Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters: Fight To Save Florida Citrus

    Florida is harvesting the smallest citrus crop in 52 years. 

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  • Florida Matters: Nuturing Entrepreneurship

    The Merriam-Webster definition of an entrepreneur is "a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money."

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  • Florida Matters: Top Stories of 2016

    As 2016 winds down, we’re taking another listen to some of the best news stories we discussed on Florida Matters.

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Last Week On Florida Matters

Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Nuturing Entrepreneurship In Tampa Bay
The statistics are familiar; most startups don't make it. But job growth and innovation are the life blood of a thriving community. On Florida Matters, we discuss how to grow -- and keep -- successful entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay....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: Top News Stories of 2016
Radio: Florida Matters: Top News Stories of 2016 (December 21, 2016)
As 2016 winds down, we’re taking another listen to some of the best news stories we discussed on Florida Matters throughout the year. Our “Year in Review” begins with the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion...
Radio: Florida Matters: Food As Muse (December 15, 2016)
Sometimes when something is as universal, necessary and mundane as eating, it's hard to make "food" sound special. But not for the people on this Florida Matters. WUSF has been talking to people who communicate their passion...
Florida Matters Re-broadcast: Growing Up Jewish In Polk County
WUSF’s Robin Sussingham recently hosted “Our Jewish Communion: Religious Identity and Growing Up Jewish in Polk County” at Florida Southern College in Lakeland to discuss what it was like to come of age in a predominantly...
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...

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