Summer Diversions

Summer Diversions

This week on Florida Matters, we'll help you plan the rest of your summer downtime! From summer movies to summer reading material - new books and the classics - our guests will give you some guidance for your fictional endeavors. And if you just need to get out and do something, we've got suggestions for a few destinations right here in west central Florida. Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with us on Florida Matters.

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Tim Staton's Rook Recommendations:
Summer Reads:
"Comfort Food" by Kate Jacobs
"Telex from Cuba" by Rachel Kushner
"Winter Study" by Nevada Barr (Anna Pigeon Mystery Series)
"Twenty Wishes" by Debbie Macomber (A Blossom Street Book, No. 4)
"Babbit" by Sinclair Lewis
"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Of Human Bondage" by W. Somerset Maugham
"The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway
"The Stranger" by Albert Camus
"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" by Carson McCullers
"As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner

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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.

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

Robin Sussingham

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.

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