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Florida Matters: Cultural Tourism In Tampa Bay

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Stephanie Colombini
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WUSF Public Media

Florida Matters recently moderated a panel discussion at the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs called "Arts Mecca: International Cultural Tourism in the Sunshine City." We talked with experts about how to draw culture-lovers from around the world to the Tampa Bay area.

This week on Florida Matters we'll hear highlights from that conversation.

Our guests include:

Michael Francis, Music Director of the Florida Orchestra

Kristen Shepherd, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts

Susana Weymouth, Executive Director of Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts

Leroy Bridges, Media and Interactive Director at Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

What are your favorite cultural destinations in the Tampa Bay area? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, on Twitter or email FloridaMatters@wusf.org.

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.
Andy Lalino serves WUSF Public Media as a journalist, video producer/editor, and graphic designer/animator. He’s authored pop-culture journalism articles, contributed weekly columns for Tampa Bay nostalgia websites, and published features for Fangoria magazine.