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Central Florida Matters # 16 (Photo of Jay Blanchard Park trail - CMF Public Media)

Hear Michael Ertel, Seminole County Supervisor of Elections in a Voting Smart civics lesson on voting in the upcoming local elections. The role of women in politics is assessed by former Orange County Mayor Linda Chapin, Dr. Terri Fine of UCF and Patricia Bates, mayor of Altamonte Springs. Listen to a local dad’s success in confronting his son’s SPD— sensory processing disorder. And hear commentary from the new general manager of Oviedo Marketplace, Gil Bankston, on changes he is initiating at the mall.

These are the issues and voices featured in a traditional radio-style format in this complete version of Central Florida Matters, posted on line 7/29/2010. Feature length – 01:22:58

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.

Casselberry City Commission Candidates

Casselberry Candidates Doerner & Tull (Collage -- CMF Public Media)

Casselberry, Florida City Commission seat #1 will be filled by the voters in the election on August 24, 2010. The candidates are incumbent Susan Doerner and challenger Craig A. Tull. Ms. Doerner is seeking her 3rd and final term on the commission and Mr. Tull decided to jump into the race after a conflict with the city commission over parking work vehicles in residential neighborhoods. They discuss that issue and the budget crisis, plans for a city center and their vision for Casselberry.

Feature length 23:01
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Voting Smart: Michael Ertel, Supervisor of Elections, Seminole County, Fl

Voting Smart interviews Michael Ertel, Supervisor of Elections for Seminole County Florida in what results in a civics lesson – on issues surrounding voting in the upcoming local elections. Ertel is the go-to-guy who assures your vote is counted and counted correctly, that local candidates play by the rules in seeking your vote, and that your voting experience is as flawless as possible. Feature length – 31:20 Read the rest of this entry »

Women in Politics

Are women making gains as candidates and officeholders in the political arena? Linda Chapin, a pioneer for women in public service, Pat Bates, mayor of Altamonte Springs and Dr. Terri Fine, professor of Political Science at UCF discuss the characteristics that help women flourish in politics and the circumstances that make it difficult for women to succeed. They describe an environment in which a woman’s point of view is needed, yet often in a setting which is sometimes uncomfortable for women. They all encourage women to step up and climb the ladder from local government to the White House. Feature length – 23:53
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Hey Stranger. What’s Your Story? (Chris)

At Trotwood Park in the city of Winter Springs, we meet Chris, the father of a son with SPD – sensory processing disorder. He describes the challenges his son & family face as a result of SPD. This story – offered by a stranger whom we serendipitously met at a city park — ends with a message of pride, confidence & encouragement (length – 17:42)

(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck)

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Gil Bankston, General Manager of the Oviedo MarketPlace (Photo - CMF Public Media)

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 Gil Bankston, General Manager of the Oviedo MarketPlace commenting on his plans for the mall.
Feature length – 03:24
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