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 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.
Music Credits: Wildflowers, Tom Petty, Wildflowers, Warner Bros. Records
University Beat previews the “Caring For The Caregiver” event taking place at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on USF’s Tampa campus, Saturday, June 28. The program is open to anyone caring for a cancer patient, and will focus on how the disease affects not just the patient, but also the people around them.
For more information:
Saturday, June 28, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (registration begins at 9:30 AM)
Stabile Research Building at Moffitt Cancer Center on USF's Tampa campus
12902 Magnolia Drive
Reservations are required: Call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488) by June 24
This week on Florida Matters, we’ll talk about new legislation to try to help families with autism, treatments and how some moms are trying to help others understand the disorder. Join WUSF’s Susan Giles Wantuck and her guests this Friday at 6:00 PM.