Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Solar Power In The Sunshine State

    This week we’re talking about the promise and prognosis of solar energy in the state.

  • Florida Matters: Health Care For The Uninsured

    Providing care for people can get complicated when they don’t have health insurance.

  • Florida Matters Newsmaker: St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman

    We talk with Mayor Kriseman about the challenges that lie ahead for himself and the city this term.


Last Week On Florida Matters

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...more...

Recent Florida Matters Episodes

Florida Matters Newsmaker: St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman
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...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: 2018 Legislative Session
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...
Florida Matters: One City, One Weekend, Two Major Events
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...
Florida Matters: Gov. Scott's Final State Of The State Address
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...

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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