Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters: Residential Landscaping Trend

    More people are growing their own produce right in their own yard.

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  • Florida Matters: U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary - John Kirby

    Florida Matters' Robin Sussingham sat down with Assistant Secretary Kirby and asked him about issues affecting the state.

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  • Florida Matters: How Much Does Health Care Really Cost?

    On today's Florida Matters, we'll get an update on what the PriceCheck team has learned since its launch.

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Last Week On Florida Matters

Florida Matters: U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary John Kirby
Assistant Secretary of State and Department Spokesman John Kirby grew up in St. Petersburg, and graduated from St. Petersburg Catholic High School and the University of South Florida. He's been an instructor at the Naval Academy...more...

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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's Roadside Attractions
Radio: FL Matters: Florida's Roadside Attractions (September 19, 2016)
Long before Florida was known for Mickey Mouse and Disney World, it was a vacation destination defined by its beaches and other attractions that drew on the state's natural beauty. Spots like Silver Springs and Cypress Gardens...
British tourists love to visit Florida! When people in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, it sent ripples surging across the pond. With about 1.7 million British visitors per year, and hundreds of thousands of...
Florida Matters: Reading, Writing, 'Rithmatic and... Litigation: A New School Year Begins
Schools in Florida have a lot to deal with. A massive new federal education law looms on the horizon. Parents are suing over standardized testing  and the NAACP is suing over vouchers for private school. To help us sort out the...

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