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Wekiva River Heritage

For 30 years the Friends of the Wekiva River has been safeguarding it. Russ and Katie Moncrief operated Katie’s Landing on the Wekiva. At an April 2012 celebration of the FOWR anniversary, Katie’s Landing became part of the Wekiva River Basin state park. Hear Katie Moncrief and experts on the river discuss the river’s history. Length - 11:45

(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner)

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Winners & Losers

Winners & Losers title

Deirdre Macnab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida give the League’s perspective on winning and losing legislation coming from the recently adjourned session of the 2012 Florida Legislature. Length: 39:30

Title and event photographs courtesy Charles E. Miller

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Hartmann’s First 6-Months

Hartmann's First Six Months

Hear the perspectives of Seminole County government’s new manager, James K. Hartmann on a range of issues he has encountered in his first 6-months on the job – and the history and future of those issues. The event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Seminole County. Length 01:04:30

Produced and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck
Event Photos – Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media

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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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Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement (photo - CMF Public Media)

Keeping Seminole County clean, neat and livable is the job of code enforcement officers. Trash, stagnant pools and a whole lot more come under their vigilant eyes. Hear code enforcement officers Debby Leigh of Seminole County and Nathan Johnson of Sanford make their rounds responding to violations of the county and city codes. Feature length – 24:51

(Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner)

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2010 State of the Cities

2010 State of the Cities (photo & graphic - CMF Public Media)Hear remarks offered at the 2010 State of the Cities address presented by the mayors of the city of Oviedo and Winter Springs, Florida, at the Oviedo Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon. Speakers are Charles Lacey, mayor of the city of Winter Springs, and Dominic Persampiere, mayor of the city of Oviedo. Geographically, the cities adjoin each other in the south eastern portion of Seminole County.
Feature Length — 01:13:31

Selected event photos courtesy Kelly Canova Photography; event audio feed courtesy Seminole State College of Florida – Michael Weber & Ken Moore

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Florida Statewide Candidates Forum

Florida Statewide Candidates Forum titleCandidates for Florida’s top political offices presented their plans for governing Florida agriculture and other key issues to more than 230 agri-industry leaders at the ninth quadrennial Farm Credit - Agriculture Institute of Florida Candidates Forum held September 24, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center. Click on any of these links to hear remarks from candidates for Governor, Agriculture Commissioner, and Attorney General and for a slide show of the event
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2010 Florida Legislative Session Review

2010 Florida Legislative Session Review title (photo - GK Sharman)On this Heard in Central Florida, you’ll hear an assessment on the effectiveness of the recently adjourned 2010 session of the Florida legislature from the perspectives of three local subject matter experts—Deidre Macnab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida; Mark Simpson, public radio journalist for 90.7 WMFE-FM; and, Dick Batchelor, a locally recognized political analyst and business consultant. The league invited State Senator Lee Constantine to present. Senator Constantine did not respond to their invitation. The presentation portion of this feature runs 41-minutes. It is followed by 20-minutes of answers to audience questions. This event — known as the League of Women Voters of Seminole County’s Hot Topic Luncheon — was recorded Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Sergio’s Italian Restaurant in Sanford, Florida. The event drew more than 40 league members and members of the public. Deana Schott, immediate past president of the League of Women Voters of Seminole County hosted the event.
Feature Length — 01:11:49

Photos courtesy - GK Sharman and CMF Public Media

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Legislative Appreciation Luncheon

Formal remarks are offered by three state legislators – Altman, Adams and Plakon — on their view of the results of the recently adjourned 2010 state legislative session and the impact such results had on Central Florida related issues. Those issues include SunRail, funding for public education, aerospace economic incentives, bond ratings, unemployment tax, property insurance premiums and tax credits among others. Audience questions evoked responses centered on financial aid to local school districts, home owners’ property insurance, pension reform, Tax Payer Bill of Rights (TABOR) and state taxes on common area maintenance rates on leased property. Their 45-minute presentation begins with 25-minutes of remarks from the legislators and 20 minutes of answers to followup questions from the luncheon audience. Feature Length — 54:18

Selected photos courtesy - Charles Wells Photography

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Voting Smart – Local Issues

Voting Smart: Local Issues

Central Florida Matters returns to the series we call Voting Smart… in this feature addressing local issues facing voters and candidates in the upcoming 2010 elections. To help us sort through those local issues and focus on the key ones, we put together a panel of two local experts … each with a respectable collection of experience and insight — Marilyn Crotty and Michael Hoover, who describe the local issues facing the voter AND the local candidates.

Marilyn E. Crotty is the Director of the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at the University of Central Florida and also serves as Executive Director of the Tri-County League of Cities. Dr. Michael Hoover is a Professor of Political Science at Seminole State College and a frequent participant on Central Florida Matters.
Feature length – 23:02
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