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).

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6:09 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Capital Report: 10-17-2014

The second of three Florida gubernatorial debates happened this week (last week), but most of the attention is being paid to a spat over an electric fan. Lynn Hatter reports some pundits are calling it one of the most bizarre moments in recent Florida political history.

A billboard in Tallahassee is advertising bulletproof vests for children. As Jessica Palombo reports, the group behind the provocative campaign wants to make Florida voters think about policies like the Stand Your Ground law before they cast ballots in the midterm election.

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6:36 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Capital Report: 10-10-2014

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced plans to keep defending the state’s ban on same-sex marriage Lynn Hatter reports the move comes after the nation’s high court refused to take up several appeals to gay marriage rulings from around the country.

A Leon county circuit judge ruled Thursday the plaintiffs in Florida’s redistricting lawsuit can recover some of their legal costs, but not attorney’s fees.  Nick Evans reports the voting rights activists are looking to a legal concept known as the private attorney general to make their request.

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6:04 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Capital Report: 10-03-2014

Florida school district officials are writing thousands of new exams to administer to students this school year. Lynn Hatter reports, the effort to create end-of-course tests in subjects not evaluated at the state level, is causing more parents, and local education officials to call for a time out on testing.

A handful of lawmakers have announced plans to file bills to bridle what some are calling “over reaching” utilities. Regan McCarthy reports the measures put new rules in place for everything from when utilities can increase rates to who can lobby the utility’s regulators.

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5:58 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Capital Report: 09-26-2014

Florida State University has picked St. Augustine Republican Senator John Thrasher as its next president. His selection follows months of discord as some FSU faculty and students demanded the role be filled by an academic instead. This week, those tensions boiled over at a turbulent final two search meetings. Florida Public Radio’s Jessica Palombo was there.

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8:53 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Capital Report: 09-19-2014

Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott and his Democratic Challenger, Charlie Crist, are sparring over their education records. Lynn Hatter reports when it comes to how both the current and former governors have handled education policies, there’s more fiction than truth behind the narratives.

Florida wildlife officials are investigating a Northwest Florida festival after an animal rights group complained. As Jessica Palombo reports, the decades-old Wausau [WAUSAU] Possum Festival has been a longtime favorite campaign stop for politicians.

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