Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters: Birding In Tampa Bay

    The Tampa Bay Area is a mecca for bird-watchers year round, but spring is particularly special.

  • Florida Matters: The Changing State Of Retail

    This week we’re talking about how the retail industry is adapting to survive in an increasingly digital world.

  • Florida Matters: Florida Wildlife Corridor 2018 Expedition

    This week we meet explorers with the Florida Wildlife Corridor and discuss their upcoming expedition.


Last Week On Florida Matters

Florida Matters: The Changing State Of Retail
Shopping as we know it is changing fast. Big box stores are vanishing; Amazon is going bricks and mortar. What does it all mean for the health of our local economy? This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about how the retail...more...

Recent Florida Matters Episodes

Florida Wildlife Corridor 2018
This week on Florida Matters we meet explorers with the Florida Wildlife Corridor and discuss their upcoming expedition which gets underway later this month. The team has trekked through scrub, swamp and forest from one end of...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: 2018 Legislative Debrief
This week on Florida Matters we're talking about some of the key takeaways from the 2018 legislative session. We break down parts of the state budget as well as measures on school safety, gun control and opioid prescriptions. We...
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. Dozens of Tampa Bay residents and community leaders shared their thoughts on the issue at a...
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...

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
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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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