Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters: One City, One Weekend, Two Major Events

    We’re talking about how the city will handle hosting two major events at the same time, and how Tampa Bay might benefit from the national exposure.

  • Florida Matters: Gov Scott's Final State Of The State Address

    Scott is leaving office in 12 months due to term limits and talked about how far the state has come since he took office in 2011.

  • FLM: Florida Matters More Podcast 137060 Generic

    Each week we explore the events and issues that matter to Floridians. Don't miss this behind-the-scenes podcast of some of our more in-depth conversations.


Last Week On Florida Matters

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...more...

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.

Recent Florida Matters Episodes

Florida Matters: Telling Tampa Bay Stories – Progress Village Part 2
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...
Florida Matters News Roundtable: 2017's Top Stories
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...
Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Ethnic Newspapers In Tampa Bay
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...
Florida Matters: Telling Tampa Bay Stories – Progress Village Part 1
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...

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