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USF students for divestment meet with university foundation listen

05/06/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: USF, BDS, Palestine, Israel, SJP at USF

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University of South Florida students who are leading a drive to get the school to divest from companies profiting off the Israeli occupation of Palestine met yesterday afternoon with some members of the USF Foundation.

Tuesday WMNF spoke with a member of Students for Justice in Palestine at USF, Malak Fakhoury.

"We had a meeting with the USF Foundation in order to approach them about the demand for divestment that has arisen on campus over the past couple of months. As you know, we ha...

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USF students want university to divest from companies profiting from occupation listen

04/25/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: USF, Palestine, BDS

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Student activists at the University of South Florida are asking the university to divest from companies doing business in occupied Palestine.

They’ve collected ten thousand signatures on what they’re calling a human rights petition.

WMNF News interviewed Ahmad Saadaldin, president of Students for Justice in Palestine at USF.

"Our petition is a human rights petition calling on the University of South Florida to stop investin...

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At USF chair of international climate science group warns there's not much time left to cut emissions listen

04/24/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: IPCC, USF, climate chage, University of South Florida, Patel Center for Global Sustainability

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The clock is ticking for responding to global climate disruption before it will be too late to take meaningful action. That’s the warning from the chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Rajendra Pachauri spoke to 150 students and community members Thursday at the University of South Florida’s Patel Center for Global Sustainability in Tampa.

In addition to zero-emission energy sources like solar and wind, some of the options Pachauri suggests are con...

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USF's CAMLS wows New Jersey Democrat listen

04/23/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Frank Pallone, kathy castor, Judy Genshaft, USF, CAMLS, medical research

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A University of South Florida medical research facility is getting kudos from a high ranking Democrat in Washington. New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone sits on a health subcommittee where things like funding for Medicare and Medicaid are sorted out. Pallone toured the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in downtown Tampa Wednesday.

"There's always competition with NIH, with a lot of federal agencies also with the private sector. Obviously we'll take that back to Washington in o...

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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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