Recent Florida Matters episodes

Mentally Ill Inmates Part 1 (December 28, 2006)
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The Florida Department of Children and Families came under fire recently over its handling of the mentally ill at jails and other correctional facilities. The issue has become so serious that Governor Bush has called for an emergency meeting of...

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (December 22, 2006)
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Drug and alcohol abuse is often thought of as a problem among teens and young adults, but experts say that alcoholism and drug abuse have reached epidemic proportions among older adults. And, as the "Baby Boomer" generation starts to reach...

2006 - The Year in Review (December 15, 2006)
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On this edition of Florida Matters:a look back at the top stories that impacted Tampa Bay and West Central Florida in 2006. From tragedy at a juvenile boot camp to insurance woes, property tax increases and election controversy - it's been an...

Florida's Property Tax Crisis (December 8, 2006)
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Many Florida homeowners complain they have faced dramatic property tax increases in recent years, as property values have risen sharply. Governor Bush recently appointed a Property Tax Reform Committee to make recommendations on how to improve...

Florida's Boot Camp System Revisited (December 1, 2006)
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The death in early 2006 of 14-year old Martin Lee Anderson at a youth boot camp in Bay County raised questions about effectiveness of military-style youth boot camps.

After the arrests of 8 people for aggravated manslaughter in the death...

Holiday Food (November 24, 2006)
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Holiday Food

The holidays are here and many of us are guilty of over indulging at family dinners and holiday parties. In fact, for some, our new year’s resolutions will be to lose a few extra pounds. Can you eat healthy and eat well this holiday season? WUSF’...

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