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Two Floridas? The Case For A Split State


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Under a South Miami resolution, the state would be split in two: South Florida and North Florida.

South Miami officials want to break Florida into two states. They claim Tallahassee isn’t addressing the challenge of climate change. Central Florida is caught in the cross hairs – half of the region would fall into the state of “North Florida”, and the other half in “South Florida”.

To discuss South Florida’s unique environmental challenges 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks to South Miami Mayor Walter Harris and Stetson University Environmental Sciences Professor Jason Evans. Later in the program, Rollins College Professor of Urban History Julian Chambliss and Stetson University Political Science Professor T. Wayne Bailey join the conversation to discuss the cultural differences and the political challenges of splitting the state in two.

 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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