Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters (Re-broadcast): Growing Up Jewish In Polk County

    “Our Jewish Communion: Religious Identity and Growing Up Jewish in Polk County”.

  • Florida Matters: Social Media - "Fake News" and Politics

    The new face of journalism and its effect on our political system.

  • Florida Matters: Exploring A Trump Presidency In The Sunshine State

    Record voter turnout in South Florida. Economics, strong on crime and trade messages resonated with Florida voters.


Last Week On Florida Matters

Florida Matters: Social Media, "Fake News" and Politics
We explore how the 2016 presidential election was affected by social media, fake news and fact checking, and discuss the new face of journalism and its effect on our political system. In this show, taped in front of a live...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: Exploring A Trump Presidency In The Sunshine State (Decision Florida)
Florida helped propel Donald Trump to his historic presidential win.  Record voter turnout in South Florida -- and the Democratic votes that came with it -- were not enough to hold off a surge of voters for Trump almost...
Florida Matters: The Politically Crucial I-4 Corridor
The I-4 corridor is considered vital to the presidential election -- the swing region in the swing state. Teaming up with NPR member station WMFE in Orlando, we're taking a trip down I-4, with a look at each county and its...
Florida Matters: Craig Pittman's "Oh, Florida!"
Oh, Florida! On the one hand, a white sands, warm winter paradise. On the other hand -- alligators, sinkholes, pythons, hurricanes...you get the idea! Author Craig Pittman explores the irony of the Sunshine State in his new book...
Florida Matters: Political Issues
Radio: Florida Matters: Political Issues (October 21, 2016)
The upcoming elections are widely viewed as pivotal for the direction of this state, and the country. People are concerned about issues like gun control,  education, or paying for their health care.[Photo:...

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