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Today on Context Florida: Liking candidates, therapy and community schools

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Today on Context Florida: Fifteen months before the presidential election, New Hampshire and Iowa is where the action is. That is true every four years, says Bob Sparks. Voters might agree with some, or many, of a candidate’s positions, but they want to vote for someone they like. In a close election, too many might stay at home if the nominee does not make them want to get out and vote. Catherine Durkin Robinson describes how she became a cliché, a…

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Today on Context Florida: Climate change & kids, STEM preparedness and breaking free from the screens

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Today on Context Florida: Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, a pediatrician for 35 years, has witnessed first-hand the effect of a changing climate on young patients. With more ozone and pollution in the atmosphere, there are worsening respiratory problems, allergies, and asthma. Many infants and children take medications every day just so they can breathe better. That’s what compelled her to write. We need to address climate change now, Ringenberg says. Teresa Barber sees the need for a STEM (science, technology, engineering and…

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Today on Context Florida: Six degrees, Jeb Bush, Alberto Iber and community college & STEM

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Today on Context Florida: Gary Stein notes that for years, people have been playing games like “six degrees of Kevin Bacon” to prove the fact that anything is eventually connected to everything. The budget process in Tallahassee is like a game, too. In fact, it is like several games rolled into one. It is one part poker, one part fencing, one part chess and one part big sliding puzzle. Martin Dyckman says to hear Jeb Bush talk about Social Security is…

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