Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters: Beach Renourishment

    It costs a lot of money to keep Florida’s beaches “postcard ready.” How much sand is on your favorite beach?

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  • Florida Matters: How Wildfires Impact Our State

    This week we're talking about the impact these fires have on the state's environment and economy, and whether there's an end in sight for this dry season.

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  • Florida Matters - 2017 Legislative Roundup

    This week on Florida Matters we’ll take a look at what’s in the $83 billion spending plan.

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Last Week On Florida Matters

Florida Matters: How Wildfires Impact Our State
State officials say Florida is having one of its worst wildfire seasons in years. This week on Florida Matters we're talking about the impact these fires have on the state's environment and economy, and whether there's an end in...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 Legislative Roundup
It took them three days longer than it was supposed to, but Florida lawmakers have finally passed a new state budget. This week on Florida Matters we’ll take a look at what’s in the $83 billion spending plan along with a few...
Florida Matters: Libraries In The 21st Century
There was a time when the only place to get a book was to buy it from a store or borrow it from a library. Now in two clicks we can read it on an iPad. What’s the future role of libraries in today’s digital landscape? This week...
Florida Matters: LGBT Issues
Radio: Florida Matters: LGBT Issues (April 26, 2017)
The Trump administration says bathroom use policies regarding gender are best left at the local level, while state lawmakers are considering new workplace protections aimed at the LGBT community. This week on Florida Matters we’...
Florida Matters Town Hall: Food Insecurity In Polk County
Polk County is a place of so many contradictions. It's the home of beautiful lakes, charming downtowns and historic landmarks. But this birthplace of several of Florida's governors, was also named by ...

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