Recent Florida Matters episodes

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?

Insurance Reform (February 16, 2007)
Charlie Crist

Governor Crist has signed the insurance reform package into law. Now what? Will the insurance market in Florida stabilize? Will your rates go down? By how much? More importantly - what happens after the next big storm hits?

Black Leadership (February 9, 2007)
prominent black leaders

State and federal officials say health care,affordable housing, and educational performance are among the challenges facing African Americans in Florida this year.

NPR's Juan Williams joins Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times and...

Human Trafficking (February 2, 2007)
girl blindfolded

Human trafficking is a worldwide problem that is, by many accounts, alive and well in Florida. What is human trafficking? Who are its victims? What is being done about the problem? We explore these questions and others with our guests.

The Future of Cuba (January 26, 2007)
Fidel Castro

Speculation continues as to the health of Fidel Castro, but it's nearly certain that a permanent change in leadership is on the way for Cuba. We discuss what may lie ahead for our neighbor to the south and how future changes might affect Florida...

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