Local Routes: Brain, Body, And Spirit (Episode 607)


On this episode of Local Routes, our Ecology intern, Chloe Thompson, helps the Apalachee Audubon Society organize a cleanup of Lake Elberta. Thirty-seven volunteers picked up forty bags of trash on a wildlife-filled day.

We also discover that composting can be a cost-effective way to build soil using material you might otherwise throw out. Our friends at Turkey Hill Farm Tallahassee and the UF/IFAS Leon County Extension teach us the basics.

Plus, we speak to local doctors from Capital Regional Medical Center and the FSU College of Medicine. They discuss the events, teachings and beliefs that have helped mold them into the medical professionals they are today.

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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.