Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters: Solar Power In The Sunshine State

    This week we’re talking about the promise and prognosis of solar energy in the state.

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  • Florida Matters: 2017 Festival Of Reading

    It's time for the 25th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading.

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  • Florida Matters: Shining Light On The Power Grid

    This week we’re talking about electrical power, from lessons learned after the recent storm.

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Last Week On Florida Matters

Florida Matters: 2017 Festival Of Reading
Books, music, authors, food -- it's time for the 25th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. This week on Florida Matters we're talking with three of the authors that will be featured in the event, held Saturday November 11...more...

Carson CooperSchedule:
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: Shining Light On The Power Grid
Florida’s power companies have invested billions and billions of dollars to harden the electrical grid since the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005. Could you tell? If you lost power after Hurricane Irma – and 6.5 million homes did – it...
Florida Matters: Promoting Bipartisanship
Bipartisanship in Washington -- or lack thereof -- and what Florida voters can do about it. That's what two former Congressman are talking about in a series of town halls around the state. Former Congressmen David Jolly and...
Florida Matters: Ethnic Newspapers In Tampa Bay
One of the area's leading African American family-owned newspapers, The Weekly Challenger in St. Petersburg, just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Tampa's preeminent Hispanic newspaper, La Gaceta, is approaching 100 years. This...
Florida Matters Reporters Roundtable: Hurricane Irma
We're starting something new on Florida Matters. Once a month we're going to gather together some experienced reporters from around the state for perspective on the important news happening in Florida. This week we're talking...

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