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Capital Report
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Reporters from public radio stations across the state bring you timely news and information from around Florida. Whether it's legislative maneuvers, 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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Latest Episodes
  • On tonight’s program: Voting rights advocates say they’re feeling cautiously hopeful after a court hearing on Florida’s congressional district maps. Opponents say the current maps violate the state constitution; Advocates want the state to take a break on removing people from its Medicaid rolls as thousands of recipients are losing health coverage because of confusion, not because they don’t qualify; New rules are now in place for how parents can challenge books in classrooms and school libraries; After lawmakers passed a slate of laws this session that target the LGBTQ+ community, some families are leaving the state; Florida’s new immigration law is putting added stress on students with undocumented family members; Officials say Florida hurricanes are getting wetter and are leading to greater concerns about the impact mold exposure can have on health; And Florida’s controlled burn program helps prevent wildfires like the deadly fire that devastated Hawaii earlier this month.
  • On tonight’s program: Florida public schools have staff shortages. But what that number is depends on who you ask; Could a lost Florida congressional district make a reappearance before next year’s election?; College life is stressful. So more schools are putting resources in place to help troubled students cope and succeed; How do you tell the world about the outstanding academics at Florida’s colleges and universities?; Florida’s July unemployment rate is up just slightly from June; And inflation isn’t only for consumer goods. The cost of money is going up, too.
  • On tonight's program: As the kids head back to Florida’s classrooms, it seems there are a lot fewer teachers to welcome them; Some college and university student groups may have to change their names because of Florida’s new rules against diversity, equity and inclusion; Women are struggling to access healthcare during and after pregnancy; Florida has a new requirement that hospitals check the citizenship status of patients. Supporters say it will reduce the burden on taxpayers for treating undocumented persons; A new hi-tech way to carjack is catching on in Florida; Governor DeSantis suspends another state attorney; And conditions are becoming unbearable inside Florida prisons that lack air conditioning.
  • On tonight’s program: Florida has always been about real estate. Except now, there’s a restriction on property sales to people from one specific country; Pushback against Florida’s new African-American History guidelines is coming from teachers, some state lawmakers and even from the vice president of the United States; Florida’s campaign against environment, social and governance when it comes to consumer products and investing may not be working out as intended by state policy makers; Super-heated sea water is bleaching the coral formations offshore of the Florida Keys; A proposed gas station atop Wakulla County’s delicate underground spring system is drawing fierce opposition; Most folks think of algae blooms as a bad thing. But it appears they may also be very useful in certain situations; And we get a preview of a new book about the Sunshine State.
  • On tonight's program: You may have heard about a proposed constitutional amendment to protect abortion access, but there’s also a proposal that would ban abortion in most cases; Pushback regarding Florida’s new African American History standards hits a new crescendo; Faced with dwindling numbers, Florida Democrats are stepping up their efforts to stay politically relevant; It seems not every energy source claiming to be sustainable truly is; New immigration laws in Florida are persuading a growing number of immigrants to leave the state; And three-quarters of a century ago, the United States did away with segregation in the nation’s armed forces and civilian federal workforce.
  • On tonight’s program: Florida’s new immigration law is being considered in federal court; Anti-discrimination advocates are pushing back against a new state law that bans many Chinese people from buying property in Florida...; A Florida researcher talks about what she found when she looked into the impact of fossil fuel energy companies on Florida utility policy; Soaring temperatures are proving deadly to children left in parked cars; We have an update on how new Florida laws are impacting the state’s convention and meeting trade; A Sarasota attorney is the newly-elected president of the Florida Bar; And we go angling for a fish that hasn’t exactly been the most popular among those who fish for sport.
  • On tonight’s program: Florida’s property insurance market gets even more turbulent; But there may be a glimmer of light in the darkness of the property insurance tunnel; The regional Federal Reserve president talks interest rates and inflation in Florida; Nearly half a billion dollars for broadband expansion has been awarded across Florida this year, and more federal funding is on its way; More than 100 Floridians recently walked across the stage at Camp Blanding, signifying their completion of the state’s newly revived State Guard boot camp; And maternal mortality is rising—especially for minority groups.
  • On tonight’s program: Florida’s new LGBTQ+ laws have some people questioning their own existence; Restrictions on public school discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity remains a deeply divisive issue in Florida; Some Florida university faculty say the state’s new restrictions on so-called “wokeness” are causing them to look elsewhere for employment; New Florida laws are convincing some convention and meeting clients to take their business to other states; A growing number of prescription medications are becoming tougher – if not impossible – to obtain; How can caregivers of those with dementia help them make it through disasters like hurricanes?; After one positive test, state wildlife officials say they’re working to understand the spread of chronic wasting disease, an illness that attacks deer; New regulations intended to protect endangered whales may be doing more harm than good; Pit bull owners will have reason to celebrate this fall when a new state law puts an end to all local breed restrictions...
  • On tonight’s program: Florida educators say new legislation is driving them out of the school system; Florida teachers unions are also under siege as the result of newly-passed legislation; Abortion access advocates say they remain hopeful as they work to gather enough petitions to put the right to abortion on the ballot; As an anti-immigration law goes into effect, opponents march on Florida’s capitol; Wonder of wonders, medical marijuana issues attract bi-partisan support in the Florida Legislature; And we listen in as two kindred spirits discuss gender and identity.
  • On tonight’s program: Advocates of transgender rights are celebrating a federal court ruling that struck down a state ban on Medicaid coverage of gender affirming care; A year after the Dobbs decision, bitterness still lingers; Civil rights advocates tour the state in an effort to raise awareness of recent policies they say are harmful...; What advocates say are legislative attacks on racial justice and equity have moved an upcoming statewide conference on those topics to Tallahassee; After years of shedding customers, Florida’s insurer of last resort is growing again, much to the distress of those who’ve been trying to get more policyholders back into the commercial insurance market; We visit a center that helps counsel immigrants amidst the new changes in state law; And Florida’s new State Guard is getting a home to call its own.