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St. Pete sewage spill released antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Last summer heavy rains led St. Petersburg to dump millions of gallons of stormwater mixed with untreated sewage into Clam Bayou and Tampa Bay – the dangerous fecal bacteria in the water led to closed beaches...
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Police shootings and Black Lives Matter

After three high-profile police shootings of black men last week in New York, Louisiana and Minnesota there were Black Lives Matter protests across the country and even outside the U.S. There were several local rallies over...
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Tampa Bay SDS hosts Orlando shooting “speak out” at USF

University of South Florida students will remember the victims of the Orlando shooting with what they’re calling a “speak out” on Friday. It’s being organized by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society. WMNF News...
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Could this be the year Congress picks the President?

Two-hundred seventy Electoral College votes – that’s the magic number that the presidential candidates will be shooting for in November’s general election; but could this be the year that no candidate reaches that mark and...
University of South Florida

Role of climate change & interactions in spread of diseases like Zika

The Zika virus isn’t the only pathogen spreading in Florida; the Tampa Bay Times reports a bacterial disease called Texas Phoenix Palm Decline is infecting trees including date palms and the Tampa area is the...
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Update on Gulf ecosystem 6 years after BP oil disaster

One question that remains six years after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is how the use of dispersants affected the Gulf ecosystem. To find out, Thursday morning WMNF News interviewed David Hollander, a...
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Students protest USF’s Bill Young building name

Student groups at the University of South Florida are once again ramping up their campaign to get Bill Young’s name taken off a campus building; they say the university should not honor the late member...
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Young Florida voters challenge Democrats on “superdelegates”

Some young Tampa filmmakers have set their sights on humorously criticizing the Democratic Party’s use of “superdelegates;” we interview a founder of Peace House and hear clips from Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate. There was a lot...
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USF students rally to support affirmative action

Students at USF are rallying Thursday afternoon in support of affirmative action and to raise awareness about the enrollment of black and Latino students. The rally on the Tampa campus begins at 5:00 p.m. in front of Cooper Hall....
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Students smoke to call attention to USF’s tobacco investments

Some University of South Florida students trying to call attention to the school’s investment policy are organizing a smoking party Wednesday on campus; the campus officially became smoke-free this academic year and the students say it’s...
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Experts in St. Pete say Syrian refugees won’t pose a threat

Legislation working its way through the Florida House would make it more difficult to accept refugees from wars in the Middle East. What’s known as the “Prevention of Acts of War” bill would authorize the...

Florida This Week; USF graduate assistants demand higher wages

First on Radioactivity, we listen back to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show on local PBS station WEDU that is hosted by Rob Lorei. This week’s panel of political insiders...

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