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2012 Central Florida Election Analysis

2012 Central Florida Election Analysis (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF)
On November 14, 2012 one week after the general election, Mike Lafferty, the opinions editor of the Orlando Sentinel newspaper, and Craig Crawford, nationally recognized TV pundit, author and blogger, offered their analysis on the local and national outcomes of the long election campaign to a Hot Topic Luncheon audience of the League of Women Voters of Orange County Florida. (length 49:03)

(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck; Still photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media; Audio support – Terry Kyle, 911TechMed)

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Commentary: The Chamber’s Mission in the Community

Commentary - Paul Sladek (photo & graphic - CMF Public Media)

Paul Sladek, chairman of the board of the Oviedo ~ Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce commenting on the chamber’s mission in the community. Length – 04:14


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Commentary: The History of Goldsboro

Goldsboro was the 2nd all-black town incorporated in Florida. In 1911 it was absorbed into the neighboring city of Sanford but its heritage has been preserved in the Goldsboro Westside Historical Museum. Francis Oliver, curator of the museum, reminds us of this important slice of Florida’s history. Length – 04:37


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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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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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Homeless: A New Chapter

Homeless: A New Chapter (photo - Charles E. Miller for CMF)Only 6-months into his new position, Jim Hartmann, Seminole County government manager, is launching a new chapter in the county’s attention to the needs of its homeless population. He’s about to spend $900,000 of your tax funds to support enhancements to services provided to local homeless people and he’s hired his first senior level executive — Val Marie Turner, as his community service director — to be in charge of amping-up this nascent homeless initiative Length- 27:09


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

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Commentary: Thanksgiving 2011

In recognition of Thanksgiving Day 2011, Central Florida Matters presents this commentary montage from voices that matter on issues those voices believe matters – giving thanks. Length – 04:29


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Commentary: Seminole County Matters

Jim Hartmann - Commentary title (photo - Charles E. Miller)Jim Hartmann, Seminole county government’s new County Manager, commenting on why Seminole County matters. Length – 04:03


Photos – Charles E. Miller

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Commentary: CMF 2nd Anniversary

Commentary -- Manning Pynn (photo & graphic - CMF Public Media)Manning Pynn, chairman of the board of Carroll McKenney Foundation for Public Media, commenting on CMF’s second anniversary and the issue of staying informed. Feature length – 4:07


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Commentary: Legislative Redistricting

Pat Graves, president, League of Women Voters of Seminole County, FloridaPat Graves, president of the League of Women Voters of Seminole County, Florida, commenting on legislative redistricting. length 03:42


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