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Jan

13
2014

Colleen K. Porter: Surveys discover how people think, feel

laurabernheim     Blog, January 2014     0

Survey research is based on the idea that the only way to find out about real people is to talk to real people. Surveys collect data about how folks live and what they think across a wide range of issues, including election polling, market research, evaluation of government programs and rates of disease and crime. Continue reading.


Oct

21
2013

W. Timothy Coombs: Easy-to-overlook points in crisis planning

laurabernheim     Blog, October 2013, Trends & Topics     0

Most managers have no trouble covering the basics for crisis planning. Managers are compentent at creating the basic crisis management plans and crisis teams However, there are a few finer points managers often overlook when creating their crisis management plans and crisis teams. Continue reading.


Oct

21
2013

Daniel Hahn: Expand the web of emergency management

laurabernheim     Blog, October 2013, Trends & Topics     0

How do you view emergency management? Are you the kind that thinks if it is not written in a FEMA document then it is not worthy of being emergency management? Do you think that emergency management has boundaries it should not cross for political reasons? Continue reading.


Oct

14
2013

Ludie Bond: How to plan for an incident you didn’t see heading your way

laurabernheim     Blog, October 2013, Trends & Topics     1

The Boardwalk Fire began at 1.5 acres on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2012 on Paynes Prairie just south of Gainesville, Fla. Later that same night, the wildfire was contained at 40 acres. Smoke from the wildfire had been a concern throughout that afternoon, briefly shutting down US Hwy 441, which runs through the middle of Paynes Prairie and is adjacent to the wildfire’s location. Continue reading.


Sep

11
2013

Staci Braswell: Population, production and protection of Florida’s endangered, threatened species: is it possible?

laurabernheim     Blog, September 2013, Trends & Topics     0

It’s a peninsula approximately 447 miles long and 361 miles wide, and is home to 33 first-magnitude springs — more than any state or any other nation in the world! There are 663 miles of coastline and over 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways. Continue reading.


Sep

03
2013

Mark Hostetler: How are cities connected to the plight of Florida’s endangered species?

laurabernheim     Blog, September 2013, Trends & Topics     2

Many of Florida’s unique species, such as the Florida Panther, Florida Scrub Jay, West Indian Manatee, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Florida Ziziphus, Schaus Swallowtail, and the Key Deer are at risk of becoming extinct or at least being extirpated from Florida. There are about 111 endangered and threatened plant and animal species in Florida. Continue reading.


May

24
2013

Joan Flocks: A starting place for understanding immigration reform

laurabernheim     Blog, May 2013     0

In late May 2013, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S 744), which will, within several weeks, appear before the full U.S. Senate for consideration. The bill is a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform plan. Continue reading.


Apr

05
2013

Glenn Good: You can count on teachers — and the education researchers who support their work

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scienceTake a moment to recall a teacher who really made a difference in your life. If you react similarly to others I have asked to do so, you are likely to identify at least one teacher who played a crucial positive role in your development. Continue reading.


Mar

11
2013

Sonia Tighe: Capitalizing on the local food movement

laurabernheim     Blog, March 2013, Trends & Topics     1

The Florida Specialty Crop Foundation (a division of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association) believes there could be opportunities for our commercial growers of fruit and vegetables if the consumers perceive Florida-grown or Fresh From Florida produce to be a “local” product. Continue reading.


Mar

11
2013

Alan Hodges: Local food grows local economy

laurabernheim     Blog, March 2013, Trends & Topics     0

For an economist specializing in the study of regional economics, the issue of local food production is a natural subject. Local food has become recognized as a potent strategy for economic development—keeping more dollars in the local economy, by substituting for imports. Continue reading.


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