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Amendment-4/Hometown Democracy – Proposed Florida Constitutional Amendment

SCLOWV LogoHear a gavel to gavel debate about the Hometown Democracy initiative known as Amendment-4 to the Florida constitution, which – if approved by Florida voters on November 2, 2010 — would require voter approval of land-use changes to a county’s or city’s comprehensive land use plan. Proponents on the panel are Lesley Blackner, president of Florida Hometown Democracy and Beth Dillaha, Winter Park, Florida City Commissioner. Opponents are Ryan Houck executive director of Citizens for Lower Taxes and a Stronger Economy. Also heard is Seminole County Supervisor of Elections, Mike Ertel, who addressed the issue of implementation of the amendment.
Feature Length — 1:30:00


Photos courtesy – GK Sharman and CMF Public Media. Audio assistance – Kenneth Abreu, Seminole County Public Schools.

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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 is that of Charles Lacey, chair of the City of Winter Springs charter review committee, commenting on issues being considered by the committee.
Feature length – 03:47
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Oviedo Marketplace – Here to Stay

We're Here to Stay

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“We’re here to stay,” is the caption printed on a pin-on button worn by merchants in the Oviedo Marketplace Mall. Central Florida Matters continues the series — “Coping with the Economy in Seminole County” — with an interview with Jim Pridemore, one of the key principals involved in the trials and tribulations of a shopping mall in southeast Seminole County, Florida, called the Oviedo Marketplace Mall. In addition to being a merchant, Pridemore is the founding president of the 12-year old mall’s first ever merchants’ association formed in the summer of 2009. This feature questions Pridemore about two areas of interest – the role the merchant’s association intends to play in mall and the status of the mall now and in the future. Feature length – 25:16
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Girls in Science

Girls in Science

Expanding Your Horizons in Science & Mathematics is held each Spring at the University of Central Florida. It nurtures the interest of middle school girls in careers in science, technology, engineering & math. Miss Florida USA & Mrs. Florida, both with careers & degrees in electrical engineering were guest speakers. Feature length – 13:19

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History of Our Communities – Slavia, Florida

History of Our Communities: Slavia, Florida

“Slavia” is the name of a community in unincorporated southeast Seminole County, Florida. Behind the name is a story of faith…”great faith,” with which the founding settlers of Slavia were armed. (length – 21:44)
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Central Florida Matters #11

Central Florida Matters

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Journey back 100 years back to the founding of Slavia, Florida. Gain a perspective on the status of the Oviedo Marketplace mall from the president of its merchants’ association. Join local middle schools girls as they expand their career horizons through a day of hands-on exploration of science and engineering. And hear a commentary from the city of Winter Springs’ charter review committee chairman, Charles Lacey. These are the issues and voices featured in a traditional radio-style format in this complete version of Central Florida Matters, posted on line 3/25/2010. Program length – 01:10:15
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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 is that of Dr. Michael Hoover, Professor of Political Science at Seminole State College, commenting on three funding issues now facing the governor and the Florida legislature, each with an impact on Seminole County.
Feature length – 03:45
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2010 Census: The Complete Count

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April 1, 2010 is U.S. Census Day. Every 10 years the U.S. Constitution requires that the government count every person to insure fair congressional representation and fair distribution of federal aid. Listen to how and why local governments, churches, schools and civic organizations, led by the Seminole County Complete Count Committee, are working hard to make sure 100% of the county’s population is counted. Feature length – 13:37
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Coping with the Economy – Economic Development

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The east Seminole County, Florida cities of Winter Springs and Oviedo, through their respective city governments, have stepped-up together to retain a consulting firm to advance the economic development and community redevelopment activities of their adjoining cities. This 2-city business development initiative is being led by Land Design Innovations – a local consulting firm specializing in economic development and community redevelopment projects. We talk with LDI’s senior planner, John M. Jones about the work he is advancing with the cities and the business community to shape and deliver the development tools necessary for each city to implement initiatives to sustain and grow their local economy. Feature length – 19:25
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Adams: One-on-One

State Representative Sandy Adams, Republican/District 33 discusses the critical decisions facing the Florida Legislature in the face of the $3 billion budget shortfall. She addresses topics ranging from education and prisons to Medicaid and a second federal government stimulus.
Feature length – 11:47
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