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Scientists and journalists discuss collaboration listen

10/28/11 Jean Henry Telcy
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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About 80 people listened to leaders in journalism and science discuss the relationship between media and the scientific establishment in this event co-hosted by the University of South Florida. One of the organizers was Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America, an alliance aimed at “making research to improve health a higher national priority.”

According to Claudia Dreifus, interviewer for the science section of the New York Times, th...

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Greenland melting could accelerate sea-level rise listen

10/17/11 Matthew Cimitile
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The world's second largest ice sheet is melting. A USF geologist says because of what's happening in Greenland, there are global implications for sea-level rise.

Greenland’s ice sheet covers 80 percent of the island country’s surface and contains roughly eight percent of Earth’s fresh water. And according to University of South Florida geologist Timothy Dixon, recent melting of the ice sheet is beginning to add to global sea-level rise.

“Sea level rise, it is going up about 2...

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At USF Norman Finkelstein offers solution to Israel-Palestine conflict listen

10/13/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The United Nations Security Council has yet to vote on Palestine’s bid for statehood. Political scientist Norman Finkelstein spoke to students at the University of South Florida in Tampa last night, and said supporting a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict shouldn’t be controversial.

A self-described atheist, Finkelstein told a crowd of about 50 at the Marshall Center that “God helps...

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In talk with USF students, Tampa Mayor Buckhorn at loss for his opinion on DREAM Act listen

10/11/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In an attempt to raise political interest among college-aged voters, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn answered questions from students at USF Tampa last night. He said young adults should get more involved in politics, but fumbled over one of their questions about the DREAM Act.

As the Mayor of a city with a major university – one whose economic contribution is substantial – you would think Buckhorn would make sure he’s ...

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Students protest higher tuition at USF

10/10/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Coming up next we'll talk with several members of the newly formed local chapter of Students for a Democratic Society. The group is working toward establishing a student referendum on tuition increases at the University of South Florida. Our guests are: Carl Uhl and Marisol Marquez.

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Interview with nuclear critic Helen Caldicott, MD

10/06/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our guest today is Helen Caldicott, MD. She has devoted the last 38 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age …Born in Melbourne, Australia In 1971, Dr Caldicott played a major role in Australia’s opposition to French atmospheric nuclear testing in the Pacific; in 1975 she worked with the Australian trade unions to educate their members about the medical dangers of the nuclear fuel cycle, with particular reference to uranium mini...

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SDS protests against new tuition hikes at USF Tampa listen

10/04/11 Alessandra Da Pra
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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About 50 University of South Florida students voiced their discontent and unrest over tuition hikes during a march at the USF Tampa campus today.It was organized by Students for a Democratic Society, a national movement with over 100 chapters in the United States.

Tuition fee increases are nothing new, but students coming back to school this Fall semester were greeted by a bitter surprise: that is a 15 percent tuition hike. And that...

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Residents complain about abuses in Tampa Bay nursing homes listen

09/26/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Recent reports of abuses in nursing homes have put Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) under a spotlight. The agency regulates 2,850 assisted-living facilities (ALF) in Florida. Several residents complained about abuses, neglect and other illegal activities in Tampa Bay nursing homes at a meeting organized by the Agency for Health Care Administration's [Assisted Living Facility Governor’s Task Force on September 23](http://ahca.myflorida.co...

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Fletcher Ave near USF plans for pedestrian improvements listen

09/21/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Plans for safety improvements to parts of Tampa's Fletcher Avenue in the University of South Florida area are closer to completion. But funding for the project still has not been secured.

Between 2006 and 2010 63 pedestrians were involved in accidents on Fletcher Avenue between Nebraska and 50th Street. There were three fatalities. Peter Brett, traffic operations manager for Hillsborough County said it is stats like those that pr...

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BP awards consortium including USF $11 million for oil spill research

08/30/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A research consortium led by the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science has been awarded $11 million by BP’s Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to study the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The announcement was made today in Washington. USF was one of eight universities to receive funding. U.S. Representative Kathy Castor called it “vital in the ongoing effort to address the environmental and ecological implications of the BP blowout.” She...

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