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The Kirk Collection

Dec 20, 2013

The 300-piece Kirk collection at WFSU includes radios from the turn of the century through the mid-50’s, televisions and musical instruments.  Kirk’s collection began when he thought he was buying an antique jewelry box, but it turned out to be a 1932 Emerson radio that was “falling apart”.  Once repaired, it became the first of hundreds of pieces crammed into a museum in the studios of WMOP-AM in Ocala, Florida which Kirk owned from 1963-93.

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The phrase one-of-a-kind may be over used now-a-days, but in front of WFSU's building stands a palm tree that may be a pretty good contender for that title.

"Because of where the heads are coming from, from the crown as opposed to from the soil, it makes it that much rarer, in most cases when it's a double or triple palm all the different trunks will come from the soil. It is very very unusual." says Lynn Gustafson with East Marsh Nursery in South Florida. 

Capital Report: 01-18-2012

Jan 19, 2012

Capital Report Rundown:

Tuesday, a Florida House subcommittee passed a bill that would shift control of reclaimed water away from water management districts and into the hands of utilities.  As Janelle Irwin from member station WMNF in Tampa reports, even though the 12 to 2 vote shows support from representatives, not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.

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Capital Report: 01/17/2012

Jan 19, 2012

Capital Report: 01-16-2012

Jan 19, 2012

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.

Perspectives: Free Speech

Jan 19, 2012

Perspectives: Money Matters

Jan 12, 2012

Rich or poor, it seems everyone has money trouble at some time.  Zack Richardson with the Character Center and Financial Attorney John Bischof share their expertise on smart budgeting, debt management and other advice for living within available means.

Florida’s 2012 Legislative Session is just days away.  Tom Flanigan reports that this year’s gathering of lawmakers will be unique in several ways.

The first, most obvious difference is the timeframe for the session.  Instead of early March, the starting date for this session is early January.  The reason is the once-every-ten year necessity for legislative redistricting, based on the outcome of the latest U-S Census.

Last night Florida election officials closed the book on voter registration for the January 31st Presidential Primary. James Call reports Tuesday was the deadline for citizens to sign up to participate in the election.
 

 

The federal government will allow states to decide what health benefits to include in insurance plans offered under the federal healthcare overhaul law. The issue of what benefits to offer has been part of the criticism of the Federal Affordable Care Act. But as Lynn Hatter reports, now that the decision has been left to states, will Florida take up the offer?

Florida education officials have released the state high school grades nearly six months after elementary and middle school grades were announced. Lynn Hatter reports Leon County is on the state’s honor roll list for the ninth year in a row.

Both Chiles and SAIL are “A” schools according to the state, with Leon, Lincoln and Rickards earning B’s. Godby saw its school grade drop down a letter grade to a C this year.

Two of Tallahassee's higher education institutions have been ranked among the nation's most affordable schools. Lynn Hatter reports when it comes to paying for college, many of the best values can be found in Florida.

Florida State University and Florida A&M University have been ranked among some of the nation's most financial friendly colleges and universities. FSU's ranking comes from Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, which placed it as the 18th most affordable college in the nation. Florida A & M's credits come from JET magazine.

 

 Big Bend area residents should try to keep warm at least for the next day or two, especially with Tuesday night being the coldest night of the winter season so far. As Sascha Cordner reports, though Wednesday won't be as cold, it will still be chilly.

New Year's Day marked the winter season's first hard freeze, and the temperature gradually got worse on Tuesday with lows in the mid-20s. But, Tallahassee Meteorologist Don Van Dyke with the National Weather Service says Wednesday should be a bit better as well as for the rest of the week:

Florida wildlife officials are proposing a pilot project for bear-proof garbage cans in one Panhandle county. Regan McCarthy has more.