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Florida Matters: 2015 Year-End Highlights

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Robin Sussingham
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WUSF News
Same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states. Jan. 6, 2015 marked the first day in Florida history that same sex couples were able to legally marry. To mark the occasion, Hillsborough County Clerk Pat Frank held a group wedding.

As 2015 comes to a close, we are taking a look back at some of the discussions we brought you throughout the year.

Florida Matters: 2015 Year-End Highlights
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 This week on Florida Matters (Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 27 at 7:30 a.m.), we bring you excerpts of the shows listed below:

  • Florida Matters: The Supreme Court’s Decision On Same-Sex Marriage
  • Florida Matters: DCF Secretary Says Child Fatalities Are Public Health Issue
  • Florida Matters Newsmaker: Tampa International CEO Joe Lopano
  • Florida Matters: Homelessness Among Florida's Students

Producer note: Since the Florida Matters on homelessness among Florida's students first aired, Michelle Holmes finished the six-week job training course through the Homeless Empowerment Program. She has been working full-time as a receptionist at a medical office for the last three months.  Michelle and her children, Noah and Emma, are living in a private apartment on the HEP campus in Clearwater. Both children are now excelling in school. 

Lottie Watts is our Florida Mattersproducer, and she also covers health and health policy for.
Carson Cooper 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 three decades.