Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Matters: Mental Health Funding (February 3, 2015)

Florida ranks at or near the bottom when it comes to per capita funding for mental health services in the U.S.

This week on Florida Matters, we'll take a look at just how that's playing out in Florida, along with the push for more funding...

Florida Matters: Same-Sex Marriage in FL (January 27, 2015)

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Florida since Jan. 6, 2015, and to mark the occasion, Hillsborough County Clerk Pat Frank held a group wedding at a park across the street from the courthouse. The issue is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court...

Florida Matters: Gasparilla Pirate Invasion & Parade (January 20, 2015)

When the famous and infamous Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates invades Tampa on Saturday, Jan. 31, it will be the 100th such procession along Bayshore Boulevard and the streets of downtown Tampa. Many people across the country – and even here in...

Florida Matters: Identifying the Remains of Dozier Victims (January 13, 2015)

For years, claims of abuse, beatings, rapes and murder of students by staff have come from those who survived the Dozier School for Boys, the now-closed state-run reform school in the Florida Panhandle.

Many families are still wondering...

Florida Matters: Florida Wildlife Corridor 2015 (January 6, 2015)
Photo Credit: Carlton Ward

Back in 2012, members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team spent 100 days hiking and kayaking through the natural heart of Florida, from the Everglades to the Georgia state line. On Saturday, Jan. 10, the team sets out for round two...

Clone of Florida Matters: Human Trafficking (December 30, 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...

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