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Hometown Democracy Amendment (May 18, 2007)
 
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A 66-word sentence is pitting environmentalists and preservationists against developers and business groups. What makes this sentence so contentious is that it would give voters the final say in any changes to local land use plans. On Florida...

 
A Changing Climate? (May 11, 2007)
 
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A three day conference on Climate change in Florida is wrapping up in Tampa. This week we catch up with some of the scientists who are taking part to get their take the science and politics of Climate Change.

 
This Year's Drought (May 4, 2007)
 
drought index of Florida

Scientists say parts of Florida are heading for a serious drought. How bad is it? How does drought affect our drinking water supply, the environment and the economy?

 
Stem Cell Controversy (April 27, 2007)
 
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Some observers are "banking" on stem cell research as the source for the next major medical breakthrough. What kind of stem cell research holds the most promise? Who stands to gain the most? Will the political winds in Florida play a role in this...

 
Property Tax Review (April 20, 2007)
 
house made of money

The State House and Florida Senate have passed their versions of property tax reform. This week, we take brief look at the history of taxes in Florida, examine the politics of tax reform and find out what the various sides are saying should...

 
Light Rail for Tampa Bay? (April 13, 2007)
 
public transportation

Could Tampa Bay residents be taking the train to work someday? Would light rail help reduce traffic jams and save energy? We discuss the future of a commuter rail in the Bay Area, with this week's guests.

 
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