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Summer Diversions (July 4, 2008)
 
Reading a book in the sun

This week on Florida Matters, we'll help you plan the rest of your summer downtime! From summer movies to summer reading material - new books and the classics - our guests will give you some guidance for your fictional endeavors. And if you just...

 
Today's Drug Testing (June 27, 2008)
 
prescription drugs

In 2007, Florida lawmakers passed House Bill 461 that mandated state high schools be involved in random testing for anabolic steroids use beginning in fall of 2007. One of three states to mandate testing among high school students so far, Florida...

 
Future of Water (June 20, 2008)
 
water drop

On this week's Florida Matters, we look at the state's most precious resource - water. You'd think being in one of the wettest regions this side of Seattle means we don't have to worry about running out of water. But just look to our north: The...

 
Living With Autism (June 13, 2008)
 
Artism for Autism® by the Jammy, Ltd. Gallery

This week on Florida Matters, we’ll talk about new legislation to try to help families with autism, treatments and how some moms are trying to help others understand the disorder. Join WUSF’s Susan Giles Wantuck and her guests this Friday at 6:00...

 
The Changing Face of Journalism (June 6, 2008)
 
Poynter Institute: Photo: Flickr: heather powazek champ

This week on Florida Matters: Shrinking newspapers, layoffs in the hundreds, what will become of the traditional watchdog role of newspaper journalists? Join host Carson Cooper and our guests, former Tribune movie critic and blogger Bob Ross, Dr...

 
Hurricane Season: Are We Prepared? (May 30, 2008)
 
A hurricane as seen from space.

Floridians have enjoyed two relatively quiet hurricane seasons, but as Andrew proved in 1992 and Katrina in 2005, it only takes one "big one" to plunge a region into chaos. Is the bay area ready? Can a community ever be completely prepared?

 
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