Archive for March, 2011


Commentary: Seminole State College – Oviedo Campus

Dr. Lisa Valentino commentary (photo - CMF Public Media)Dr. Lisa Valentino, provost of Seminole State College of Florida’s Oviedo campus, comments on the 10th anniversary being celebrated by that campus. Feature length – 04:02

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Independent Living: Aging Out of Foster Care

Independent Living: Aging Out of Foster Care (photo - CMF Public Media)

Philip, Kristina and Stephanie discuss the personal challenges of creating a successful life after foster care. Their safety net is the support they receive from the Independent Living Program of Community Based Care of Central Florida. Keri Flynn describes the care given to young people in Seminole County who have “aged out” of foster care. Length – 22:54

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Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement (photo - CMF Public Media)

Keeping Seminole County clean, neat and livable is the job of code enforcement officers. Trash, stagnant pools and a whole lot more come under their vigilant eyes. Hear code enforcement officers Debby Leigh of Seminole County and Nathan Johnson of Sanford make their rounds responding to violations of the county and city codes. Feature length – 24:51


(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner)

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Oviedo/Winter Springs Joint Economic Development Task Force

John Bush, chairman, Oviedo/Winter Springs Joint Economic Development Taskforce (photo - CMF Public Media)As the so called “twin cities” of Oviedo and Winter Springs, Florida, cope with a recessionary economy and advance a desire to boost their respective property tax base, they have recently formed a joint economic development task force to lead the charge. Feature length – 19:26

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Historic Downtown Oviedo

Historic Downtown Oviedo

Historic downtown Oviedo is described pejoratively by some as –dilapidated and hodgepodge-lodge like, or complimentary by others as –charming, quaint and authentic. In this March 2011 interview, Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere addresses the history, character and future of downtown Oviedo. (length 14:11)

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Oviedo On The Park

Oviedo on the Park (rendering courtesy Charlan Brock & Associates)

Oviedo on the Park is not a new project for the city though its development has been mired in challenges. But now the planets seem to be aligning in ways that suggest the presence of positive signs that the venture is picking up steam. Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere offers this update. Feature length – 12:42

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Marcus Borg on Divine Mysticism

Marcus Borg on Divine Mysticism (photo - CMF Public Media)

A presentation on Divine Mysticism Through the Ages by scholar and spiritual writer Marcus Borg. Sponsored by Gladdening Light, a non-profit organization created to explore the nexus between faith and art. Borg discusses the evolution of mysticism throughout history and within differing religious experiences and its role in personal life. Feature length – 59:30

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