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Florida Matters tackles tough issues, highlights little-known stories from our part of the world, and provides a greater perspective of what it means to live in the Sunshine State. Join us each week as we journey across the state to explore the issues important to Floridians and cover the challenges facing our community and our state.

University Beat is a radio and television program that focuses on the research and work at the University of South Florida and how it benefits the Tampa Bay area, Florida, and the world around us.

Each week, reporter Mark Schreiner looks at the latest USF efforts in medicine, engineering, education, arts and sciences and explores other programs that reach out to both students and the community.

Florida Stories is a WUSF 89.7 segment featuring the personal memories of Floridians.

Each week, Florida Stories presents unique and compelling stories told by the people who lived them. These are stories of hope and inspiration, fear and triumph, laughter and tears - personal and intimate conversations with people just like you.

 

WUSF Music

Evening Masterwork

Each weeknight at 7:00 PM join Susan Giles Wantuck for some of the best music ever written. Music that’s good enough to earn the title “Masterwork.” Listen for full length performances and large scale works like Carmina Burana, Mahler Symphonies, some new recordings and music that will be performed in our local concert halls. A full masterwork is featured each weeknight at 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and in Tampa at 103.9.

June LeBell's Musical Conversations

June LeBell lives in Sarasota and is a former New Yorker, where she had an illustrious 30-year run on a commercial classical radio station in NY City (now a public, classical radio station, thank you very much!) – WQXR. Her program on WSMR features fascinating conversations with all sorts of great artists in the world of classical music. Listeners are invited into June’s radio living room for unscripted, insightful, fun conversation about…and with music…throughout the hour. The guest list is name-droppers dream! Marilyn Horne, Leonard Slatkin, Dick Hyman, Anu Tali, just to name a few.

Russell Gant, Classical Music Director

Each weekday morning listeners enjoy classical music with insight and wit provided by Russell Gant. He finds the interesting stories and history that makes this music come alive. Find out how relevant classical music can be added to your life by listening each weekday morning starting at 7:00 AM.

Bethany Cagle

Join Bethany Cagle every weekday at 12:00 Noon for your favorite classical selections. Bethany adds a superb touch of class to the station, and brings you the interesting stories behind the music. Listen as you go about your busy day. You’ll find Bethany is the perfect companion on the radio.

Susan Giles Wantuck

The end of the day is a combination of wrapping up and winding down! Join Susan Giles Wantuck afternoons beginning at 4:00 PM for lively and relaxing music on your way home or as you prepare for evening. Susan brings the perfect mix of music and information for your dinner hour, and a little later, the Evening Masterwork at 7:00 PM. The music will always help you wrap up, unwind and relax – a perfect way to end each day.

WUSF, 89.7 has a decades-long tradition of bringing you the best in jazz all night, every night. Our knowledgeable and personable hosts -- Bob Seymour, Mike Cornette, Whitney James, Mark Feinman, and Richard Jimenez -- present the jazz classics along with the best new releases every hour, all night long. We hope you’ll check out our playlist here on the WUSF website, and appreciate your joining us as often as you can for America’s music – jazz – in the late night and early morning hours.

Host Bob Seymour brings you great jazz music that you will not find anywhere else on the radio dial. Saturday nights at 9:00 PM, you are invited to take a journey into jazz!

Sunday Baroque allows you an opportunity each week to explore Baroque and early music (written before 1750). Composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel were the cornerstones of this era, with masterpieces including the Water Music, Royal Fireworks Music, and the Brandenburg Concertos.

Sunday Baroque celebrates the current wealth of recorded repertoire available, with great performances by yesterday's and today's best performers.

SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts are drawn from Europe's leading ensembles, along with U.S. orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra.

Marian McPartland

For more than 30 years, Marian McPartland brought us illuminating visits with artists from the jazz world and beyond. These hours of music and conversation form a rich broadcast legacy only Marian could have created. It's an invaluable archive we sample from every Saturday evening on WUSF, your NPR station.

 

News & Views

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In his award-winning role in the film Capote, film critic Roger Ebert wrote that the performance wasn't so much an imitation as it was a channeling of...
The discovery of oil doesn’t always make a country, or a state, rich. Ohio’s governor wants his state to get a proper slice. Plus, the explosion o...
State Rep. Mike Bost's rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants v...
A 250-year-old oak tree once stood in the way of the University of Michigan's new business school — until it was moved this weekend. It wasn't easy,...
 

Entertainment

"It's been cloudy. It's been chilly out there. The sun has come out now and then. And then on Thursday this powerful wind came up -- it was very drama...
This week on Car Talk, Jill has noticed a raft of men picking their noses in their cars. Is this topic too juvenile and tasteless even for Tom and Ray...
At the height of her fame, Juliette Binoche turned down roles in blockbusters to do European art-house films. So why did she decide to do Godzilla thi...
Everyone knows you can't always believe what you read, but sometimes even official documents aren't a path to the truth. This week we have stories of ...
Our panelists predict now that we have an Ebola czar, who will be the next czar?...
 

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