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Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreed to set specific limits on phosphorus and nitrogen in Florida waters to settle an ongoing lawsuit. It’s the first time the EPA has stepped in and set water quality standards for a state. The proposed regulations are out for public review and comment, and they are already drawing opposition from business interests and others. This week, we’ll look at the proposed rules and how they might help -- or hurt -- our state.
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The EPA has scheduled a series of public hearing about the proposed nutrient limits:

February 16, 2010 - Tallahassee
Florida State University Conference Center
555 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1640 Map
10 a.m. to noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

February 17, 2010 - Orlando
Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal
7800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819 Map
1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

February 18, 2010 - West Palm Beach
Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport
1301 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 Map
Noon to 5 p.m.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Jose Gonzalez says the nitrogen and phosphorus limits proposed by the EPA would cause 80 percent of the state's water bodies to have nutrient levels that would be considered too high. (2:07)

David Childs and Manley Fuller talk about assertions by opponents of the proposed standards that the limits would reduce nitrogen and phosphorus below natural levels and harm aquatic life in some water bodies. (3:07)

Childs says the state already has a proven method for restoring bodies of water with nutrient problems -- the Total Maximum Daily Load program. (1:46)

David Guest explains how the proposed water-quality standards would break the state into different regions and treat different types of water bodies differently. (2:05)

February 12, 2010

News for Friday 2-12-2010

Nesting Eagles of Pinellas County

10 am, Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Rotary Centennial Nature Center at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin.

The Friends of Pinellas Master Naturalists presents noted local birder Barbara Walker with a program on nesting eagles of Pinellas County. The talk will be followed by a 2 mile round trip walk to view the eagle nest on Osprey Trail.

Honeymoon Island State Park

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1 Causeway Blvd
Dunedin, FL 34698
United States

Opera Screams 'I Love You'

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Over the centuries, opera has covered and uncovered virtually every facet of romantic love. We’ve assembled five operatic moments conveying everything from young love in bloom to the suspicions of fading romance; from the power of seduction to the depths of lifelong commitment. And then there’s Wagnerian love – a metaphysical mystery achieved only through death.

WUSF 89.7 News' Morning Edition with Carson Cooper for Friday February 12th, 2010

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Last October 7 year old Somer Thompson of Clay County disapeared on her way home from school and investigators now claim they have found a person of interest. Forecasters are predicting that parts of Florida may recieve snow today. And WUSF's Steve Newborn takes an in depth look at why the Federal Government may take over monitoring Florida's waters.
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Maurice Sklar world-renowned concert violinist

Maurice Sklar, a world-renowned violinist, prophetic psalmist and teacher has produced many anointed CD's. Among them are: "El Shaddai," "Songs of Zion," (Theme from Schindler's List/Via Dolorosa), "The Secret Place" and his latest "Sing Hallelujah." Maurice will be in concert bringing the message of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah to both Jew and Gentile.

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WWII Era War Bonds Poster
After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, young men from all over the country rushed to enlist in the US Armed Forces. Ed Sved was one of those young men, enlisting at age 17 and hoping to become a pilot. Sved became a Navigator in the US Air Force. And six decades after the war, he shares some of his experiences with WUSF’s Susan Giles Wantuck.
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We’ll Meet Again, Peggy Lee & The Benny Goodman Orchestra, Sentimental Journey : Hits From The Second World War, Columbia

HARRISON'S "The Three Musketeers" TO OPEN Mar. 5

Romance, intrigue, friendship, honor, and justice are the essential ingredients of Harrison's swashbuckling tale, "The Three Musketeers." Micah Ariel James adaptation of Dumas' renowned novel begins on Friday, Mar.5 and closes on Sunday, Mar. 14. All performances are at the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts' Black Box Theatre.

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