About Florida Stories

Florida Stories is a WUSF 89.7 segment featuring the personal memories of Floridians.

Each week, Florida Stories presents unique and compelling stories told by the people who lived them. These are stories of hope and inspiration, fear and triumph, laughter and tears - personal and intimate conversations with people just like you.


Broadcast Schedule

Listen to Florida Stories Friday afternoons during "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7, Your NPR Station.


This Week on Radio

Writing is a passion for Linda Cooper, this week on Florida Stories she talks to her daughter Sheena Ivy about how coming home sparked painful memories of her childhood that also allowed her to let it out on paper...


Recent Florida Stories episodes

Eat St. Pete/Food Nation Radio Network - Elizabeth Dougherty speaking with Michael Serio (June 3, 2011)

This week on Florida Stories, Writer and Food Critic Elizabeth Dougherty talks with colleague and Producer Michael Serio about starting her Food Nation Radio Network from a single Facebook page called "Eat St. Pete", and the lessons she soon...

The Dangerous Curtain Call - Gloria Mae Bugni McMaster Juhn speaking with Patty McMaster (March 18, 2011)

Singing has always been a part of Gloria Mae Bugni McMaster Juhn's life. This week on Florida Stories, she tells her daughter in law, Patty McMaster, about a time when singing was more than a little dangerous.

19 Years, 6 Months, and 1 Day - Mark Rose speaking with Fred Petty (March 11, 2011)
19 Years, 6 Months, and 1 Day - Mark Rose speaking with Fred Petty

When you're in the Navy, you go where the Navy tells you to go. But today on Florida Stories we hear the tale of Fred Petty, whose favorite past-time helped him get stationed back home...

The Grumpy Girl's Guide to Manners - Rachel Aboukhair speaking with Chris Angermann (March 4, 2011)

After her parents surprised her with a trip to an unusual camp, Rachel Aboukhair learned manners the hard way... That was the inspiration for her book, "The Grumpy Girl's Guide to Good Manners", as she tells Chris Angermann on this week's Florida...

Tom and Steve Iovino (January 14, 2011)

This week on Florida Stories, basketball coach Tom Iovino gets some pointers from his younger son, Steven,who is also his assistant coach...

A Day That Will Live in Infamy - Karen Wilde speaking with Harry Gunter (December 17, 2010)
A Day That Will Live in Infamy - Karen Wilde speaking with Harry Gunter

This week on Florida Stories, Harry Gunter tells his daughter, Karen Wilde, about serving in the Navy as the U.S. was thrust into the second world war by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor...


Produced By

Susan Giles Wantuck
Susan Giles Wantuck, News Reporter, Host, Producer

Susan Giles Wantuck is a host, producer and reporter for WUSF Public Media who focuses her storytelling on arts and culture. She also serves as the host for Evening Masterwork, weekdays on Classical WSMR 89.1 and in Tampa at...

Craig Georg
Craig Georg, Producer

Craig is the Story Producer for Florida Stories, WUSF's oral history project. He began work at WUSF in May of 2008 after moving from St. Cloud, MN. He is a recent graduate from The University of Tampa with a Bachelor's Degree...


Contact Info

E-mail Susan Giles Wantuck or Craig Georg at letters@wusf.org or call 813-974-8663

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