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The Health of Florida's Beaches

The state's active storm cycle is proving to be a challenge for our famous, white sandy beaches, home to sea turtles, high rise condominiums and hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. About half of Florida's coastline is suffering from erosion. Should we spend millions of dollars to keep the sand where we want it if the next hurricane will just wash it away? Or do we allow nature to take its course? We'll discuss these questions and more with our guests.

Program Schedule

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Dr. Albert Hine - from the College of Marine Science at USF/St. Petersburg
Nicole Elko - from the Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management
Suzanne Cooper - of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
Ann Paul - from the Audubon Society of Florida



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