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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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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

Viewpoint Seminole #5 title
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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Disabled? Be Prepared

Disabled? Be Prepared title
When a hurricane, tornado or manmade disaster hits, disabled residents are particularly vulnerable. Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris discusses the assistance available at the special needs shelters and the unique services from transportation to medical care available to disabled people. He also gives advice on the preparations all residents should make before the emergency strikes (length – 20:00)

(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner, Title montage – wheel chair icon photo – “Handicap Cracks” courtesy Nicolas Raymond at freestock.ca)

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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

Viewpoint Seminole #4 title
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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Conservation Amendment

Conservation Amendment title
The proposed Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment to the Florida constitution would require 33% of the state’s documentary stamp revenues be set aside for the purchase and management of natural land in the state. Director Aliki Moncrief of Florida’s Water and Land Legacy explains the purpose of this state-wide conservation initiative and the drive to gather petitions to support placing it on the ballot. Michelle Thatcher of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce discusses the economic importance of protecting the land and water of Central Florida (length – 20:11)

(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner. Title graphic – “Water Lilly” photo: Agata Luczak; logo:  Florida’s Water & Land Legacy)

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Viewpoint Seminole #3

Viewpoint Seminole #3
Hear the viewpoints of panel members Frank Ioppolo, Jr, Michael Hoover, Russ Hauck and Judith Smith on current proposals in the Florida Legislature, consolidating fire and police services between the county and cities, using public funds for street-scaping and building new city centers, and arming teachers. (Length: 26:25)

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

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Oviedo: State of the City

Oviedo: State of the City
Mayor Dominic Persampiere reports on the city of Oviedo and the plans for Oviedo on the Park and the historic downtown. The mayor highlights the accomplishments and initiatives the city is undertaking, describes the design and amenities of the new Oviedo on the Park development and gives a frank description of the changes that will come as the downtown is transformed with the widening of main streets and the removal of old core buildings (length: 25:15).

(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner)

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Florida’s Imperiled Waters

(photo – “Everglades Florida” courtesy Robert S. Flaum)

The springs, rivers and lakes of Central Florida are some of our most valued and fragile resources. A panel of experts discusses the challenges and prospects for water resources in our region. The issues include freshwater for homes, business and agriculture, the importance of a water ethic and the ways in which water is conserved and reclaimed (Length 22:50)


(Produced and edited by Desta Horner, Audio support – Terry Kyle, 911TechMed)

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