Disaster in Haiti
Estimates put the number of dead in the tens of thousands as recovery continues from a devastating earthquake in Haiti. The quake is being felt well beyond Haiti's borders, including in Florida, which is home to more than 200,000 Haitians. We'll meet...
Listening to Our Past
Meet a man who joined the circus as a teen, another who was part of Tampa's first day of integrated dining in the 1960s, and a woman whose family went to meetings and picnics in Ybor City supporting the Spanish Republic during that country's civil...
The Push for Drilling - Part 2
Last week, we focused on oil and natural gas drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast. We wrap up that conversation by looking in more detail at the potential for new jobs and royalty payments to the state if the moratorium on drilling in state waters is...
The Push for Drilling - Part 1
The debate over allowing oil and natural gas drilling as close as a few miles from Florida's Gulf coast has heated up in recent weeks and figures to be a key issue during the spring legislative session. On this week's show, we'll hear why...
Facing the Mortgage Crisis - Reprise
The number of foreclosures in Florida has quadrupled since 2006. In Bradenton and Sarasota alone, foreclosures rose 600 percent between 2006 and 2008. In this edition of Florida Matters, we're examining the impact of foreclosure on our community. We...
St. Petersburg Mayor's Race
In the beginning, 10 St. Petersburg residents were vying to be the city's next mayor. Now, that list has only two names on it. The winner will inherit a list of unresolved issues, like deciding the future of downtown — including BayWalk and the Pier —...
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