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Experts Talk About Afghanistan's Medical Shortfalls listen

03/26/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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While the battle rages in the United States over how much access everyone should have to health care, many in Afghanistan are living with few ways of getting the care they need. On the final day of the USF Symposium on Afghanistan and Pakistan, experts tackled the question of how to provide quality care in that country, and it appears there are no easy answers.

Dr. Vincent Berkley says he’s an army of one. The assistant surgeon general...

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Tampa locals speak out on the new Health Bill listen

03/22/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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With the health care bill passing the U.S. House last night, many Republicans are outraged, Democrats are encouraged, and some don’t seem to really know anything about the bill. Today, WMNF asked students and Tampa locals what they thought about the bill outside the Marshall Center at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus.

*I think it’s a good thing, just because so many people are uninsured i...

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USF students protest Israeli home demolitions in East Jerusalem listen

03/04/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Across the Bay from Eckerd College, a small group of students at the University of South Florida in Tampa also used the day to take action. But this protest isn’t against the university; it is against the plans by Israel to demolish Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem. Neveen Nawawy is a junior political science and international relations major. She organized the event.

Nawawy says her mother is a refugee from a Palestinian village south of Tel Aviv that was destroyed by Israel in 1967...

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USF St. Pete environmental activist lobbies Senators in DC listen

03/01/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Megan Demchar is a student majoring in environmental science and policy at the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg who has taken environmental activism to a new level. She recently won a contest that gave her the opportunity to lobby senators in Washington, D.C., about climate change.

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Climate change impacts public health. listen

02/12/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Climate change affects the world in many ways, but one of the least discussed problems arises from its impact on public health. George Luber is the Associate Director for Climate Change for the National Center for Environmental Health, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Luber said such a complex system as the Earth’s climate deserves better understanding. Luber says climate change could cause widespread adverse public health effects.

*From the direct effects of severe he...

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Cold weather continues, and so does the threat of climate change. listen

02/11/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Does the recent cold snap prove global warming is wrong? Not according to Lonnie Thompson, an adviser to Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenitent Truth. He spoke at the University of South Florida in Tampa today

Rising seas aren’t the best forecast for the Tampa Bay Area, when so much of the local economy depends on the port and other waterfront activity. But scientists are urging the public not to let the climate change get out of hand. Lonnie Thompson was consulted for his extensive resea...

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A look inside Islam listen

01/19/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A new civil rights group for Muslims sponsored a showing of the new film “Inside Islam: What a billion Muslims really think.” The film was at USF in Tampa last Saturday night, and was designed to challenge the notion that Islam and the West are on a collision course.

Muslims in 40 countries participated in a Gallup public opinion poll that showed what Muslims think about the most controversial issues surrounding their religion. Last Saturday hundreds of people attended the film at USF...

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Skip Holtz steps down from East Carolina to replace Jim Leavitt as USF head coach listen

01/14/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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East Carolina coach Skip Holtz will be the next head coach for the USF Bulls, accepting USF’s offer this morning. The University has been looking for a coach since firing Jim Leavitt last Friday. The lawyer for USF football player Joel Miller is asking Ex-USF football coach Jim Leavitt to apologize for hitting him, the move that cost Leavitt his job. Miller’s legal team held a press conference today at their d...

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Leavitt strikes back at USF over firing listen

01/11/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Today, former University of South Florida head football coach Jim Leavitt struck back. He says USF had no justification for firing him Friday because he never choked and slapped a football player at halftime of a game in November. “Absolutely not. Absolutely not. I’ve said that from day one.”

USF also suggests that Leavitt participated in a cover-up or interference with witnesses. But during an emotional six-minute sp...

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USF student group aims to help students say goodbye to plastic bottles listen

11/23/09 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A group of enterprising students at the University of South Florida is working on a project that could potentially keep millions of plastic bottles out of landfills and save a million dollars a year.

The members of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) plan to have filtering systems installed on some the Tampa campus’s most popular water fountains.

The idea has also attracted the attention of retail giant Wal-Mart which gave the project a $6,000 grant. Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton also...

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