Archive for July, 2011


Hiding in the Spotlight

Hiding in the Spotlight title (photo & graphic - CMF Public Media)

Hear remarks from Greg Dawson, author of Hiding in the Spotlight – A Musical Prodigy’s Story of Survival…spoken at the 16th annual Teachers Institute on Holocaust Studies presented by the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida. Mitchell Bloomer, the Holocaust Center’s Resource Teacher, introduces the author. Feature Length — 45:13


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Commentary: Legislative Redistricting

Pat Graves, president, League of Women Voters of Seminole County, FloridaPat Graves, president of the League of Women Voters of Seminole County, Florida, commenting on legislative redistricting. length 03:42


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Homelessness: A Community Conversation (#4)

Homelessness: A Community Conversation, #4 (photo - CMF Public Media)Service providers to the homeless gathered for the 4th “community conversation” to continue to develop a strategy to more effectively address the issue of homelessness in Seminole County Florida. CMF Public Media has been chronicling this “conversation” in a multipart series on homeless issues in the county and this podcast features excerpts from that meeting. Feature length – 45:40


(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck)

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Homelessness: A Community Conversation (#3)

Homelessness: A Community Conversation, #3 (photo - CMF Public Media)This 30-minute podcast is a condensation of 2-hours of discussions and small group breakouts on the third in a series of “conversations” on the subject of more effectively addressing the homeless issue in Seminole County, Florida. You’ll hear the voices of more than 30 providers of services to the homeless in the county. They confront issues and consider solutions put forward by facilitators Michele Saunders, director of the county’s department of community services and Dr. Thomas Bryer, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida.
Length – 36:34


Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck

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Funding a Future

Funding A Future (photo courtesy Seminole State College(

Can Seminole State College do more with less? Enrollment is up but the state has cut funding and the stimulus money is gone. VP for Administrative Services and CFO Joe Sarnovsky explains how the college is dealing with the squeeze on resources while maintaining quality. Students like Cher, Joseph and Melanie tell us how they are shouldering a larger share of the costs in order to secure a degree and a better job in the future. Length – 18:43


Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner, Title photo – courtesy Seminole State College

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The Nitty Gritty – Behind the Oviedo Survey

The city of Oviedo, Florida has released the results of its survey of residents. The respondents were laudatory regarding their opinion about their city’s services. If you’re into the nitty-gritty of survey practices, standards, and the science necessary to properly gain, assess and report survey findings, this podcast is for you. We call on three persons key to the process of advancing what is known as the National Citizen Survey. Length – 24:56


Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck, Title photo “Feedback form: excellent” courtesy – Dominik Gwarek

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Bouquets & Brickbats – A Survey of Oviedo Residents

The results are in hand from a survey of 1200 randomly selected residents of the city of Oviedo, Florida. The findings are worthy of a bouquet of roses for city leaders for the positive responses to answers to questions asked in the survey. Yet a brickbat might be in order for questions that weren’t asked. Oviedo Deputy Mayor Steve Henken takes a bow for the city while agreeing that a few other timely questions could have been asked. Length – 19:55


Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck, Title graphic “Tick” – courtesy Yarranz

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