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Viewpoint Seminole #11

Viewpoint Seminole
Hear the viewpoints of panel members Mike Abels, Steve Barnes and Judith Dolores Smith on Bundy and Dallari updates, Seminole crime and employment statistics, prayer at local government meetings, and Seminole related New Year’s resolutions. Plus shout outs, call outs and a look around the corner (length – 33:00)

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Local Needs Considered (Part-2)

Local Needs Considered – Part 2 (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF)
In preparation for the upcoming session of the Florida Legislature in March 2013, presentations by more than 30 local organizations were made recently to a delegation of legislators representing Seminole County, FL. These organizations are seeking state funding in public service areas that address the needs of Seminole county residents and businesses such as widening a portion of state road 434, early learning, access to healthy foods, the unlawful sale of synthetic drugs, substance abuse treatment, bullying awareness and the St. Johns River. This is an audio snapshot of 7 of those organizations making their case for consideration. (length: 31:54)

(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck, Event photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media, Audio support – Seminole Government TV & Kurt Slafkovsky)

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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking (photo - 'Hand' Robby Bergen)
Laurel G. Bellows, president of the American Bar Association, speaks passionately of the brutal practice of human trafficking that is spreading in the United States. At a speech to the Orange County (FL) Bar Association, she urges everyone to advocate for victims, support anti-trafficking legislation and raise public awareness of trafficking.

(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner)

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Local Needs Considered

In preparation for the upcoming session of the Florida Legislature in March 2013, presentations by more than 30 local organizations were made recently to a delegation of legislators representing Seminole County, FL. These organizations are seeking state funding in certain public policy areas that address the needs of Seminole county residents and businesses such as voter election administration, public education, health and welfare, child advocacy, and transportation planning. This is an audio snapshot of 7 of those organizations making their case for consideration. (length: 40:34)

(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck. Still photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media. Audio support – Seminole Government TV & Kurt Slafkovsky.)

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