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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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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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