Journeys Abroad, Home, and Into the Past (Episode 709)


Local biologist and legend Bruce Means shares his latest adventure in the tepuis (table top mountains) of Guyana and talks about his Nat Geo documentary and cover story. Plus, we take a hike on the Garden of Eden trail that leads to a great view of the Apalachicola River. Plus, we explore the history of the FAMU Hospital how it’s closing impacted an entire community.

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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.