Red Tide and the Health of the Gulf of Mexico

Red Tide and the Health of the Gulf of Mexico

This past year, we had weeks on end of spoiled beaches and fish kills. Local businesses suffered, too. Hotels, restaurants, fishermen and retail stores felt the economic impact of red tide.
The situation has left many wondering whether red tide worsening and if that's the case, then why? What needs to be done to deal with red tide in the next five to ten years? Do we need to change the way we do business in coastal Florida, based on what we saw in 2005? Those are just some of the questions we asked our guests.

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

Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "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. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

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