Florida Matters: Surviving Gun Violence

Florida Matters: Surviving Gun Violence

You'll often hear the news of young people tragically dying from gun violence. But what about those who live?

This week on Florida Matters we're listening to excerpts of the series Young Survivors: The Unspoken Trauma of Gun Violence from WLRN in Miami. It takes a detailed look at what happens to kids and teens who survive gun violence.

We explore a Miami trauma center where a team of people works to give kids their best chance of surviving gunshot wounds.

We hear the story of a Miami Central High School teacher wrestling with how to teach her students literature and teach them to survive.

We talk to gun violence victims, including two teenage brothers from Florida City who were shot within a year of each other, and a busy Miami entrepreneur who was shot when she was 16 years old.

The show also features a discussion between Florida Matters host Robin Sussingham and WLRN reporter Nadege Green.

Original Broadcast Date: 
02/15/17

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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