Recent Florida Matters episodes

Mental Health and Young People (March 29, 2007)
person holding their head in their hands

The number of college students seeking mental health counseling has risen considerably in recent years. About 2,500 students sought help at the USF Counseling Center last year. That represents a 50 percent increase since 2001. And, a recent...

Tampa Bay 2057 Part 2 (March 22, 2007)
futuristic city

Florida Matters continues its look into the future as we envision the Tampa Bay area in the year 2057. How will Tampa look and feel 50 years from now? (Part 2 of 2).

Property Tax Dilemma (March 15, 2007)
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Property taxes continue to be an issue of concern for Floridians. Some lawmakers have suggested doing away with property tax on homestead properties in lieu of a larger state sales tax. What can be done to address the tax problem? We discuss...

Light Rail for Tampa Bay? (March 9, 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.

2007 Legislative Preview (March 2, 2007)
Florida capitol building

The 2007 Florida Legislative Session begins on Tuesday, March 6th. This week on Florida Matters we discuss the major issues that the legislature will be facing as well as how new Governor Charlie Crist will influence the process.

Sexual Predators (February 23, 2007)
Sexual prdator website

Some local governments — including Tampa — have considered banning convicted sex offenders from living in certain areas. How do we best deal with “sexual offenders?” More treatment? More jail time? More of both?

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