Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters: School Violence Town Hall

    The deadly high school shooting in Parkland has people across the nation talking about how to make schools safer.

  • Florida Matters - Online Learning In High School

    This week we debate the pros and cons of online learning in high school.

  • Florida Matters: Cultural Tourism In Tampa Bay

    We talked with experts about how to draw culture-lovers from around the world to the Tampa Bay area.


Last Week On Florida Matters

Florida Matters: Online Learning In High School
This week on Florida Matters we debate the pros and cons of online learning in high school with a panel of experts and with comments our listeners submitted about their experience with virtual education. Every public high school...more...

Recent Florida Matters Episodes

Florida Matters: Cultural Tourism In Tampa Bay
Florida Matters recently moderated a panel discussion at the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs called "Arts Mecca: International Cultural Tourism...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: Parkland Shooting, Sarasota Election & More
This week on Florida Matters we’re hosting another edition of our monthly news roundtable. We talk with a panel of journalists about some of the major news stories impacting our state, including last week’s shooting at Marjory...
Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Solar Power In The Sunshine State
This is the Sunshine State, so doesn’t solar power make sense? Then why does it only make up a tiny fraction of Florida’s electricity output? This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the promise and prognosis of solar...
Florida Matters: Health Care For The Uninsured
While across the nation the cultural and political tug-of-war over health care rages on, locally, healers keep on healing. But providing care for people can get complicated when they don’t have health insurance. Florida Matters...

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.

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