View of Earth from Space Climate Change and the Media
Thermometers don't lie. There is little question the earth is getting warmer. But the issue of global warming is certainly hot. Is global warming a trend? Is it periodic? Is it natural or manmade? Can it be stopped? It's not the easiest story to report. On this week’s Florida Matters, we'll take a look at what the experts are saying about the possible impact of global warming on Florida and how the media are reporting the story.

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Governor Crist has signed a compact with the Seminole Indian Tribe to allow expanded gambling at tribal casinos in Florida in exchange for a cut in the profits. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea. Others say it's a deal too good to pass up. We'll take a look this week!

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Linda Goldstein and Helen Gordon Davis Linda Goldstein and Helen Gordon Davis
Helen Gordon, later Helen Gordon Davis, was born in New York City in 1926. Her intense drive for achievement came early in life. As an eight year old child, she lost her father to tuberculosis and subsequently contracted the disease herself, spending the next 2 years in a hospital ward in Jersey City, New Jersey. She tells friend Linda Goldstein it was at this time that her commitment to those less fortunate was cemented. We'll start with Helen recalling an incident that took place shortly after arriving in Tampa in the late 1940's, and how she quickly became involved in local political and social issues. From the League of Women Voters to the Florida House of Representatives and later the State Senate, she carried her personal mission to represent those with few resources.

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