Florida Matters

  • Studying Cuba's Manatees

    Last spring, we sat down with WUSF's Steve Newborn and manatee researcher Dr. James "Buddy" Powell just after they returned from an expedition to Cuba.  We're taking another listen to that conversation this week.

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  • State Of The Bay

    The Suncoast Tiger Bay Club recently hosted the mayors of St. Petersburg and Tampa for a conversation on the “State Of The Bay.”

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  • 2016 Legislative Preview

    The 2016 Florida Legislative session starts Jan. 12, and this week on Florida Matters, we are previewing some of the bills lawmakers are proposing.

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  • Media Trends

    How are people consuming news these days -- and how is that changing? We recently welcomed an audience from Leadership Tampa for a Florida Matters discussion on media trends.

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  • Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary

    We sit down with DCF Secretary Mike Carroll to discuss how the department is trying to do a better job protecting children.

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Last Week On Florida Matters

It has been 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 disaster...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

Radio: Studying Cuba's Manatees (February 2, 2016)
Florida's population of the iconic manatee has risen in recent years, so much so that federal  wildlife officials say they're no longer endangered, and could be down-listed to threatened by next year.  Cuba has an extensive...
Radio: State Of The Bay (February 2, 2016)
The Suncoast Tiger Bay Club recently hosted the mayors of St. Petersburg and Tampa for a conversation on the “State Of The Bay.” We’re bringing you highlights of the discussion between Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and St. Petersburg...
Radio: Highlights Of 2016 State Of The State (January 12, 2016)
Gov. Rick Scott kicked off the 2016 Florida legislative session Tuesday morning with his annual State of the State address. This week on Florida Matters, we will bring you highlights of Scott’s address, along with part of the...
Radio: 2016 Legislative Preview (January 7, 2016)
The 2016 Florida Legislative session starts Jan. 12, and this week on Florida Matters, we are previewing some of the bills lawmakers are proposing.

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