Drug Court:Treatment, Not Jail
People arrested for drug crimes often face jail time and perhaps court-ordered rehabilitation or treatment. In drug court, that’s flipped around: outpatient or residential treatment, regular check-ins with a judge, and jail time as a last resort. The program mixes criminal justice and social services in an effort to help nonviolent offenders -- and save the system money -- by keeping them from relapsing. This week, we’ll visit the drug court in Florida’s Sixth Circuit to see what happens and why it’s making a difference in participants’ lives.
Rose Bilal will present an evening of classic jazz. She performed with some of the greats including Gladys Knight and the Pips and the O'Jays. She recently packed houses in Europe with her unique style of jazz. This will be an enjoyable free program for music lovers of all ages.
Worldwide Zoo has long been Tampa's best kept live music secret. With the upcoming release of their long awaited debut full length Album, and a planned 2010 Southeast Tour, we'll have to learn to share the Zoo's colorfully intense musical brilliance with the rest of the world.
Florida's Department of Revenue reports that home owners in Florida have collectively paid 7.5% less in property taxes since the summer of 2007, Former Okaloosa County Sheriff Charlie Morris faces more charges stemming from his arrest in Las Vegas regarding Homeland Security Fraud, and WUSF takes an in depth look at new Tampa Museum of Art which opens tomorrow.
Maura Barrios and Yadira Caro
Maura Barrios tells journalist Yadira Caro about her life growing up as a member of a working class Cuban-American family in West Tampa in the late-1960s. She remembers being fascinated by the counter-culture of the times, and the challenges she faced during college when choosing between that counter-culture experience and the more familiar cultural upbringing she knew as a child.
Last month's cold snap is etimated to have cost Florida Growers 700 Million dollars and that figure is expected to rise, House Lawmakers in Florida are debating whether or not to delay a 12 fold increase in the unemployment compensation tax, State Farm has asked permission from state regulators to increase its auto insurance rates in Florida by an average of 9.2 percent, a fatal shark attack near Stuart, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush hasn't officially endorsed either senate candidate, and proposal to freeze class size amendment is criticised by Democrats.