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Lakshman Yapa on an end to poverty listen

03/06/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A Penn State geography professor told people at the University of South Florida this afternoon that poverty cannot be eradicated through economic development projects.

As part of USF’s Geography Colloquium Series, Lakshman Yapa told 30 students, professors, and members of the public that because economic development created poverty, poverty cannot be solved by economic development.

Some elements of a different discourse on poverty, Yapa says, involve quality-of-life issues rather tha...

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A new approach to poverty?

03/05/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNFs Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei.

Coming up: We’ll hear about a novel project in Philadelphia to fight poverty. And later, in light of the president’s summit meeting on health care and the word that General Motors is on the brink of collapse, we’ll talk about health care reform with one of the country’s leading experts on Canadian style single payer health care.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program. A lot of people w...

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NFL moms and Campbell’s donate food for hungry listen

01/28/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As Tampa prepares for Sunday’s Super Bowl, a group of NFL players’ mothers announced that they have raised more than a half-million pounds of food for the country’s food banks.

This morning at America’s Second Harvest of Tampa Bay in east Tampa, four members of the Professional Football Player’s Mothers Association PFPMA teamed up with Campbell’s to donate 1,000 cans of soup.

Wilma Char McNabb, mother of Philadelphia Eagl...

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