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Juvenile Justice System in Seminole County

Juvenile Justice System in Seminole County
The status of the juvenile justice system in Seminole County is discussed by Dr. Erica Pooler, director of school safety and alternative placement for Seminole County Public Schools and Major Scott Ballou who leads the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office department of youth services (length 45:42).

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

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Viewpoint Seminole #10

Viewpoint Seminole #10 title (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF)
Hear the viewpoints of panel members Steve Barnes, Russ Hauck and Jeanne Morris on medical marijuana proposal, Seminole voters pick for a Democratic nominee for governor, measuring public trust in local government, and the public access to the Geneva gun range. Plus shout outs, call outs and a look around the corner (length – 33:46)

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

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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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Early Learning Coalition

Early Learning Coalition title

The Early Learning Coalition of Seminole County funds child care for low income families and the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program for all the county’s 4 year olds. Executive Director Jennifer Grant Lessne explains the procedures to qualify for the program and the importance of selecting quality early childhood education providers (length – 19:25).


(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner, Title photo “Baby Boy 3” courtesy Justyna Furmanczyk)

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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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Common Core and SCPS

Title graphic “Writing” courtesy Michael Lorenzo

The Common Core State Standards were adopted by Florida to establish common requirements for the skills students will need for future success in college and careers. This feature explains how and why Seminole County Public Schools are developing the local curriculum and materials that will assist students in meeting the new goals. Feature length 23:44


(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner, Title graphic “Writing” courtesy Michael Lorenzo)

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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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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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