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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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USF holds straw poll, shows Sink victory but conservative turn listen

10/21/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Polling may shape many people’s outlook on the upcoming midterm elections, but some say they don’t offer an accurate sampling of who will actually show up at the ballots. Today a mock election took place at the University of South Florida, and the results show a turn to the right.

If the University of South Florida were an accurate representation of Hillsborough County on the whole, Alex Sink would be the next governor, getting 53 percent of the vote to Scott’s 33 – a 20-point marg...

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Little Bayou Park in South St. Pete benefits from 10-10-10 global work party listen

10/11/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Even if you live nearby, you may have never heard of Little Bayou Park. It’s tucked away in a residential corner of southeast St. Petersburg and includes newly restored wetlands, pine flatlands, shoreline and mangroves. Yesterday, as part of the 10/10/10 global work party, students and environmentalists helped restore the park. Megan Demchar is the vice president of SEAS at USF St. Pete, an environmental student group.

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USF St. Pete students plant trees ahead of international climate change event listen

10/07/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The political climate in Florida may often be icy when it comes to the environment, but that’s not curbing action by green activists. An environmental group at USF-St. Pete is greening things up around campus ahead of an international observance of climate change.

Kira Barrera is a spokesperson for USF St. Pete’s Student Environmental Awareness Society, also known as “SEAS.” She says the group had a lot of red tape to cut through in order to do what it’s doing today. You can hear...

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USF Tampa will host forum for Haiti presidential candidates listen

09/23/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Note: as of Sept. 29, this forum has been moved to Eckerd College in St. Pete. October 16th from 2pm until 4pm in Fox Hall.

The people of Haiti will choose a new president this fall. Like all elections, the candidates will debate. But the location of one forum might take you by surprise: At least ten of the candidates for president of Haiti will debate in October on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa.

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Health care overhaul six months on - what goes into effect today? listen

09/23/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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It’s been six months since Congress passed the biggest health care overhaul in nearly four decades. Some on the left say it kowtows to special interests, and doesn’t do enough. Many on the right say it’ll lead the U.S. into socialism – or fascism, or both, depending on who you ask. Advocates are struggling to get the message out on what the plan actually does, and gathered in Tampa this afternoon to discuss what the Affordable Care Act means for Americans.

One problem, said one aud...

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USF Latino Scholarship Awards listen

08/20/10 Lachelle Roddy
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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USF held its 19th annual Latino Scholarship Awards on its Tampa campus last night. The Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office hosts the event every year in order to ensure diversity on campus.

Odette Figueruelo, an alumnus with a master’s in Spanish opened up the night by explaining just how the program impacted her life. Lissette Campos, ABC’s Action News director of community affairs, continued with a speech on the topic: “education is key”.

“As someone who was told I was...

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