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Immigrant children may be less likely to get Florida KidCare under new rules listen

10/18/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A recent federal law is helping more undocumented immigrant children get access to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. When the CHIP Reauthorization Act renewed the program in 2009, 20 states did away with a rule that required immigrant children to wait 5 years after entering the US before they would be eligible for KidCare.

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McCollum Linked to WellCare Case - Attorney listen

10/05/10 Kimberly Vlach
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The attorney representing the main whistleblower in the Federal civil lawsuit against WellCare Health Plans has filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court, asking to bar Attorney General Bill McCollum from making any decisions on the proposed $137.5 million settlement. Why? They say McCollum failed to investigate more than $400 million in fraud against Florida’s Medicaid program due to a "conflict of interest."

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PBS Newshour's spotlight city tour rolls into St Petersburg to focus on the changing media landscape listen

04/13/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Newspapers are laying-off reporters. More people are going online to find their news. WMNF’s Tom Baur reports from St Petersburg where a panel of experts discussed “The Changing Media Landscape.”

As part of a five city two year national tour PBS Newshour hosted a forum today at the Poynter Institute for Interactive Media in St Petersburg. Their news anchor Gwen Ifill moderated a panel of local media newsmakers co-hosted by [WEDU](www.w...

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Kathy Castor breaks ground on new healthcare clinic listen

02/22/10 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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More healthcare options are coming to the Tampa Bay area. This morning, US Congresswoman Kathy Castor broke ground on a new health clinic that will be coming to East Tampa.

The new 15,000 sq. foot community healthcare center will be located on the corner of N. 22nd Street and Osborne Avenue in East Tampa. Charles Bottoms is the CEO of Tampa Family Health Centers, the non-profit organization that instituted the creation of the medical clinic. He said the new center will offer diverse healt...

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World AIDS Day 20th anniversary recognized at USF listen

12/01/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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For the past 20 years, the World Health Organization has designated Dec. 1 as World AIDS Day. It was observed in several locations around the Tampa Bay area today, including at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus where researchers are studying a microbicide that could be used to battle HIV infection.

Patricia Emmanuel is professor of Pediatrics at USF. Along with investig...

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Family planning and reproductive health discussion

07/19/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Discussion of reproductive choice available for poor women with Mary Jane Gallagher of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Center.

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Forum addresses healthcare gap listen

05/12/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last week in St. Petersburg, a community forum was held to discuss strategies for eliminating the healthcare gap between blacks and whites. Author and lawyer Vernellia Randall was the keynote speaker.

Randall is a law professor at the Dayton School of Law in Ohio and the author of Dying While Black, a book that examines the healthcare crisis among minorities in America. She spoke on Friday at a community forum at the James P. Sanderlin community center in St. Petersburg about what she ca...

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