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Walter Dean Myers Extended Interview

12/27/10 by Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Walter Dean Myers is an award-winning author of young adult fiction and non-fiction. His novels cover serious topics like poverty, incarceration and the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, all from the perspective of a young protagonist enduring the experiences. Dean Myers was born in West Virginia in 1937 and raised in Harlem by family friends. Raised in poverty, he join the Army in the late 60’s and was touched by the war in Vietnam. He begins the interview talking about his home in 1950’s Harl...

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Science Challenge 2011

12/27/10 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Former physicist Jeff Shaumeyer worried about American culture excluding the sciences. So in 2004, he began a company called Ars Hermenuetica in an effort to encourage science literacy.

Shaumeyer implemented the Science Reading challenge a few years later, an attempt to inspire average Americans to read popular science.

"It came about when I noticed some online blogging fri...

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Board of Education holds workshop on strategic plan listen

09/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Florida Board of Education held a workshop today at the Tampa Airport Marriott. Facing state revenue shortfalls that could affect education budgets, the Board reviewed a draft of a new strategic plan for the state’s education system.

The state Board of Education will submit its 2009-2010 legislative budget request to Gov. Charlie Crist on Oct. 15, Commissioner Eric J. Smith said.

The Board of Education examined aspects of the new strategic plan that Commissioner Smith called “cr...

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