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Capital Report: 01-06-2017

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Alarmed by a massive spill from a fertilizer plant and sewage dumps into Tampa Bay, Florida lawmakers want to force polluters to warn the public about toxic releases.  And as Jim Ash reports, the same business interests that killed an emergency rule are watching closely.

Perspectives: Human Trafficking

Jan 5, 2017

Human trafficking is by no means confined to third-world countries and the gritty back allies of major cities.  Here in the North Florida area, sex and labor slavery is surprisingly widespread and happening under seemingly innocent cover.  To talk about this scourge problem and what’s being done to combat it is: Robin Hassler Thompson from the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center; Bethany Gilot with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice; and Frank Williams, assistant US Attorney from Gainesville.

Capital Report: 12-30-2016

Dec 30, 2016

It seems just about everyone knew this year’s election was going to be one for the history books.  But what remains poorly understood, even by many political experts, is just how important the placement of election district lines is when it comes to who wins and who loses elections.  In the run-up to the 2016 balloting, Florida Public Radio’s Kate Payne and Nick Evans teamed up to literally walk the line of one newly redrawn voting district in Florida’s Capital City.  Here’s their story, which originally aired before the November election, followed by Kate and Nick’s postscript.

Capital Report: 12-23-2016

Dec 23, 2016

The vitriol surrounding November’s election didn’t dissipate after the votes came in. If anything, it grew stronger. But… as Sarah Mueller reports…some of the focus turned from the presidential candidates to the members of the Electoral College. 

The Florida Democratic Party is scrambling to find a new leader in the wake of the 2016 elections. After some last-minute maneuvering, a group of contenders is emerging. Kate Payne reports.

Perspectives: Holiday Music Show 12-22-2016

Dec 22, 2016

Once again, WFSU partners with Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Darko Butorac to present a diverse cross-section of seasonal songs.  Selections include classical and popular expressions of peace, joy, hope and a little bit of humor thrown in.

-Jussi Bjoerling, O Helga Natt
-Have Yourself a Merry Christmas, Karen Carpenter
-African Noel, Andre Thomas
-Candlelight Hanukkah, Maccabeats
-Silent Night, 2Cellos
-Father Christmas, Greg Lake
-It Is Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas, Michael Buble

Capital Report: 12-16-2016

Dec 16, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is generating an environmental backlash as he puts together a cabinet dominated by fossil fuel interests.  Jim Ash reports some of the nation’s largest non-profits are reporting a surge in web hits, newsletter subscriptions and donations.

On the heels of the 2016 presidential election lawmakers are reviewing what went well while looking toward some changes. Regan McCarthy has more...

Marshalling every available resource into rapid-response teams may prevent suicide and provide greater healing to suicide survivors.  That’s the premise for a conference coming up January 27th and 28th at Tallahassee Community College.  Speaking about it are: conference keynote speaker and nationally recognized expert on suicide prevention Dr. Frank Campbell; Mary Bowers with NAMI Tallahassee; Apalachee Center President and CEO Jay Reeve; and Tallahassee Community College Chief of Police Chris Summers.

411 Teen: Common Sense (5)

Dec 12, 2016

Last of a five part series. Students from the IB program at Rickards High School examine and discuss the results of the presidential campaign.

Host: Dr. Liz Holifield

Original airdate: December 11, 2016

What will big changes in the Florida Legislature and the White House mean for the Sunshine State’s business climate in the coming year and beyond? Members of NEBA (Network for Entrepreneurship and Business Advocates) get the insiders’ view from the leaders of the Federation for Independent Business, Florida Taxwatch and Association Industries of Florida during the organization’s November 29 luncheon meeting in Tallahassee.

Capital Report: 12-09-2016

Dec 9, 2016

Florida’s House members spent a few days in the capitol going over the rudiments of passing bills.  Nick Evans reports the so-called Legislator University is aimed at building unity ahead of a likely contentious legislative session.

In recent months, the Florida Supreme Court has delivered body blows to the conservative agenda, striking down key death penalty provisions and business-friendly workers’ compensation reforms.  Now, House Speaker Richard Corcoran is more determined than ever to cut the judiciary down to size.  Jim Ash has that story.

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