A Tribute to the Bay Area
Paying tribute to the Bay Area community for making Florida Matters possible:
This week Larry and Carson join Irene in the studio to celebrate the first season of Florida Matters on TV. They take a look at their favorite segments throughout the first season and share with viewers some of the behind-the-scenes events that happened after the show aired.
Our “Thank You” gift for members who support WUSF with $75 or more will receive a commemorative Florida Matters DVD featuring the first season of Florida Stories. It’s a great keepsake to have and a testimony to the impact your contribution can make to the community!
The economic recession is keeping many would-be travelers at home. Across Florida, that's leading to amped-up marketing in hopes of drawing people here. This week, we take an informal survey of the tourism industry to find out what those businesses are expecting for the summer and where they are directing their efforts.
Listen to Chris Pike explain that Florida will be well-positioned for future increases in travel to the United States from South America -- and maybe to Cuba. (0:22)
Listen to Pike talk about the impact on travel agencies from the trend toward booking travel online. (0:36)
Listen to Jennifer De La Cruz explain why Carnival is offering great bargains right now and how new passport rules are impacting the cruise industry. (1:12)
Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1
Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "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. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.
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.
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