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WFSU Public Media reporters, as well as reporters from public radio stations across the state, bring you timely news and information from around Florida. Whether it's legislative maneuvers between sessions, the economy, environmental issues, tourism, business, or the arts, Capital Report provides information on issues that affect the lives of everyday Floridians.

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WFSU Public Media reporters, as well as reporters from public radio stations across the state, bring you timely news and information from around Florida. Whether it's legislative maneuvers between sessions, the economy, environmental issues, tourism, business, or the arts, Capital Report provides information on issues that affect the lives of everyday Floridians.

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By ZackOconner1981 - Mar 11 2019
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Of what is happening in the Florida State Legislation.

Keeps me in the know!

By Coral She-V - Mar 08 2018
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The episodes are informative, well produced, and presented in a pleasant easy to listen format. Floridians are very fortunate to have this resource in podcast form!

iTunes Ratings

5 Ratings
Average Ratings
5
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Good Summary

By ZackOconner1981 - Mar 11 2019
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Of what is happening in the Florida State Legislation.

Keeps me in the know!

By Coral She-V - Mar 08 2018
Read more
The episodes are informative, well produced, and presented in a pleasant easy to listen format. Floridians are very fortunate to have this resource in podcast form!
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Capital Report

Latest release on Oct 23, 2020

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Rank #1: October 23,2020

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On tonight’s program: With Florida a toss-up state, President Trump makes back-to-back visits today. But in a traditionally solid GOP stronghold, not everyone is on the Trump train; Famous election attorney Barry Richard, a key player in Florida’s 2000 electoral meltdown, says allegations of voter fraud should be taken with a heaping helping of salt; One hundred years after women got the right to vote, their voices are growing stronger and louder; Florida election supervisors take pandemic precautions for long-term care residents who want to vote; Florida’s pandemic-battered tourism industry is still struggling to get back on its feet; Governor Ron DeSantis insists Florida schools will stay upon regardless of what happens with the pandemic; Two North Florida counties, still recovering from devastating storm damage, have found ways to handle the election.

Oct 23 2020

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Rank #2: October 16, 2020

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On tonight’s program: The November third election is just a little more than two weeks away. And as usual, the question is: “What about Florida?”; Voter accessibility advocates want Florida elections officials to consider making digital voting a reality; How can you assure the safety of the Florida Legislature as it soon starts meeting in the midst of the pandemic?; Hemp is okay; psychoactive marijuana is still illegal on the federal level. But now there’s a version of legal hemp that produces a potentially illegal high; The legendary Tupelo honey produced in the state’s remote Panhandle region is facing a dry spell.

Oct 19 2020

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Rank #3: October 9, 2020

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On tonight’s program: Monday of this week was Florida’s voter registration deadline. And during the final hours, the online registration system collapsed; Many of Florida’s Hispanics are strongly opposed to the Black Lives Matter movement to to the point of supporting President Trump. We consider the question, “Why?”; Mexico Beach was ground zero for Category Five Hurricane Michael two years ago tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 10.) The recovery has been slow and often painful; Two years after Hurricane Michael, affordable housing remains in short supply in Bay County as several subsidized complexes are under construction; Despite all the unresolved issues from Michael, a consortium of powerful people in Northwest Florida is determined to accelerate the recovery process.

Oct 12 2020

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Rank #4: October 2, 2020

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On tonight’s program: If you’re concerned about election chaos now, you’ll want to hear from a man who sat on the Florida Supreme Court during the state’s electoral meltdown twenty years ago; University students in Jacksonville are demanding that elections officials return their on-campus polling places; Advocates are encouraging more people with disabilities to cast ballots; The pandemic is prompting more people to seek their health care through no-contact tele-medicine; A workforce initiative is pushing new skills for Floridians during the pandemic; The smelly, disgusting blue-green algae that afflicts so many water bodies in Florida may actually have valuable uses.

Oct 05 2020

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Rank #5: September 25, 2020

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On tonight’s program: Florida’s governor wants tougher enforcement and penalties levied against those he calls “violent demonstrators”; Florida bars and restaurants will now be able to operate at full indoor capacity unless local governments step it; When flu season combines with the coronavirus pandemic this fall, health experts fear hospitals could be overrun; More than half of Florida’s rural school districts will get funding to hook up more students to mental health services via telehealth; Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated millions to help Florida felons pay off their legal financial obligations. Now the state’s attorney general is asking the FBI whether those donations violate election law for paying people to vote for a specific candidate. A prominent law professor doesn’t think the law applies; A Florida Supreme Court Justice finds herself a finalist for the nation’s highest court.

Sep 29 2020

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Rank #6: September 18, 2020

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On tonight’s program: After his first pick is rejected as ineligible, Governor DeSantis finally manages to fill a vacancy on the state’s highest court; A federal court rules that Florida felons must complete their entire sentences, including fines fees and restitution, before their voting rights can be restored. Advocates say that may be tough for some; Some disabled voters will need to ask others to fill out their mail-in ballots; Accusations of local government corruption cause political upheaval in a small North Florida town; Florida’s Secretary of State insists the state’s voting machinery is fully capable of handling the flood of mail-in-ballots coming in the November election; This busy hurricane season has already used up every traditional storm name allotted for 2020.

Sep 21 2020

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Rank #7: September 11, 2020

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On tonight’s program: Governor Ron DeSantis has to pick a new Florida Supreme Court Justice, after the court rejects the current nominee; Restaurant owners say they’ve been struggling to stay above water since efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus put restrictions on their businesses; And as new cases of COVID-19 infections continue to drop in Florida, Bars and Restaurants are getting a little of what they’ve been asking for.

Sep 17 2020

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Rank #8: September 4, 2020

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On tonight’s program: The November election is coming up. Meanwhile, many younger voters appear newly energized and on the march. But will they show up to vote?; A COVID test data dump leads to Florida ending its relationship with the lab responsible; As at least some Florida students head back to the classroom, that fact alone is revealing the inequities in the system; The police presence on Florida’s public school campuses has nearly doubled in the last two years; Florida’s tourist hot spots are encouraging more in-state tourists to come pay a visit.

Sep 04 2020

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Rank #9: August 28, 2020

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On tonight’s program: The decision on whether or not to physically reopen Florida’s public schools now rests with the state’s individual school districts; We visit one Florida school district and talk with some of the teachers trying to juggle health and safety along with in-person and virtual classes; Florida colleges and universities are looking to crack down on large gatherings and students not wearing masks; As the concerns about the coronavirus continue, some businesses look for ways to move forward; There’s a reason Florida is considered a “purple” state. Now a new political action group aims to nudge the electorate in a “bluer” direction; As the deadline for voters to register for the presidential election draws near, voter registration groups worry about what will happen with felons who want to register, but are waiting on a ruling out of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals; The race is on for the U.S. Census to get everyone counted by the end of September. We’ll talk with one of the project’s managers for the Southeast region that includes Florida

Aug 31 2020

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Rank #10: August 21, 2020

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On tonight’s program: Final arguments go before the judge in the case of whether the state can force the physical reopening of Florida’s schools; Governor DeSantis announces more housing assistance for hurricane-ravaged communities in the Panhandle; The recent primary election brought challenges for candidates and voters because of the coronavirus; The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association has launched a campaign against a state constitutional amendment to raise the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour; A North Florida community wrestles with itself over the most appropriate way to recall past sins as part of the healing process.

Aug 23 2020

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