Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters: Trade

    NPR’s “A Nation Engaged” Coordinated Conversation project is looking at the topic of trade on the campaign trail, and in communities around the country.

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  • Florida Matters Telling Tampa Stories

    WUSF News has embarked on a new storytelling mission called "Telling Tampa Bay Stories," where  journalists visit lesser known regions to record interviews with members of those communities.

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  • 2016 Legislative Debrief

    We're taking a look at what bills passed, what bills died and what it means to Floridians.

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Last Week On Florida Matters

Telling Tampa Bay Stories
WUSF News has embarked on a new storytelling mission called "Telling Tampa Bay Stories," where our journalists will be visiting some of the region’s lesser-known spots to record interviews with members of those communities. We're...more...

Schedule:
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.

Recent Florida Matters Episodes

Jan. 28, 2016 marked 30 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded off the coast of Cape Canaveral. All seven crew members, including teacher Christa McAuliffe, were killed. This week on Florida Matters, we'll remember the...
The Dozier School
Radio: Florida Matters: The Dozier School (April 3, 2016)
The Tampa Bay History Center recently hosted a panel discussion on the now-closed Dozier School for Boys. The reform school in the Florida Panhandle has been known for decades for...
Radio: 2016 Legislative Debrief (March 25, 2016)
The Florida legislative session has ended, and this week on Florida Matters, we're taking a look at what bills passed, what bills died and what it means to Floridians.  
Radio: Growing Up Jewish In Polk County (March 25, 2016)
WUSF’s Robin Sussingham recently hosted “Our Jewish Communion: Religious Identity and Growing Up Jewish in Polk County” at Florida Southern College in Lakeland to discuss what it was like to come of age in a predominantly...

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