This week, we take a journey through Florida’s relationship with innovation, from past well-known inventions all the way to cutting-edge research and developments going on today. Host Irene Maher introduces us to Peter Lefferson, an inventor who embodies the saying: “Necessity is the mother of invention”.
We travel to Florida’s High-Tech Corridor to discover what makes Florida such a prime location to do research, and contributing reporter Larry Elliston heads to a well-known area hospital that soon may find a cure for cancer
A bill waiting for the governor's signature would give water-permit approval authority to water management district directors instead of appointed boards. It's part of an unrelated bill allowing more Florida-friendly landscaping and was added at the last minute. This week on Florida Matters, we'll explore why some people say the change is a bad idea while others say it's not really a change at all.
Listen to Hugh Gramling provide more details about the good provisions in SB 2080 that he says far outweigh the single controversial amendment that’s been the topic of our conversation. (1:55)
David Flagg says public participation in water issues sometimes is through less formal channels. He also notes that the agriculture industry, in particular, gets involved in water policy in the Suwannee River district. (1:28)
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Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.
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