Florida Matters

  • Preparing For A Hurricane

    The Atlantic hurricane outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 2015 will be a below-normal season, but experts warn that a below-normal season doesn't mean we're off the hook.

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  • Cuba’s Manatees

    WUSF's Steve Newborn recently tagged along with the Sea to Shore Alliance on an expedition to Cuba to find out how manatees are doing.

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  • White House Conference On Aging's Regional Forum In Tampa

    Ahead of the White House Conference on Aging, a regional forum was held in Tampa.

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Last Week On Florida Matters

The Atlantic hurricane outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 2015 will be a below-normal season, with six to 11 named storms. Of those storms, three to six could become hurricanes. But experts with...more...

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Recent Florida Matters Episodes

A group hosted by Sea to Shore Alliance gathers on the front of the diving boat
Radio: Cuba’s Manatees (June 9, 2015)
To most Floridians, manatees are cute, docile creatures that hang out in crowded springs, and often get too close to boats -- or rather, boats get too close to them. But down on the other side of the Florida Straits, they...
White House Conference On Aging's Regional Forum In Tampa
The next White House Conference on Aging -- which is aimed at finding new ways to improve the lives of older Americans -- will take place July 13 in Washington, D.C. Ahead of that conference, regional forums were held in Boston,...
From left: Author Gary Mormino, military historian William Polson, First Lt. Gerald Berry (retired) and Florida Matters host Carson Cooper
Radio: Remembering D-Day (May 26, 2015)
June 6, 2015 will mark the 71st anniversary of D-Day, the historic military landing at Normandy during World War II. We a look at D-Day through the eyes of a C-47 pilot who was there.  First Lt. Gerald “Bud” Berry -- who is now...
Lawmakers are heading back to Tallahassee on June 1 for a three-week special session. The Florida Legislature was unable to agree on a single balanced budget during the regular session, which the House sent screeching to a halt...

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