Human trafficking is a worldwide problem that is, by many accounts, alive and well in Florida. What is human trafficking? Who are its victims? What is being done about the problem? We explore these questions and others with our guests.
Former Bucs quarterback Shaun King of St. Petersburg and good friend Malcolm Taaffe of the Bronx, N.Y., talk about the importance of families spending time together, and the significant role that parents play as role models and disciplinarians in the raising of children.
Music Credits: Shotgun by Junior Walker & The All Stars, Shotgun, UMG Recordings
Speculation continues as to the health of Fidel Castro, but it's nearly certain that a permanent change in leadership is on the way for Cuba. We discuss what may lie ahead for our neighbor to the south and how future changes might affect Florida with our guests.
WUSF's Scott Nolan interviews his mother, Marilyn, about his sister, Renee. Renee died from complications of a brain tumor that developed when she was a college student. Celebrate Renee's life and learn how much joy she brought to her family and friends. The story was captured during StoryCorps' visit to Florida in January 2006.
Music credits: Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles, Abbey Road, Capitol Records
Wetlands are vital to the health of the environment and to people, but they’re disappearing as Florida continues to grow.
How bad is the problem? What's being done to reverse the trend? This week on Florida Matters, we take a look at disappearing wetlands with our guests.
Paula Schoenwether, an artist and photographer, and the Rev. Nancy Wilson, moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches, talk openly about their 28-year-old civil union as partners in all aspects of life --- living as a married couple, taking out a mortgage, blending families, caring for children, sharing debt - elements of a long-term relationship not always recognized as a legal arrangement. “The older we’ve gotten, the more in some ways we’ve peeled away our own internalized issues.’
Music credits: Wicked Little Town by Ben Jelen, Give It All Away, Maverick Recording Co.