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Florida Matters tackles tough issues, highlights little-known stories from our part of the world, and provides a greater perspective of what it means to live in the Sunshine State. Join us each week as we journey across the state to explore the issues important to Floridians and cover the challenges facing our community and our state.

 

Broadcast Schedule

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1
 

This Week on Radio

On April 5, WUSF-TV will air the first part of the new Ken Burns’ documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” Florida Matters hosted a preview of the film and a town hall discussion on cancer, and we're bringing you highlights of the discussion taped on location at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa with cancer patient and survivor Joshua Rivera, Dr. John Cleveland and Dr. Nam Tran.

 

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Florida Matters: Cancer Town Hall (March 31, 2015)
 

On April 5, WUSF-TV will air the first part of the new Ken Burns’ documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” Florida Matters hosted a preview of the film and a town hall discussion on cancer, and we're bringing you highlights of the...

 
Florida Matters: The Fight Against Human Trafficking (March 24, 2015)
 

According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, Florida is third in the number of calls to the national human trafficking hotline(1-888-373-7888). The FMC Foundation of Caring and WUSF Public Radio gathered a panel of experts to...

 
Florida Matters: Education Town Hall (March 17, 2015)
 

This week on Florida Matters, we're bringing you highlights of an education town hall hosted by WUSF at Artz 4 Life Academy in Clearwater on March 10. We check in with a panel of education experts, and we hear from parents in Pinellas County...

 
Florida Matters: FL Wildlife Corridor Update From The Shores of Apalachicola Bay (March 10, 2015)
 

Nearly 1,000 miles in 70 days -- that's how long a trio of wildlife enthusiasts are traversing the state, from Central Florida to the Alabama state line. Just after a 50-mile paddle down the Apalachicola River, expedition members photographer...

 
Florida Matters: 2015 Legislative Session (March 4, 2015)
 

By law, the only thing the Florida Legislature must do is pass a budget during the 60-day legislative session that is now under way. But lawmakers are working on many other issues, from how to spend money under Amendment One, to expanding the...

 
Florida Matters: 2015 Legislative Preview (February 24, 2015)
 

We’re continuing our preview of the upcoming legislative session. We will take a look at the top legislative priorities for the state Department of Veterans Affairs, including a call to fund two new nursing homes for veterans; testing in Florida...

 
 

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Carson Cooper, 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...

 

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