Florida Matters Episode Archives

Florida Matters Newsmaker: St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman (February 5, 2018)
This week on Florida Matters we visit the office of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman to talk about his second term in office, which began about a month ago. WUSF closely followed the St. Pete mayoral race, which Kriseman won last November against...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: 2018 Legislative Session (January 24, 2018)
The state’s lawmakers are hard at work in Tallahassee as the 2018 legislative session continues. This week on the latest edition of our monthly Florida Matters news roundtable series we’re talking about some of their priorities and how they could...
Florida Matters: One City, One Weekend, Two Major Events (January 18, 2018)
Tampa is going to be a rather busy city on the weekend of Jan. 27-28. The city will host the 2018 National Hockey League All-Star Game during one of Tampa's biggest annual events, Gasparilla Pirate Festival. This week on Florida Matters we’re...
Florida Matters: Gov. Scott's Final State Of The State Address (January 11, 2018)
Gov. Rick Scott delivered his eighth and final State of the State address Tuesday on the opening day of the 2018 legislative session. Florida Matters brought you live coverage and analysis of his speech, and this week we’re featuring highlights from...
Florida Matters: Telling Tampa Bay Stories – Progress Village Part 2 (January 11, 2018)
Last week we shined a light on the historic neighborhood Progress Village and this week on Florida Matters its story continues. In the second half of our special two-part series Telling Tampa Bay Stories: Progress Village we hear more residents of...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: 2017's Top Stories (January 11, 2018)
Massive hurricanes, corrupt politicians and the tragic death of a famous manatee – there was a lot of big news in Florida this year. This week on Florida Matters we talk with local journalists about some of 2017’s top local stories. Our guests are...
Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Ethnic Newspapers In Tampa Bay (January 11, 2018)
One of the area's leading African American family-owned newspapers, The Weekly Challenger in St. Petersburg, just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Tampa's preeminent Hispanic newspaper, La Gaceta, is approaching 100 years. This week on Florida...
Florida Matters: Telling Tampa Bay Stories – Progress Village Part 1 (December 14, 2017)
Progress Village was Tampa's first affordable housing suburb, and this week on Florida Matters we'll hear its story. WUSF launched an ongoing series in 2015 called Telling Tampa Bay Stories that highlights neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area and the...
Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Food As Muse (December 8, 2017)
Sometimes when something is as universal, necessary and mundane as eating, it's hard to make "food" sound special. But not for the people on this Florida Matters. WUSF has been talking to people who communicate their passion about food in...
Florida Matters: Live Music Tour Of Tampa Bay (December 4, 2017)
Throughout this past year, members of WUSF 89.7 and Classical WSMR have been highlighting live music that makes the Tampa Bay Area a little more special as part of our ongoing Art Populi series. This week on Florida Matters we hear some of those...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: The Puerto Rican Migration (November 27, 2017)
More than two months after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, thousands are still fleeing the island and many are coming to Florida. This week on Florida Matters we'll discuss the impact of the Puerto Rican migration to Florida during the latest...
Florida Matters: Solar Power In The Sunshine State (November 16, 2017)
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 energy in the state. A...
Florida Matters: 2017 Festival Of Reading (November 8, 2017)
Books, music, authors, food -- it's time for the 25th annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. This week on Florida Matters we're talking with three of the authors that will be featured in the event, held Saturday November 11 at the University of...
Florida Matters: Shining Light On The Power Grid (November 2, 2017)
Florida’s power companies have invested billions and billions of dollars to harden the electrical grid since the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005. Could you tell? If you lost power after Hurricane Irma – and 6.5 million homes did – it may have been hard...
Florida Matters: Promoting Bipartisanship (October 18, 2017)
Bipartisanship in Washington -- or lack thereof -- and what Florida voters can do about it. That's what two former Congressman are talking about in a series of town halls around the state. Former Congressmen David Jolly and Patrick Murphy have...
Florida Matters: Ethnic Newspapers In Tampa Bay (October 11, 2017)
One of the area's leading African American family-owned newspapers, The Weekly Challenger in St. Petersburg, just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Tampa's preeminent Hispanic newspaper, La Gaceta, is approaching 100 years. This week on Florida...
Florida Matters Reporters Roundtable: Hurricane Irma (September 28, 2017)
We're starting something new on Florida Matters. Once a month we're going to gather together some experienced reporters from around the state for perspective on the important news happening in Florida. This week we're talking about the consequences...
Florida Matters: After Hurricane Irma (September 19, 2017)
Hurricane Irma was the strongest storm to hit Florida in 12 years, and it impacted nearly the entire state -- from wind damage and storm surge, to evacuations, gas shortages and of course the loss of power for millions. Our partner station in Miami...
Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Beach Renourishment (September 7, 2017)
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 damage, coastal...
Florida Matters: 2017 World Rowing Championships (August 30, 2017)
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 championships in the...

 

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