Local Routes: The Routes of History (Episode 608)

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Join us as we travel to the heart of Tallahassee to explore the history behind some local landmarks, Lake Ella’s stone cottages. Then, we reflect on a bright light from WFSU’s past, Miss Nancy’s Store. This children’s show predates Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, aired across Florida, and was produced by WFSU. Next, we catch up with WFSU’s Rob Diaz de Villegas as he delves into an Apalachicola Riverkeeper project that hopes to improve the water quality and flow of the river. Finally, we visit Smarter By Nature, a local farm in Quincy that embraces weeds and wildflowers, and likes to experiment with growing methods.

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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.