Recent Florida Matters episodes

Florida Matters: Florida's Population Increase (April 1, 2014)

Recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau suggest Florida could soon become the third most populous state in the country. Whether that's good or bad depends on whom you ask. We discuss why people move to Florida and the consequences of an...

Florida Matters: Affordable Care Act Questions Answered (March 25, 2014)
Tamina Johnson

Do I have to buy health insurance? How do I compare plans? How can I find a plan I can afford? What if I have a preexisting condition? Can I kick my kid off my health insurance plan? How can I make sure I'm covered when I travel? What if I don't...

Florida Matters: Choosing the Next FCAT (March 11, 2014)
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Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart is expected to recommend a test to (mostly) replace the FCAT later this month.

A new test is needed because Florida is finishing the switch to new K-12 math, language arts and literacy standards...

Florida Matters: State of the State (March 4, 2014)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivered his annual State of the State address to kick off the 60-day legislative sessions.

The speech took up the better part of a half-hour on March 4, so we've edited portions of long breaks of applause so we...

Florida Matters: 2014 Legislative Preview (February 25, 2014)

Before the Florida legislative session starts March 4, we're bringing you previews of some of the issues facing lawmakers this year:

In-state tuition for student veterans
Questions about Common Core standards
Resort style...

Florida Matters: Congressional District 13 Special Election - Alex Sink (February 18, 2014)

The late C.W. "Bill" Young served in Congress for more than four decades.

A special election will be held March 11 to decide who will replace him.

This week on Florida Matters, our guest is Democratic candidate Alex Sink. Last week...

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