Lynn Hatter

News Director

Lynn Hatter is a  Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative.  When she’s not working, Lynn spends her time watching sci-fi and action movies, writing her own books, going on long walks through the woods, traveling and exploring antique stores. Follow Lynn Hatter on Twitter: @HatterLynn.

Phone: (850) 487-3086

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Health & Science
7:36 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

House, Senate Remain Divided On Medicaid Expansion

The Senate says it would consider expanding Florida's Medicaid program to nearly a million more low-income Floridians. The House is continuing to say no.

The federal government’s deal with Indiana to expand that state’s Medicaid program could boost the prospect of expansion in Florida. Indiana’s Medicaid expansion program includes co-pays and premiums for low-income people—something popular among republicans.  Senate President Andy Gardiner says Indiana has caught his chamber’s attention.

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-WFSU American Graduate
7:21 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Bridges As Art: Trinity School Alumna Gives A Lesson In Tech And Design

The proposed pedestrian bridge at Cascades Park, as rendered by Figg Engineering.
Credit Figg Engineering Group

A local business is marrying art with engineering—a feat that’s made it one of the most in-demand firms in the nation when it comes to building industrial bridges.  Wednesday the Figg Engineering group stopped at Trinity Catholic School to show kids how it’s done.

About 50 kids are in a large hall at Trinity Catholic School and engineer Jason Stauffer is in the middle of about 10 of them. He’s holding up pieces of reinforced steel coated in blue and green paint. The coating helps prevent rust. Stauffer is showing students how the steel is used to reinforce and construct bridges.

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Education
6:46 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Foundation For Florida's Future Wants Lawmakers To Reconsider Teacher Evaluations

Patricia is the Chief Executive Officer for the Foundation for Excellence in Education. She served as Governor Jeb Bush’s deputy chief of staff for education, enterprise solutions for government, minority procurement, and business and professional regulation.
Credit Foundation for Florida's Future

The Florida legislature is poised to make sweeping changes to the state’s standardized testing system and to the way teachers are evaluated. The Foundation which backed the system currently in place, says it’s pleased to see lawmakers giving the system a second look.

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WFSU Local
5:58 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Opt Out Leon Says Anti-Testing Movement Will Continue Despite State Warnings

Credit educationews.org

The Florida Department of Education says students can’t opt-out of taking state-mandated exams. The Department sent a letter to key education lawmakers, reiterating that there is no opt-out provision in state law.

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WFSU Local
6:17 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

TPD Suspends Officers Involved In Dunn Street Tasing Incident

The confrontation between Viola Young and TPD Officer Terry Mahan was captured on video.
Credit youtube.com

The Tallahassee Police Department is disciplining two officers for tasing an elderly woman in a September 2014 incident on Dunn Street.

The Tallahassee Police Department and city of Tallahassee had just settled a use-of-force lawsuit with a woman who was beaten in a DUI arrest, when a video surfaced of TPD officers stunning another woman—seemingly, or no reason:

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