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Florida Matters Preview: Shining Light On The Power Grid


Electricity is such a mundane part of life we may not think about it that often -- until you lose power during a hurricane and are left sitting for days in the Florida heat! We're talking about electrical power this week on Florida Matters.

In this preview, Florida Matters host Robin Sussingham talks about lessons learned from the recent power outages during Hurricane Irma with our panelists:

  • Ralph Fehr, electrical engineering instructor at the University of South Florida
  • Nick Evans, reporter at WFSU in Tallahassee
  • Ana Gibbs, spokeswoman for Duke Energy
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.