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Property Tax Battle (July 13, 2007)
 
house made of money

The mayor of one small Florida town is racing against the clock trying to overturn the new property tax cuts. Why has Weston mayor Eric Hersh taken his fight to the courts, and why he is in such a hurry? Are the recently passed tax reforms good...

 
WWII Stories (July 6, 2007)
 
marines raising the flag
WWII Stories

It was the bloodiest conflict in human history. At the time, World War II affected nearly everyone on earth.

Many current Bay area residents experienced the struggles of WWII first hand. For Independence Day week, we bring you three...

 
The Big Squeeze: Florida and the Future of Citrus (June 29, 2007)
 
oranges

Disease, drought and real estate prices seem to be conspiring against the state’s multi-billion dollar citrus industry. How is the industry doing? Are the best days of the industry behind us? What lies ahead? Join us for this week’s Florida...

 
Institutional Segregation? (June 22, 2007)
 
institution

Institutionalized care for those with mental retardation and other disabilities is often criticized, as isolationist and bureaucratic. Some say ending institutionalized care is similar to ending Jim Crow era segregation laws. They’re pushing for...

 
Florida's Robots (June 15, 2007)
 
robotic arm

We've come a long way from the mechanical robots of 1950s and 1960s science fiction stories. Robots today are science fact -- and some of the leading research in robotics is taking place right here in the Tampa Bay area. This week we explore...

 
Show Us the Money (June 8, 2007)
 
everglades

While many of Florida's densely-populated counties experience problems associated with growth — the state's rural counties face problems of their own: Low wages, poverty, and lean county budgets. This week, we'll venture beyond the suburban...

 
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