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Community Stepping Stones offers classes for at risk teens listen

04/16/12 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Recent budget cuts have prompted some nonprofit organizations in Tampa Bay to scale back on their programs. But one organization in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood of Tampa instead offers more classes and extends their urban arts program to youth and adults.

Until the recent budget cuts at Hillsborough County public schools, for the past 15 years, artist Terry Klaaren has been transforming the walls of public schools into community mural projects.

"And the schools had better budgets a...

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Growing food for hungry citizens in Hernando County listen

07/22/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Access to healthy food can be difficult around the world, and here in the Tampa Bay area. A workshop will address the growing hunger problem in Hernando County.

The plan is to create awareness of the unsettling poverty situation in Hernando and other counties in Florida. According to Green World Path Inc., a large number of people in Hernando especially are struggling because they cannot afford to feed themselves and their ...

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Big Citizenship: Extended Interview

12/27/10 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Alan Khazei is a proponent for national service. He has spent over 20 years trying to build a comprehensive national service system in the United States, which he sees as a pillar of a working democracy. As co-founder of City Year in Boston, which came to be the model for the federal AmeriCorps program, Khazei has helped millions of people help serve their country domestically.

His book, Big Citizenship: How Pragmatic Idealism Can Bring Out the Best in Americawas published this summer. ...

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