Capital Report

Fridays, 6:30 pm ET & 9:00 pm ET

WFSU/Florida Public Radio reporters, as well as reporters from public radio stations across the state, bring you timely news and information from around Florida. Whether it's legislative maneuvers between legislative sessions, the economy, environmental issues, tourism, business or the arts, Capital Report gives information on issues that affect the lives of everyday Floridians.

Capital Report is broadcast each Friday at 6:30 pm and 9:00pm ET on 88.9FM - WFSU Tallahassee, 5:30 pm CT on 89.1FM -WFSW Panama City and on public radio stations across the state (check local listings).

During Florida Legislative Session: Weekdays 6:30 pm & 9:00 pm ET - 88.9FM WFSU Tallahassee & Weekdays 5:30 pm CT - 89.1FM WFSW Panama City and on public radio stations across the state (check local listings).

Capital Report: 07-22-2016

8 hours ago

After a bruising primary, the GOP has officially settled on Donald Trump to lead the party into November.  Nick Evans reports elected officials from Florida—likely one of the most important swing states come Election Day—were out in force to support the Republican candidate. 

Every four years, Democrats and Republicans hold elaborate conventions to celebrate their candidate of choice and stir up party support. But the events this month also offer an uninterrupted view into the country’s partisan divides. Kate Payne reports.

Capital Report: 07-15-2016

Jul 15, 2016

Members of the law enforcement community are weighing in on a so-called “Blue Lives Matter Act” that may be filed in the 2017 legislative session. As Sascha Cordner reports, the proposal would expand Florida’s definition of a hate crime to include law enforcement officers and firefighters—similar to a bill filed last year.

Law enforcement agencies across the state are undergoing implicit bias training to re-evaluate the way they interact with minority communities. But what does the training entail? Kate Payne reports.

Capital Report: 07-08-2016

Jul 8, 2016

Following the Thursday night deaths of five police officers in a hail of sniper fire in Dallas, the head of the Florida Police Benevolent Association is accusing President Barack Obama and others of demonizing law enforcement.

Longtime Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown is facing federal conspiracy and fraud charges. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Three provisions in a wide ranging abortion measure passed earlier this year are on hold after a federal judge intervened late Thursday evening.  Nick Evans reports the case comes on the heels of a major abortion ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Capital Report: 06-24-2016

Jun 24, 2016

Senator Marco Rubio is running for reelection to the U.S. Senate. It’s a reversal from what the senator has been saying for months. And as Tori Whitley reports, both the senator’s supporters and detractors say he has to prove he wants the job.

A state board has narrowed the field to three in a bid to replace a statue of confederate general Edmund Kirby Smith in Washington D.C.  Nick Evans reports the state Legislature will now choose among a grocer, an environmentalist, or an educator.

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