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Major Conference on International Issues Scheduled this Week at USF St. Pete; Hosted by Former US Ambassador

03/27/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.

Tomorrow and Friday on the USF campus in St. Petersburg Diplomats, military leaders, academic experts, journalists and members of the public will gather at USF St. Petersburg for the first World Conference on International Affairs. Among the topics on the agenda---Cuba, Venezueala, the Middle East, energy policy and how to slow the spread of nuclear weapons.

The organizer of the conference is Doug McElhaney- a retired diplomat wi...

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USF students protest budget cuts on both sides of the Bay listen

03/01/12 Janelle Irwin & Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Occupy Education, an off-shoot of the Occupy Movement, called for a national day of action today demanding legislation that would increase educational spending instead of cutting budgets. At the University of California, Santa Cruz, student protesters shut down most of the campus. Students at USF campuses in Tampa and St. Pete held events today in solidarity with that effort. Students at both campu...

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Head of USF St. Pete says they are suffering from budget cuts too listen

02/23/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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USF St. Petersburg faces a two to three million dollar budget cut under Florida Senator JD Alexander’s budget plan. It pales in comparison to the deep cuts proposed for its parent university in Tampa. But, at a Suncoast Tiger Bay luncheon Thursday afternoon, the Chancellor of USF St. Pete, Margaret Sullivan, said the drop in funding still hurts.

USF St. Pete’s proposed funding...

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Rain doesn't deter USF St. Pete students from rallying against tuition hikes listen

11/28/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Public college students across the state are experiencing sharp increases in tuition costs. An organization called Fight Back Florida is organizing protests at seven different universities this week. Today, students at University of South Florida St. Petersburg rallied to end tuition hikes.

Despite the rainy weather, organizers came out to make sure students knew about the 15 percent boost to the...

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Gulf Oil Spill Community Forum Discusses Long-Term Impacts listen

06/16/10 Allie Wilkinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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More than 900 people crowded into the Palladium Theater last night to hear scientists, politicians, media experts and industry leaders discuss America’s largest, ongoing environmental disaster. WMNF’s Allie Wilkinson reports from St. Petersburg.

Nearly two months to the day since oil started seeping into the Gulf of Mexico the Tampa Bay community came together to discuss the long term implications and solutions relating to the spill. Chuanmin Hu, an Associate Professor at the College of ...

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Sen Bill Nelson visits oil spill incident command post in St Pete listen

05/07/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In order to respond to effects on the West Coast of Florida from the BP oil blowout, federal, state and local agencies have established an incident command post in St. Petersburg. Representatives from BP, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Coast Guard, are among the groups stationed at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute on the campu...

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USF St. Pete, Dali Museum Celebrate Earth Day listen

04/21/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Have you ever seen a teal bee? Their brilliant metallic bodies look like something out of a storybook. There were several on USF’s St. Pete campus today, thanks to Sarasota County agriculture expert Robert Kluson. He was on campus for a weeklong Earth Day Celebration, and said there was another place you can find the unusual-looking insects.

Kluson was one of several demonstrators set up on the freshly-minted greenspace at the heart of the campus. Briton Cleveland, president of the school’...

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What Kind Of Person Tortures Another Human Being?

02/04/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. In a moment we’ll hear from an author who is an expert on torture.

Through his reporting and writing, author John Conroy examines how ordinary people put into extraordinary circumstances can become torturers or silent witnesses to torture. He has explored the topic in two books and numerous articles. His latest work, a two-act play based on the Chicago police torture scandal he uncovered, was recently written about in the New York T...

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