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Florida Matters: Election 2014 Results, Look Ahead to 2016 (November 12, 2014)
 

Now that we know who won during the 2014 midterm elections, we're looking ahead to 2016. We talk to University of South Florida political science professor Dr. Susan MacManus, and political reporter William March, about who is expected to run in...

 
Florida Matters: Veterans Open Mic Night (November 4, 2014)
 
Co-hosts at the Veterans Open Mic, Linda Parris-Bailey (center) and Andrea Assaf, director of co-sponsor Art-2-Action.

Beyond the battlefield and the barracks, some of Florida’s 1.5 million veterans have had trouble transitioning to civilian life. Yet, there are signs that poetry, art and performance are helping veterans adjust.

With Veterans’ Day...

 
Florida Matters: 2014 Gubernatorial Debate (October 28, 2014)
 

When current Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist met Oct. 15 at Broward College in Davie for their second of three debates, the start was delayed over a disagreement about an electric fan that Crist had at his feet. But beyond that...

 
Florida Matters: Attorney General Debate (October 21, 2014)
 

Florida's candidates for attorney general met for their first and only debate earlier this month. Incumbent Republican Pam Bondi, Democratic challenger George Sheldon and Libertarian candidate Bill Wohlsifer met in the studios of Bay News 9 in...

 
Florida Matters: A Boom in Backyard Agriculture (October 14, 2014)
 

More and more these days, farms are coming to the city. Laws have been changing around the state that make it easier for suburban homeowners to dabble in backyard agriculture. We're taking a look at this "do-it-yourself" food movement, from...

 
Florida Matters: Wrong-Way Crashes (October 7, 2014)
 

Since February, there have been five fatal wrong-way crashes along Tampa highways that have killed 11 people. Just what is going on? According to transportation experts and law enforcement, alcohol plays a huge role in the fatal wrong-way crashes...

 
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