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Capital Report: 04-06-2018

Apr 6, 2018

Days after Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an appeal of District Judge Mark Walker’s ruling the Clemency Board must overhaul Florida’s voting rights restoration process for felons, Bondi and Gov. Rick Scott are unflinching in defense of their position. Ryan Dailey has more.    

Forty years ago, it seemed a given that Florida’s Old Capitol would soon be demolished.  But a focused grass-roots campaign saved the structure and resulted in the lovingly restored building that still symbolizes state government to millions of people.

Capital Report: 03-30-2018

Mar 30, 2018

After the February mass shooting that left 17 people dead in Parkland, are the voices of black students being heard fully in the gun violence debate?  Sascha Cordner digs into a complex issue to bring us more on that story.

The Presidents of Florida’s 28 state colleges have unified in support of a Constitution Revision Commission proposal that recognizes the college system in the constitution. Ryan Dailey reports college system stakeholders feel the move is long overdue.

Tom Flanigan

Not many people get a building named after them when they retire. But Second Judicial Circuit Judge Charles Francis received that very present during his retirement party on Wednesday (3/28).

Capital Report: 03-23-2018

Mar 23, 2018

Once again, the latest effort to reform Florida’s gun laws failed. It was in response to last month’s deadly mass school shooting in South Florida. As Sascha Cordner reports, as some clamored for an assault weapons ban and more background checks, Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission refused to take up any measures that would do that.

Four key Constitution Revision Commission proposals that could impact K-12 education are a step closer to being in front of voters in November. Ryan Dailey has the latest.

From Educator Henry Louis Gates Jr’s popular PBS series “Finding Your Roots” to the fascination with African heritage ignited by the blockbuster film “Black Panther,” everyone is interested in where they came from and how their personal history figures into that of America and the world.  To explore these issues are: Dr. Anthony Dixon, assistant professor and archivist at Bethune Cookman University; Bill Lowman, author, speaker, HBCU advocate and African history proponent.

For this episode of Startup Capital, we interviewed Fly Mouthwash founders Nick Telford and Michael Bracciale.

Capital Report: 03-16-2018

Mar 19, 2018

Within one week, Governor Rick Scott not only signed a gun safety bill into law, he also approved the budget, which includes millions of dollars for school safety purposes. Still, that didn’t prevent the National Rifle Association from filing a federal lawsuit against a provision in the new safety law. And, on the one month mark of the Parkland mass school shooting, thousands of kids across the nation walked out of their schools.

Perspectives: Pets as Medicine

Mar 16, 2018

Both research and practice now show that animal interaction can have undeniable benefits for people, especially older folks.  To talk about it are: Dr. Natalie Sachs-Erickson with the FSU Dept. of Psychology who, along with the Dept. of Sociology’s Dr. Dawn Carr, studied the impact of companion animals on an aging population through the Health and Retirement Survey; and from the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Animal Therapy Program, Stephanie Perkins and Heather Gainey.

Capital Report: 03-09-2018

Mar 9, 2018

After passing the Florida legislature this week, Governor Rick Scott decided to sign the gun safety legislation into law. As Sascha Cordner reports, earlier in the week, he told reporters he’d wait before signing it, until he talked to the families who were impacted by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school.

Tom Flanigan wanders the Florida Capitol’s fourth floor to gauge the mood of this final scheduled day of Session.  He talks about it with the head of the state’s largest police union and a former veteran lawmaker.

Capital Report: 03-08-2018

Mar 8, 2018

Not all bills will make it through the annual legislative session, but this year, the impending failure of several high-profile measures is raising eyebrows both among lawmakers themselves, and others. Lynn Hatter reports.

Florida lawmakers are heading to conference in a last ditch effort to hammer out the differences in their gambling overhaul bills. Regan McCarthy has more....

Perspectives: Lymphedema

Mar 8, 2018

All the advances in cancer diagnoses, treatment and survivability means a lot more people with lymphedema.  That’s swelling caused by compromises to the body’s lymphatic system, which results in an accumulation of fluid.  So far, there is no cure, but there are multiple therapies that can reduce the symptoms and threat of greater problems.  To talk about it are: Sheree Porter, rehab program manager at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare’s Rehabilitation Center; Kelly Uanino, occupational and certified lymphedema specialist; and Josie Gustafson, speech language pathologist with a specialty in h

Capital Report: 03-07-2018

Mar 7, 2018

The Florida legislative session is heading into overtime after a disagreement over how to fund hospitals stalled negotiations. But Lynn Hatter reports the two chambers reached an agreement Wednesday how to reimburse the facilities for treating low income and uninsured patients.

