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Environmentalists are still concerned about oil disaster impacts listen

04/18/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout in the Gulf. Many officials are touting a swift environmental recovery, but environmentalists see alarming signs that Gulf of Mexico is far from healthy.

It’s been more than nine months since gushing oil well in the gulf was permanently capped. The worst human-caused environmental disaster in US history may no longer be daily fodder for front page news, but scientists and environmental groups say the disaster ...

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USF student body president to lead talk-a-thon for student rights and immigration reform listen

04/15/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Some University of South Florida students are so upset about how lawmakers in Tallahassee and Washington are treating young people, they’re going to talk about it nonstop for more than three days. They don’t like cuts to education or policies that hurt immigrants. It’s being spearheaded by Cesar Hernandez, USF’s student body president who also serves on the university’s Board of Trustees.

One of their goals is for president Obama to notice their activism enough to come to USF to ...

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Youth LGBT author Alex Sanchez headlines USF Gala listen

04/15/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today marks the fourteenth annual Day of Silence, a day when students of all ages across the country take a vow of silence to draw attention to bullying and hate crimes against people who are gay. Last night more than 100 people gathered at USF to honor activists who promote tolerance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, which still struggles with homophobia. That school’s Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association event highlighted that progress that’s been made in recent de...

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How can children's mental health research be effective listen

03/30/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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At last week’s 24th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in downtown Tampa, WMNF’s Dawn Morgan Elliott spoke with several mental health professionals about how research can grow from an idea to a viable strategy in dealing with children’s behavioral issues and mental illness.

“We who are providing services in the field of children and families are being asked to prove that what we’re doing works.”

Robert Lieberman is the Executive Director of ...

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CEO of Children's Board on mental illness & early childhood education listen

03/25/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Dr. Luanne Panacek is the CEO of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. This week she attended the 24th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in Tampa, and sat on a panel that responded to keynote speaker Geoffrey Canada, a somewhat controversial education reformer and founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York.

WMNF’s Dawn Morgan Elliott interviewed Panasek today, and began by asking her to explain the role of the [Children’s Board](http://w...

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24th Annual Children’s Mental Health and Policy Conference listen

03/21/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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30 years ago the field of mental health care for children barely existed. But yesterday in Tampa over 700 researchers and child advocates came for the commencement of the 24th Annual Children’s Mental Health and Policy Conference to share their work and open their minds to innovations in mental health care.

“People did not recognize the seriousness of the problem. People did not recognize how many young people had emotional and behavioral disord...

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Radio Play Depicts Tampa's Labor History

03/14/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Next Monday night (March 21st) at Studio@620 in St. Petersburg a play by USF professor Denis Calandra called CUBAN SANDWICH will be performed. The play is about the labor movement in Tampa's Latin Quarter, Ybor City in the 1930's. Here to talk with us about the play and Tampa's rich labor history are Calandra and labor historian Bob Ingalls who is also a professor at USF.

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The latest in clean energy

02/24/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Today we'll hear from Dr. Yogi Goswami who is co-director of the Clean Energy Research Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa. We'll talk about the latest advances in solar energy, feed-in tariffs, fuel cells, biodiesel, rail transit and the true costs of oil. He'll be speaking this Saturday at a renewable energy event in Ybor City.

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Dutch, US planners and scientists brainstorm over sea level rise listen

02/22/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Florida and the Netherlands aren’t exactly birds of a feather, but when it comes to sea level rise, some planners think the Sunshine State has a lot to learn from the country. This week at the University of South Florida, Dutch and US experts are brainstorming ways to deal with encroaching waters. It’s a topic most familiar to the Dutch, who live on a land that’s largely below sea level. Keynote speaker Steven Seibert of the nonpartisan think tank Collins Center for Public Policy said t...

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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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