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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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USF student shows his peers how to download textbooks online for free listen

08/19/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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School starts for USF students next week, but the rush to get ready has already started. Monday, as students filed in and out of the Tampa campus bookstore, Tristan Lear handed out fliers explaining his Textbook Liberation Project. Lear helps other students locate an online source for their books and shows them how to download it – all for free.

“I hit lucky streaks sometimes where I’m able to get someone all of there books and sometimes I can find one or none of their books. But, t...

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Panel discussion on race and media issues in Martin-Zimmerman case listen

08/09/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The implications of the Zimmerman trial and the subsequent nationwide discussion about racism was the topic of a community forum held at USF’s Patel Center Thursday evening. A group of lawyers, journalists and a representative from the NAACP mulled over legal details of the case before answering questions from the 100 member audience.

Jenise Morgan is president of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists which organized the forum along with the [George Edgecomb...

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Pat Kemp talks about the ever growing student loan debt and interest rates with Phil Michaels of University of Tampa; Keosha Poole of the University of South Florida; and Nick Tumi of Hillsborough Community College.

07/16/13
Last Call Tuesday
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Pat Kemp talks about the ever growing student loan debt and interest rates with Phil Michaels of University of Tampa; Keosha Poole of the University of South Florida; and Nick Tumi of Hillsborough Community College.

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Federal funding for medical research and public health could be sequester casualty listen

07/10/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The furlough of Florida National Guard members isn’t the only concern people have with federal sequestration; another is what across-the-board spending cuts could do to funding for medical research and public health programs.

Many of them are funded through federal agencies like the National Institutes of Health.

We spoke with Mary Wolley, president and CEO of Research!America.

Wolley said that Tuesday a U.S. Senate subcommittee included nearly $31 billion for the NIH, which actu...

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USF student helping classmates access unauthorized textbook downloads to promote open source ideals listen

07/03/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The cost of college textbooks can add to the financial burden of being a student -- but there’s an undergraduate at USF who may be skating on legal thin ice by helping students find free electronic copies of their textbooks.

But Tristan Lear’s main motivation isn’t just to save a few hundred dollars per semester.

He says he created the Facebook page Textbook Liberation Project at USF today to help spread the word about free ...

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Immigrant Rights Activist Accuses Sen. Rubio's Office of Revealing his Undocumented Status to the Police listen

06/26/13 Sean Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Three people were arrested at the Tampa office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio yesterday. They were participating in a sit-in to protest Senator Rubio’s stance on the rights of lesbian and gay individuals in proposed immigration reform legislation and in workforce discrimination. But it’s what happened with one of the protesters who was not arrested that could be even more noteworthy. Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez is co-director of the LGBTQ rights group Get Equal; he is accusing a Rubio staff membe...

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