Front Page Edition of All Things Considered

March 26, 2013

By on March 26th, 2013

In Today’s Show

This time, experts say they uncovered something surprising: 2012’s employment numbers got a bit mixed up, and the revised report shows Florida’s financial outlook is a little brighter than it first appeared. Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind explains to WMFE’s Nicole Creston what’s so remarkable about 2012’s revised numbers, and what they could mean for Florida in the next few years.

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According to Work Force Connection, more than 5,000 Citrus County residents were unemployed in January. Tomorrow, residents will have a chance to find employment when Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties holds its second annual Spring Fling Job Fair.

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Florida Sen. Bill Nelson toured Silver Springs today with Marion County representatives to shed light on an environmental problem. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Leah Harding spoke with Senator Nelson who says the springs need Florida’s help.

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The full spectrum of the foster parenting community gathered at Tallahassee s Capital City Christian Church Monday. And Florida Public Radio’s Thomas-Andrew Gustafson reports, foster parents, former foster children, Department of Children and Families officials, community leaders, and others in attendance all want to increase the number of foster parents.

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On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on California’s ban on same sex marriage, a retired justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa talked to an audience at the UF law school about the issue of game marriage. Albie Sachs was responsible for a decision on same sex marriage in south africa, and he talked with WUFT-FM’s Missy Perez about that.

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Sherrifs from four counties renewed the document that allows cross-county juridiction between agencies. A special signing event of the Memorandum of Understanding also known as Four Corners Cops Without Boarders was held in Melrose Florida. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Kayla Gaskins reports.

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A recent University of Florida survey indicates that the amount of people purchasing and consuming locally grown foods is increasing. Much like the organic food trend that occured a few years ago, locally grown food just a passing trend or is it the way of the future? Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Amanda Jackson reports.

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Florida’s 58th annual State Science and Engineering Fair takes place at the end of March, a topic familiar to University of Florida Associate Professor of Education and author, Sevan Terzian.

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Ocala, the horse capital of Florida, is the home to horses doing a variety of activities, from dressage and derbies to trading and even rehabilitation. Just like humans, horses are social, active and enjoy what they do, but sometimes they get hurt in the process. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s April Lanuza visited a horse rehabiliation center in Ocala and learned about how horses recover from injury.

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Easter Sunday may be a few days away, but it came early for a group of Florida kids last weekend. As Florida Public Radio’s Sascha Cordner reports, Florida’s governor and the first lady opened their home to a group of foster children, children with disabilities, and military families for an Easter Egg hunt.


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