Celebrating Heritage at Florida Folk Festival


The Florida Folk Festival is a three day music and heritage event on the banks on the Suwannee river. We talked with Musician Del Suggs about the event, what to expect, and why it is so popular. May 2016 marks the festival’s 64th year. The 2016 Florida Folk Festival takes place May 27th through the 29 at the Stephen C. Foster Folk State Park in White Springs. www.floridafolkfestival.com

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Suzanne Smith

Suzanne Smith is Executive Producer for Television at WFSU Public Media. She oversees the production of local programs at WFSU, is host of WFSU Local Routes, and a regular content contributor.

Suzanne’s love for PBS began early with programs like Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and continues to this day. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri with minors in political science and history. She also received a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Florida.

Suzanne spent many years working in commercial news as Producer and Executive Producer in cities throughout the country before coming to WFSU in 2003. She is a past chair of the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s Content Peer Learning Community and a member of Public Media Women in Leadership organization.

In her free time, Suzanne enjoys spending time with family, reading, watching television, and exploring our community.