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According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, Florida is third in the number of calls to the national human trafficking hotline(1-888-373-7888). The FMC Foundation of Caring and WUSF Public Radio gathered a panel of experts to discuss the issue of human trafficking in Florida. The discussion was taped on location at the Centre Club in Tampa in front of an audience of more than 100 people.
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