Year in Review

Year in Review

This week WUSF reporters Steve Newborn and John Sepulvado join Susan Giles Wantuck to discuss important stories aired on Florida Matters. Stem Cell Research, then Environment and the Democratic Primary are among some of the topics.
Shows discussed in this program:
Early Primary
Florida moved its presidential primary from March to January. The major political parties are unhappy. Other states are responding. Florida Democrats stand to lose delegate vote and some candidates say they won't campaign here. What does all this mean?
Going Green
The rush to go green has been named as the reason dairy and beef prices are going up. What are the other "hidden" costs of going green? What does this mean for the plan for carbon caps in Florida?
Stem Cell Controversy
Some observers are "banking" on stem cell research as the source for the next major medical breakthrough. What kind of stem cell research holds the most promise? Who stands to gain the most? Will the political winds in Florida play a role in this controversial endeavor?

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

Host:
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.

Contact Information

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