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Commentary - Vogel

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A feature of every Central Florida Matters is a 3-minute commentary presented by a voice that matters on an issue that voice believes matters.

The voice you’ll hear is that of Dr. Bill Vogel, Superintendent, Seminole County Public Schools, commenting on why a quality education for your children matters.
Feature length – 03:54
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School Funding Priorities

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Seminole county public schools and Seminole State College receive a portion of their budget from the State of Florida. Local leaders from both institutions are making their case and stressing their funding priorities to state education officials and the local legislative delegation for a new budget to fund a portion of their expenses. In this feature, Central Florida Matters presents an edited version of a recent forum hosted by the League of Women Voters featuring presentations and answers regarding the educators’ funding priorities. Feature length – 28:07
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The 2009 Martin Luther King Day Parade gave Oviedo, Florida residents an opportunity to celebrate the civil rights leader’s achievements and to cheer and applaud the 34 groups who marched. Both marchers and watchers share their feelings about the holiday in their own words. Feature length – 06:30
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Kicking off Central Florida Matters’ coverage of local issues surrounding the upcoming 2010 elections, Steve visits 1-on-1 with Seminole Chronicle community newspaper reporter, Abraham Aboraya, to assess local political issues, particularly at the city level. Feature length – 17:05
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Gabriella was a small thriving community from 1880’s to 1930’s. Newspaper accounts from those years give insight into life in early Florida. Descriptions of a wedding, a ride on the “Dinky Line” and work in the Turpentine industry provide a glimpse of that era. Gabriella was located on Aloma Ave. just south of Oviedo, Florida, where the Seminole Historical Commission dedicated a marker in December 2009. Feature length – 13:55
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01/21/10

Central Florida Matters

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Welcome to the 8th edition of Central Florida Matters, posted on 1/21/2010 and featuring the history of Gabriella a small town once located between Oviedo and Goldenrod, Florida that has disappeared into the past ,a 1-on-1conversation with Seminole Chronicle reporter, Abraham Aboraya assessing local political issues surrounding the pending 2010 elections, Martin Luther King remembered by voices on the street, an overview of school funding priorities, and commentary from Seminole County’s public school superintendent. These are the issues and voices you’ll hear in a traditional radio-style format on this complete version of Central Florida Matters.Length — 1:16:43


Presented and hosted by Stephen McKenney Steck and Desta Horner
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Commentary

Commentary - Vogel

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A feature of every Central Florida Matters is a 3-minute commentary presented by a voice that matters on an issue that voice believes matters.

The voice you’ll hear is that of Dr. Bill Vogel, Superintendent, Seminole County Public Schools, commenting on why a quality education for your children matters.
Feature length – 03:54
Read the rest of this entry »

School Funding Priorities

School Funding Priorities

Play
Seminole county public schools and Seminole State College receive a portion of their budget from the State of Florida. Local leaders from both institutions are making their case and stressing their funding priorities to state education officials and the local legislative delegation for a new budget to fund a portion of their expenses. In this feature, Central Florida Matters presents an edited version of a recent forum hosted by the League of Women Voters featuring presentations and answers regarding the educators’ funding priorities. Feature length – 28:07
Read the rest of this entry »

Voices on the Street: MLK Remembered

The 2009 Martin Luther King Day Parade gave Oviedo, Florida residents an opportunity to celebrate the civil rights leader’s achievements and to cheer and applaud the 34 groups who marched. Both marchers and watchers share their feelings about the holiday in their own words. Feature length – 06:30
Read the rest of this entry »

Aboraya: One-on-One

Kicking off Central Florida Matters’ coverage of local issues surrounding the upcoming 2010 elections, Steve visits 1-on-1 with Seminole Chronicle community newspaper reporter, Abraham Aboraya, to assess local political issues, particularly at the city level. Feature length – 17:05
Read the rest of this entry »

History of our Communities: Gabriella

Gabriella was a small thriving community from 1880’s to 1930’s. Newspaper accounts from those years give insight into life in early Florida. Descriptions of a wedding, a ride on the “Dinky Line” and work in the Turpentine industry provide a glimpse of that era. Gabriella was located on Aloma Ave. just south of Oviedo, Florida, where the Seminole Historical Commission dedicated a marker in December 2009. Feature length – 13:55
Read the rest of this entry »

Central Florida Matters (8th Edition)

Central Florida Matters

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Welcome to the 8th edition of Central Florida Matters, posted on 1/21/2010 and featuring the history of Gabriella a small town once located between Oviedo and Goldenrod, Florida that has disappeared into the past ,a 1-on-1conversation with Seminole Chronicle reporter, Abraham Aboraya assessing local political issues surrounding the pending 2010 elections, Martin Luther King remembered by voices on the street, an overview of school funding priorities, and commentary from Seminole County’s public school superintendent. These are the issues and voices you’ll hear in a traditional radio-style format on this complete version of Central Florida Matters.Length — 1:16:43


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