Recent Florida Matters episodes

Understanding Diabetes (September 5, 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 29, 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...

Brain Drain (August 22, 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 15, 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In July, President Bush rescinded the executive order banning oil and natural gas drilling of Florida's Gulf coast.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 8, 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 (August 1, 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...

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