President Obama visits Arcadia to check out the nation's largest solar energy plant, PSC trying to balance energy costs and conservation, gasoline prices rising and Sarasota County officials balancing public access to a favorite beach with protection of a tiny bird.
President Obama visits Arcadia to check out the nation's largest solar energy plant, PSC trying to balance energy costs and conservation, gasoline prices rising and local schools begin swine flu vaccinations.
Search is still on for the killer of seven-year-old Somer Thompson in Clay County, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority says it's time to roll on some projects and President Obama and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touring Florida.
Search is still on for the killer of seven-year-old Somer Thompson in Clay County, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority says it's time to roll on some projects and the Food and Drug Administration is thinking about new limits on the sale of oysters.
Mile in Her Shoes / Creating Sustainable Communities
While the image of male USF students walking around campus in high heels is pretty funny, the reason why a few hundred of them recently did so is decidedly serious. This week's University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes," an event designed to raise awareness about relationship violence and sexual assault. Also: Students in USF Saint Petersburg’s Leadership program are teaming up with faculty and local community members on “Creating Sustainable Communities,” a project inspired by author and educator Margaret J. Wheatley. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM tells you more about the project and Dr. Wheatley’s upcoming appearance at USF Saint Pete.
The Florida Orchestra opened its Masterworks series with Rhythms on Fire, a colorful splash of passionate Latin and Spanish classical music, including Astor Piazzolla’s Double Concerto for Guitar and Bandoneón, a popular tango instrument. Piazzola was an Argentine Bandoneón player and tango composer who fell in love with classical music, became classically trained and created a unique fusion of tango with classical that became internationally popular. WUSF 89.7 classical music host Coleen Cook previewed the concert with an internationally renowned master of the Bandoneón, Argentina’s famous tango master Daniel Binelli, who worked with composer Astor Piazzolla.
Much of the Gulf coastline could be under water by the end of the century, according to a group of visiting scientists, federal officials lift ban on commercial citrus shipments from Florida to the 10 other states and U.S. territories that grow the crops and tax referendum to help fund light rail system is proposed.