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

 
The Energy Crunch: Lessons Learned from Katrina and Rita (October 7, 2005)
 
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This broadcast will deal with our current gas situation and the possibility of oil drilling off the coast of Florida, along with viable alternatives for energy.

We all felt the pinch in our wallets at the local gas station, when the price...

 
Early Child Health Care: Are Florida's Children Getting an Early Start? (September 1, 2005)
 
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According to a recent study by the group Covering Kids and Families, one out of every four uninsured children in Florida received no medical care for an entire year.

What is being done to make healthcare available to children? And is...

 
What's Going On in the Region's Housing Market? (August 4, 2005)
 
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Is this real estate bubble going to burst?
Are speculators driving property prices?
Can the average Floridian really find affordable housing?

We'll talk to several local experts to find the answers to these questions this week...

 
Can We Pave Our Way Out of Gridlock? (July 7, 2005)
 
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On the next edition of Florida Matters: Can we pave our way out of Gridlock? To answer that question, we went to the experts, local and state decision makers who are in the know regarding Tampa Bay's transportation issues.

 
Education in Florida (June 2, 2005)
 
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Education

The Pinellas School District and Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox experienced a challenging year. The district has faced issues ranging from the academic achievement gap between whites and minority students to the highly publicized problems of...

 
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