Capital Report: 01-15-2018

Jan 16, 2018

In advance of this Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. observance, Tom Flanigan reports Florida’s Capital City was marking the occasion with various events intended to promote historic appreciation and racial dialogue.

One doesn’t need to look far to find examples of threats being made through social media. Messages left online can have real impacts on their victims, but Regan McCarthy reports, Florida officials say there’s little they can do about it since technology has outpaced the stat law.

Over the years, Florida’s community colleges have largely dropped the word “community” from their titles.  But Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega (poo-mar-ee-AY-guh) says the mission of those schools remains the same; to cater to local needs. Pumariega recently sat down with Florida Public Radio’s Kim Kelling to discuss the system’s priorities for the 2018 legislative session.

One of the many still-unresolved issues the Florida Legislature is trying once again to get some closure on this year is the regulation of telehealth.  As we hear from Ryan Benk at member station WJCT in Jacksonville, that’s the long-distance practice of medicine, usually by phone or video connection.

After years of conflict, the U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the case over Florida and Georgia’s water disputes. Somewhat surprisingly, the justices seem sympathetic to Florida’s problems, and that has some of the state’s advocates feeling optimistic. Kate Payne reports.

It’s been 40 years since one of the most infamous crimes in Tallahassee occurred.  The massacre led to a series of trials that gripped the nation. We get that story from Sarah Heatherington.