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TAMPA (2009-12-7)
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89.7 News' Morning Edition with Carson Cooper for Monday December 7th, 2009

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State lawmakers are expected to wrap up the special session on commuter rail this week, due to an increase in the availability of the H1N1 Swine Flu vaccine Hillsborough County School officials will be offering more H1N1 shots in the coming weeks, and a Class-Action lawsuit filed against the state of Florida 4 years ago goes to trial today regarding the State's handling of Medicaid.
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Tampa activist/historian Otis R. Anthony
Once nearly abandoned in a garage, almost one hundred interviews with prominent members of Tampa’s African American community have now found a home at the University of South Florida. This week’s University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the new “Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project” and shows you how one man’s dream is helping students and the community.

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USF Theater student Kristen Kochanik
A number of USF students are learning the ins and outs of professional theater as they intern with the new musical, “Wonderland,” at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes you through the looking glass to find out how the experience is helping them decide their future career paths.
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Special and Digital Collections, USF Library
813-974-2731 spcinfo@lib.usf.edu

Interns in Wonderland:
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Box Office:
813-229-STAR (7827) or 800-955-1045 outside the Tampa Bay area

“Wonderland” is playing at the Straz Center through January 3, 2010

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Clips from some of the oral histories featured in the “Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project,” including Rev. A. Leon Lowry, Bettye Davis, Augusta Thomas and Clarence Fort. (WARNING: contains adult language)

Otis R. Anthony talks about how his time at USF inspired him to collect the oral histories.

Otis R. Anthony says the Project looks into Tampa’s history well before the 1900’s.

Dr. Mark Greenberg, Director of USF Libraries Special & Digital Collections, talks about what it takes to put together a collection of oral histories like this. Also, Dr. Cheryl Rodriguez with the USF Dept. of Africana Studies talks about the importance of the Project.

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Advice from a student, professional and a faculty member: Kristen Kochanik, Neil Patel and Marc Powers share their thoughts on why students, particularly theater majors, should pursue internships and what they can do to make it a good experience.

USF Theater student Kristen Kochanik talks about some of the things she learned about scenic design during her internship on “Wonderland,” and what her future plans are.

A clip of “The Mad Hatter” from “Wonderland,” sung by the Mad Hatter (played by Nikki Snelson).

A clip of “Off With Their Heads” from “Wonderland,” sung by the Queen of Hearts (played by Karen Mason).

A clip of “Finding Wonderland” from “Wonderland,” sung by Alice (played by Janet Dacal).

African American Oral History Project:
Special thanks to Otis R. Anthony and the USF Library: Director of Special & Digital Collections Dr. Mark Greenberg, Oral History Program Coordinator Catherine Cottle, Assistant to the Director Elizabeth Tucker and Assistant Director of Communications Eileen Thornton.

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TAMPA (2009-12-04)
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Violinist Chee-Yun

Violinist Chee-Yun's flawless technique, dazzling tone and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats

Experience the ancient tradition of Chinese acrobatics in this spell-binding, family-oriented performance of daring acrobatics, jaw-dropping feats, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, and traditional and contemporary music.

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