Future of Water
On this week's Florida Matters, we look at the state's most precious resource - water. You'd think being in one of the wettest regions this side of Seattle means we don't have to worry about running out of water. But just look to our north: The drought afflicting the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system has heightened the 18-year fight among Florida, Georgia and Alabama over the water they share. Is this the future of our state as we continue to grow and add a city the size of Tampa every few years? We talk with Cynthia Barnett, who's written a book on the future of water battles in the East, and Steve Seibert, head of the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida, which is planning a series of "water summit" this fall.
John and Gary Moore
John Moore was born in Duke, later renamed Irwin, North Carolina, lived there most of his life and recently relocated with is wife to Sarasota. John's son Gary moved to Florida in 2005. Now with his father here, Gary took that opportunity to talk with him about John's training and eventual service with the 91st Chemical Mortar battalion in the Army during World War II.