TV: Facing the Mortgage Crisis - Radio: The Push for Drilling

Facing the Mortgage Crisis

Meet four sets of homeowners living right here in the Bay Area that have experienced what it's like to go through a foreclosure. They could be your best friend, or co-worker, a family member, or your neighbor. None of them expected to lose their homes. With so many homeowners falling into foreclosure because of lost jobs or reduced hours, we'll also introduce you to an organization around the state that can help the unemployed find work. Last but not least, we tackle the topic of foreclosure scams and teach you the warning signs to look out for so you don't fall victim yourself.

The Push for Drilling - Part 1

The debate over allowing oil and natural gas drilling as close as a few miles from Florida’s Gulf coast has heated up in recent weeks and figures to be a key issue during the spring legislative session. On this week’s show, we’ll hear why environmentalists and some residents worry drilling could ruin our tourism economy and why the industry thinks it’s important to open the Gulf for more oil exploration.

Policy Director for Audubon of Florida
Citizen Advocate and Member of the Offshore Drilling Committee for the Barrier Islands Governmental Council
Executive Director of the Florida Petroleum Council

Watch the Oct. 28 Drilling Forum Hosted by Gannett and WFSU TV

Original Broadcast Date: 
08/20/09

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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