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.

Listeners can email comments or questions about the program to wfsufm@wfsu.org.

It’s About Florida: Immigration

Jun 21, 2013

As the U.S. Senate debates a bill aimed at overhauling the nation’s immigration laws we speak with two guests with different perspectives on how such a bill will impact the lives of Floridians.

Guests:
Rich Templin, Florida AFLCIO
Jack Oliver, Floridians for Immigration Enforcement

It’s About Florida: 05-23-2013

May 28, 2013

It’s About Florida: 05-17-2013

May 28, 2013

It’s About Florida: 05-10-2013

May 28, 2013

It’s About Florida: 05-03-2013

May 28, 2013

It’s About Florida: 04-26-2013

May 28, 2013

Florida lawmakers have just passed the halfway mark in the 2013 legislative session, marking the occasion by passing a ban on internet cafes’. Still outstanding though, are issues dealing with pension reform, Medicaid expansion, teacher and state employee pay raises, and how best to deal with the state’s auto insurance law, and campaign finance reform.

Guests:

Kathleen Haughney, Reporter Sun Sentinel

Aaron Deslatte, Reporter Orlando Sentinel

Gray Rohrer, Reporter The Florida Current/Lobbytools

The legislature is working to revamp the states ethics, elections and campaign finance laws. We check in with advocates who are so far giving lawmakers a “C” grade for their efforts, and say there’s still plenty of time to make the reforms stronger.

Host: Lynn Hatter

Guests: Phil Claypool, fmr. Executive Director of the Florida Ethics Commission

Damien Filer, Progress Florida

Dan Krassner, Integrity Florida

It’s About Florida talks with Senate President Don Gaetz on his vision for the 2013 legislative session. We discuss ethics, elections and campaign finance reform, along with the federal health law, and Gaetz’ idea for revamping the state’s high school graduation requirements.

Host: Lynn Hatter

Guests: Senate President Don Gaetz

Universities are being called on to do more with less, and that includes changes to the way schools are funded, and how they serve students.

Guests:

Dale Brill, chairman of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Higher Education

Dr. Ed Moore, President of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida

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