Occupy Wall Street's Impact on Florida

Occupy Wall Street's Impact on Florida

The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread south to Florida. But what impact will the protests have here?
To get a “big picture” perspective on the Occupy Wall Street protests and how they’re playing out in Florida, we speak with Seth McKee, who leads the department of history and politics at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He tells WUSF’s Scott Finn that these protests are especially unusual for Florida.
This is a movement led largely by young people, so WUSF’s Yoselis Ramos asks students at the University of South Florida in Tampa about their opinions of Occupy Wall Street.
And we speak with Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Florida's Institute for Economic Competitiveness, about income inequality in Florida.

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