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Governor Rick Scott’s decision to start the process of appointing new Florida Supreme Court justices has ignited a looming constitutional crisis.  At the center of the issue: who—the outgoing or incoming governor—has the ability to make those appointments.

Downtown Tallahassee now has an advanced weather station that will keep operating when nearly everything else fails. The technology comes from the local WeatherSTEM company.

Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Toronto, and the author of  the bestselling book 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos. WUSF's Robin Sussingham caught up with Peterson by phone from Miami during his book tour.  He said the book is not necessarily a map for finding happiness.  Rather, he says, he’s more interested in the pursuit of meaning.


Megan Kissinger is an acrylic painter and artist who is interested in conservation and ecology. She grew up on Perdido Bay in the Florida Panhandle, and says she’s always been close to nature. Her background in scientific illustration informs her artwork, and she says drives her try to "make viewers aware of how everything in the world is connected in some way." She loves to find and portray wild places, and the beauty and magic they contain, and her compositions reveal her fascination with light and line.She’s also Museum Conservator at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers.

Megan Kissinger is an acrylic painter and artist who is interested in conservation and ecology. She grew up on Perdido Bay in the Florida Panhandle, and says she’s always been close to nature. Her background in scientific illustration informs her artwork, and she says drives her try to "make viewers aware of how everything in the world is connected in some way." She loves to find and portray wild places, and the beauty and magic they contain, and her compositions reveal her fascination with light and line.She’s also Museum Conservator at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers.

The Story of GI Joe

Sep 13, 2018

9pm THE STORY OF GI JOE (1945) - Biography/Drama starring Burgess Meredith and Robert Mitchum. During WW2, Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Ernie Pyle joins the army and writes articles about his comrades in his daily columns.

Money is one of the biggest determinants when it comes to deciding whether to evacuate during a hurricane.

The results of a 1,000-person questionnaire conducted by the National Hurricane Survival Initiative found one in five Floridians won’t evacuate during a hurricane. It also suggests Floridians aren’t as prepared as they should be for the storms.

On the heels of a local law enforcement officer receiving two snake bites, Franklin County officials are alerting residents to keep their distance from the area’s reptiles.

The federal government, with the help of Mote Marine Laboratory, is continuing to investigate a significant spike in dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico -- and they want to know if red tide is playing a part in it.

As Hurricane Florence approached North and South Carolina Thursday, Cyndee O’Quinn from the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network joined Sundial to give us the latest details on the storm.

One Fort Lauderdale ice cream shop is getting ready to host a special limited-edition flavor. 

Yo Mama's Ice Cream on Fort Lauderdale Beach teamed up with Nova Southeastern University two months ago to help high schoolers in Broward County develop and market their own sugary concoctions. 

Now it's time to sell the stuff. 

A former Tallahassee mayor joined activist groups Thursday to support democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

Local chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union, the League of Women Voters and several other groups are calling on Miami-Dade County to offer early voting on college campuses here.

The groups argue college students often lack transportation to get to the polls, and many have classes or work obligations on Election Day. So they could be disenfranchised without access to early voting on their campuses.

Three Floridian Democratic politicians are lashing out against Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis. They’re upset about a 2013 vote he cast as a Congressman. The vote was against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which provides funding and resources to fight domestic violence.

A group of Tampa Bay area sheriffs and clerks of court launched a voter education effort in Tampa Thursday on Amendment 10. It would allow voters in much of Florida to keep the ability to elect key officials.

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