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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 actual...

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U.S. Rep Kathy Castor blames Republicans for cuts to Head Start listen

04/30/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Thousands of parents who rely on a federally funded program for childcare so they can go to work or school may be out of luck next year. Across the board spending cuts known as the sequester are slashing funding by 5% this year. During a press conference in front of a Head Start center in Town ’N’ Country Tuesday, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor called on her colleagues to do something about it.

“Now in Hillsborough County, we [serve thousands](http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index.a...

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