Recent Florida Matters episodes

Brain Drain (August 21, 2008)
Empty Classroom
Brain Drain

In recent years, a growing number of professors have departed from Florida's public universities. Other states are luring them away with higher salaries, new labs, research assistants and other resources. In fact, some other state university...

Drilling in the Gulf (August 14, 2008)
Offshore Drilling Rig

In July, President Bush rescinded the executive order banning oil and natural gas drilling of Florida's Gulf coast. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist - once an ardent supporter of the ban - has changed his mind and now supports repealing the ban....

Coping with Infertility (August 7, 2008)
Pregnant woman holding a flower

Each year, millions of couples in the U.S. face the prospect of infertility. Those couples can make a variety of choices as they endeavor to have a child, from treating their infertility to adoption. This week on Florida Matters, our panel looks...

The Everglades Without U.S. Sugar (July 31, 2008)
Florida Everglades

On June 24, Gov. Charlie Crist announced the U.S. Sugar Corp. has agreed to sell its entire operation and all its assets to the state. The company will end operations in six years and the state will acquire 187,000 acres of land in the Everglades...

Connecting Business and the Arts (July 24, 2008)
Business and Art

In her book "RenGen: Renaissance Generation - The Rise of the Cultural Consumer and What it Means for Your Business," author Patricia Martin argues a so-called "creative class" can connect the business and arts communities in unprecedented ways....

Targeting High Tech (July 17, 2008)
USF Polytechnic

Polk County wants an identity change. Its economy has traditionally been based on agriculture, phosphate and industries like warehousing and distribution. But in recent years, there has been a push to attract high-tech, higher wage jobs. Now - in...

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