Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Matters: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman (April 14, 2014)

For a special "newsmakers" edition of Florida Matters, we took some of your questions with us when we sat down with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman at City Hall to talk about the mayor's first 100 days in office. We talk with the mayor about...

Florida Matters: Bollywood Oscars in Tampa (April 8, 2014)

The International Indian Film Academy's 15th annual weekend and awards takes place April 24-26 at various spots around the Tampa Bay area.

The event is held in a different country each year, and this is the first time the Bollywood Oscars...

Florida Matters: Florida's Population Increase (April 1, 2014)

Recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau suggest Florida could soon become the third most populous state in the country. Whether that's good or bad depends on whom you ask. We discuss why people move to Florida and the consequences of an...

Florida Matters: Affordable Care Act Questions Answered (March 25, 2014)
Tamina Johnson

Do I have to buy health insurance? How do I compare plans? How can I find a plan I can afford? What if I have a preexisting condition? Can I kick my kid off my health insurance plan? How can I make sure I'm covered when I travel? What if I don't...

Florida Matters: Choosing the Next FCAT (March 11, 2014)
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Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart is expected to recommend a test to (mostly) replace the FCAT later this month.

A new test is needed because Florida is finishing the switch to new K-12 math, language arts and literacy standards...

Florida Matters: State of the State (March 4, 2014)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivered his annual State of the State address to kick off the 60-day legislative sessions.

The speech took up the better part of a half-hour on March 4, so we've edited portions of long breaks of applause so we...

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