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    Besides its beautiful beaches, the Tampa Bay area boasts a rich collection of art museums -- and it's growing. This week on Florida Matters we feature stories about museums and galleries in the region.

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    Governor Rick Scott signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act into law in March.  

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  • Florida Matters News Roundtable: The Latest In State Politics And Pulse Two Years Later

    State politicians are jockeying for position before the August primaries.

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Last Week On Florida Matters

Florida Matters News Roundtable: The Latest In State Politics And Pulse Two Years Later
State politicians are jockeying for position before the August primaries. Pulse nightclub first responders are still struggling with PTSD more than two years after the mass shooting that killed 49 people. We take a deeper dive...more...

Recent Florida Matters Episodes

Florida Matters: Life After The Parkland Shooting
Seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland recently celebrated graduation, but they had to do so while still dealing with the trauma from the February mass shooting. This week on Florida Matters, we meet one of...
Florida Matters: 2018 Hurricane Season
This week on Florida Matters we talk to weather experts and hear stories about how communities across the state are preparing for the 2018 hurricane season. The season kicked off on June 1, and scientists with the National...
Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Health Care Town Hall
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...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: Politics, Opioid Lawsuit, Mosaic Relocation & More
Florida sues the nation’s biggest drug makers, political battles heat up and Hillsborough attracts a Fortune 500 company headquarters. Those are just some of the latest state news stories we’ll discuss with reporters on this...

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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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