Florida Matters

  • Florida Matters Town Hall : Food Insecurity In Polk County

    Polk County was named as having the country's second largest percentage of people struggling to avoid hunger.

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  • Florida Matters - The Phosphate Industry

    This week on Florida Matters we’re exploring what phosphate contributes to the state, and at what price.

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  • Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: Self Driving Car

    The self-driving vehicle is quickly moving from the Jetsons to a road near you!

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Last Week On Florida Matters

Florida Matters: The Phosphate Industry
Phosphate mining and production takes a heavy toll on the state's environment. But the industry also plays a key role in Florida's economy. This week on Florida Matters we’re exploring what phosphate contributes to the state, and...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

Join Us For A Special Florida Matters Town Hall
You can be a part of our audience for a special Florida Matters town hall featuring a panel discussion on food insecurity in Polk County. Polk County is consistently ranked as having among the highest rates of suburban poverty in...
Join Us For A Special Florida Matters Town Hall
You can be a part of our audience for a special Florida Matters town hall featuring a panel discussion on food insecurity in Polk County. Polk County is consistently ranked as having among the highest rates of suburban poverty in...
Florida Matters: Self-Driving Cars
Self-driving cars – are they the road to the future or pie in the sky? This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the promise and the perils of automated vehicles. You may not have noticed, but Florida has become a hotbed...
Florida Matters Re-Broadcast: The Fight To Save Florida Citrus
The disease called citrus greening has wreaked havoc on our state's most iconic industry. Florida is harvesting the smallest citrus crop in 52 years. State and federal dollars have been pouring into frantic efforts to save groves...

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