Leon County’s three higher education institutions are looking for ways to turn their research into dollars. The schools say research, and commercialization efforts are a way to bring more jobs to the area.

James Havens

A research team from Florida State University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks say they’ve discovered a “Lost World” of dinosaurs that lived in Alaska.

LHatter / WFSU News

At Florida State University, there’s a building. But it’s not what’s on the outside that matters—it’s the matter, on the inside. A recent trip to FSU’s Chemistry building reveals new  research on rare elements going on at a lab that’s equally as rare.

Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday it’s creating an emergency plan to coordinate research on a disease ravaging Florida’s citrus crops. Citrus greening infects most of Florida’s commercial orange groves and threatens a  $9 billion industry.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday the federal agency needs to better coordinate with state and local officials and people in the citrus industry to fight back. The department has spent $250 million over the past four years – that’s in addition to millions in industry-funded research.

Capital Report: Medicaid Rollout Begins

Feb 8, 2013

This week the federal government has finally signed off on the first part of a plan steering three million low-income Floridians on Medicaid into a managed care or HMO system. Lynn Hatter reports the decision comes two years after state lawmakers approved the conversion in an attempt to control costs in the 22-billion dollar program.

All of us have bad days from time to time. Occasionally, we may even have a bad week. Tom Flanigan reports that, for Florida’s private-public organization that does economic development, this was definitely a bad week….

Capital Report: Scott Rolls Out Budget

Feb 1, 2013

Florida Governor Rick Scott has unveiled his proposal for the state’s budget in the coming fiscal year. He calls it the Florida Family First budget, but Regan McCarthy reports some worry it ignores the needs of average working class people.

Trimmel’s Interview with Audubon of Florida’s Eric Draper.


Florida A&M University has received a five-million dollar grant to study breast and lung cancer disparities in African-Americans.

FAMU is recruiting doctoral students to be a part of the research team and is partnering with Tallahassee Memorial Health Center to provide mammograms for women who can’t afford them.  

Interim University President Larry Robinson said the grant allows the school’s faculty and students to focus on important health issues.

The grant was provided by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.