Local Routes (Episode 506)


Roots, wings, and water are the source of some of our amazing stories in this episode of Local Routes. First we take off in some World War II aircraft to explore history high above our local community. Plus, we go on an EcoAdventure along the Chipola River Paddling Trail. Also, we explore a section of Torreya State Park not currently open to the public.

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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 the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s Content Peer Learning Community Chair 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.