Recent Florida Matters episodes

Market Turmoil Hits Home (October 2, 2008)
house and dollar sign

In the last couple of weeks, the nation has been taken on a roller-coaster ride by Wall Street: Investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed. Merrill Lynch sold itself to Bank of America. Federal regulators rescued American International Group. And...

The Hispanic Vote (September 25, 2008)
flag, balloons, hat and button

The Pew Hispanic Center reports that Hispanic voters have been shifting their support toward Democrats during the last two years, a reversal of the trend toward the GOP in the earlier part of the decade. As the presidential election nears, both...

Fall Arts Preview (September 18, 2008)
Ballet dancers

The 2008-2009 arts season is upon us, so this week we'll take a look at the upcoming season for a few Bay area arts organizations. We're joined by three local artistic directors to talk about how they approach their work each year and what...

Lowering the Drinking Age (September 11, 2008)
Apple Martini

More than 100 college and university presidents around the country have signed on to the Amethyst Initiative, a call for national discussion about underage alcohol use. The list includes the presidents of big-name schools like Ohio State...

Understanding Diabetes (September 4, 2008)
magnifying diabetes

Recent focus groups organized by the American Diabetes Association asked participants to rank diseases according to their seriousness. Heart disease and cancer were consistently ranked at the top of the list. Diabetes usually fell in the middle...

Planning More Nuclear Power (August 28, 2008)
Nuclear Power Plant

Approximately 20 percent of Florida's electricity is generated by nuclear power plants. Most of Florida's power generation come from burning coal or natural gas, but utility companies are starting to look at carbon-free alternatives like solar...

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