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A Conversation with the Homeless

A Conversation with the Homeless

Hear a conversation with three homeless men and two representatives from support organizations addressing pending law changes in the city of Sanford regarding loitering, panhandling and meal sharing locations. Length 01:19:29


(Event Photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media)

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End of Life Treatment and Care

Hear subject matter experts discuss end of life treatment and care: Dr. Sanjay Muttreja, hospice & palliative medicine; Dr. Norma Conner, assistant professor, College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida; and Jorge Aguero, palliative care chaplain. Moderated by Ben Wilcox, Hemlock Society of Florida. Length- 01:26:11


Photos – Charles E. Miller

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Homeless Senior Citizens

Homeless Senior Citizens

Hear about the rising number of homeless senior citizens in Seminole County FL. Representatives from Seminole Behavioral Health Care in Sanford; an elder crimes and services investigator with the Seminole County Sheriff’s office; and a 61 year old local homeless woman offer their on-the-ground perspective. Feature Length — 53:36


Photos – Charles E. Miller

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Homelessness: A Community Conversation (#6)

6th Community Conversation on Homelessness title (photo - Charles E. Miller, graphic- CMF Public Media)In this sixth “conversation,” the new interim director for the county’s community services department is introduced, a draft governing charter for the collaborative is presented, new stakeholders are welcomed, recent changes in state and federal funding for homeless services are identified, short-term action items are discussed, and a project time-table is presented. Feature length – 42:16


Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck
Selected photos – Charles E. Miller

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Concussions

Concussion title (photo and graphic - CMF Public Media)

The risk of concussion when playing football or other contact sports can be a real concern for parents of young athletes. This feature with coaches, parents, a sports medicine physician and State Representative Chris Dorworth provides answers about how to recognize the symptoms and how to protect against concussions. Feature length – 25:52


Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner
Selected Photos – Charles E. Miller

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Homelessness: A Community Conversation (#5)

Homelessness - A Community Conversation #5 (photo and graphic - CMF Public Media)In this fifth “conversation,” hear momentum build among service providers toward creating a collaborative initiative to better serve the homeless in Seminole County, Florida. The group says goodbye to Michele Saunders, director of community services for Seminole County Government and welcomes an expanded role for Steve Fussell, the county’s manager of business processes who will facilitate future meetings. Feature length – 36:20


(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck)

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Commentary: Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Commentary: Ovarian Cancer Alliance Bonnie Donihi, executive director, Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida, commenting on the passage in 2011 of the Kelly Smith Gynecologic and Ovarian Cancer Education and Awareness Act. length — 04:32


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Plakon: Capitol Wrap-up

Plakon: Capitol Wrap-upThe 2011 session of the Florida Legislature adjourned at 3am on May 7, 2011 after 1443 hours of floor debate. Representative Scott Plakon (R- District 37) represents Seminole County and gives his perspective on the actions taken by the legislature. He speaks about the budget cuts, new laws he supported and his proposals of two amendments to the Florida Constitution on funding faith-based organizations and health care mandates feature length – 16:33


Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner

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St. Johns River Keeper

St. Johns River Keeper (photo - Dennis Hightower Photography)

Hear 2011 remarks on the subject of the St. Johns Riverkeeper… offered by the riverkeeper himself – Neil A. Armingeon (length 51:54)


Selected event photos courtesy Dennis Hightower Photography

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Mental Health & the Justice System

Title photo “Hand” courtesy Ramzi Hashisho

From a 2011 Seminole County League of Women Voters Hot Topics Luncheon on Mental Health and the Justice System hear  three subject matter experts — Donald F. Eslinger, Sheriff of Seminole County; Dr. Valerie Westhead, a psychiatric consultant to the sheriff’s office; and John Woodard the 3rd, Seminole County Judge. Feature Length — 59:45


Title photo “Hand” courtesy Ramzi Hashisho.

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