St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster on the Rays, the Pier, and More
The decisions made by St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and the city council over the next year years will shape the city for decades to come.
Specifically, Foster is trying to keep ahold of the Tampa Bay Rays, and rebuild the city's iconic Pier.
Florida Matters' Carson Cooper interviewed Foster for our Newsmakers series.
He asks Foster about both of those issues -- as well as his plans for cutting the budget, his feelings about Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, and his plans for the Republican National Convention.
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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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