Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters: What's Next For Medical Marijuana?

    This week on Florida Matters we're exploring the state's rules on medical marijuana and what changes might be in store for the industry.

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  • Florida Matters: Surviving Gun Violence

    You'll often hear the news of young people tragically dying from gun violence. But what about those who live?

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  • Florida Matters: Say Goodbye To 'The Greatest Show On Earth'

    This week on Florida Matters we’re exploring the history of the circus, its local ties and the economics of the decision to close.

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Last Week On Florida Matters

USF St. Petersburg Neighborhood News Bureau logo (courtesy NNB)
Health News Florida told you recently how students in a St. Petersburg middle school investigated the amount of lead in the tap water in their homes. They were assisted by students in the USF St. Pete Neighborhood News Bureau,...more...

Carson CooperSchedule:
Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1 & 103.9

Host: 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.

Robin SussinghamHost: 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.

Recent Florida Matters Episodes

Radio: Coach Jose Fernandez (February 20, 2017)
Radio: Florida Matters: Surviving Gun Violence (February 15, 2017)
You'll often hear the news of young people tragically dying from gun violence. But what about those who live? This week on Florida Matters we're listening to excerpts of the series ...
Radio: Coach Jose Fernandez (February 13, 2017)
When the USF women’s basketball team beat Memphis last month, it marked the three hundredth career win for head coach Jose Fernandez. Perhaps the most amazing fact is that every one of those victories came at USF. With the...
Florida Matters: Saying Goodbye To 'The Greatest Show On Earth'
After 146 years as the "Greatest Show on Earth," the owners of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus have decided to take the tent down. This week on Florida Matters we’re exploring the history of the circus, its...

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