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'Dime A Dozen,' Overdose Crisis Rages In South Florida

The manhad just risenfrom the dead. He’s in his mid-20’s. Sitting on a couch in a house in Delray Beach. Pale as a ghost, sweaty, wide-eyed, disoriented. Like he just woke up from a nightmare.

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The Trump administration says bathroom use policies regarding gender are best left at the local level, while state lawmakers are considering new workplace protections aimed at the LGBT community.

This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the latest policy debates surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in Florida.

"Neighbors" Photo Project Artist Comes To Tampa

Apr 26, 2017

California Artist John Raymond Mireles  is traveling the country photographing people for his “Neighbors” project. He recently stopped by Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood on his way to Miami. Mireles told WUSF’s Lisa Peakes that when he chooses subjects, he looks for people who represent the spirit of a community:

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In the history of debating, a recent contest held at the Hardee Correctional Institution had one of the more interesting lineup of participants.

On one side were four college students who had never taken part in a debate before. On the other, wearing matching uniforms - dark blue and grey - were a quartet of inmates serving life sentences.

By the time the contest was over, the participants, as well as much of the audience, knew that they had experienced something they probably never would again.

Robert Siegel, whose career with NPR has spanned more than four decades, will be stepping down as co-host of NPR's All Things Considered next year.

One of the most distinctive voices on NPR's airwaves, Siegel will be leaving the host's chair in January 2018. He has hosted the show for 30 years.

Evacuations due to wildfires have been lifted in Lee and Collier Counties.  7000 acres burned in Collier at 30th Avenue in Golden Gate Estates that was 50% contained as of Sunday afternoon. Three homes were destroyed.  The cause of that fire is still under investigation.  The News-press reports an arson investigator says a fire in Lehigh Acres, which destroyed 4 homes may have been caused by a cigarette. WGCU’s Quincy Walters spent the weekend keeping up with the changing conditions in Collier.

House Committee Advances Redistricting Bill

Apr 25, 2017

The House Judiciary committee is advancing a bill regarding redistricting. It adds restrictions on voting districts and when people can challenge them.

A bill making it easier for certain people to get their mugshots removed and records sealed has already passed the Florida Senate. And, after recently passing its last committee in the House, it’s now headed to the floor.

A measure aimed at making it easier for cellular companies to add hardware to telephone poles is heading to the house floor.  Supporters say the move is necessary to meet growing demands on bandwidth, but opponents call it an industry handout.

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With time running out in their regular session, Florida's legislative leaders are at a stalemate over a new state budget and are starting to lash out at one another over the breakdown.

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An advocacy group says anti-Semitic incidents in Florida were on the rise last year.

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