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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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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6:08 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Capital Report: 09-12-2014

Florida recently finished rolling out a new way of providing care to more than 3.5 million low-income Floridians. Nearly all of them, adults as well as children—are now enrolled in managed care plans. The state agency that runs Medicaid—the system that pays for it all, recently released a series of comments from various players in the industry praising the rollout. But as Lynn Hatter reports, some groups say the new system is plagued with problems, new and old.

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8:57 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Capital Report: 09-05-2014

A win by Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist would not only make state history, it would be big for Democrats, who haven’t had a member of their own party serve in the gubernatorial seat since the late 1990s. So, as Sascha Cordner reports, what would an Attorney General win mean for the party and the Crist ticket?

Florida’s Office of Compassionate Use held its final hearing Friday in Tallahassee to discuss rules for low-THC marijuana.  Nick Evans reports implementing the law passed in the last legislative session has not gotten easier.

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6:16 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Capital Report: 08-29-2014

This week a state teachers union, school board association and other groups filed a lawsuit over Florida’s tax credit scholarship program. The program has been in place for nearly a decade, but as Lynn Hatter reports, the groups say the state has gone too far with it.

This week’s Florida primary election attracted lower turnout than the midterm primary did in 2010. Jessica Palombo takes a look at factors keeping people away from the polls, what some counties did to buck the trend —and why Democrats might need to worry heading into November.

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