Recent Florida Matters episodes

Goodbye to PIP (August 24, 2007)
PIP is scheduled to sunset on October 1, 2007.

Florida's no-fault auto insurance system is scheduled to sunset on Oct. 1, 2007. Personal Injury Protection insurance, or "PIP," was introduced in the early 1970s. PIP was meant to compensate people injured in auto accidents for their injuries...

Property Insurance - What Happened? (August 17, 2007)
House held between hands

This is the way it is for now: if you rent a home, own a home, want to buy a home, are trying to sell a home, if you operate a small business, or if you just buy land like it’s going out of style…property insurance is impacting your bottom line....

Tampa Bay History (August 10, 2007)
University of Tampa

This week we sit down with two prominent historians to discuss the perils and pleasures of life during Tampa's historic past. We touch on the city’s founding, prominent historical figures and events that shaped our region.

The Hidden Costs of Going Green (August 3, 2007)
Going Green: Light with tree growing inside

The rush to go green has been named as the reason dairy and beef prices are going up. What are the other "hidden" costs of going green? What does this mean for the plan for carbon caps in Florida? Those answers coming this week on Florida Matters...

Dowtown Tampa and St. Petersburg (July 27, 2007)
Tampa Riverwalk

This week on Florida Matters we explore Downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg. Forbes magazine ranked the area last for young professionals among the 40 largest U-S metropolitan areas. Are things really that bad? We speak with local business owners...

Stem Cell Controversy (July 20, 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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