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Christy Oshana

Producer, Florida Matters

Christy Oshana is the Producer for Florida Matters, WUSF Public Media’s public affairs show.

Her career has spanned over 28 years, covering local news, sports and politics in places from Detroit and Chicago, to Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C.

Before joining WUSF, she worked at C-SPAN in Washington D.C. traveling the country as a multimedia journalist for BookTV, and also served as the Production Manager at Monumental Sports Network.

Christy’s broadcasting career started in her home state of Michigan working as a host/reporter at WMJZ Radio and made her transition to television working at the local PBS station in Detroit.

Christy is married and has one daughter.

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Vaping lung-related injuries are on the rise, and there are still many unanswered questions as to why.

Sen. Bill Nelson was a three-term Democrat who served in Washington for more than 45 years before losing his seat to Rick Scott in the 2018 mid-term election.

The hepatitis a vaccine
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This week on Florida Matters, we discuss the concerns of more than 2,800 cases of hepatitis A being diagnosed in Florida so far this year. It has become one of the worst outbreaks of the liver disease in the country.

Mass transit in Tampa Bay's densely populated big cities grabs the headlines. But there's a case to be made that transportation has even more of an impact on people living in rural areas.

Patron boarding bus
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With the population in the Tampa Bay area growing so has the traffic. Transportation leaders have proposed many ideas about how to help people get around faster in the region, but residents are waiting on results. 

This week on Florida Matters we talk about how some of our region’s airports are changing to make travel more convenient.

Florida is one of the nation's largest producers of honey and is a hub for beekeeping, both commercially and as a hobby.

In a special reporting collaboration, WUSF News and the Zest Podcast are taking a closer look at honey bees over the next few weeks.