Matthew Seeger

FM Intern

Matthew Seeger began his work in radio in 2012, during an internship he took with WUSF in Tampa. He went on to volunteer at 89.7 FM “The Voice” for several years as a news anchor and production assistant. He began working with the WFSU news team in January of 2015. In addition to reporting the news, Matt is a voice actor, having recorded and produced several creative audio pieces, as well as his own series for V89’s Vox Populi program called “Tales from Hell Creek,”-- a series of slice-of-life vignettes about dinosaurs.

Off the air, Matt is also an active contributor and actor in the local Mickee Faust Club cabaret. At home, he enjoys drawing or gaming, with NPR playing his favorite programs in the background. Currently, his favorite programs are “A Prairie Home Companion,” “Car Talk,” “Wits,” “Ask Me Another,” and “The Midnight Special.”

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The Florida Supreme Court is trying to determine whether forty Sarasota landowners should be compensated for land seized by the federal government.

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As lawmakers return to the capitol to tie up loose ends, many tax-minded Floridians may wonder what the emergency session means for them.

Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida held a Board of Directors meeting to discuss ongoing and developing issues in the Florida economy.

Duresny Nemorin / WFSU News

Have you noticed a lot of orange cones along the road this summer? That’s because the city of Tallahassee plans its road construction projects after the departure of college students who leave on summer break and with the end of the Legislative Session. But officials aren’t changing their plans for the special session starting in June.

Tallahassee Regional Airport
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The city of Tallahassee is planning to overhaul the décor and the technology at its local airport.

Matthew Seeger

Awesome Tallahassee, a contest allowing innovators to pitch ideas to improve the capitol community, has crowned this month’s winner.

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Last week, Governor Rick Scott approved new restrictions for drones, but the question of how drones clash with the first amendment hovers over the heads of Floridians.

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With Florida Governor Rick Scott’s ratification of SB 228, Florida joins 21 other states that allow online voter registration.

A panel appointed by Governor Rick Scott is sifting through a pile of applicants hoping to receive the state’s nursing home Gold Seal Award.

Florida State Parks

A group of local scientists and environmentalists met Friday to discuss the health and conditions of Northwest Florida’s waterway. The group is concerned about how state officials are handling water issues.

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Florida Forest Service

With a hotter, drier summer fast approaching, the threat of wildfires is looming. But, not all fires are bad.

Matthew Seeger

The Second Harvest of the Big Bend has a new facility. It’s across from Tallahassee Regional Airport, and is much larger than the old facility, and that means there’s much more shelf space to fill.

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The legislature’s unscheduled Sine Die killed plenty of bills, but some say the loss of many anticipated disability bills hit the hardest.

Healthcarelist.com

As Governor Rick Scott sues the federal government for attempting to coerce Florida into expanding Medicaid, the Agency for Health Care Administration, or AHCA, is trying to find solutions for low-income Floridians with medical needs.

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Drones have become an ambitious new frontier, finding applications in the private and public sectors. But Florida lawmakers are still trying to stay ahead of curve by limiting the use of the flying technology.

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

An ongoing feud between the Department of Juvenile Justice and several Florida counties has been raging for years, but a Judge’s ruling on the issue is giving the counties’ side hope for a resolution.

Center for Advanced Research and Teaching

The Senate Appropriations Committee deliberated on legislation left over from a previous hearing, but it went anything but quietly. A heated debate on a “fractious” subject lit up an otherwise uneventful meeting.

Florida Senate

“Mission Creep” is a term used to describe the increase in community colleges offering four-year degrees. Critics say the idea started innocently but has grown out of control. Now, as Matthew Seeger reports, a deal between lawmakers and the colleges may be close.

Matthew Seeger

Representative Richard Corcoran may be putting his foot in his mouth after calling proponents of Medicaid expansion “Gucci-loafing, shoe-wearing special interests.” Medical professionals from South Florida marched heel-toe to the capitol, and as Matthew Seeger reports, they’re not going to buckle to legislative tongue-lashing.

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a federal-state partnership program that helps people with disabilities find and keep jobs.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation / Florida Department of Education

A bill that would require The Florida Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to undergo evaluations has been approved by the full Senate vote today, and is awaiting a final vote in the House. The job placement service for people with disabilities will need to shape up, or else.

Florida Department of Children and Families

“Early education is invaluable;” that’s the message driven home at the Business Leaders Luncheon, held as part of the 20th Annual Children’s Week, which helps child advocacy groups highlight their agendas.

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Senator Dwight Bullard of Miami-Dade has been trying for years to have Florida regulate plastic bags, with little success. The Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee* has approved a similar bill sponsored by Bullard that may do the next best thing- allow individual communities to create their own policies. 

Florida students have dealt with an avalanche of problems with this year’s set of standardized tests, which were so bad that legislators have been pushing a proposal to suspend testing temporarily. But Florida Democrats and activists don’t think the measure heading to Gov. Rick Scott goes far enough.

This year's Everglades Action Day is all about clean water conservation. The annual ecological awareness event was kicked off by a special guest singer who flew in all the way from Margaritaville.

Patrick Murphy for Congress campaign

As U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy starts his run for a senate seat this election cycle, some of the more progressive-leaning Democrats in Florida see him as an elephant in mule’s clothing. Florida progressives met to discuss what to do about the so-called “Wall-Street Democrat.”

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