Recent Florida Matters episodes

Renewing ELAPP (October 30, 2008)
Aerial view of land

Near the bottom of an already long ballot, voters in Hillsborough County will be asked to consider a local referendum to extend the county's Environmental Land Acquisition and Protection Program. In place since 1987, the program has purchased 44,...

The Amendments 2008 (October 23, 2008)
WUSF TV/DT Presents: The Amendments 2008: A Florida Matters Special Edition

Once again, Floridians are facing changes in the state's constitution. This Florida Matters Election Special offers citizens helpful analysis of amendment language and explains how voting "yes" or "no" may affect the political makeup of Florida...


Florida voters once again face a bevy of constitutional amendments on the ballot next month. The six proposals address everything from the definition of marriage and property tax exemptions to allowing local option taxes for community colleges....

Is Florida Ready for Another Election? (October 16, 2008)
2009 US Presidential Election

The Division of Elections in Tallahassee was inundated with new voter registrations just before the voting rolls closed October 6 and had to pass many of those to local elections offices for processing. Part of the problem was a new law commonly...

Surviving the Economic Uncertainty (October 9, 2008)

This week, we revisit portions of two shows we produced earlier this year that ring true now more than ever. We'll hear how three area managers operate during a budget crisis. Plus, we'll revisit our discussion on reinventing yourself in a tough...

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...

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