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A debate on concealed weapons on Florida's college campuses.

01/24/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Tags: gun control, Criminal Justice Sub Commitee, Florida State, FSU, Bill Bunting, Marjorie Sanfilippo


Today's guests on Radioactivity debate whether guns should be allowed on Florida's college campuses. The Florida House Criminal Justice Subcommittee has a approved a bill that would lift the ban of licensed concealed firearms on college and university properties. This comes nearly two months after a gunman shot 3 students at Florida State University's Strozier Library before local police shot him dead . Arguing in favor of the bill is Bill Bunting, who is the Second Amendment Chair with the F...

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FSU student opposes influence of Koch brothers money on the university's economics department

01/20/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Jerry Funt, FSU, Progress Coalition, Koch brothers, Charles Koch


Today we speak with Jerry Funt, a philosophy and economics student at FSU, who works with student activist group Progress Coalition . Funt and the coalition are opposed to funding from the conservative Koch brothers, saying donations from the Charles Koch foundation would come with strings attached that would compromise the academic integrity of the university's economic department.

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Florida scientists say Governor Scott should engage more on climate solutions listen

08/21/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: climate change, Rick Scott, FSU, Eckerd College, Seán Kinane, WMNF News


This week scientists from around Florida met with Governor Rick Scott to warn him about the dangers the state is facing because of climate change; several of those scientists told the media about what they shared with the governor during a webinar Thursday.

Florida State University oceanographer Jeff Chanton says he advised Governor Scott that Florida faces unprecedented temperatures and sea levels because of skyrocketing carbon di...

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FSU/Koch deal comes with heavy strings attached

05/13/11 Lisa Marzilli, Beth Bell
Last Call Friday
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This week saw a spotlight turned on a deal between FSU and Charles Koch that gives the billionaire conservative control over the hiring and firing of two university professors in exchange for a $1.5 million donation to the FSU Economics Department.

Today we spoke with North ...

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