Hear about the issues Seminole County, FL., women military veterans face in the transition from active military duty to civilian life. Speakers are Laurie Reid, a local US Navy veteran now in civilian life as a counselor at Seminole Behavioral Healthcare, and a non-veteran, Venita Garvin Valdez, who is helping lead Joining Forces for Women. Length 59:41
Title Photo (“Black women shoe” – Margarit Ralev) & (“Army boot” – Andrzej Pobiedziński)
Hear Mark Brewer, president and chief executive officer of the Community Foundation of Central Florida on the subjects of philanthropy, non-profit organizations and the role each play in a community offered recently at the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce members’ luncheon. Feature length – 43:29
In recognition of Thanksgiving Day 2011, Central Florida Matters presents this commentary montage from voices that matter on issues those voices believe matters – giving thanks. Length – 04:29
Ray Bush was general manager of the Seminole Chronicle, a weekly community newspaper which served the communities of Oviedo, Winter Springs, Geneva and Chuluota, in Seminole County, Florida. Bush took the reins and made many changes in this unique local paper. He discusses his vision for the community newspaper and the future of print media. Length – 16:15
“Children that are hurting” are the 1,700 homeless students Seminole county public school district’s board chair Dede Schaffner seeks to serve. With Brenda Carey, chairman of Seminole county government, and Dr. Joel Hunter, senior pastor of Northland Church, they have formed a collaboration of faith-based organizations to confront student homelessness (length 27:15)
Seminole County Public Schools face a serious budget shortfall. Originally set at $20 million, new revenue declines announced by the state put the amount at $40 million. John Pavelchak, executive director of finance and budget explains the fiscal situation.
Meanwhile, six Seminole County citizens tell us what specific cuts they would recommend to the programs in the schools.
Hear subject matter experts discuss end of life treatment and care: Dr. Sanjay Muttreja, hospice & palliative medicine; Dr. Norma Conner, assistant professor, College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida; and Jorge Aguero, palliative care chaplain. Moderated by Ben Wilcox, Hemlock Society of Florida. Length- 01:26:11
Hear a 2012 economic forecast and other remarks from Dr. Sean Snaith, Director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness, at the University of Central Florida offered recently at the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce members’ luncheon. Feature length – 34:59