Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters: Residential Landscaping Trend

    With growing concerns about pesticides, more people are growing their own produce right in their own yard.

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  • Florida Matters Newsmaker - Rays President Brian Auld

    Imagine a baseball park that is free and open to the public when no games are scheduled.

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  • Florida Matters: Orlando Nightclub Massacre

    More than 100 innocent victims were shot at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning. Our country is reeling since the incident, the worst mass shooting in American history. 

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Last Week On Florida Matters

Florida Matters Newsmaker: Rays President Brian Auld
Imagine a baseball park that is free and open to the public when no games are scheduled. Imagine real grass but with a roof to shield you from Florida’s frequent rain storms. Those are just a few of the ideas and innovations...more...

Carson CooperSchedule:
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.

Robin SussinghamHost: Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

Recent Florida Matters Episodes

Florida Matters: The Orlando Nightclub Massacre
The shooter in the Orlando mass murder was Omar Mateen, a US citizen and practicing Muslim, who professed his allegiance to ISIS during his attack on the gay nightclub. Florida Matters Host Robin Sussingham talks with Retired...
Florida House Speaker Designee Richard Corcoran, R-Land O' Lakes
Florida's Legislature has a new House Speaker. Starting in November, Land O' Lakes Republican Rep. Richard Corcoran will preside over the state House of Representatives. This week on Florida Matters, (Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and...
Florida Matters: A Look At The 2016 Hurricane Season
Florida Matters takes a look at the 2016 Hurricane season Coming into the 2016 Hurricane Season, Florida has been on something of a lucky streak. It’s been 11 years since a hurricane has made landfall in the state but experts say...
Florida Matters: The End Of The Tampa Tribune
On May 3, the Tampa Bay Times purchased its rival across the Bay -- The Tampa Tribune -- and promptly shutdown the 123-year-old newspaper.  The event ended a three-decade Tampa rivalry that had grown especially difficult for both...

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