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Intersection: DeBary's Mayor, Downtown Development & Zika

DeBary Mayor Clint Johnson is gone, voted out by his own council. But the outspoken mayor says he'll run again when the city holds a special election. Did Johnson get a raw deal? Will the city be better off without its cycling, rafting mayor? Zika cases are continuing to emerge across Florida now in Pinellas County. What are you doing to prepare or guard against mosquitoes? Parents line up against school districts in a showdown over testing. Is it fair to hold students back a grade if they don't take a test? Development in one of Orlando's bungalow neighborhoods, the Milk District, is stirring controversy. Are duplexes crowding out the trees and shading your bungalows? What's the role of local government in all of this? And the Orange County charter review commission highlights a potential change to some elected positions: should the sheriff, the tax collector and others be term limited?

Intersection: DeBary's Mayor, Downtown Development & Zika

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Fishkind Conversations: Florida's June Job Numbers Dip But Don't Make A Pattern

Florida's latest job numbers look a little confusing. The state added about 9,800 jobs in June. That equals about half of the average growth for the past six months...but economic analyst Hank Fishkind tells WMFE's Nicole Creston it's not, well, half as bad as it may sound.

Fishkind Conversations: Florida's June Job Numbers Dip But Don't Make A Pattern

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Fishkind Conversations: The Four Factors Reshaping Our Economy

Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says there are four major structural changes underway right now that will shape the economic environment over the next twenty years.

Fishkind Conversations: The Four Factors Reshaping Our Economy

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Fishkind Conversations: Central Florida Leads State Job Growth

Florida's latest jobs report contains good news. Employment is up, and central Florida is leading the way. WMFE's Amy Green talked with economic analyst Hank Fishkind about the numbers.

Fishkind Conversations: Central Florida Leads State Job Growth

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Fishkind Conversations: Orlando's Tourism Boom Slowing, But Not Growth

With the resurgence in consumer spending, 90.7 economic analyst Hank Fishkind predicts continued growth to boost the overall health of the economy.

Fishkind Conversations: Orlando's Tourism Boom Slowing, But Not Growth

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Fishkind Conversations: Why Many Floridians Don't Feel The Recovery

We've heard from WMFE's economic analyst Hank Fishkind that both the U.S. economy and Florida's look good...on paper. But many people still think the economy is on the wrong track because they're not feeling the recovery. Fishkind says there are several factors contributing to this disconnect between economic growth and public perception. One is that the rate of growth has been slow, and another is that wages have stagnated. But also, he says, the recovery has been uneven.

Fishkind Conversations: Why Many Floridians Don't Feel The Recovery

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Fishkind Conversations: Latest Data Looks Worrisome, But Isn't So Bad

Last week was not a good one for the economy, according to WMFEeconomic analyst Hank Fishkind. GDP was just .5 percent in thefirst quarter, down from already weak numbers. But Fishkind saysthanks to job and population growth, especially in Central Florida,the situation is not as gloomy as it looks.

Fishkind Conversations: Latest Data Looks Worrisome, But Isn't So Bad

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Fishkind Conversations: New Housing Data And Why It Matters, Especially In Florida

Housing market data were the big economic news last week. 90.7's economic analyst Hank Fishkind walks us through the numbers, but first, he takes a look at why we care - why housing markets are important to the economic outlook in general and particularly in Florida.

Fishkind Conversations: New Housing Data And Why It Matters, Especially In Florida

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Fishkind Conversations: Is The Economy Growing, Slowing Or Both?

New economic reports are out for the U.S. and for Florida, and they seem contradictory and confusing. There's good news and bad news. So, is the economy growing or slowing? Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says it's doing both. He explains how the data balance out nationally and locally, starting with a look at the "slow" side.

Fishkind Conversations: Is The Economy Growing, Slowing Or Both?

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Fishkind Conversations: The Economics Of A Fish Kill

Residents along the Indian River Lagoon have been cleaning up after last month's unprecedented fish kill. 90.7's Nicole Creston asked economic analyst Hank Fishkind to explain the economic implications and to talk about the lagoon itself, starting with what is making it so unhealthy.

Fishkind Conversations: The Economics Of A Fish Kill

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