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The Takeaway

SCOTUS: Judges Need Limits on Campaign Cash

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chief Justice John Roberts surprised many legal experts with his majority decision to restrict a judge's ability to directly solicit campaign donations.

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The Takeaway

Too Rich But Too Poor: Falling Into the Health Gap

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Too rich for Medicaid and too poor for marketplace subsidies: What happens when you fall into the healthcare gap? 

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The Takeaway

Giant Snakes Have Taken Over The Everglades

Monday, April 06, 2015

Exotic pets no more, pythons and boa constrictors—growing up to 20 feet long and weighing hundreds of pounds—have taken over the Florida Everglades, destroying native species.

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The Takeaway

Florida Officials Ban The Term 'Climate Change'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Former employees at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection say they were banned from using phrases like "climate change" and "global warming." 

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Selected Shorts

Against All Odds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Growing up with snakes, and beating the odds.

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Selected Shorts

At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hating snakes, loving numbers.

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The Takeaway

Jeb Bush Stirs Political Déjà Vu

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The 2016 presidential race is shaping up to be quite the political throwback. But can former Governor Jeb Bush win the GOP's nomination for president in 2016?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Is a Tampa Homeless Program Exploiting Residents, Or Providing Opportunities?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

New Beginnings of Tampa, one of the city's largest homeless programs, sends crews of unpaid men to work jobs. Some employees admit to overcharging the state, and residents.

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Studio 360

American Icons: The Disney Parks

Friday, November 28, 2014

Walt Disney didn't just want a theme park — he wanted to create a scale model of a uniquely American utopia. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Holding a Polluter Accountable for a Brain Cancer Cluster in South Florida

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Reporter Sharon Lerner looks at a brain tumor cluster in a small Florida town, and investigates its connection to radioactive waste from a large defense contractor.

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The Takeaway

National Politics Take Shape in FL Governor's Race

Thursday, October 16, 2014

In Florida, the 2014 race for governor is starting to look more and more like a referendum on the big political issues facing the United States.

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PRI's The World

After a long journey from Africa, a new tropical disease sets up shop in Florida

Friday, August 01, 2014

A nasty tropical disease that causes extreme joint pain and can leave sufferers unable to sit up for weeks has shown up in the US for the first time. Florida health officials say at least two cases of chikungunya appear to have been transmitted by local mosquitoes, and a reporter who's been covering the story says officials fear a wider outbreak.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 378: In the Pool

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On June 18th, 1964, J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo were two of several black and white protesters who jumped into the whites only pool at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Transportation Nation

SunRail's Challenge: Changing the Habits of Florida's Commuters

Monday, May 05, 2014

How do you convince Floridians who are used to driving to give give it up in favor of mass transit? Experts say it's no small feat — but that with the right messaging and good service, it can be done. And the ace in the hole will come, they say, when the line connects to the airport.

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Transportation Nation

SunRail Commuter Train Service Opens This Week

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

After over two decades and $1 billion, Florida's newest commuter rail system is launching this week. And to lure a population unused to transit, SunRail is offering two weeks of free rides — and some teachable moments.

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The Takeaway

Report Links Government Neglect to Deaths of Hundreds of Florida Children

Monday, March 17, 2014

After sorting through six years of files, the Miami Herald has revealed that at least 477 children died of abuse or neglect—even though their homes had already been investigated and flagged by the state. The vast majority of victims were under 5-years-old, and over 70 percent were under 2 years of age. Were these deaths preventable? Were these children betrayed by the very state agency that was charged to protect them? Carol Marbin Miller, an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald who worked on this report, joins The Takeaway to explain.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: The Secret, Highly Processed Life of Orange Juice

Friday, March 07, 2014

By the time not-from-concentrate orange juice reaches grocery store shelves, it's had the oxygen stripped from it and "flavor packs" added back in. Even the amount of vitamin C listed on the container isn't quite accurate.

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Transportation Nation

First Look at Florida's New Commuter Rail Line

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Officials are cutting the ribbons on a string of new SunRail stations that will start serving the Orlando area this spring.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Former(ly Republican) Florida Governor

Monday, February 03, 2014

Charlie Crist, former Florida governor, author of The Party’s Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat (co-written with Ellis Henican (Dutton, 2014)), talks about why he switched from the Republican to Democratic party and his campaign to reclaim the office.

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On The Media

Why All the Weirdest News Comes From Florida

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Banana attacks, fake python rescues, and sledgehammer-weilding cyclists seem like they're just par for the course in Florida. Journalist Will Greeniee explains why.

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