Daily newscast for Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Fund that preserved wild and scenic land may get more state money, Florida Supreme Court disbars former appeals judge for five years and scientists testing new ways of protecting trees from citrus greening disease.
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Daily newscast for Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Former Florida House Speaker's perjury trial delayed, Gov. Crist calls for sate-wide investigation of political corruption, police identify body found in burning car on Sunshine Skyway and USF Bulls prepare for football showdown.
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Daily newscast for Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Hillsborough County Commissioners vote on tent city for homeless, police investigating possible murder-suicide discovered on Sunshine Skyway and Pinellas County high school locked down over intruder alert.
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WUSF 89.7 News' "All Things Considered with Susan Giles Wantuck" for Monday, October 12, 2009

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Florida Democrats consider their electoral chances at state convention and Florida motorists benefiting from stable oil prices.
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USF authors sign their work at 2008’s St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading.
Over fifty authors, including a number of Pulitzer Prize winners, will be coming to USF Saint Petersburg Saturday, October 24, for the Seventeenth Annual Saint Petersburg Times "Festival of Reading." This week's University Beat on WUSF TV takes a look at some of the writers who'll be meeting the public and talking about their latest works.

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Panel at the USF Hate Crimes Summit
According to government figures, a hate crime is reported somewhere in the US every hour of everyday...and thousands more every year go unreported. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes you to a recent USF summit where attendees didn't just hear facts like these, but also personal stories from people affected by such crimes.
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St. Petersburg Times book editor Colette Bancroft talks about the large number of Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as Times' staffers, who will be appearing at the Festival of Reading.

Ms. Bancroft says some of the other authors appearing at the Festival come from the worlds of politics, acting, music and the news media.

USF St. Pete Assoc. Prof. of Art History Sheramy Bundrick talks about her research for her book, "Sunflowers: A Novel of Vincent van Gogh," and reads a passage from it.

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Christopher Davis, FBI Asst. Special Agent-in-Charge, talks about the murder of James Byrd, Jr. in Jasper, TX, in 1998. (WARNING: graphic content)

Mark Potok, Esq., Staff Dir. of the Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center, speaks about the kinds of hate crimes we're seeing today.

In addition to the Festival, Sheramy Bundrick will be signing her book "Sunflowers: A Novel of Vincent van Gogh," October 15 at 4:00 PM at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at USF St. Petersburg.

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