Policy Matters is a quarterly radio series hosted by Rick Mullaney, Director of the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute, on WJCT 89.9 FM in Jacksonville. Each installment of this call-in radio show explores how public policy issues, including taxes, healthcare and pensions, affect our daily lives. To listen to the program, click the air dates below.
April 26, 2018
Adam Putnam, Florida Agricultural Commissioner and candidate for Governor.
February 14, 2018
Mo Eleithee, Fox New contributor, former DNC strategist, and Executive Director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics.
November 17, 2017
Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran talks about education policy, the state budget and Corcoran’s take on sexual harassment allegations in Tallahassee.
November 14, 2017
Congressman Jason Altmire (D-PA) talks about his book “Dead Center,” which deals with political polarization in America and what can be done about it.
Jacksonville Jaguars president Mark Lamping talks about the plans owner Shad Khan has for the redevelopment of the Shipyards and other projects at or near the Sports Complex.
August 28, 2017
Rep. Al Lawson (D-Fl) talks about his first seven months in office and his thoughts on the job being done by President Trump.
Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche discusses her proposal to remove Confederate memorials from public places and place them in a museum.
March 2, 2017
Lori Boyer, President of the Jacksonville City Council.
May 26, 2016
Lenny Curry, Mayor of the City of Jacksonville and Greg Anderson, President of the Jacksonville City Council.
February 17, 2016
Bob Graham, Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator and
Chris Hand, Chief of Staff for former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown discuss civic engagement, the environment and other issues.
December 9, 2015
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams was elected Jacksonville's fifth Sheriff since consolidation on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. He took the oath of office on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 for a four year term. Sheriff Williams will shared perspectives from his first months in office and took caller questions.
June 30, 2015
Greg Anderson, incoming President of the Jacksonville City Council, discussing top issues facing the city and his priorities for the Council in the next year.
March 24, 2015
Discussion on challenges in water and marine life policy; the influence of population and pollution on water supply worldwide.
James G. Workman, writer and Deputy Director of the Environmental Defense Fund's Catch Share Design
Dr. Quint White, Director of Jacksonville University's Marine Science Research Institute
November 19, 2014
Angela Corey, State Attorney, discusses juvenile justice system, major crimes unit and public safety.
Ander Crenshaw, U.S. Congressman, weighs in on how domestic and foreign policy in Washington will be influenced by recent elections.
August 28, 2014
Corrine Brown, Congresswoman, Fifth District of Florida, discusses local, state and federal issues.
May 28, 2014
Gary Chartrand, Chairman of the Florida Board of Education, discusses state education policy.
Brian Taylor, CEO of the Jacksonville Port Authority, discusses the port and its importance to the business of both Jacksonville and the country.
February 26, 2014
Daniel Davis, State Representative and President of JAX Chamber, on how Jacksonville's strategic location on the nation's coast could be a major draw to several sectors.
Bill Scheu, Chairman of Jacksonville's Pension Reform Task Force, on why pension reform is among the most pressing issues in Jacksonville's current policy discussions.
November 20, 2013
Jason Altmire, Public Policy Executive for Florida Blue, on how the Health Insurance Exchange under the Affordable Care Act has caused political strife and increased uncertainly for those seeking insurance.
Bill Gulliford, President of the Jacksonville City Council discusses ties between economic prosperity and pension reform.