It's About Florida

It's About Florida is a half-hour discussion program focusing on topical issues in the state, from roundtable discussions with news trackers to one-on-one discussions with leading newsmakers. It's About Florida captures the headlines and goes behind the issues with in-depth discussions on diverse topics such as immigration, the environment, and the economy, just to name a few.

It's About Florida will be broadcast monthly on Thursdays at 6:30 pm ET on 88.9 WFSU-FM & 5:30 pm CT on 89.1 WFSW-FM.

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John Thrasher

WFSU’s, “It’s About Florida” returns November 20. Our Guest: new FSU President John Thrasher. Host: Lynn Hatter

Florida’s jury system may get scrutiny from lawmakers during the 2014 legislative session.  There are questions about how many people should comprise one, especially in cases where capital punishment is an option.  But what about the composition of juries?  Is anyone qualified to sit on one?  Does Florida’s system make it easier for lawyers to manipulate the outcome of cases?  Those will be among our topics tonight on this edition of It’s About Florida.  We talk with Panama City State Attorney Glenn Hess about what issues legislators should address and lawyers should mind.

Florida Department of Children and Families

The recent spate of child deaths under the Department of Children and Family’s watch has once again raised concerns that the agency isn’t doing enough to protect the kids in its care. We speak with Department of Children and Family’s Secretary David Wilkins about the death of four children within six weeks and what the agency is doing now to protect kids.

Guests: DCF Secretary David Wilkins and Director of Child Protection and Transformation Kelly Sweat Darnell

Lynn Hatter / WFSU-FM

It’s been a hard year for Florida A&M University. It was placed on accreditation probation following the hazing death of a band drum major and incomplete audits. But the year has also come with some major gains, including a newly accredited business school and high marks in some higher education rankings. We speak with interim FAMU President Larry Robinson about the state of the school.

Host: Lynn Hatter
Guests: Dr. Larry Robinson, Interim President, Florida A&M University


It’s About Florida: Agriculture

Jun 21, 2013
Florida Farm Bureau

This week on It’s About Florida we take a look at the state of Florida’s agriculture industry. The head of Florida’s main agriculture lobbying group weighs in on citrus greening immigration and a new Everglades restoration bill recently signed into law.

Host: Lynn Hatter

Guest: John Hoblick, President of the Florida Farm Bureau