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Economic report critical of further state budget cuts

12/01/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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It’s now official. For nearly a year, the U.S. economy has been in a recession.

That announcement came today from the National Bureau of Economic Research, the agency body charged with making that declaration. It’s the first official recession since 2001. And it follows two negative reports produced today on the economy.

According to the Institution for Supply Management, the manufacturing industry suffered its worst month since 1982. Also, a separate report from the Commerce Depar...

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World AIDS Day 20th anniversary recognized at USF listen

12/01/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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For the past 20 years, the World Health Organization has designated Dec. 1 as World AIDS Day. It was observed in several locations around the Tampa Bay area today, including at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus where researchers are studying a microbicide that could be used to battle HIV infection.

Patricia Emmanuel is professor of Pediatrics at USF. Along with investigat...

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Sustainable Living: Home solar power

12/01/08 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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We spent the entire hour with the senior editor at Home Power magazine, Ian Woofenden. Ian also teaches and consults on renewable energy for a variety of organizations.

Our discussion focused on the price of dirty, subsidized energy sources verses clean solar energy, how simple new solar systems are, and how to find a qualified solar installer.

For more information, visit Home Power.

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Eyewitness reflections from Mumbai listen

12/01/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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One of the places that the Mumbai terrorists attacked last Wednesday night was the Oberoi Hotel.

Nicole Oversier is an attorney working in Mumbai. She was at work when the attacks occurred last week. WMNF spoke with her today about the attacks, and the attitudes of Mumbai citizens five days later.

Oversier is also the daughter of WMNF Volunteer Coordinator Carrie Core.

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