Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters: Political Issue

    The upcoming elections are widely viewed as pivotal for the direction of this state.

  • Florida Matters: Public Art Around Tampa

    When you walk around your community, are you getting a sense of vibrancy and creativity?

  • Florida Matters: Residential Landscaping Trend

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


Last Week On Florida Matters

Challenger Charlie Crist, left, and incumbent U.S. Rep. David Jolly at Suncoast Tiger Bay Club
Congressional District 13 has been redrawn to include much of Democratic-leaning St. Petersburg. That was enough to persuade Republican David Jolly - who has held the seat since 2014, after the death of longtime Congressman C.W....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 Matters: Public Art Around Tampa Bay
It might be that big beautiful mural you pass on the way to work. Or the bike rack that looks like a sculpture.  Public art is all around us in Tampa Bay. When you walk around your community, are you getting a sense of vibrancy...
Florida Matters: Residential Landscaping Trends
A massive fish kill in the Indian River Lagoon in spring has been linked to fertilizer use, and with growing concerns about pesticides and where food comes from, more people are growing their own produce right in their own yard...
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...
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...

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