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What is Freedom? art installation at USF

USF art installation asks: What is freedom?

What is freedom? An interactive public art installation at the University of South Florida is giving people the chance to answer this question as part of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative. They wrote their...
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Confronting white nationalism panel coming to USF

"nless you’ve really experienced it up close I think people don’t understand how different it is from a normal conflict that you would have with someone because of the way that white nationalists think about...
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Is USF scaling back and outsourcing victim advocates?

According to its website, the University of South Florida’s Center for Victim Advocacy (CVA) “provides free and confidential services to USF students, faculty, and staff who have experienced crime, violence, or abuse, on or off campus;”...
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SDS plans May Day and USF sanctuary campus rallies; plus, listeners react to airstrikes on Syria

On MidPoint we asked listeners their thoughts about the latest U.S. / allied missile strikes on Syria. We also spoke about some upcoming actions by Students for a Democratic Society – a May Day rally...
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USF grad student union decries Florida “union busting” bill

Last week the Florida House passed a bill that critics call the “union busting bill;” our guest says it will hurt members in graduate assistants unions like the one she is co-president of at the...
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Oak trees are torn down during construction of Publix at USF

Construction has begun on a Publix supermarket along the north edge of the University South Florida campus in Tampa; but an environmental advocate is concerned about how many old-growth oak trees have been destroyed. Louise...
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What do you think of this? Want to bash a Trump piñata? Show up at USF Tuesday

If you’re looking to join a demonstration or two in the Tampa Bay area over the next several days, you’re in luck – if you oppose the policies of President Donald Trump; the Women’s Marches...

USF Adjunct Faculty Members: Low Pay, No Benefits Say They Need a Union

WMNF’s Radioactivity 11 28 17 Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—low paid college professors. While some full time professors, administrators and coaches are doing well, adjunct professors at colleges are living...

Taxes would skyrocket for grad student workers under House bill

The Republican tax bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives would dramatically increase taxes paid by graduate students doing much of the teaching and research on university campuses; we speak with two graduate assistants...
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Senate Healthcare Bill Threatens People with Disabilities

Senate Republicans are quietly moving forward with plans to pass a health care bill In the U.S. right now, the number of people without health insurance has been falling since the passing of Obamacare, but...
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St. Petersburg will March for Science on Saturday

This Saturday in Washington, D.C. is a national March for Science, and there are local marches as well; Sean spoke with two people helping out with the March for Science in St. Petersburg, Florida on Monday’s...
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USF panel examines foreign policy in Trump era

Depending on which foreign policy expert you ask, President Trump is either carrying out essentially a continuation of decades of U.S. policy overseas or he represents a new and dangerous wildcard; both points of view...

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