It's About Florida on 88.9 WFSU-FM

Fridays, 9:30pm - 10pm

It's About Florida is a half-hour weekly 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: Presidential Polling

Jul 21, 2016

What makes a good poll? In the past few weeks, there’s been conflicting information put out on the state of the Presidential Race in Florida. Some surveys have Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump ahead by several points, while others have Democratic Presidential Nominee Hilary Clinton up in the state. Even the same polling companies are releasing conflicting surveys one after the other. So can these polls be trusted? And what do they really tell us about how the American electorate is feeling? That’s ahead on It’s About Florida.

Host: Lynn Hatter

Welcome to It’s About Florida. A monthly discussion program tackling the key topics of interest to our state. I’m Lynn Hatter. The Florida legislature is midway through its annual lawmaking session, though not a lot of new laws have been made. Early on House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, Senate President Andy Gardiner sent two of their top priorities to Governor Rick Scott- a water management plan, and proposals benefitting students with disabilities. Gardiner’s son has Down Syndrome, and those bills died in the acrimonious end of last year’s legislative session.

It's About Florida: Snakes In The Glades

Jan 18, 2013
Trimmel Gomes

Florida’s “Python Challenge” kicked off on Saturday, drawing 800 python hunters. We tag along with one member of the armed mob set out to tackle the infestation of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. Also, a recap of the highlights of the 28th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference.

Host: Trimmel Gomes

Florida deals with hurricanes, floods, and droughts. Now a more insidious threat promises to make Florida one of the world’s most vulnerable areas. Sea level rise will continue to damage Florida’s coastal ecosystems and its inland water systems. Salt water intrusion into coastal aquifers, failure of vital drainage canals, and periodic flooding at high tides are already newspaper headlines. Trimmel Gomes traveled to Boca Raton for the Sea Level Rise to talk with experts.

Host:

Trimmel Gomes

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As several measures that would make it harder for women to get abortions move through the legislature—proposals some say attack women’s rights—Representative Lori Berman talks about increasing equality for women.  

As Florida legislators  are working to draw new voting district maps, Leon County Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho talks about how the process is often use to manipulate election outcomes.
 

As Florida legislators  are work to balance a sinking budget without raising taxes,  Representative Scott Randolph talks about why the state’s current tax system is not working.

It's About Florida: Reporters Roundtable

Jan 19, 2012

Reporters John Kennedy and Jim Saunders rehash Florida Governor Rick Scott’s State of the State Address and talk about some of the biggest issues they expect to see this session.