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Florida Matters: Ira Glass (September 2, 2014)
 

Ira Glass, the host and creator of This American Life, will be in town Sept. 13 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg for “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass.”

On Florida Matters this week, he talks one-on-one with WUSF’s...

 
Florida Matters: Human Trafficking (August 26, 2014)
 

According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, Florida is third in the number of calls to the national human trafficking hotline(1-888-373-7888). The FMC Foundation of Caring and WUSF Public Radio gathered a panel of experts to...

 
Florida Matters: Roller Coasters (August 19, 2014)
 

Ever wonder exactly what happens to your body when you're on a roller coaster? We are taking you along for the ride at Busch Gardens in Tampa, and talking to a ride engineer and a doctor about how to keep that adrenaline rush safe. Florida...

 
Florida Matters: Doctors, Patients and Guns (August 12, 2014)
 

A federal appeals court recently ruled that a Florida law that restricts what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership is constitutional.

This latest ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a previous decision that...

 
Florida Matters: 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Charley (August 5, 2014)
 
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On Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, while many in the Tampa Bay area braced for what they thought may be a direct hit, the Category 4 Hurricane Charley took a right turn into Charlotte County and Punta Gorda. A decade later, we go back to just hours after...

 
Florida Matters: Sexual Assaults on College Campuses (July 29, 2014)
 

A report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault says universities are not providing all the resources they can to protect students from sexual violence. Dozens of schools are under investigation for how they have...

 
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