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Hurricane Season: Are We Prepared? (May 29, 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?

 
Florida As Inspiration (May 22, 2008)
 
Signature image for Christopher Still:Coming Home

This week on Florida Matters: WUSF's Susan Giles Wantuck is joined in our studio by artist Christopher M. Still, journalist and writer Jeff Klinkenberg and historian and author Ray Arsenault. We'll talk about how Florida, its people and history...

 
Latest Efforts Toward Mass Transit (May 15, 2008)
 
Light Rail passenger train

This week on Florida Matters: More roads, a commuter rail or both. As our population grows and traffic jams get longer - how will area residents be getting around in the coming years? We'll take a look at the latest efforts to take mass transit...

 
Legislative Review (May 8, 2008)
 
Florida Capitol Building

This week on Florida Matters: Florida lawmakers wrapped up another session last week after hashing out a $66.2 billion state budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. The $4 billion in cuts reflects the largest drop in spending over a year in the...

 
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (May 1, 2008)
 
Silhouette of a solider

A recent RAND Report finds that one in five Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from PTSD or major depression. This week on Florida Matters, we take a look at how these injuries are treated at the bay area's two VA hospitals - and we'll meet a...

 
Sarasota Growth Referendum (April 24, 2008)
 
Kerry Kirschner, Bill Earl, Ann Kaplan, Pat Neal, and moderator Carson Cooper

On May 6, voters in Sarasota County will decide a major growth issue. The ballot question - if approved - would make it much more difficult to develop rural areas of the county. Hear what a developer, a community activist, a neighborhood...

 
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