On this Heard in Central Florida, you’ll hear a gavel to gavel presentation by two local subject matter experts on the issue of Innovation -The Future of Regional Economic Development.
Both Oviedo and Winter Springs, two adjoining cities in south east Seminole County, Florida are facing extraordinary budget challenges that accompany the nation’s “Great Recession.” But what about tomorrow? What does the future hold for the area? Are there steps citizens, elected officials, business owners, and chamber members should be taking today to help assure vibrant economic development tomorrow?
John M. Jones, a senior economic development planner with Land Design Innovations, Inc. and Jim Spaeth, president of Remora Partners, will address those questions in a 33-minute presentation.
Feature Length — 52:20
Hear Beth D. Davalos on the issue of homeless students in Seminole County Florida public schools. Ms. Davalos is the staff liaison for a Seminole County school system project known as Families in Transition. After Ms. Davalos presentation, she responds to questions from the audience. Feature Length — 44:21
Selected photos: GK Sharman
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 is that of Rachael Todd, Miss Florida 2009 and a resident of Oviedo, Florida, commenting on why ending homelessness matters.
Feature length – 03:37
In 2010, the Oviedo Preservation Project (TOPP) hosted an Historic Oviedo Walking Tour and Pancake Breakfast. Hear tour organizer Megan Sladek describe 10 historic buildings in downtown Oviedo and how the people who lived in each helped make Oviedo what it is today. Feature length – 17:40
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Feature length – 21:32
Welcome to the 9th edition of Central Florida Matters, posted on-line on 2/11/2010 and featuring follow-up discussion with the mayors of Winter Springs and Oviedo, Fl., after their “state of the city” addresses. You’ll also learning the challenge and fun of the fast-paced sport of lacrosse, experience a walking tour of historic downtown Oviedo and hear commentary from Oviedo’s Miss Florida. These are the issues and voices featured in this traditional radio-style format in this complete version of Central Florida Matters.
Program length – 01:37:04