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USF researcher: oil still causing trouble in Gulf listen

02/08/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Former Governor Charlie Crist and failed Democratic candidate for governor Alex Sink plan to reiterate their support for a constitutional ban on oil drilling in state waters tomorrow in Tallahassee. To those who watched last year’s gulf oil disaster from afar, the problem may seem all but gone. But to researchers at USF St. Petersburg it’s still out there, weathered beyond smithereens, menacing the Gulf of Mexico food chain. Speaking to students and faculty recently at USF’s St. Pete ca...

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USF hosts Poverty and the Americas conference listen

02/04/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today the Poverty in the Americas conference concluded at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. It stressed the relationship between poverty in South America and the daily lives of their neighbors to the north.

If you knocked back a cup of coffee this morning, it may have come from beans grown in Columbia. If you stirred in a little sugar, it might have started out in a Brazilian cane field. Many of those working on South American plantations live in poverty despite the patron...

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Has China Surpassed The US?

12/16/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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The USF publicity department wrote this about our next guest:

"Robert Dardenne, Journalism and Media Studies Department chair, presented a paper on China’s image in U.S. newspapers at the Fourth World Forum on China Studies held in Shanghai, Pudong, People’s Republic of China from Nov. 5-8.

"Dardenne’s presentation, “Emerging Soft Power, Persistent Hard Image: China Constructed in Select U.S. Newspapers,” showed how China’s rise as an influential nation with a growing econ...

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USF HIV Walk listen

12/06/10 Lachelle Roddy
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Over 34 million people worldwide are living with HIV. On Saturday, USF’s Institute of Black Life held its 2nd annual HIV/AIDS march with the slogan “walking for the cure”.

This walk is not the first time USF has held an event in response to HIV. This past March they offered free HIV testing to all women in the bay area. The coordinator of both events, Clara Cobb, says there’s still a stereotype attached to HIV.

“This is a disease that people don’t want to talk about. They ...

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Comics That Graduated listen

12/03/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Cartoonist Jorge Cham author of Piled Higher and Deeper presented his comic books at USF on November 30. The event was organized by the Graduate and Professional Student Council at USF.

Jorge Cham’s job is to make graduate students laugh and to motivate them. Even though he is a roboticist, he is best known for his newspaper and web comics Piled Higher and Deeper or PhD Comics.

“I am a big fan, I know a lot of students who read his comics… we can al...

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Panel of USF scientists present oil spill findings to the public listen

11/17/10 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last night in St. Petersburg, a panel of USF based marine scientists shared their findings on the impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Bob Weisberg is a Professor of Physical Oceanography at the University of South Florida, and a leading expert on the role of the Gulf’s loop current.

"It provides the connectivity between the Caribbean and southeastern United States. It flows into the Gulf of Mexico through the Yucatan, out through the Florida straights and then up the east ...

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USF students and faculty fast to raise funds for charity listen

11/11/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Go hungry for a day so another won't have to- this was the pledge some USF students and faculty took when they participated to the Fast- A-Thon organized by the Muslim Students Association at USF on November 10. This year, the event raised more than $5,000 for charity. The funds were donated to a local food pantry, a free health care clinic and for flood victims in Pakistan.

No food, no water for 12 hours for a good cause - this was the pledge that student Avan ...

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Political experts reflect on election, predict what's next listen

11/04/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Democrats everywhere are experiencing a massive election hangover, one that’s especially painful in Florida. Now they’re picking up the pieces. Two key political analysts were in St. Petersburg teasing out the many things that made the election season that concluded Tuesday such a windfall for the GOP.

It’s a gloomy, drizzly day in Tampa Bay. In a St. Petersburg Yacht Club ballroom overlooking the city’s grey harbor, Audrey Greenberg says she’s feeling dejected.

"The mood of ...

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Florida US Senate Debate listen

10/25/10 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Yesterday’s US Senate debate gave Florida voters their second to last chance to make a decision on who they want to send to the senate.

A poll released yesterday morning conducted by the St.Petersburg Times, the Miami Herald and Bay News Nine gave Rubio 46% of the vote with Independent Charlie Crist in second place with 26% and Democrat Kendrick Meek trailing with only 20% of the vote.

However, this debate left people unsure of the direction the polls will take in the next 8 d...

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Preview of Florida gubernatorial debate at USF between Sink & Scott listen

10/25/10 Seán Kinane & Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As Rick Scott and Alex Sink prepare to face off in a gubernatorial debate at the University of South Florida in Tampa, we hear from WMNF's Kate Bradshaw on the scene.

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