Downtown St. Petersburg: The Comeback City

Downtown St. Petersburg: The Comeback City

We're talking housing, baseball, the Pier, the creative class and more. This week's show was recorded on location at the Saturday Morning Market -- a downtown St. Pete tradition for 10 years.

St. Petersburg Mayor
President and CEO, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Owner ARTpool Gallery and Vintage Boutique
Author, "For the Love of Cities"

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FL MA Saturday Morning Market

Over its 10 years, the Saturday Morning Market has become as much of a downtown St. Pete tradition as Rays baseball in the summer or New Year's Eve fireworks at the Pier. WUSF's Sarah Curran introduces us to some of the vendors who are regulars at the market, starting with a man who sells fruits and vegetables in tuxedo tails and a top hat.

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Join us for a conversation about the renaissance of downtown St. Petersburg, recorded on location at the Saturday Morning Market. We're talking housing, baseball, the Pier, the creative class and more.

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

Host:
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

Host:
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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