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Kids as caregivers on ‘Florida Matters’

More than 22 percent of high school dropouts left school to take care of someone else -- often, a sick or disabled family member -- studies have found.

WUSF public radio's "Florida Matters" will air a panel discussion on the topic tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 2) at 6:30. In Tampa Bay, you can tune in at 89.7 FM; or you can listen to it online at

If you miss it on Tuesday, it will air again on WUSF on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and on WSMR 89.1 on Friday at 7 p.m. Or you can download the audio from the web site.

--Health News Florida, journalism for a healthy state, is part of WUSF Public Media. Question? Comment? Contact Carol Gentry, Editor, at 813-974-8629 or 727-410-3266 or by e-mail at

Carol Gentry, founder and special correspondent of Health News Florida, has four decades of experience covering health finance and policy, with an emphasis on consumer education and protection.