Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters: After Hurricane Irma

    This week we’re listening to highlights from the program “After Hurricane Irma” hosted by WLRN’s Tom Hudson.

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  • Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Beach Renourishment

    Communities across Florida are preparing for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma.

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  • Florida Matters: 2017 World Rowing Championships

    This week we’re talking about the sport of rowing and what it means to host the championships in the Tampa Bay Area.

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Last Week On Florida Matters

Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Beach Renourishment
Communities across Florida are preparing for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma, and one natural line of defense we have is the state’s beaches. But not all beaches are equally suited to protect us, thanks to past storm...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: 2017 World Rowing Championships
For the first time in over 20 years, the World Rowing Championships will return to the U.S. next month in Sarasota-Bradenton. This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the sport of rowing and what it means to host the...
Florida Matters: The Sinkhole State
Radio: Florida Matters: The Sinkhole State (August 23, 2017)
Imagine leaving for work in the morning and finding out a few hours later that your home and every possession within it has been swallowed by the earth. Sinkholes in Florida make that a real possibility. This week on Florida...
Florida Matters: Staycations In Tampa Bay
Summer is in full swing and for those who can't get out of town, a staycation can make all the difference. This week on Florida Matters we're taking a look at some ways to escape the everyday hustle and bustle and have some fun...
FL Matters: State of Tourism
Tourism brought in an estimated $109 billion a year to Florida at last count. This week on Florida Matters we’re taking a look at the current state of Florida’s number one industry. You may have heard about the tug-of-war during...

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