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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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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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Saigon: Last Chopper Out

Saigon: Last Chopper Out title. Helicopter photo courtesy Cpl Aubry L. Buzek & USMC. Col, Berry Inset photo courtesy Charles E. Miller for CMF
Marine Colonel Gerald Berry of Winter Springs, Fl., recounts his role in the dramatic story of the evacuation of the U.S. Ambassador in the Vietnam war (length 18:38).

(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck, Event photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media, Helicopter title photo – courtesy Cpl Aubry L. Buzek & USMC; Historical photos courtesy Col. Gerald Berry. Event audio support – John Campbell & First United Methodist Church)

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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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Affordable Care Act – Q&A

Affordable Care Act Hot title (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF)
Three experts discuss and respond to questions on the Affordable Care Act implemented on October 1, 2013. Panel members are Jason Altmire of Florida Blue, Richard Morrison of Florida Hospital and Christina Swiridowsky of Enroll America (length 37:35).

(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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Defense Attorney Mark O’Mara

Mark O’Mara, defense attorney (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF)
Defense attorney Mark O’Mara speaking on his experience working with news media as the lead defense attorney in the trial of George Zimmerman, plus his responses to questions on the issues and challenges of the Zimmerman trial asked of him by members of the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida (length 49:06)

(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck)

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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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