Kate Payne

As a Tallahassee native, Kate Payne grew up listening to WFSU. She loves being part of a station that had such an impact on her. Kate is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. With a background in documentary and narrative filmmaking, Kate has a broad range of multimedia experience. When she’s not working, you can find her rock climbing, cooking or hanging out with her cat.

Florida’s gun deaths have gone up 31 percent since Stand Your Ground has been on the books. An international research team published the findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

After a bitter and divisive presidential election, many are approaching Thanksgiving with trepidation, even hoping to avoid politics entirely. WFSU gets some advice on how to find common ground.

Florida Governor Rick Scott says he will not be joining the administration of president-elect Donald Trump. Instead, Scott plans to finish out his term in the state capitol.

According to a new University of South Florida poll, just 22% of Floridians feel they’re well informed about the constitutional amendments on the ballot this November.

Seventy-seven percent of Florida voters support medical marijuana, according to a new survey of likely voters. The University of North Florida poll shows broad support for expanding access to the drug, which is currently available to people with certain chronic illnesses. UNF pollster Michael Binder says the results bode well for proponents of Constitutional Amendment 2, who need the support of 60% of voters in order to pass the measure.

State Republican Senator Jack Latvala is fighting the expansion of medical marijuana in the state. Florida voters will decide whether to kickstart the state’s fledging pot industry at the ballot box in November.

Marco Rubio has a 7 point lead in the race for Florida’s U-S Senate seat, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Hurricane Hermine narrowly missed hitting Florida on primary election day, making landfall three days after polls had closed. But what happens when elections take a rain check?

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