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Sean Snaith’s 2012 Economic Forecast

November 4, 2011
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Hear a 2012 economic forecast and other remarks from Dr. Sean Snaith, Director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness, at the University of Central Florida offered recently at the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce members’ luncheon. His remarks are followed by the chamber’s recognition of Lawton Chiles 8th grade middle school student, Gabriella...
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Homelessness: Sidebar Issue

October 19, 2011

An on-going “conversation” of 35-service providers to the homeless in Seminole County, Fl., is in-between their formal public meetings. In the interim, we examine more closely sidebar issues fundamental to the goal of reducing homelessness in the county and bringing a greater presence of self-sufficiency to the local homeless population. Length – 29:23 This...
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Lake Mary City Elections

October 18, 2011
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On November 8, 2011, the city of Lake Mary Florida will hold an election to fill city commission seat #3.  The seat was left vacant by the resignation of Commissioner Shirley Gray in May.  The winner will serve out the remainder of the term for that seat and a regular election will be held...
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Gun Laws

October 17, 2011

In 2011 the Florida Legislature passed a law which imposes penalties on city and county governments that do not repeal all local gun ordinances.  Local laws prohibiting guns in parks, in government buildings or shooting within city limits were eliminated throughout the state on October 1.  This new law provoked a controversy that can...
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SunRail in Seminole County

October 9, 2011
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Hear remarks from speakers involved in launching the Seminole County portion of SunRail, a 61 mile commuter railroad spine connecting 4 central Florida counties – Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Osceola, and a myriad of cities and communities in between. This 51-minute event, hosted by the Seminole County League of Women Voters and facilitated by...
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Homeless Senior Citizens

October 8, 2011
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Hear a discussion about the rising number of homeless senior citizens in Seminole County, Fl., those 60 years of age or older. Karen Harmon, housing coordinator of Seminole Behavioral Health Care in Sanford; Barbara Fore, elder crimes and services investigator with the Seminole County Sheriff’s office; and Susan Mooty, a 61 year old local...
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Homelessness: A Community Conversation (#6)

September 12, 2011
Listen to this feature on-line now at CMF Public Media

More than 20 service providers to the homeless in Seminole county Florida continue their “conversation.” They are creating a collaborative initiative to better serve the homeless in the county. In this sixth conversation, there’s a subtle shift in the tone and dynamics as the new interim director for Seminole county’s community services department is...
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Oviedo Elections – No Contest

September 9, 2011
Listen to this feature on-line now at CMF Public Media

Listen to the victors as CMF interviews two elected officials in Oviedo, Florida – Dominic Persampiere and Steve Henken. Each will continue for another 2-year term in their governing office for that city. Each stood unopposed and uncontested when candidate qualifying ended on September 2nd –  perhaps because no residents perceived the need for new city...
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Starting School on a Shoestring

September 2, 2011

Hear remarks from Dr. Bill Vogel, superintendent of Seminole County Florida Public Schools recorded at the August 25, 2011 Hot Topic Luncheon of the League of Women Voters of Seminole County as — in the face of looming budget deficits — he describes the “tipping point” of the public school system from A-rated to...
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Faith Community’s Conversation on Homelessness

September 1, 2011

On this Heard in Central Florida, hear remarks from Dr. Joel Hunter, senior pastor of Northland – A Church Distributed in Longwood, Florida and comments from more than 20-faith based leaders in Seminole County Florida as, for the first time, they gather to discuss a county-wide faith-based initiative to work parallel with non-sectarian organizations...
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