Capital Report: 09-29-2017

Sep 29, 2017

People whose lives depend on dialysis are especially vulnerable during a hurricane.  The machines that replace their kidneys need reliable electricity and water to operate.  That’s part of why 89 dialysis patients from St. Thomas fled to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma.  And then they had to evacuate again – this time to Miami – because of Hurricane Maria.  From member station WLRN in Miami, Sammy Mack has that story.

While many Floridians are moving on after Hurricane Irma ripped through the state, government leaders are working to keep the disaster top of mind. Regan McCarthy has more....

Florida Governor Rick Scott is promising to make the opioid crisis a top priority in the coming legislative session.  Nick Evans has more. 

Advocates for a deaf inmate currently serving a life sentence for murder say they believe he’s innocent and are optimistic he’ll be released in the next several years. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, the victim’s family is hoping for a much different outcome.

Tom Flanigan speaks with a banker, a representative of Florida Prepaid and the Chancellor of the State University System about ways to ease the pain of saving and paying for college.