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• Daytona International Speedway is in the midst of a massive redevelopment dubbed “Daytona Rising”. The $400 million dollar renovation will make the venue the world’s first motorsports stadium. Read More »
• The Pentagon didn’t give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, the Government Accountability Office says. Read More »
• Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the “dread factor.” Read More »
• The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are. Read More »
• Two hundred years ago this week, invading British troops destroyed the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NPR wasn’t there, but if we were, our coverage might have sounded something like this … Read More »
• Governor Rick Scott wants more money for education, but teachers are skeptical. The governor announced Thursday he’ll increase per student spending to the highest level in state history. Scott says he’ll call for a $232 increase in per student spending when the Legislature reconvenes in the spring. That’s an overall funding increase for public schools of about $700 million. Joanne McCall of the Florida Education Association says the proposal is politically motivated. “The session will not occur until after this general election, so what’s to say he will hold true to this promise? He has had four years to show us he has cared about the kids of this state, and he has shown us we have not been a … Read More »
• https://wmfeimages.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/DarrylOwens082114.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe death of Robin Williams earlier this month prompted expressions of sorrow and fond tributes from celebrities and fans alike. It has also opened up discussion about depression and mental illness, difficult topics that sometimes still carry a social stigma. In the wake of Williams’ suicide, Orlando Sentinel columnist and editorial writer Darryl Owens is reflecting on the state of mental health care in Florida. He says the spotlight now illuminating the issue is revealing failures in Florida’s mental health care … Read More »