Recent Florida Matters episodes

After the Dream: A Student's Perspective (April 13, 2006)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Our community discussion continues as we speak to a local high school student and his teacher. We'll explore issues ranging from education to the state of today's African-American family. This a follow-up to a 2-part series, "Four Decades After...

Lung Cancer in Women: A Florida Perspective (April 6, 2006)
Illustration of lungs

The recent death of Dana Reeve at age 44 from lung cancer has raised the awareness of lung cancer. According to the National Institutes of Health, lung cancer kills more women every year than breast cancer.

Researchers, including those at...

Does Florida's Boot Camp System Work? (March 31, 2006)
people in a boot camp

The recent death of 14-year old Martin Lee Anderson at a youth boot camp in Bay County has many Floridians wondering about the need for and effectiveness of military-style youth boot camps. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of juvenile boot camps...

What's Happening with Desal in Tampa Bay? (March 24, 2006)
Desalination plant

In 2003, Tampa Bay's $160 million desalination plant was scheduled to open in Apollo Beach. It was slated to become the nation's largest desalination facility taking in salt water from the Bay and converting it to drinkable water for West Central...

The Best of StoryCorps (March 17, 2006)
StoryCorps camper

Last January, a mobile recording booth was set up in an Airstream™ recreation vehicle at St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota. It was part of StoryCorps, the national oral history project sponsored by NPR and the Library of Congress.

Over a...

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...

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