It's About Florida

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.

This month’s IAF will feature House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner. We speak with both leaders about what to expect during the upcoming 2015 lawmaking session.

Thursday, February 19th at 6:30pm

John Thrasher

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

It's About Florida, Thursday at 6:30pm

Feb 24, 2014

A new report says many of the assumptions about Florida – good education system, lots of jobs – are actually at best half-true. On this month’s It’s About Florida, we’ll ask the report’s authors how they came to their conclusions and give time to those who still defend the state’s actions. That’s It’s About Florida, this Thursday at 6:30 (5:30 Central), on WFSU.

It's About Florida, Thursday at 6:30pm

Dec 17, 2013

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.

State of Florida / 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

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.


Trimmel Gomes


Coming soon from the WFSU News Team

Apr 19, 2012

Daily News Digest 4/19/2012:

The Governor is planning to announce the members of the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection—a group he created in the wake of the shooting death of a black teen in Sanford Florida.  Meanwhile, the judge slated to try the case has stepped aside  due to a conflict of interest.

Newly minted Department of Corrections Secretary Ken Tucker talks about his plans for reducing recidivism and how closing some state prisons will help the department stay within its budget.