WUSF 89.7 Fall Membership Campaign - Best of 2009

Best of Florida Stories Part 2

This week Larry Elliston shares the stories of Floridians who have helped others move to Florida from overseas and "Dr. Bob" who volunteers his time to offer better healthcare. Plus, we'll meet a man who used his experience in prison to turn his life around and help others after he was released.

WUSF 89.7 Fall Membership Campaign - Best of 2009

This week on Florida Matters, we’re revisiting some of the interesting conversations you’ve made possible with your support. Explore bullying in our schools – how big is the problem and what are schools doing about it? Learn about the master plan for getting around the Bay area for the next 40 years. And meet some local job-seekers doing whatever they can to make ends meet.

Supervisor of Psychological Services for the Hillsborough County School District
Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA)
Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University
Clearwater Mayor and TBARTA Board Vice Chairman
Partner at Eaton, Powell & Tirella Law Firm
Career Manager at Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance
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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

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.

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.

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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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