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Institutional Segregation? (June 21, 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 14, 2007)
 
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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 7, 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...

 
Wired and Worried (May 31, 2007)
 
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Financial losses in recent years have forced newspapers to lay off reporters and cut other key positions. Many blame the money problems on an industry that's trying to play catch-up with non-traditional media. This week we look at how newspapers...

 
Florida Budget 2007-2008 (May 24, 2007)
 
stack of money

Turkeys… we usually find them on our dinner tables around the holidays, but when a turkey finds its way into the state budget, it’s in the governor’s sights for a line item veto. This week we look at the 2007 Florida Budget with our guests.

 
Hometown Democracy Amendment (May 17, 2007)
 
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...

 
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