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Parties, Politics and Protests: The Republican National Convention (September 4, 2012)
Protester at TECO's Big Bend Power Plant (photo by Mark Schreiner, WUSF 89.7 News)

It was Tampa's big turn on the international stage -- hosting the Republican National Convention.

These are some of the best stories from the RNC, including:

- What do protesters do at night?
- What are Republicans doing to...

Parties, Politics and Protests II: The Republican National Convention (August 31, 2012)
Protester at TECO's Big Bend Power Plant is cut from a pipe he locked his arm inside (photo by Mark Schreiner)

The eyes of the world were on Tampa for the Republican National Convention. So, how'd we do?

We look at the protests that never materialized, the economic winners and losers, and the political impact of the RNC on Tampa Bay and Florida.

Is Tampa Ready for the Republican National Convention? (August 21, 2012)

After months of preparations, the Republican National Convention is coming to town. Our region’s reputation is riding on whether the convention is labeled a success.

So, are we ready? Joining us to answer that question is James Davis. He’s...

What Effect Will the Republican National Convention Have on Florida Elections? (August 14, 2012)

When the Republican National Convention comes to town, it’s going to affect our traffic, our security, and our economy. But will it affect how Florida votes in November?

The conventional wisdom about political conventions is that where you...

Hurricane Andrew: 20 Years Later (August 7, 2012)

It was 20 years ago, at 5 a.m., when Hurricane Andrew hit southern Florida.

It caused $30 billion in damage, and it left 15 dead and more than 250,000 homeless.

Those are the numbers from Hurricane Andrew. But numbers can't do...

A Closer Look at the Local Primaries (July 31, 2012)

It's lost in all the hoopla surrounding the presidential campaign and the upcoming Republican National Convention. But there's another election coming up - the primaries. And outside money is flooding in like never before.

WUSF's Carson...

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