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.”

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.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

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.”

Matthew Seeger

A much-anticipated facility to aid Tallahassee’s homeless population had its ribbon cutting ceremony today. The shelter is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind.

Michael Miley / Flickr Creative Commons

Florida is home to many world-famous flight schools, but the taxes on aviation fuel can further elevate the already sky-high education costs. Florida lawmakers see those taxes as unnecessary ballast.

House and Senate Democrats are rallying around two sets of bills that would promote voting rights in the sunshine state. Legislators holding the meeting are 100% done with voter restriction.

Florida House

The Florida House of Representatives has released its own tax cut plan on the same day that Governor Rick Scott came to demonstrate his own ideas in the same building. The move sets up a clash in the legislature over which taxes should go.

After a flurry of court hearings taking aim at the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the agency must now rewrite some of their rules on how disability funding is allocated. A workshop held today on the iBudget is just one small step in a much longer narrative.

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