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Florida Matters Re-Broadcast Preview: Beach Renourishment

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Marc Haze
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WUSF News

Hurricane season is well underway. And storms that hit the coast can wreak havoc on our state's beaches. This week on Florida Matters we're taking another listen to our discussion on beach erosion and how to repair it.

Legislation that would have overhauled the way the state manages its beach projects failed to pass this year. But the state did increase funding for beaches up to $50 million.

In this preview, Florida Matters host Carson Cooper talks about how the state chooses which beaches to give money to with State Representative Kathleen Peters, Naples Daily News Reporter Ryan Mills and Pinellas County's Coastal Resources Manager Andy Squires.

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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.