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WFSU-FM’s Reporter’s Notebook: What to expect on the air today



In Tallahassee

The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, a group focused on promoting minority owned businesses in Tallahassee, is launching a new initiative. The Young Entrepreneurs Council, will serve as “a tool to mentor, connect and empower minority entrepreneurs in North Florida.” Minority Chamber officials hope the council will further the group’s mission of growing minority businesses. They’ll meet this evening at 5:30.

Around the state

The Florida Board of Governors is meeting today to discuss fee increases for the state’s public colleges and universities. Governor Rick Scott is urging the board to reject the fees in his ongoing efforts to keep higher education costs down.

Meanwhile, the Governor is urging  support for amendment to the farm bill, up for debate in the U.S. Congress, that would place extra restrictions on the SNAP program.

And in tonight’s It’s About Florida show, host Lynn Hatter explores the state of farming in Florida. John Hoblick, the head of the state’s Farm Bureau talks about citrus greening, immigration and a new Everglades restoration bill recently signed into law by Governor Rick Scott.

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