Hear the viewpoints of panel members Jeanne Morris, Randy Morris and Judith Smith on media coverage of the George Zimmerman trial, results of the recently adjourned session of the Florida Legislature, our local economy, and what’s up with so many local persons declaring their candidacy for elected office so early? (length – 26:44)
(Produced, moderated and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck, Event photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)
When a hurricane, tornado or manmade disaster hits, disabled residents are particularly vulnerable. Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris discusses the assistance available at the special needs shelters and the unique services from transportation to medical care available to disabled people. He also gives advice on the preparations all residents should make before the emergency strikes (length – 20:00)
(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner, Title montage – wheel chair icon photo – “Handicap Cracks” courtesy Nicolas Raymond at freestock.ca)
Education funding and policy, Medicaid, ethics reform and Citizens insurance are some of topics covered by Seminole County legislators as they report on the 2013 session of the Florida legislature. Sen. David Simmons, Reps. Karen Castor Dentel and Mike Clelland discuss the hits and the misses and their efforts to bridge the partisan divide in a year in which rising state revenues provided more money to restore funding for programs (length 24:47).
(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner, Event photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media, Event audio support – Luis Melara, PhotoSound of Orlando)