Recent Florida Matters episodes

Holiday Food (November 24, 2006)
Holiday food
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’...

Florida's Aquaculture (November 17, 2006)
school of fish

Some marine scientists are warning that the seafood industry as we know it will collapse within 40 years. Others believe that, with regulation of pollution and limits on catches of popular species, offshore fishing can continue indefinitely. Will...

Florida Manufacturers (November 10, 2006)
labor worker

Florida manufacturers have been complaining that they can't find qualified workers to fill available positions while some educators believe more emphasis is needed on training some students to move directly into the workforce rather than the...

A Look at Florida's Proposed Amendments (November 3, 2006)
people voting

On November 7th, Florida voters will choose a governor and a US senator as well as numerous other state and municipal officials. They will also be asked to vote “yes” or “no” on six constitutional amendments. But, with the election less than a...

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults (October 26, 2006)
elderly woman drinking

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...

The Creative Class in Tampa Bay (October 19, 2006)
Richard Florida

Several years ago, the economist Richard Florida coined the phrase the "Creative Class" to describe the artists, musicians, engineers, entrepreneurs and others who become "urban pioneers" revitalizing blighted areas. Florida maintains that when...

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