Florida Matters: The Orlando Nightclub Massacre

Florida Matters: The Orlando Nightclub Massacre
Florida Matters: The Orlando Nightclub Massacre

The shooter in the Orlando mass murder was Omar Mateen, a US citizen and practicing Muslim, who professed his allegiance to ISIS during his attack on the gay nightclub.

Florida Matters Host Robin Sussingham talks with Retired Army Colonel Derek Harvey, a senior fellow at USF's Global Initiative for Civil Society and Conflict, who says that Mateen's views on homosexuality didn't come out of a vacuum. He and retired FBI officer Dave Couvertier talk with Florida Matters' Robin Sussingham about extremist Muslim groups and the ways they use the internet as a tool.

Guests:
Abe Aboraya, WMFE Public Radio reporter

Col. Derek Harvey, Senior Fellow at USF's Global Initiative for Civil Society and Conflict specializing in the Middle East, a former special advisor to Gen. David Petraeus and a former Defense Intelligence Agency Senior Leader

Dave Couvertier, recently retired FBI agent with 33 years experience in law enforcement including SWAT, hostage negotiations and spokesman.

Original Broadcast Date: 
06/15/16

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "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. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

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.

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