A measure to address Florida’s growing opioid crisis is nearing completion with just days left in the legislative session. Regan McCarthy has more....

Capital Report: 03-06-2018

Mar 6, 2018

The Florida House has now started discussions on gun safety legislation, in response to last month’s mass shooting at a South Florida high school. They agreed Tuesday to take up the Senate version of the bill that narrowly passed Monday. As Sascha Cordner reports, while language was stripped from that bill to exclude most classroom teachers, opponents argue the “compromise” could still arm school staff, like coaches.

Tom Flanigan

If you’ve ever wanted to own a railroad, here’s your chance. CSX is selling off its mainline between Jacksonville and Pensacola that also passes through Tallahassee.

Capital Report: 03-05-2018

Mar 5, 2018

The entire Florida Senate held a rare weekend meeting to hash out various responses to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.  To say that what came out of that meeting was definite would be a vast overstatement.  Indeed, senators were back at work today trying to lock down various details of their school safety proposal.  Even as this edition of Capital Report was being readied for air, the situation was extremely fluid.  And that’s pretty much the way the situation has been all along.  We flash back to last week when survivors of the school shooting and their families came to

411 Teen: YouTube Sex Education

Mar 5, 2018

411 Teen talks with Olivia Richman, a medical student who created a YouTube channel to make sex education fun, smart, and friendly.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: March 4, 2018 

411 Teen: Common Sense (19)

Mar 4, 2018

The Common Sense team from the IB program at Rickards High School explores current national, state and local issues in politics and government.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate:  March 11, 2018

Capital Report: 03-02-2018

Mar 2, 2018

Florida lawmakers are walking back some of the proposed cuts in their tax package. Regan McCarthy reports the move comes as lawmakers work to find more money in their budget for school safety initiatives.

While a lot of eyes are on lawmakers in Tallahassee to see how they handle the issue of gun reform, Florida’s U-S senators are also talking about what they’d like to see their congressional colleagues do, as we hear from Sascha Cordner.

Capital Report: 03-01-2018

Mar 1, 2018

With about a week left of the 2018 legislative session, lawmakers are facing increased pressure to pass gun safety legislation—in response to last month’s mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, the process is pitting people within the same parties against one another.

Perspectives: Blues Revue

Mar 1, 2018

The Monticello Opera House hosts an All-Star Blues Revue on March 10.  In advance of the occasion, some of the participating musicians, Jim Crozier, C.S. Holt and David Cotton, discuss this ancient and uniquely American musical form and its ongoing influence on many other kinds of musical expression.

Capital Report: 02-28-2018

Feb 28, 2018

A week after one chamber of the Florida legislature accused the other of stonewalling, both sides are coming together to do the one thing that must be done each year—pass a budget. Lynn Hatter reports lawmakers are starting to lay the groundwork for bringing the legislative session in for a landing on time.

Capital Report: 02-27-2018

Feb 27, 2018

A number of public safety proposals have passed their first House committee. Like the Senate version bill, it does not include an assault weapons ban. Still, as Sascha Cordner reports, more people are starting to agree that while this isn’t the best bill, it’s not totally bad either.

A measure that would expand Florida’s rules on issuing threats is moving forward. Regan McCarthy reports officials are pointing to the many copycat threats made following the school shooting in Parkland as a reason for why the change is needed. 

Capital Report: 02-26-2018

Feb 26, 2018

The Aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting has flipped Florida’s Legislature, changing its focus to debates on firearms and school safety. Supporters of gun reform rallied outside the Capitol Monday with one clear message: action. Andrew Quintana reports.

Several gun safety proposals passed their first Florida Senate committee. As Sascha Cordner reports, while top GOP lawmakers are calling the effort bipartisan, some of the Democrats who are pushing for more gun reforms don’t quite see things that way.

411 Teen: CCYS

Feb 26, 2018

Taylor Biro, Outreach Director with CCYS, and several youth clients talk with 411 Teen on the services offered to the public by CCYS.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: February 25, 2018