Recent Florida Matters episodes

Hillsborough-Tampa Merge (November 30, 2007)
Map of Hillsborough County

In these days of tax reform and tight budgets, local governments are looking to save money. There has been talk in Hillsborough County of merging some services with Tampa. Can it make a difference? Would it be a good deal for residents? Join us...

Hometown Democracy Amendment (November 23, 2007)
Hometown Construction

A 66-word sentence is pitting environmentalists and preservationists against developers and business groups. What makes this sentence so contentious is that it would give voters the final say in any changes to local land use plans. On Florida...

Sarasota County Growth (November 16, 2007)
Aerial view of Sarasota

This week on Florida Matters: Sarasota County's cultural scene, beautiful beaches, and warm weather attract folks from all over the country. But not everyone agrees on how best to manage its rapid growth. We'll hear what the various sides have to...

WWII Stories (November 9, 2007)
U.S. Marines raise the flag over Iwo Jima in February 1945.

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 Veteran's Day week, we bring you three Florida Stories...

National Catastrophic Fund (November 1, 2007)
Insurance Building

Fires, earthquakes and hurricanes are costing property insurance rate payers a bundle. And with the devastating fires in southern California, some say Congress should reexamine a national catastrophic fund. It’s an idea that’s been floating...

Neighborhood Schools (October 25, 2007)
Pinellas County Schools Logo

The Pinellas County School Board is considering a new plan for schools in that county. After decades of bussing students to integrate schools, the new plan would essentially keep students in schools close to home. Some call it the neighborhood...

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