Florida Matters: U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary John Kirby
Assistant Secretary of State and Department Spokesman John Kirby grew up in St. Petersburg, and graduated from St. Petersburg Catholic High School and the University of South Florida.
He's been an instructor at the Naval Academy, principal spokesman for the U.S. Navy, Pentagon press secretary, and he retired from the Navy last year with the rank of Rear Admiral.
Florida Matters' Robin Sussingham sat down with Assistant Secretary Kirby at the WUSF studio at USF St. Petersburg, and asked him about issues affecting the state, such as Cuba and the Cuban consulate, Syrian refugees, and more.
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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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