Florida Matters: 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Florida Matters: 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Friday, June 6 marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the historic military landing at Normandy during World War II. We take a look at D-Day through the eyes of a C-47 pilot who was there. Retired First Lt. Gerald “Bud” Berry was among those who flew paratroopers behind enemy lines in the hours before the beach invasion.
Our panel also includes MacDill AFB 6th Air Mobility Wing Historian William Polson and Gary Mormino, an author and retired USF History Professor who is now with the Florida Humanities Council.

1st Lt. USAAF (retired)
MacDill AFB 6th Air Mobility Wing Historian
Retired USF History Professor, now with Florida Humanities Council

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Florida Matters: D-Day 70th Anniversary

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D-Day Minus One (1945)

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Tampa Goes to War

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Plant City Goes to War

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 host of "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, trans-portation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

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