Florida Matters

  • Join Us For A Special Florida Matters Town Hall On Sept. 1

    You can join us and be a part of our audience for a special Florida Matters town hall on the rising tide of HIV infection in Florida. 

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  • Exploring Tampa Bay’s Beaches

    We take a look at the stress of parking, hear recollections from beach days gone by and find out why some waters are more prone to bacteria than others.

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  • Tampa International CEO Joe Lopano

    Big changes are coming to Tampa International Airport, and this week on Florida Matters, we’re bringing you a special newsmaker edition of the show with airport CEO Joe Lopano. 

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  • Arts In Manatee County

    Sarasota is known around the world for its arts scene. Can Bradenton and Manatee County become a destination for arts and culture?

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Last Week On Florida Matters

Big changes are coming to Tampa International Airport, and this week on Florida Matters, we’re bringing you a special newsmaker edition of the show with airport CEO Joe Lopano. One of our burning questions: Is it TPA – or TIA?...more...

Schedule:
Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1 & 103.9

Host: Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the host of Morning Edition on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006.

Recent Florida Matters Episodes

Radio: Arts In Manatee County (August 11, 2015)
Sarasota is known around the world for its arts scene. Can Bradenton and Manatee County become a destination for arts and culture? We’re bringing you highlights of a recent Manatee Tiger Bay Club discussion with Dr. Robyn Bell,...
Radio: The Florida Citrus Industry (August 4, 2015)
Florida's citrus industry is hurting in a big way. The final report of the growing season by the U.S. Department of Agriculture put Florida orange production for the 2014-15 season at 96.7 million boxes, a drop of 4 percent from...
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Radio: Homelessness Among Florida's Students (July 28, 2015)
When it comes to children, the definition of homeless includes more children than you may think. Under the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, children who are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds...
Radio: Hunting Black Bears (July 21, 2015)
Back in June, state officials decided to allow bear hunting in Florida for the first time in 20 years. The season will open on Oct. 24, and could last for up to a week. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says...

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