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Food Stamps in Seminole County

Food Stamp;s in Seminole County (photo 'Vegetables' courtesy Mette Finderup)

The federal food stamp program serves 50,000 residents of Seminole County Florida.  What is the impact on our community?  How do recipients qualify? David Jeczala, of the Florida Department of Children & Families, discusses the facts & the function of the program. Heidi, a senior citizen, talks about her struggle to stretch her budget using food pantries. (length 25:29).


(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner)

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Viewpoint Seminole #9

Viewpoint Seminole #9
Hear the viewpoints of panel members Dr. Mike Abels, Dr. Michael Hoover and Randy Morris on metro area’s low-wage job market, soccer stadium funding, downtown Sanford’s hotel dilemma, and new charter schools. Plus shout outs, call outs and a look around the corner (length – 41:19).

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

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Viewpoint Seminole #8

Viewpoint Seminole panel members from left Randy Morris, Dr. Mike Abels, and Russ Hauck (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF)

Hear the viewpoints of panel members Dr. Mike Abels, Russ Hauck and Randy Morris on un-contested elections, a proposal for a 1-cent sales tax increase, and the 100th anniversary of Seminole County Public Schools. Plus shouts, call outs and looks around the corner (length–31:45)


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

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Viewpoint Seminole #7

Viewpoint Seminole #7 (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF)
Hear the viewpoints of panel members Russ Hauck, Dr. Michael Hoover and Randy Morris the George Zimmerman verdict, toll-lanes on Interstate-4, new taxes, and the Lake Jesup Nature Center. Plus shouts, call outs and looks around the corner (length – 29:25)

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

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Viewpoint Seminole #6

Hear the viewpoints of panel members Dr. Michael Abels, Steve Barnes and Saima Qureshi, M.D. on the Supreme Court’s decision on same sex marriage, the battle over Immigration Reform in Congress, and the real meaning of patriotism and love of country for citizens of Seminole County (length – 26:16)

(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner, Event photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)

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Oviedo and Jim Crow

Oviedo Florida in the era of Jim Crow laws and segregation is the topic of this personal history and commentary by Judith Delores Smith. In this personal memoir, she describes the close knit colored communities in Oviedo, the segregated schools, the inspirational churches, the agricultural workers and painful incidents that often punctuated daily life (length 23:20).


(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner)

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Transportation – What’s In Store?

Hear local transportation leaders discuss what’s in store for transportation in Central Florida now and into the future. (length 30:01).

(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck, Event audio support – Terry Kyle, 911TechMed, Title picture – “Heavy Traffic” courtesy Drouu)

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Viewpoint Seminole #5

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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)

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2013 Legislative Report

2013 Legislative Report title
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)

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Viewpoint Seminole #4

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Hear the viewpoints of panel members Russ Hauck, Jeanne Morris and Michael Abels on getting commuters to & from our local SunRail stations, the need for the school board property tax referendum & whether Seminole County should buy land to build a big sports complex (length-28:32)

(Produced, moderated and edited by Desta Horner, Event photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)

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