February 3, 2023
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On tonight’s program: Lawmakers will be back in Tallahassee on Monday. One item on their agenda, Governor DeSantis’s proposed takeover of the Magic Kingdom; Will a massive expansion of Florida’s school vouchers essentially defund and depopulate the state’s traditional public schools?; A measure doing away with the need for a state-issued concealed weapons permit seems teed up for near certain legislative passage, even though public opinion seems stacked against the proposal; Governor DeSantis’s new budget proposal contains lots of federal stimulus money. U.S. Senator Rick Scott wants it return ..read more
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January 27, 2023
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On tonight’s program: A universal school voucher system for Florida is gaining traction among lawmakers. Although some worry it may not do everything for everybody; Florida’s rejection of an advanced placement course in African American studies is bringing threats of a lawsuit; Governor DeSantis is pushing for all of the state’s school board races to become partisan affairs; A noted education reporter shares her insights on what other school matters Florida lawmakers may take on during the upcoming session; And suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren still doesn’t have his j ..read more
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January 20, 2023
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On tonight’s program: A universal school voucher plan for Florida is becoming a flashpoint of controversy; More changes to Florida voting laws may be on the way. That’s something at least one local elections official thinks is not a good idea; We bring you the latest on a local government corruption probe in Bay County; Florida’s governor aims to rein in the practices of pharmacy benefit management companies. Small, independent drug stores are all in favor, saying those companies have just gotten too big and powerful; The needs of women military veterans is finally getting some recognition; An ..read more
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Capital Report January 13, 2023
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On tonight’s program: The death of an unhoused women in Tallahassee gives a face to the issue of homelessness; Could Governor DeSantis engineer a new direction for New College of Florida?; Florida’s most recent catastrophic storms could mean Hurricane Andrew-style building code changes; Scientists are learning just how interconnected Florida’s oceans of underground fresh water really are; What does it mean to be a real “Floridian?”; And the site of the first school for Black children in Central Florida is vacant today. But there are those who want to see the memory preserved for future generat ..read more
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January 6, 2023
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On tonight’s program: Governor Ron DeSantis sets out his priorities during his inaugural speech, much to the delight of his supporters and distress of his opponents; Among the governor’s aims, stripping all traces of so-called “wokeness” from Florida’s institutions of higher education; Newly enacted education policy in Florida is bumping up against at least some of the state’s older education policies; The only non-Republican on the Florida Cabinet, Nikki Fried, considers her next life chapter now that she’s out of office; And a Key West institution, the city’s longest-performing drag queen, i ..read more
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December 23, 2022
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On tonight’s program: There’s a spirited – some might even call it knock-down-drag-out – battle over leadership of the Republican Party in Florida. But the common goal of the two combatants is political domination at all levels of government; Florida’s murky policies regarding LGBTQ young people, although not yet in effect, are already having repercussions; We get a really detailed look at what Florida lawmakers did during their lightning-fast special session last week; A noted author interviews dozens of Floridians to produce his chronicle of Cuban migration to the state; And one Florida town ..read more
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December 9, 2022
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2M ago
On tonight’s program: Florida's Insurance Consumer Advocate has some thoughts on what state lawmakers can do to help drive down property insurance rates when they meet next week...; Florida’s Marsy’s Law was meant to shield the identities of crime victims. But does that also apply to the police officers who respond to the crime?; The battle between Governor DeSantis and State Attorney Andrew Warren continues. In court; For too many residents, the concept of a holiday feast – or even day-to-day sustenance – remains elusive; Some victims of Hurricane Ian are turning debris into decorations; And ..read more
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December 2, 2022
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On tonight’s program: Lawmakers soon return to Tallahassee to tackle a potential property insurance meltdown. But will they be able to fix the problem?; Could the Florida Legislature move to further restrict abortion when lawmakers gather in 2023? Some people believe they should; It would seem that citrus is no longer the most in-demand crop in the state of Florida; We embark on a unique fishing trip; trying to determine the lingering impact of 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the species that inhabit the Gulf of Mexico; And it seems the traditional ways of Florida’s Seminole tribe are st ..read more
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November 18, 2022
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On tonight’s program: Just in case Florida’s governor decides to run for president DESPITE the former President’s announcement this week, here’s some advice from someone who knows a lot about such things; What many had thought would be a national red wave of Republican victories didn’t happen in the November eighth election EXCEPT for one place. Guess where?; We discover that, while the overall Democratic voter turnout in Florida was bad, there was one particular voting block that stayed away in droves; Some residents in hurricane-ravaged Southwest Florida worry a federal rule may make rebuild ..read more
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November 11, 2022
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3M ago
On tonight’s program: Republicans take the whole enchilada across Florida in this week’s election, much to the chagrin and even despair of beleaguered Democrats; In fact, Florida’s Democratic leaders are still shaking their heads and mumbling: “Did anyone get the license number of that Republican truck that ran us over?; Even the area long considered the “bluest” in Florida will soon be represented in both the Florida Senate and the U.S. Congress by Republicans; Even though the election is over, Florida’s election laws remain. And at least one of these seems to be having an impact well beyond ..read more
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