Florida Matters

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Florida Matters: Cost of College

    Concern about the high cost of college and exploring some options for families need of assistance.


Last Week On Florida Matters

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...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: The Cost of College
Radio: Florida Matters: The Cost of College (February 1, 2017)
High school seniors are starting to get their final acceptance letters - hopefully - from the colleges of their choice. While they celebrate, parents are trying to figure out how to pay for it all. This week on Florida Matters we...
Florida Matters: Self-Driving Cars
Radio: Florida Matters: Self-Driving Cars (January 26, 2017)
Self-driving cars – are they the road to the future or pie in the sky? This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the promise and the perils of automated vehicles. You may not have noticed, but Florida has become a hotbed...
Florida Matters: TBX Debate
Radio: Florida Matters: TBX Debate (January 18, 2017)
Is it time for the Tampa Bay area to create express toll lanes to speed up urban traffic? Or is it a waste of taxpayer money and an affront to historic neighborhoods? This week on Florida Matters we're talking about the...
Florida Matters: The Fight To Save Florida Citrus
The disease called citrus greening has wreaked havoc on our state's most iconic industry. Florida is harvesting the smallest citrus crop in 52 years.  State and federal dollars have been pouring into frantic efforts to save...

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