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Florida Matters Preview: Foster Care In The Suncoast Region

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Stephanie Colombini
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WUSF Public Media
A playroom in the home of two foster mothers in Sarasota who at one point were caring for seven kids at once.

This week on Florida Matters we're talking about the challenges those who work in the foster care system are facing and how it impacts the children they serve.

In this preview, we hear from Yvonne Marrone, Community Outreach Coordinator with the Guardian Ad Litem Program in Hillsborough County, and Tampa Bay Times reporter Chris O'Donnell.

O'Donnell has reported that Hillsborough is leading the state in child removals, and Florida Matters host Robin Sussingham asks him why. 

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.