Recent Florida Matters episodes

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...

Making Sense of Medicare Plan D (December 16, 2005)
prescription drugs

It seems like everywhere you turn, there's an ad for the federal government's new prescription drug plan. And with the advertising blitz, comes many questions: What exactly is Medicare Plan D? Who qualifies for this plan? How much does it cost? ...

The Year 2005 in Review (December 2, 2005)
the year 2005 in review graphic

On the next edition of Florida Matters: from Schiavo to hurricanes, outrageous gas prices to a wild real estate market; we'll take a look at the top stories that impacted Tampa Bay and West Central Florida in 2005.

Hurricane Preparedness: Tampa Bay Prepares for the Big Storm (November 4, 2005)
Hurricane over Florida

Despite two very active hurricane seasons, the Tampa Bay area has yet to suffer from a direct hit. Emergency Operations Center (EOC) directors Chuck Johnston, Ed McCrane, and Gary Vickers discuss how prepared the region will be when the big storm...

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