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02/11/10

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Welcome to the 9th edition of Central Florida Matters, posted on-line on 2/11/2010 and featuring follow-up discussion with the mayors of Winter Springs and Oviedo, Fl., after their “state of the city” addresses. You’ll also learning the challenge and fun of the fast-paced sport of lacrosse, experience a walking tour of historic downtown Oviedo and hear commentary from Oviedo’s Miss Florida. These are the issues and voices featured in this traditional radio-style format in this complete version of Central Florida Matters.
Program length – 01:37:04


(Presented and hosted by Stephen McKenney Steck and Desta Horner )
The "break-outs" below offer you the option to select and listen only to the features in which you have an interest.

State of the City Address – Follow-up: Mayor Bush

Mayor Bush Followup

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Winter Springs, Florida mayor, John F. Bush, and producer Stephen McKenney Steck get together for a follow-up discussion on issues the mayor presented in his recent state of the city address. Subject discussions include the corridor of economic development known as Seminole Way; the mayor’s and the city’s position on the proposed amendment 4 to the State Constitution called Hometown Democracy; his view of the 1-cent sales tax extension proposed by the Seminole County School Board; his reactions to the audit results following the resignation of the long serving city manager, Ron McLemore; the status of the Winter Springs Town Center; and expectations a resident or business owner should have regarding the outcome of a city-retained consulting firm Land Design Innovations (LDI) which is advising and guiding the city into a new level of local business planning, recruiting and development
Feature length – 21:32

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Lacrosse – Courage & Heart

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Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing high school sports. The voices of the Oviedo (Florida) High School lacrosse team give a glimpse of the challenge and fun of this fast-paced sport. In their comments on Lacrosse, Coach Sean O’Dell and player Trevor Liljenquist share their years of experience and a deep love of a game that requires “courage and heart.”
Feature length – 14:53

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Historic Downtown Oviedo – Walking Tour

In 2010, the Oviedo Preservation Project (TOPP) hosted an Historic Oviedo Walking Tour and Pancake Breakfast. Hear tour organizer Megan Sladek describe 10 historic buildings in downtown Oviedo and how the people who lived in each helped make Oviedo what it is today. Feature length – 17:40


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State of the City Address – Follow-up: Mayor Andrews

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Oviedo, Florida mayor, Mary Lou Andrews, and producer Stephen McKenney Steck get together for a follow-up discussion on issues the mayor presented in her recent state of the city address –the implications of reductions to the city’s tax revenue as a result of lower property values, issues dealing with incentives for local businesses, the status of the so-called “New Downtown Oviedo,” the city’s knowledge about the future of the Oviedo Marketplace Mall, and the scope and services of a city-retained consulting firm Land Design Innovations (LDI). Feature length – 31:09

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Commentary: Ending Homelessness Matters

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 Rachael Todd, Miss Florida 2009 and a resident of Oviedo, Florida, commenting on why ending homelessness matters.
Feature length – 03:37

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