Archive for December, 2009


Commentary: Healthcare for the Homeless

Commentary: Health Care for the Homeless (by Bakari F. Burns)

A feature of every Central Florida Matters is a 3-minute commentary presented by a voice that matters on an issue that voice believes matters.

The voice you’ll is that of Bakari F. Burns, Chief Executive Officer, Health Care Center for the Homeless commenting on the steps necessary to achieve quality and affordable health care services for the homeless. Length — 03:34

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Heard in Central Florida

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On New Years Day, Carroll McKenney Foundation for Public Media’s on-line presence of local programming featuring issues and voices that matter will take another step in its evolution. CMF will launch Heard in Central Florida (HCF), presented on-line at cmfmedia.org. Click on the green and white Heard in Central Florida logo. This feature alerts you to this new initiative and introduces you to a Seminole County civic organization with whom CMF is collaborating to accomplish this expansion goal – the Seminole County League of Women Voters. Length — 20:57

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Dallari: One-on-One (part 2)

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Part-2 from a 60-mimnute interview with Bob Dallari, chairman of the Seminole County, Fl., Board of County Commissioners, at the start of the second term as chairman. Length — 15:56

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Central Florida Matters (7th Edition)

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Welcome to the 7th edition of Central Florida Matters, posted on 12/31/09 and featuring part -2 of a one-on-one interview with the Chairman of Seminole County, Fl., government; an introduction to Carroll McKenney Public Media’s new on-line program portal and commentary from the leader of the Health Care Center for the Homeless. These are the issues and voices you’ll hear in a traditional radio-style format on this complete version of Central Florida Matters. Length — 45:33


Presented and hosted by Stephen McKenney Steck and Desta Horner

Commentary

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A feature of every Central Florida Matters is a 3-minute commentary presented by a voice that matters on an issue that voice believes matters.

The voice you’ll hear next is that of John C. Maingot, Mayor of the City of Longwood commenting on the on the mayor’s role in his city’s government. Length – 4:04

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ICONS of Seminole County

Historically, water towers dotted the sky line serving an important utility purpose: storing water for drinking or for fire protection. City-located towers became an iconic beacon of the community as is the case in Oviedo, FL. Hear Arthur Evans and Susan Howard discuss their role as “water tower keeper’s” for their respective water tower owning organizations. Length – 14:07

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Coping with the Economy in Seminole County: Child Care

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Local child care centers have felt the impact of high unemployment and tight family incomes.  Enrollment has shrunk and government funding for low income parents is hard hit.   Even as their businesses are suffering, the three owners we spoke to felt their greatest worry was for the children who were not receiving good quality services and education. Feature Length – 16:29

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Dallari: One-on-One (part 1)

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At the start of his second term as chairman of the Seminole County, Fl., Board of County Commissioners, Bob Dallari sits for a 60-minute, one on one interview addressing key issues in his first term as chairman and looking ahead to the tasks the commission and he must confront during his second term. Length – 21:06

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Central Florida Matters (6th Edition)

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Welcome to the 6th edition of Central Florida Matters, posted on 12/10/09.   One-on-one with the Chairman of Seminole County, Fl., government; how local child care centers are coping with the economy; the history and lore of iconic water towers in Oviedo, Fl.; and commentary from the Mayor of Longwood, Fl. These are the issues and voices you’ll hear in a traditional radio-style format on this complete version of Central Florida Matters.


(Presented and hosted by Stephen McKenney Steck and Desta Horner)