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How can children's mental health research be effective listen

03/30/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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At last week’s 24th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in downtown Tampa, WMNF’s Dawn Morgan Elliott spoke with several mental health professionals about how research can grow from an idea to a viable strategy in dealing with children’s behavioral issues and mental illness.

“We who are providing services in the field of children and families are being asked to prove that what we’re doing works.”

Robert Lieberman is the Executive Director of ...

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CEO of Children's Board on mental illness & early childhood education listen

03/25/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Dr. Luanne Panacek is the CEO of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. This week she attended the 24th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in Tampa, and sat on a panel that responded to keynote speaker Geoffrey Canada, a somewhat controversial education reformer and founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York.

WMNF’s Dawn Morgan Elliott interviewed Panasek today, and began by asking her to explain the role of the [Children’s Board](http://w...

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Greenpeace Launches Expedition to Study Impacts of Gulf Oil Spill listen

08/11/10 Allie Wilkinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The environmental organization Greenpeace wants to uncover the true extent of the oil disaster in the Gulf. They’re launching a three-month research expedition from St. Petersburg.

Greenpeace and several academic institutions are setting course to sample the waters and marine life of the Gulf aboard their “Arctic Sunrise” research vessel. They think there’s no truth to the recent news that most oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been eliminated. Dan Howells is the Greenpea...

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Draper Laboratory opens at USF Tampa listen

10/26/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The University of South Florida, Tampa is one new home of Draper Laboratory. With some of Hillsborough County’s elite in attendance, a red ribbon ceremony was held this afternoon to welcome Draper to their new location on the USF Campus.

Draper Laboratory was welcomed by USF President Judy Genshaft today at its ceremonial opening. At its new location, Draper will be conducting bio-medical research that Genshaft described as a perfect fit for the university.

Among the many Hillsboro...

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The ocean as power plant listen

10/08/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last month at the University of South Florida, researchers from around the state gathered to discuss all types of renewable energies. Compared with some other technologies, energy from the ocean energy is undeveloped but shows potential.

Commercial ocean energy harvesting systems do not exist today. Many efforts are underway around the world, but there is no unifying infrastructure in the United States or abroad to support wider technology development.

At the Center for Ocean Energy Te...

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Nanotechnology the topic of global technology roundtable listen

01/30/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This morning at St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater, executives from five weapons and technology companies, some with connections to the Tampa Bay area, discussed the future of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology involves engineering on a very small scale. Most nanotech products are on the order of about 100 nanometers.

But just because a technology is small doesn’t make it nanotech. The properties or functions of the system must change at those small scales.

James Burns, senior vice...

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