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: 07-03-2015


The American Civil Liberties Union and the state of Florida are locked in a fight over a new abortion waiting period provision.  So how does the law stack up to restrictions in other states?  Nick Evans has more.

As more people gain insurance under the Affordable Care Act, they’ve been running into problems with medications and finding doctors. Now as Lynn Hatter reports, an old practice--one put in place to address the rising cost of medications, is becoming increasingly burdensome for doctors, patients and pharmacists.

Capital Report: 06-26-2015

Jun 26, 2015

The fight over the future of Healthcare in Florida is not over, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling reaffirming the Affordable Care Act. The Court has upheld subsidies for nearly 9-million Americans who purchased health insurance on the federal government’s insurance exchange. And as Lynn Hatter reports, some hope the court’s latest ruling could push states like Florida, to fully implement the law.

Capital Report: 06-19-2015

Jun 19, 2015

Florida lawmakers are boosting education spending—though not by as much as they’d hoped. And they’re putting more into healthcare—a move they hadn’t planned for. Education and Healthcare spending compose the largest parts of the state budget—and as Lynn Hatter reports, trying to balance the two issues has been a struggle.

Capital Report: 06-12-2015

Jun 12, 2015

Florida lawmakers have reached a deal on one of the most contentious issue facing the legislature this year—how to fill a billion dollar hole in a program reimbursing hospitals for treating uninsured patients. Lynn Hatter reports the move comes a week after the House torpedoed the Senate’s Medicaid Expansion plan.

Capital Report: 06-05-2015

Jun 5, 2015

Medicaid expansion, the issue that caused this week’s special session, has flat lined. As Jim Ash reports, now that the House and Senate have agreed to disagree, it’s up to the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether 1.8 million Floridians go without health insurance.

Governor Rick Scott’s recent approval of three public records exemptions is drawing both criticism and praise from critics and proponents alike. Sascha Cordner reports.