Florida Matters News Roundtable: The Puerto Rican Migration

Florida Matters News Roundtable: The Puerto Rican Migration
Florida Matters News Roundtable: The Puerto Rican Migration

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 edition of our monthly news roundtable.

We'll talk about how the influx of Puerto Rican residents could shape Florida's political landscape, and whether slow recovery efforts on the island could persuade those temporarily seeking refuge in the state to become permanent residents.

Our guests include:
Tim Padgett: reporter with WLRN in Miami, who covers Latin America and the Carribbean for the NPR member station.
Dr. Susan MacManus: political analyst and Distinguished Professor in the University of South Florida's Department of Government and International Affairs.

Share your questions and comments on the situation in Puerto Rico and how it could impact Florida on our Facebook page, on Twitter or by emailing FloridaMatters@wusf.org


Original Broadcast Date: 

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Robin Sussingham

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.

Contact Information

Florida Matters isn’t just one-way communication. We want you to get involved in the conversation each week and tell us what you think about the topics we’re discussing.

All you have to do is sign up for a free account on our Web site -- it’s free, easy, and we promise we won’t share your information! We welcome your input as we continue to find new stories to share in the Bay area.

And if you have an idea for a show or want to contact the producers, send an e-mail to floridamatters@wusf.org.