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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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USF's solar-powered house will soon be a reality in Tampa listen

08/16/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A team of Florida students has been chosen as a finalist for a green design competition. Their entry, called FLeX House, is a solar-powered home that uses no net energy located near downtown Tampa.

Tampa’s green home is one of 20 international projects that will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition this fall. Team Florida’s adviser is Stanley Russell, the director of the University of Sout...

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HIV/AIDS infections an epidemic among African-Americans listen

08/04/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida HIV infection rates have increased recently in two groups: gay and bisexual males, and African-American females. WMNF’s Josh Holton reports from today’s National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS conference at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health.

A report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, found that there have been about 50,000 new HIV infections in the country each year from 2006-2009, an...

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USF researchers study ghost crabs to find out more about impacts of Gulf oil spill listen

07/20/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Questions about the impact of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and the effectiveness of the beach cleanups remain to be answered by researchers. A team of researchers from the University of South Florida say that their study on ghost crab populations and sediments of Gulf beaches might answer these questions.

Susan Bell, professor of biology and chair of the Department of Integrative Biology, and her research team will start to document the...

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USF Researchers Say Red Light Cameras Do Not Improve Traffic Safety

06/28/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. In recent years there's been a move by local governments to install red light cameras in order to improve safety at intersections. Our guest today, Etienne Pracht, PhD is part of a research team at the USF College of Public Health which has studied red light cameras. Their studies conclude that the cameras do little to promote safer intersections. And that there are other, cheap...

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