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No on-campus early voting site could be a problem for some UF students listen

02/13/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Craig Latimer, early voting, UF, University of Florida, college Democrats, Bill Nelson, Voting rights


Early voting may not be an option for some University of Florida students who don’t have cars. That’s because the Florida Division of Elections won’t let the school’s student union serve as an early voting location. Rachel McGovern, with the UF College Democrats said even though there is an early voting location off campus less than two miles away, it’s still a challenge for some students to get there.

“For some students who live on the opposite side of campus and have to then travel all ...

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Searching for Subversives in Florida: The Johns Committee

09/19/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning—welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.

Coming up we’ll talk about the Johns committee—which for ten years from 1956 to 1965 searched for subversives, homosexuals and communists in Florida’s schools—and weeded them out. The Johns committee was inspired by the anti-communist campaign waged nationally by such people as Senator Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950’s….

But first three listener comments that came in after yesterday’s show. On part of the program ...

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