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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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Tampa Bay Partnership Scorecard listen

01/19/10 Alicia Horn and Mark Anderson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today, the Tampa Bay Partnership released their Fall 2009 scorecard, which compares the economic health of the Bay area with 5 other comparable metro areas in the Southeastern U.S. The overall economic health of all 6 areas remains in decline, but the Bay area may be pulling out of the recession faster than the others.

The Tampa Bay Partnership has been working to help drive economic growth among 7 Bay area counties since 1994. They coordinate efforts among various local economic develop...

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Protesters Support Amendment 4 in Pasco listen

01/12/10 Mark Anderson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Nearly a dozen protesters congregated in front of the Pasco County Courthouse today, to show their support for the Florida Hometown Democracy-supported Amendment 4. The measure would require the establishment of comprehensive growth plans for local governments, and require voter approval for plan changes. The Pasco County Board of Commissioners met today to consider a resolution opposing the measure.

Some Floridians are worried that too much growth is bad, and that our quality of life an...


Bill would eliminate impact fees in Florida until 2012 listen

03/16/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A bay area senator angered environmentalists before the legislative session began when he filed a bill that would block the collection of developer impact fees for three years.

Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, says the way impact fees are imposed is totally unfair and inappropriate.

Hillsborough County Environmental activist Denise Layne says Bennett’s bill and other proposals aim to deregulate the building process this year.

The foreclosure crises has hit Florida hard, with some economi...

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Workshop held on Tampa’s Comprehensive Plan listen

05/02/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This morning on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus, city employees, USF researchers and others gathered to discuss ideas for Tampa’s future. The purpose was to identify research priorities relating to the city’s draft Comprehensive Plan, which will be finalized later this year.

Judi Jetson, director of the USF Collaborative for Children, Families & Communities, told WMNF about the purpose of the workshop she organized.

Cyndy Miller is Tampa’s director of growth mana...

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