Florida Matters

  • Same-Sex Marriage in FL

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments April 28 on the issue of same-sex marriage, which has been legal in Florida since January. 

  • Aging in Place

    We visit the home of a Tampa woman who had it remodeled to accommodate her mother, and we talk to a panel of experts about how to stay living in your home safely and comfortably.

  • Cuba Forum

    Federal officials recently participated in a forum with community leaders in Tampa to discuss what may lie ahead, as some restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba have been eased.


Last Week On Florida Matters

A recent study by Georgetown University finds that an overwhelming majority of baby boomers want to age in place – that is, stay living in their homes as long as possible. But only 1 in 5 of those surveyed said they had any plan...more...

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Recent Florida Matters Episodes

Restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba are being eased.
Radio: Cuba Forum (April 8, 2015)
In Tampa Bay, ties to Cuba run very deep. In March, federal officials participated in a forum with community leaders in Tampa to discuss what may lie ahead, as some restrictions on travel and trade have been eased under changes...
Cancer Town Hall
Radio: Cancer Town Hall (April 1, 2015)
On April 5, WUSF-TV will air the first part of the new Ken Burns’ documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” Florida Matters hosted a preview of the film and a town hall discussion on cancer, and we're bringing you...
The Fight Against Human Trafficking
Radio: The Fight Against Human Trafficking (April 1, 2015)
According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, Florida is third in the number of calls to the national human trafficking hotline(1-888-373-7888). The FMC Foundation of Caring and WUSF Public Radio gathered a panel...
 Education Town Hall
Radio: Education Town Hall (March 18, 2015)
This week on Florida Matters, we're bringing you highlights of an education town hall hosted by WUSF at Artz 4 Life Academy in Clearwater on March 10. We check in with a panel of education experts, and we hear from parents in...

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