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Florida Matters Re-Broadcast Preview: Foster Care In The Suncoast Region

Stephanie Colombini
WUSF Public Media

This week on Florida Matters we're taking another listen to our discussion about foster care in the region.

The number of children being removed from their homes and placed into foster care has increased dramatically over the past few years. And at the same time, overdose deaths from drugs like heroin and fentanyl have spiked, particularly in areas like Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

As Florida Matters' Stephanie Colombini reports in this preview, there's a connection there.

Click here to read the full story, and learn more about foster care this evening on Florida Matters at 6:30, or Sunday morning at 7:30 on WUSF 89.7.

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.