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Talk to You Later

Talk To You Later title (“PocketPC” – courtesy Tom van Beveren)
Distracted driving is a danger on the roads. Susiann Reynolds Akapelwa tells the tragic story of her mother’s death in an accident caused by a distracted driver. Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle discusses legislation and enforcement of a ban on texting while driving. (Length 18:40)

(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner. Title photo “PocketPC” – courtesy Tom van Beveren.)

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Walt Griffin – Superintendent Seminole County Public Schools

Walt Griffin, superintendent, Seminole County Public Schools (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF)
Walt Griffin was appointed superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools in July 2012. At a recent Seminole County League of Women Voters Hot Topics luncheon, Griffin discusses his vision for the future of the district schools, their current status and the new ePathways initiative. (Length: 24:13)

(Still photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)

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Seminole County School Board Candidates

Seminole County School Board Candidates title (photos - Charles E. Miller for CMF)
The candidates in the August 14, 2012 Seminole County School Board race are Amy Lockhart and Sylvia Pond. This feature presents separate interviews with each candidate and a recording of the school board candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Seminole County and the PTA. Voters will gain insights into the position of the candidates as they discuss FCAT, the district budget crisis, the proposed 1 mil property tax hike and many other issues.

(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner. Candidate forum still photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media. Candidate forum recording assistance courtesy Kenneth Abreu, Seminole County Public Schools.)

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Help for the Homeless

Help for the Homeless title
Seminole County government recently approved a $1.5 million dollar multi-year plan to increase the financial support county government, in part through non-profit local service providers, will extend to sectors of the homeless population in Seminole County, Florida.
Length – 32:49

(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck
Still photos — Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media
Seminole County Board of County Commission meeting audio — courtesy Seminole Government TV)

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The Superintendents

Three key administrators – Bill Vogel, Walt Griffin and James Lawson — responsible for leading public schools in two counties of Central Florida respond to questions posed by local business persons at a gathering held May 3, 2012 to learn about the state of education in the public school districts of Seminole and east Orange county. Length – 40:59


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St. Luke’s Centennial

St. Luke's Centennial title (photo & graphic - CMF Public Media)

This year, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Oviedo is celebrating its centennial.   As part of the commemoration, the church has launched a program called the Servant Project where volunteers from the church serve local charities.  In this feature we will hear about this project and the history of the church on its 100th anniversary.
Length: 16:50


(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner)

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Oviedo Community Center

Oviedo Community Center title

On January 23, 2012, the Oviedo City Council narrowly approved the purchase of an empty US Post Office building to convert into a community events center. Located in the historic downtown section of the city, the city claims the center will be a “hook” for launching a revitalization of that area.  Length:  37:55


(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck )

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Commentary: Cops ‘n Cars

Commentary: Cops ‘n Cars (photo - CMF Public Media)Michelle Ertel, a director on the board of the Oviedo ~ Winter Springs Optimist Club, commenting on why kids and community matter. The Optimist Club sponsors the 7th annual Cops ‘n Cars for Kids Car Show, January 21, 2012 at the Oviedo Mall. Length: 03:41
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Superintendent Search

Seminole Superintendent Search title

The Seminole County School Board has initiated a search for a new superintendent to replace retiring superintendent Dr. Bill Vogel. In this feature we will discuss the selection process with the search coordinator, SCPS Human Resources Director John Reichert. You will also hear from members of the Community Superintendent Search Advisory Committee who were chosen as community representatives to assist in evaluating the applicants. Mr. Reichert will explain how the public can offer input about the candidates for superintendent. Length: 18:33


(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner)

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Commentary: Reading Mentors

Commentary  Connie O'HanlonConnie O’Hanlon, coordinator of the Reading Mentors program at Jackson Heights Middle School in Oviedo, Fl., urges volunteers and parents to join in helping kids develop vital reading skills. She describes the program and gives practical suggestions for ways to improve reading. Length: 3:48


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