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: 05-20-2016

May 23, 2016

Political candidates are wading into the growing fight over who can use which bathroom. The Obama administration says students can use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity—not their biology. And that’s gotten some districts, and politicians, riled up. Lynn Hatter takes a look at what the politicians are saying.

While the bathroom has lately become the site of heated political debate, Florida’s school administrators are getting caught in the crossfire.  Nick Evans reports they’re facing opposition no matter what choice they make.

Capital Report: 05-13-2016

May 13, 2016

Florida’s highest court is weighing a decision that will likely impact all 390 and women on the state’s Death Row.  Nick Evans reports two men in very different places are hoping to see the same thing happen.

Florida’s prison chief Julie Jones is finding herself under an ever-growing level of scrutiny after reaching a shaky truce with a non-profit prison rehabilitation group.  The dustup over closing a Bridge of America facility in Broward County underscores the need to help thousands of inmates transition to society as we hear from Jim Ash.

Capital Report: 04-29-2016

May 2, 2016

In a hastily arranged meeting Friday morning, Florida’s Cabinet members interviewed three more insurance commissioner candidates, promoting deputy commissioner David Altmaier [ALT my urr].  In the two previous hearings, Nick Evans reports, the governor and CFO have clashed over nominees.

Governor Rick Scott is continuing his tradition of trying to lure business from Democratically led states. Scott is targeting California, but Regan McCarthy reports it doesn’t look like he’s getting a warm welcome.

Capital Report: 04-22-2016

Apr 22, 2016

In the run-up to the presidential election, the Republican Party of Florida is busy selecting delegates. In the case of an open or contested convention, delegates could play a significant role. Kate Payne reports.

Higher education promises to be a central focus for incoming senate President Joe Negron, and he just completed a four day tour of Florida’s university system.  Every school wants the same things, but Nick Evans reports the visit to two schools in Tallahassee shows they’re not starting from the same place.

Capital Report: 04-15-2016

Apr 15, 2016

Florida’s students can now attend any public school in the state, as long as there is room. And high school athletes now have greater freedom to switch schools as well. Lynn Hatter reports these are just two of a series of new education laws approved by Governor Rick Scott.

Governor Rick Scott has vetoed a contentious alimony bill because of a child custody provision. Kate Payne reports.

Governor Rick Scott’s second veto of the year denies money for private dental care in rural communities. Ashley Tressel has more.

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