Florida Matters

  • The Florida Citrus Industry

    Florida's citrus industry is hurting in a big way. We take a look at the future of Florida’s signature crop and the fight against citrus greening.

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  • Homelessness Among Florida's Students

    Groups that work with homeless students and families say the need increases in the summer. We take an in-depth look at homelessness among Florida’s students. 

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  • Hunting Black Bears

    Back in June, state officials decided to allow bear hunting in Florida for the first time in 20 years. 

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When it comes to children, the definition of homeless includes more children than you may think. Under the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, children who are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds...more...

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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

Radio: Hunting Black Bears (July 21, 2015)
Back in June, state officials decided to allow bear hunting in Florida for the first time in 20 years. The season will open on Oct. 24, and could last for up to a week. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says...
Radio: Planning for Death (July 14, 2015)
The end-of-life is not the easiest topic to bring up with a loved one, and the experts say many folks just don't do it.  Beginning next year, Medicare plans to pay doctors to do voluntary counseling with patients about end-of-...
Same-sex couples have been able to marry in Florida since Jan. 6, 2015. On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide. What are the impacts of this ruling on Florida’s same-sex couples? And...
Radio: Roller Coasters (June 30, 2015)
The Themed Entertainment Association has just released its list of world's best theme park attendance -- and once again -- Florida has cleaned up. Seven Florida parks are in the Top 20 -- including Tampa's Busch Gardens. A major...

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