2013)

More than 1 million Floridians hold concealed weapons permits. Our panelists discuss Florida's efforts to curb gun violence, from mass killings that grab national headlines, to the much more common violence that happens every day. We'll also meet...

Florida Matters: The Future of Florida's Springs (February 5, 2013)
Lithia Springs algae

Florida has some of the most renowned springs in the world - famed for both their number and the clarity of the water. But ongoing residential development and nutrients flowing into the underground aquifer have combined to cloud the future of the...

Florida Matters: Future of the FCAT (January 31, 2013)

Love it or hate it, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) has reshaped education in our state. Now, it is being replaced by new assessments and something called the “Common Core.” A panel of experts at St. Petersburg College discusses...

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