Archive for December, 2011


End Child Homelessness

(photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)

Hear a discussion about local initiatives taken in Seminole County, Florida, by a collaboration of providers of services to the homeless community to end or lower the number of homeless children in the county. Length 59:21


Event Photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media
Audio assistance — Kurt Slafkovsky, Seminole County government.

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Commentary: Reading Mentors

Commentary  Connie O'HanlonConnie O’Hanlon, coordinator of the Reading Mentors program at Jackson Heights Middle School in Oviedo, Fl., urges volunteers and parents to join in helping kids develop vital reading skills. She describes the program and gives practical suggestions for ways to improve reading. Length: 3:48


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Homeless: A New Chapter

Homeless: A New Chapter (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF)Only 6-months into his new position, Jim Hartmann, Seminole County government manager, is launching a new chapter in the county’s attention to the needs of its homeless population. He’s about to spend $900,000 of your tax funds to support enhancements to services provided to local homeless people and he’s hired his first senior level executive — Val Marie Turner, as his community service director — to be in charge of amping-up this nascent homeless initiative Length- 27:09


(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck. Photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media.)

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Carey on Carey

Seminole County Board of County Commission Chairman, Brenda Carey, reviews her recently completed term as chairman and comments on the issues coming up in 2012 for her next term as chairman. Length 26:47


(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck. Photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media.)

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A Boss for the City of Oviedo

The city of Oviedo, Fl., has a new boss – Kathryn Breazeale, recently appointed city manager. Councilwoman Cindy Drago describes Breazeale’s qualities, performance benchmarks, other candidates for the job, the search and recruiting process, the involvement of the public in the process, and what she believes Breazeale brings to the position. We also speak to other sources about the process by which Breazeale was promoted, asking if best practices were followed to assure whether city residents and city staff got the best available candidate from the recruiting actions taken by their elected officials. Length – 34:39


(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck) Selected photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media

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