Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters Re-Broadcast - The Fight To Save Florida Citrus

    State and federal dollars have been pouring into frantic efforts to save groves. But is it too late?

  • Florida Matters: Price-Check Stories

    How can you know how much many medical procedures cost these days?

  • Florida Matters: Restoring the Everglades

    The Everglades. One of the world’s most diverse ecosystems.


Last Week On Florida Matters

Florida Matters: PriceCheck Stories
In 1930, a mother in Kansas spent ten days in the hospital to deliver her baby. Total bill? $66. Well the cost of health care has gone up quite a bit since then -- how can you know how much many medical procedures cost these days...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

Florida Matters: Restoring The Everglades
The Everglades, Florida’s vast fresh water system that starts near Orlando and meanders South, is in trouble. For years environmental advocates and sugar growers have clashed over how to restore the "River of Grass." And billions...
Florida Matters: 2017 State of the State
Governor Rick Scott kicked off Florida's 2017 legislative session with his annual State of the State address. This week on Florida Matters we're re-broadcasting portions of the governor's speech, which aired live on WUSF 89.7....
Florida Matters: 2017 Legislative Preview
Radio: Florida Matters: 2017 Legislative Preview (February 28, 2017)
The azaleas are in bloom -- that means the legislative session in Tallahassee is just around the corner. What’s likely to happen, and how will it affect you? This week on Florida Matters we’re exploring some proposals lawmakers...
Florida Matters: What's Next For Medical Marijuana
Florida voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 2 last November, expanding the state's medical marijuana program. But how is the government going to implement it? This week on Florida Matters we're exploring the state's rules on...

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