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: 08-19-2016

Aug 22, 2016

Many of Florida’s rural school districts are in trouble and nowhere is the crisis more apparent than in North Florida’s Jefferson County.  The district only has about eight-hundred students left and has been consistently at the bottom of the heap when it comes to academics.  Now it’s in financial trouble.  But as Lynn Hatter tells us, this isn’t the first time and this isn’t the only rural school district in Florida that’s at risk.

Capital Report: 08-12-2016

Aug 12, 2016

Tom Flanigan interviews Lynn Hatter about a troubled school district in rural North Florida that finds itself on the brink of being taken over by state government.

If it were illegal, it would be the perfect crime: phony write-in candidates are stealing the franchise from thousands of Florida voters who don’t even know they’re victims.  But as Jim Ash reports, a Jacksonville civil rights attorney is asking the Florida Supreme Court to do something about it.

Capital Report: 08-05-2016

Aug 5, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s spat with a gold star family is putting Florida’s top elected officials in an awkward position.  Nick Evans has the story.

Capital Report: 07-29-2016

Jul 29, 2016

Florida has a big role to play in the upcoming Presidential election, and beyond. And as Lynn Hatter reports while the state’s televised presence during the Democratic National Convention may have been limited, the state is still expected to keep its role as a national player.

While this week was a big one for Democrats, it turned out to be big trouble for one particular Democrat and by extension a rocky start for the Florida delegation.  Regan McCarthy reports….

Capital Report: 07-22-2016

Jul 25, 2016

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.

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