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The Tampa Bay Economic Scorecard (March 10, 2006)
 
boat crossing under the skyway

We'll look at how our region competes with other metropolitan areas in the South as a place to do business. How does Tampa Bay rate when it comes to job creation, salaries and affordable/attainable housing? We'll get answers and analysis from...

 
Looking Ahead to the 2006 Legislative Session (March 3, 2006)
 
Florida House chamber

Education and Insurance are among the hot topics state lawmakers will be tackling as they begin the next legislative session on March 7th. From school vouchers and overcrowded classrooms to higher insurance premiums and a bailout of Citizen's...

 
Four Decades After Dr. Martin Luther King's 'Dream' Speech, a Reality Check (Part 2) (February 17, 2006)
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his speech

We'll talk to local leaders about the progress made and what challenges lie ahead for Tampa Bay's African-American community. WUSF explores issues ranging from education to community development to gay marriage and today's African-American family...

 
Four Decades After Dr. Martin Luther King's 'Dream' Speech, a Reality Check (Part 1) (February 3, 2006)
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We'll talk to local leaders about the progress made and what challenges lie ahead for Tampa Bay's African-American community. We'll explore issues ranging from education to politics to the state of today's African American family. It's a...

 
End-of-Life Care (January 20, 2006)
 
elderly woman in the hospital

The bitter division over the care of Terry Schiavo exploded from the confines of her family onto the national and global stage. The case touched politics, law, medicine, the media and the court of public opinion.

It's been almost a year...

 
Red Tide and the Health of the Gulf of Mexico (January 6, 2006)
 
red tide

This past year, we had weeks on end of spoiled beaches and fish kills. Local businesses suffered, too. Hotels, restaurants, fishermen and retail stores felt the economic impact of red tide.

The situation has left many wondering whether red...

 
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