Local Routes: Preserving the Future (Episode 703)

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This episode focuses on efforts to preserving the local environment, art, and history for the next generation.

We go on an EcoAdventure to the Apalachicola Lowlands Preserve and learn more about family of conservationists who maintain its 80 acres. Plus, we explore the Nokuse Plantation & its 300-year mission to restore native habitats. We celebrate the anniversary of the tree turned art sculpture in front of Leon County’s main library. Also, we discover more details about StoryCorps’ upcoming visit.

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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.