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Founder of grassroots citizen lobby to speak at USF

04/14/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Sam Daley-Harris, USF, Results

Today on Last Call, Rob Lorei welcomes guest Sam Daley-Harris. Sam is the founder of RESULTS, a non-profit, grassroots citizen lobby working to end hunger and poverty, as well as the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation. Sam is also the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government, which has been recently reissued for its 20th Anniversary Edition. He’ll be speaking this week on the USF Tampa campus on Thursday @ 6:30PM at the Collge of Pub...

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Immigration reform not likely to move forward says California professor listen

04/04/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: immigration, immigration reform, Latin America, USF, Students for a Democratic Society, Raices en Tampa

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Despite passing the Senate last year with bi-partisan support, comprehensive immigration reform hasn’t gone anywhere in the House. During a panel discussion at USF Wednesday night, pro-immigration leaders looked at where the bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship to more than 11 million undocumented immigrants is headed.

Masao Suzuki, a professor at Skyline College in San Jose said he doubts any immigration measure will be passed this year.

“There’s not evidence that the Ho...

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At USF Charlie Crist bashes Rick Scott over 2011 high-speed rail rejection listen

02/27/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, transit, rail, high-speed rail, Howard Frankland Bridge, USF, Tampa

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Former Governor Charlie Crist made a campaign stop at USF in Tampa Thursday in an effort to win back the governor’s mansion. Crist spoke to students urging them to vote in the university’s student body election.

Afterward he briefly spoke to reporters about plans for the aging Howard Frankland Bridge over Tampa Bay and how it should be used to further mass transit initiatives in the region. Crist said it would have been a great way to connect to high speed rail that was rejected by curren...

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Radical priest says he was asked to leave Roman Catholic Church and Parking problems at Tampa Bay colleges listen

02/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Priest Matthew Fox, Roman Catholic Church, Dayln Houser, Florida PIRG, Campus Parking, USF, HCC, SPC

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with radical priest Matthew Fox about the reasons he left the Roman Catholic Church. Fox, formerly a member of the Dominican Order within the Roman Catholic Church, he is now a member of the Episcopal Church. Fox was an early and influential exponent of a movement that came to be known as Creation Spirituality. The movement draws inspiration from the mystical philosophies of medieval Catholic visionaries such as Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Aquinas, Sa...

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A look at Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan with former diplomat Walter Andrusyszyn listen

02/06/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: USF, Walter Andrusyszyn, St. Petersburg in the World Conference

The St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs takes place Feb 13 - Feb 15 on the USFSP campus. The three-day forum will feature current and former diplomats who will discuss a myriad of foreign policy issues. To advance the event, WMNF spoke with USF adjunct professor of Business Walter Andrusyszyn. He spoke with us about Iran, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the threats of a cyber war. For more information go to stpetersburgintheworld.com/.

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Driverless car technology not too far off and Tampa wants to lead the way listen

11/15/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: autonomous vehicle, automated vehicle, driverless vehicle, Jeff Brandes, CUTR, USF

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Cars that drive themselves could be parking in regular driveways sooner than you think. During an autonomous vehicle conference in Tampa this concluding Friday, The Center for Urban Transportation Research at USF (CUTR) announced its new Automated Vehicle Institute.

Outside of the downtown Tampa Mariott overlooking the Hillsborough River, a $90,000 red Lexus sat in a grassy plot. At first glance it was just another fancy car, but take a closer look and this tricked out piece of technolog...

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USF student Senate recommends undocumented Florida residents get in-state tuition rate listen

11/13/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: immigration, USF, Tampa, SDS

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The Student Senate at the University of South Florida is recommending to the school’s Board of Trustees that undocumented immigrants living in Florida receive in-state tuition.

The Senate voted Tuesday night on a resolution supported by Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS.

WMNF interviewed Marisol Márquez, a member of Raices en Tampa and Gage Lacharite, a USF student and president of SDS.

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"This is just another SU meeting however this SU meeting they passed...

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The Art of Resistance: Iranian artist Barbad Golshiri talks about making political art in Tehran. listen

09/27/13 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Tags: USF, Iran, Iranian Art, censorship

Fascinating discussion with a young political artist, whose family has suffered at the hands of the Iranian government. Barbad exhibits both in Tehran and around the world. He remains active in the Green Revolution.

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Immigrant rights caravan will protest Marco Rubio at USF Tampa listen

09/06/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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On August 4 a group called the Immigrant Rights Caravan set off from Pensacola on a journey through all of Florida's congressional districts to push for legalization for all undocumented immigrants.

They'll be in Tampa Saturday to protest at the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.

The address is 3202 Spectrum Blvd. on the campus of the University of South Florida.

WMNF News interviewed Marisol Marquez, an organizer with [Raíces en...

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USF students plan "sit-out" to protest reduced library hours listen

08/28/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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USF students are planning a protest Thursday night against shorter library hours.

But instead of a traditional “sit-in,” the activists are staging a “sit-out” outside the shuttered library where they used to do late night studying on the Tampa campus.

WMNF News spoke with Larry Roop, a 1st year student majoring in nursing and with another organizer, Melissa Garzon, a 2nd year student majoring in sociology.

*[USF Students Demand Longer Library Hours]( https://www.facebook.co...

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