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Wired and Worried (May 31, 2007)
 
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Financial losses in recent years have forced newspapers to lay off reporters and cut other key positions. Many blame the money problems on an industry that's trying to play catch-up with non-traditional media. This week we look at how newspapers...

 
Florida Budget 2007-2008 (May 24, 2007)
 
stack of money

Turkeys… we usually find them on our dinner tables around the holidays, but when a turkey finds its way into the state budget, it’s in the governor’s sights for a line item veto. This week we look at the 2007 Florida Budget with our guests.

 
Hometown Democracy Amendment (May 17, 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 10, 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 3, 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 26, 2007)
 
stem cell

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...

 
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