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Florida Matters Preview: Dr. Susan MacManus And Florida's Minority Trailblazers

Dr. Susan MacManus

This week on Florida Matters, our ongoing "Newsmaker" series features Dr. Susan MacManus.

The USF political science professor is one of the most sought-after political analysts in Florida and the nation. She has a new book out – "Florida's Minority TrailBlazers: The Men and Women Who Changed the Face of Florida Government."

In this preview, Dr. MacManus talks with Florida Matters host Carson Cooper about some of the political figures mentioned in her book, including Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Edmond “Eddie” Gong.

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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.