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Florida Matters Preview: Foster Care In The Suncoast Region

Stephanie Colombini
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. 

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
Robin Sussingham was Senior Editor at WUSF until September 2020.
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