Recent Florida Matters episodes

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...

Preventing Suicide (April 17, 2008)
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Logo

Suicide is a leading cause of death for young people. This week on Florida Matters, we talk with a woman on the front line of suicide prevention and we meet a man whose family was forever changed when his oldest son took his own life.

Mentally Incompetent Inmates Part 2 (April 10, 2008)
Mentally Ill Inmate: Courtesy of St. Pete Times

This week on Florida Matters: By many accounts, Florida's mental health system is broken. At one point, Florida's former DCF Secretary faced jail time because of the backlog of incompetent jail inmates awaiting treatment. The Florida Supreme...

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